Month: July 2009

Bisons Overtake PawSox

LF Nick Evans broke up a 1-1 tie with a 3-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, leading the Buffalo Bisons to 3-1 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox this afternoon at Coca-Cola Field.  With the win the Bisons have taken the first three games of this series.

The PawSox knotted the game at 1-1 in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by Chris Carter.

Most of the game was dominated by the starting pitchers.  Pawtucket’s Michael Bowden was once again strong, firing seven innings, giving up one run on six hits.  He struck out six and walked no one.

Lance Broadway was equally effective for Buffalo.  He surrendered one run on nine hits in 7 1/3 innings of work.

Carter, Brian Anderson, and Travis Denker each has two hits for the PawSox.  Mike Lamb had two hits for the Bisons.

Hunter Jones (2-3) gave up Evans’ homer and took the loss.  Tim McNab (5-2) earned the win for the Bisons.

The PawSox wrap-up their four-game set with the Bisons tomorrow night (7:05 pm). Billy Traber (6-5, 3.35 ERA) pitches for the PawSox.  He’ll be opposes by Toni Stoner (3-4, 4.47 ERA) will throw for Buffalo.

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Bisons Shutout PawSox 3-0

For the second straight night the Pawtucket Red Sox fell victim to a strong pitching performance, falling to the Buffalo Bisons 3-0 last night at Coca-Cola Field.

Ken Takahashi, Adam Pettyjohn (2-6), and Adam Bostick limited the PawSox to only six hits.  Jeff Natale collected two hits for Pawtucket.

PawSox starter Enrique Gonzalez (7-9) came through with a solid start, giving up three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.  He walked two and struck out one.

SS Argenis Reyes drove in two runs for the Bisons.

The two teams wrap-up their series this afternoon (1:05pm).  Michael Bowden (3-5, 3.09 ERA) goes for the PawSox.  He’ll be opposed by Lance Broadway (3-6, 5.51 ERA) for the Bisons.

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Tazawa Shines, But PawSox Fall to Bisons

Starter Junichi Tazawa made a great first impression in his debut with the PawSox last night, but the Pawtucket offense could not support his effort and the team fell to the Buffalo Bisons 2-1.

Tazawa (0-1) worked six innings, giving up both runs (one earned) on only three hits.  He struck out three and did not issue a walk.

The PawSox were outdone by the solid pitching by Buffalo starter Nelson Figueroa (7-5), who worked 8 innings, giving up the single run on four hits. Pawtucket’s lone run came on a ground out in the seventh by Bubba Bell.

Chris Carter had two of Pawtucket’s five hits.

The two clubs continue their series tonight (7:05pm) in Buffalo. Enrique Gonzalez (7-8, 5.52 ERA) will throw for the PawSox.  He faces Lance Broadway (3-4, 5.47 ERA) for Buffalo.

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Columbus Clips PawSox 4-3

The Columbus Clippers cashed in three times in the seventh inning to overtake the PawSox, 4-3 this afternoon at McCoy.

PawSox reliever Javier Lopez (0-1) took the loss, giving up three runs in the seventh inning.  The big hit for the Clippers came on a two-run double by CF Trevor Crowe.

PawSox starter Kris Joihnson had a good outing, yielding only two hits over five innings.  He walked three and did not register a strikeout.

The Pawtucket runs came on a single by Ivan Ochoa and a bases loaed walk to Chris Duncan in the fifth and a Chris Carter single inthe seventh.

Ochoa and C Mark Wagner had two hits each for the PawSox.

Clippers’ reliever Frank Herrmann (2-1) was credited with the win.

The PawSox hit the road and will begin a series tomorrow night (7:05pm) in Buffalo against the Bisons.  Junichi Tazawa will make his PawSox debut against Nelson Figueroa (6-5, 2.42 ERA) for the Bisons.

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PawSox Right Ship With Extra Innings Win

The Pawtucket Red Sox broke a 3-3 tie with a pair of runs in the top of the 12th inning to come away with a 5-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings today at Frontier Field.

The PawSox began the top of the 12th by loading the bases off Rochester reliever Juan Morillo (4-4) with one out.  Paul McAnulty then grounded into what could have been an inning ending double play, but he reached first base allowing the go ahead run to score.  Travis Denker followed with an RBI single giving Pawtucket an insurance run.

The Red Wings had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the 12th, loading the bases with two outs.  But PawSox reliever Jose Vaquedano struck out Dustin Martin to end the game.

The PawSox received a strong pitching performance from starter Enrique Gonzalez.  He pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up only two runs on three hits.  He walked two and struck out six.

Five PawSox batters had two hits each.  Gil Velezquez homered and drove in two.

Rocky Cherry (3-0) worked two innings of relief to pick-up the win.

The PawSox return to McCoy for a four game series beginning tomorrow night (7:05 PM) against the Columbus Clippers.  Michael Bowden (3-4, 3.13 ERA) will pitch for the PawSox.  He’ll be opposed by Jeremy Sowers (2-2, 2.89 ERA) for the Clippers.

NOTES:  I will be away from the area for the weekend.  I will not be blogging while I’m away.  I’ll return Monday.

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Red Wings Sweep Slumping PawSox

The Pawtucket Red Sox once again could not get their bats in gear, scoring a total of only one run on six hits, dropping a double headder to the Rochester Red Wings, 5-0 and 6-1.

The PawSox were held to two hits in game one and four in game two.  Their lone run in the twin bill came on an RBI double by Angel Chavez in the third inning of game two.  Aaron Bates collected two hits in the double headder for Pawtucket.

PawSox starters Kris Johnson (3-11) and Charlie Zink (4-11) both have the dubious distinction of leading the International League in losses with 11 apiece.  Both gave up 5 earned runs.

