Month: April 2012

Game 18- PawSox 2, Bulls 0; Game 19- PawSox 7, Bulls 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox have now won eight straight, taking a double header last night at McCoy from the Durham Bulls.  The PawSox shut out Durham 2-0 in game one.  They came back to dominate the Bulls 7-1 in game two.

BOX SCORE GAME ONE
BOX SCORE GAME TWO 

PawSox Sweep Twin Bill for Eighth Straight (PawSox.com)
Minor League Notes (Providence Journal)
Despite the Clamor, Middlebrooks Focused on Playing for PawSox (Providence Journal)
PawSox Sweep Doubleheader from Bulls (Pawtucket Times)
PawSox Sweep Doubleheader Over Bulls, Extend Winning Streak to Eight (Examiner)
Midddlebooks Continues  Scorching Start (MiLBcom)

UP NEXT:  The PawSox host a short two game series with the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees beginning tonight at 6:15p.m. D.J. Mitchell (2-0, 2.12 ERA) gets the start for the Yankes.  Alex Wilson (1-0, 5.27 ERA) gets the ball for Pawtucket.

NOTES: The PawSox re-activated IF Pedro Ciriaco yesterday after spending time on the disabled list with a right oblique strain.  He takes the roster spot of Lars Anderson, who was called up to Boston on Sunday.

PawSox-Bulls Postponed

Today’s match-up between the PawSox and the Durham Bulls has been postponed due to rain.  The game will be made up tomorrow night as part of two seven inning double headers.  The first pitch of game one will be 5:05p.m.

Durham’s Ryan Reid (2-0, 3.97 ERA) will go up against the PawSox’  Justin Germano (1-1, 2.12 ERA) in game one.  Chris Archer (1-2, 9.95 ERA) will face Aaron Cook (2-0, 1.35 ERA) in game two.

Game 17- PawSox 9, Bulls 5

It’s six in a row for the PawSox after their 9-5 win over the Durham Bulls yesterday at McCoy.

BOX SCORE

Six in a row for first place PawSox (PawSox.com)
Durham Falls in Pawtucket, 9-5 (Durham Bulls)
Hassan Taking it to the Next Level; PawSox Win Again (Providence Journal)
Pawtucket again pounds Bulls pitching (Durham Herald Sun)
PawSox blast three homers en route to 9-5 victory of Bulls (Examiner)
Middlebrooks Continues to Mash (MiLB.com)

UP NEXT:  Game three of the series is slated for 1:05p.m. this afternoon.  Jhonny Nunez (0-1, 3.86 ERA) gets the ball for Durham. Justin Germano (1-1, 2.12 ERA) will get the start for Pawtucket.

NOTES:  Rich Hill made his first rehab appearance for the PawSox, pitching one inning. He gave up a solo homer to Bulls C Nevin Ashley and struck out two.

Game 16- PawSox 15, Bulls 10

I have been away for a little over a week.  I come back to find the PawSox in first place and winners of five in a row and eight out of nine following their 15-10 win last night over the Durham Bulls at McCoy.  Here are the summaries…

BOX SCORE

Lots of Offense in PawSox Win (PawSox.com)
PawSox Slug Past Bulls (Durham Bulls)
Middlebrooks Homers in Third Straight (MiLB.com)
Hill Makes Positive Strides; PawSox Keep Rolling (Providence Journal)
Melancon Hopes to Turn Things Around in Pawtucket (Pawtucket Times)
PawSox Extend Winning Streak to Five, Power Through Durham Bulls, 15-10 (Examiner)
Pawtucket Goes Deep Against Bulls (Durham Herald-Sun)

UP NEXT:  Game two of the series is this afternoon at 1:05p.m. Alex Torres (1-1, 6.39 ERA) gets the start for Durham. Ross Ohlendorf (2-0, 1.50 ERA) goes for the PawSox.

NOTES:  The PawSox had a number of roster moves yesterday.  RP Mark Melancon officially joined the club after being optioned by the Red Sox earlier in the week.  RP Rich Hill also joined the team as part of his 30-day rehab stint for Boston.  Pawtucket  also transferred catcher Matt Spring to Portland and added catcher Mike Rivera who was signed by Boston as a free agent.

Game 7- Red Wings 2, PawSox 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox began their 2012 road schedule on a sour note, falling to the Rochester Red Wings 2-1.

BOX SCORE

Red Wings Edge Pawtucket 2-1 (PawSox.com)
Diamond Dominates in Wings Win (Rochester Red Wings)
Offensive Woes Continue, Red Wings Defeat PawSox 2-1 (Examiner)
Rochester Red Wings’ Scott Diamond Dazzles PawSox (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)

Up Next:  Game two of the series is tonight at  7:05 p.m. Brandon Duckworth (0-0, 1.35 ERA) is slated to start for Pawtucket.  Daryl Thompson (0-1, 3.60 ERA) gets the ball for Rochester. Boston reliever Andrew Miller is also scheduled to pitch in a rehab assignment for the PawSox.

Game 6- PawSox 8, Iron Pigs 0

The PawSox offense came alive yesterday afternoon as the Pawtucket Red Sox managed a split of its four game set with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs with a 8-0 win at McCoy.

BOX SCORE

Offense explodes as PawSox win (PawSox.com)
PawSox Thump Iron Pigs, 8-0, In Series Finale (Iron Pigs)
PawSox pitcher Germano still employing lessons learned from Greg Maddux (Providence Journal)
Ozzie Guillen’s words a big deal to Sox Iglesias, Exposito (Providence Journal)
Ohlendorf, PawSox, blank Lehigh Valley, 8-0 (Pawtucket Times)
Andrew Miller poised to join PawSox after two successful rehab outings with Class A Greenville (Pawtucket Times)
Pawtucket rocks Valdes to earn split to earn series split with Iron Pigs (The Morning Call, PA)
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Shutout By Pawtucket Red Sox, 8-0 (Easton Express Times, PA)
PawSox offense explodes on heels of first 2012 road trip, beat Iron Pigs 8-0 (Examiner)

Up Next:  The PawSox hit the road for a nine game trip which begins tonight at 7:05p.m. in Rochester.  Justin Germano (1-0, 3.60 ERA) makes his second start for the PawSox.  He’ll be opposed by Scott Diamond (1-0, 0.00 ERA) for the Red Wings.

Game 5- Iron Pigs 1, PawSox 0

It was a pitcher’s duel last night at McCoy, with Lehigh Valley edging Pawtucket 1-0.

BOX SCORE

PawSox stumble against Iron Pigs (Pawsox.com)
Elarton, Bullpen, Blank Pawtucket Monday (Iron Pigs)
IronPigs 1, PawSox 0: Pawtucket hopes restoring order will bolster bats (Providence Journal)
Elarton, three relievers combine for 1-0 IronPigs win over Pawtucket (The Morning Call, PA)
Lehigh Valley all alone in first place following 1-0 win in Pawtucket (Easton Express-Times, PA)
PawSox drop back-to-back games for first time in 2012, lose to Iron Pigs 1-0 (Examiner)

Up Next:  The two clubs wrap up their four game series with a matinee beginning at 12:05p.m. Ross Ohlendorf gets the ball the the PawSox.  He’ll be opposed by Dave Bush for Lehigh Valley.