Month: June 2012

Game 82, Knights 5, PawSox 2

The Pawtucket Red Sox have lost 11 of their last 12 games, falling last night to the Charlotte Knights at McCoy 5-2.  The PawSox now find themselves in second place in the I.L North Division, one game behind the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.


Knights Take Series Finale from PawSox (
Andy LaRoche Joins PawSox (
Knights Win Game and Series on Friday (Charlotte Knights)
Knights 5, PawSox 2: Injuries Behind Him, Mock Takes to Bullpen Role (Providence Journal)
Bard Walks Three, Hits One in Awful Outing for PawSox (Providence Journal)
PawSox’ Germano has Options to Consider (Pawtucket Times)
LaRoche Jumps at Chance to Join Red Sox (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
PawSox Continue to Slide, Lose to Charlotte (
Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Zach Stewart, Jose Iglesias, Garrett Mock (Over the Monster)
Despite Roster Shuffle, Knights Secure Series (Charlotte Observer)

NOTES:  With the addition of LaRoche to the roster the Paw Sox placed IF Tony THomas on the 7-day disabled list with an injury to a finger on his right hand

Scott Podsednik joined the PawSox on a rehab assignment from Boston.  Podsednik was 0 for 3 with a walk as the pawtucket DH last night.

UP NEXT:  The PawSox hit the road for a short three-game series with the Iron Pigs beginning tonight at 6:35p.m.  Justin Germano (8-4, 2.60 ERA) starts for the PawSox. Pat Misch (5-9, 4.24 ERA) will throw for Lehigh Valley.

Game 81- Knights 1, PawSox 0, 11 Innings

Tough loss for the PawSox last night, falling in 11 innings to the Charlotte Knights, 1-0.


PawSox Lose to Knights in Extra Innings (
Golson’s 11th Inning Homer Wins Game 1-0 Thursday (Charlotte Knights)
Knights 1, PawSox 0; Sauveur Wants Bard to Keep his Head in the Game (Providence Journal)
Podsednick Set to Return to Game Action with PawSox (Pawtucket Times)
Golson, Knights Beat PawSox in 11 (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Knights Castro Twirls Best Triple A Start (
Golson’s Homer Lifts Knights at Pawtucket (Charlotte Observer)

UP NEXT: The two clubs wrap-up the series tonight at 7:05p.m.   Deunte Heath (4-2, 1.64 ERA) goes for the Knights.  Doug Mathis (5-5, 3.83 ERA) starts for the PawSox.

Game 80, PawSox 5, Knights 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox snapped its nine game losing streak, beating the Charlotte Knights, 5-1, last night at McCoy.


PawSox Snap Losing Streak and Beat Knights (
Ciriaco, Germano, Gomez and Lavarnway All-Stars (
Knights Lose 5-1 to Former Knight Stewart and PawSox (Charlotte Knights)
PawSox 5, Knights 1: Stewart Impresses in Pawtucket Debut (Providence Journal)
Newcomer Stewart Helps  PawSox Stop Bleeding (Pawtucket Times)
PawSox Place Four on I.L All-Star Team (Pawtucket Times)
Lavarnway Finding His Groove (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Lavarnway, Gomez, Ciriaco, Germano Named to International League All-Star Team (Sox Prospects)
Former Knight Stewart Shuts Down Charlotte  in Pawtucket Win (Charlotte Observer)

UP NEXT- Game three of the series is tonight at 7:05p.m. Simon Castro (0-1, 10.80 ERA) starts for the Knights. Brandon Duckworth (7-1, 3.68 ERA) gets the ball for the PawSox.

Game 79- Knights 8, PawSox 0

The PawSox losing streak continues.  It is now nine straight after last night’s 8-0 loss to the Charlotte Knights at McCoy.  The PawSox have now dropped to a tie for first place in the I.L’s North Division.