Pawtucket, loseres of 11 of their last 12, will wrap-up their series with the Red Wings today with a morning contest at 11:05am.  Enrique Gonzalez (7-8, 5.74 ERA) will pitch for the PawSox.  He’ll be opposed by Phillip Humber (4-7, 6.28 ERA) for the Red Wings.

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Red Wings Slug PawSox 12-5

The Rochester Red Wings used a 17-hit attack, combined with 5 Pawtucket errors, to dominate the PawSox last night 12-5 at Frontier Field.

Rochester lead-off man Jason Pridie had a big night, going 4 for 5 and driving in 5 runs.  David Winfree and Matt Macri each added three hits.

The PawSox were paced by Chris Carter who smacked two home runs and drove in three runs. Travis Denker doubled and drove in the other two Pawtucket runs.

Left Billy Traber (5-5) made another start for the PawSox out of the bullpen.  He lasted only 5 innings, giving up 7 runs (5 earned) on 11 hits.  He did not walk or strikeout a batter.  He did give up two home runs.

Rocky Cherry and Jose Vaquedano did not fear much better out of the pen. They went a combined three innings giving up five runs on six hits.

Yohan Pino (1-0) took the win in his debut with the Red Wings.

The series continues tonight (7:05 p.m) as PawSox’ lefthander Kris Johnson (3-10, 6.21 ERA) takes the hill against Jeff Manship (2-1, 4.24 ERA) for Rochester.

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PawSox Lose No-Hitter, But Still Snap Losing Streak

The Pawtucket Red Sox snapped their 8-game losing streak this afternoon, nearly in dramatic fashion.  The PawSox no-hit the Indianapolis Indians for 8 2/3 innings before holding on for a 3-2 win at McCoy.

The PawSox combination of Michael Bowden, T.J. Large, Javier Lopez, and Fernando Cabrera allowed only 5 walks while striking out 7 before Indians DH Larry Broadway broke-up the no-hit bid with a single to center off Cabrera.  3B Tagg Brozeid followed one batter later by launching a two-run home run to left to wipe out the shutout.  Cabrera did retire C Robinson Diaz to preserve the win.

The PawSox runs came on an Aaron Bates groundout in the sixth and a two-run single by Mark Wagner in the eighth. Paul McAnulty had two hits and scored twice for the PawSox.

Large (1-0) earned his first Triple A win.  Indy starter Eric Hacker (2-4) took the loss.

The PawSox head out for a four-game road trip to Rochester beginning tomorrow night (7:05 PM).  Billy Traber (5-4, 2.28 ERA) will make a start for the PawSox. Johan Pino (NR) pitches for the Red Wings.

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Eight Not Great for PawSox

The Pawtucket Red Sox have now lost 8 straight games, falling to the Indianapolis Indians last night at McCoy 8-7 in 10 innings.  It’s the first 8-game losing streak for the PawSox since 2002.  Pawtucket has also lost 8 straight at home for the first time since 1985.

Last night’s game saw both teams succeed at the plate, with the squads combining for 27 hits.  LF Lastings Milledge led the Indians with four hits while DH Larry Broadway homered and drove in three runs.

Every member of the PawSox line-up had at least one hit.  Paul McAnulty was the offensive star, hitting a homer and driving in four runs.

Neither team found much support through their pitching staffs.  Both Indy starter Brad Lincoln and PawSox starter Enrique Gonzalez lasted only five innings.  Lincoln gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits while Gonzalez surrendered five runs on six hits.

The Indians won the game in extra innings on a RBI single by Milledge off PawSox reliever Fernando Carbrera (0-3).

Indianapolis looks for the sweep this afternoon (1:05PM) as Eric Hacker (2-3, 5.08 ERA) takes the mound.  He faces Michael Bowden (3-4, 3.32 ERA) for the PawSox.

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PawSox Drop Thier Seventh Straight, 7-3

PAWTUCKET-  When a team is in a prolonged losing streak, sometimes there are no words to describe it.  That appears to be the case with the current skid facing the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The PawSox have now lost seven straight games and 10 of their last 11 after falling to the Indianapolis Indians tonight 7-3 before 6,142 fans at McCoy.

For the PawSox this game featured a second straight letdown by what has been a fairly consistent pitching staff.  Pawtucket hurlers gave up a total of 12 walks and hit six Indianapolis batters.

PawSox starter Charlie Zink (4-10) had another shaky outing.  He worked only 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on four hits.  More staggering was his lack of control as he walked a season-high seven batters and hit four others.  He now has hit a PawSox record 20 batters this season.  Zink threw 98 pitches, only 44 of which were strikes.

Jose Vaquedano did not fare much better, throwing 2/3 of an inning giving up  two runs on two hits.  He also walked two and struk out no one.

Rocky Cherry gave up a run on three hits in 1 2/3 innings of work. He also walked three and struck out two.

Indianapolis starter Tom Gorzelanny (2-0) worked six full innings to pick up the win.  He gave up the lone PawSox run, a solo homer by 2B Travis Denker in the bottom of the fourth.  Gorzelanny surrendered four hits while walking three and striking out six.

Pawtucket’s other runs came in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by pinch-hitter Aaron Bates and an RBI single by Carlos Maldonado.

LF Lastings Milledge led the Indians offensive attack going 3-4 with a walk, HBP, and 2 RBI’s.  DH Larry Broadway added two hits including a double and a RBI.

Denker and LF Bubba Bell had two hits apiece for Pawtucket.

Game three of the series will be tomorrow night (6:05 PM).  RHP Brad Lincoln (1-1, 4.70 ERA) will start for the Indians while Enrique Gonzalez (7-8, 5.57 ERA) throws for the PawSox.

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