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…
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.
The Pawtucket Red Sox began their 2012 road schedule on a sour note, falling to the Rochester Red Wings 2-1.
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.
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.
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.
It was a pitcher’s duel last night at McCoy, with Lehigh Valley edging Pawtucket 1-0.
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.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs split a doubleheader yesterday at McCoy. The PawSox taking game one 4-1 and the Iron Pigs coming away with the nightcap, 3-2.
GAME ONE BOX SCORE
GAME TWO BOX SCORE
PawSox split doubleheader with Iron Pigs (PawSox.com)
Brown’s Big Hit Leads ‘Pigs To Game Two Win (Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs)
Veteran Cook proves a cool customer as PawSox split (Providence Journal)
Cook, Wilson dazzle in PawSox doubleheader (Sox Prospects)
PawSox take game one 4-1, then lose game two to Iron Pigs 2-1 (Examiner)
Dom Brown’s first hit gives Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs split with Pawtucket (The Morning Call, PA)
Up Next: The PawSox have the Easter holiday off. The PawSox and Iron Pigs continue their series Monday night at 6:15p.m. Doug Mathis makes his debut for the PawSox. He’ll be opposed by Scott Elarton for the Iron Pigs.
The first series of the season is in the books, with Buffalo earning a split of the two-game session. Here’s how it went down…
Bisons earn split with 2-1 win (PawSox.com)
Bisons earn split with 2-1 win (Buffalo Bisons)
PawSox Journal: Middlebrooks off to hot start; Pawtucket falls to 1-1 (Providence Journal)
Cook offers praise for ex-SRA star Ianetta (Pawtucket Times)
Hassan gets closer to home (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Bisons squeeze past PawSox to split opening series (Examiner.com)
TODAY: The PawSox welcome the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs to McCoy for an old-fashioned one admission double header beginning at 4:05p.m. Aaron Cook and Alex Wilson get the starts for Pawtucket. Pat Misch and Tom Cochran get the ball for Lehigh Valley.
I had the opportunity yesterday at PawSox Media Day to sit down for a lengthy talk with new PawSox announcer Aaron Goldsmith
Here is the PawSox 2012 Opening Day Roster:
Tony Pena, Jr.
I had the opportunity to attend today’s PawSox Media Day at McCoy. I was able to speak to a few of the players. The first of the three audio cuts is with 3B Will Middlebrooks. The second is with C Ryan Lavarnway. And the third is with stating pitcher Aaron Cook.