PawSox Shut Out by Knights (
Zaleski, Knights, Shut Out PawSox, 8-0, on Tuesday (Charlotte Knights)
Knights 8, PawSox 0: Charlotte Blasts Pawtucket Pitching (Providence Journal)
Stewart Looks to Make His Mark (Providence Journal)
Charlotte Hands PawSox Ninth Straight Defeat (Pawtucket Times)
Newcomer Stewart Anxious to Start with PawSox (Pawtucket Times)
PawSox Skid Hits Nine (Sun Chronicle)
Knights Shut Out PawSox Behind Zaleski’s Gem (
Zaleski Shuts Down Pawtucket Offense (Charlotte Observer)

NOTES- PawSox SS Jose Iglesias returned to the team yesterday after being sidelined since May 29th with lower back soreness.  In his return to the field last night Iglesias went 0 for 5.

To make room on the PawSox roster, pitcher Jeremy Kehrt was sent back to Portland.

The newly acquired Zach Stewart was added to the PawSox roster yesterday.  He came over to the Red Sox in Sunday’s trade that sent Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox.  OF Josh Kroeger was placed on the temporarily inactive list to free up a spot for Stewart.

UP NEXT:  Game two of the series is tonight at 7:05p.m.  Charles Leesman (7-5, 2.16 ERA) starts for the Knights.  Zach Stewart (NR) makes his debut for Pawtucket.

Game 78- Bats 6, PawSox 3

The Pawtucket Red Sox continue their slide, now having lost eight straight, falling to the Louisville Bats, 6-3 last night at McCoy.


PawSox Lose Eighth Straight Game (
Bats Sweep Sox, Streak to Eight (Louisville Bats)
Bats 6, PawSox 3; Even Germano Can’t Stem the Slide (Providence Journal)
Bats Sweep PawSox (Sun Chronicle)
Home Run Leads to Four Game Sweep of Pawtucket Red Sox (Louisville Courier-Journal)

UP NEXT-  Perhaps a change in opponent will turn the PawSox’ fortunes around.  The team begins a four game series tonight at McCoy against the Charlotte Knights.  First pitch is 7:05p.m.  Matt Zaleski (2-2, 5.02 ERA) gets the start for Charlotte.  Billy Buckner (1-1, 7.71 ERA) goes for the PawSox.

Game 77- Bats 2, PawSox 0

The Pawtucket Red Sox are in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season.  It’s now 7 games following yesterday’s 2-0 loss to the Louisville Bats at McCoy.


Bats Take Third Straight from PawSox (
Bats Win Seventh Straight, Take Down PawSox 2-0 (Louisville Bats)
Bard Continues to Strugle with Control as PawSox Lose Seventh Straight (Providence Journal)
Jose Iglesias Close to Returning (45 Miles from Fenway)
Bats Win Streak Hits Seven (Louisville Courier-Journal)

UP NEXT:  The finale of the four game series with Louisville is tonight at 7:05p.m.  Chad Reineke (2-5, 4.20 ERA) starts for the Bats.  Justin Germano (8-3, 2.40 ERA) gets the call for the PawSox.

Game 76- Bats 7, PawSox 5

The losing streak for the Pawtucket Red Sox now sits at six as the PawSox gave up three runs in the eight, falling to the Louisville Bats, 7-5 last night at McCoy.


Three Run Eighth Lifts Bats Past PawSox (
Bats Win Again, 7-5, Over Pawtucket (Louisville Bats)
PawSox Drop Sixth in a row, 7-5 to Bats (Providence Journal)
Finally Healthy Linares Looks to Fulfill his Promise (Providence Journal)
Clay Buchholz Scratched form his Next Start, Cook to Take his Place (Providence Journal)
Louisville Bats Winning Streak Reaches Six (Louisville Courrier-Journal)

NOTES- PawSox RP Mark Prior was placed on the seven-day disabled list retroactive to June 22nd with an oblique strain. Pitcher Will Latimer has been called up from Portland to fill Prior’s spot.

UP NEXT- Game three of the series is this afternoon at 1:05p.m. Sun. 1:05 pm Ryan Feierabend (0-1, 6.91 ERA) gets the call for Louisville. Doug Mathis (5-4, 4.01 ERA) will pithc for the PawSox.

Game 75- Bats 4, PawSox 3 in 13 Innings

The slump continues for the Pawtucket Red Sox as they have now dropped five straight, losing the opener of a four game series with the Louisville Bats, 4-3 in 13 innings, last night at McCoy.


PawSox Lose 4-3 to Bats in 13 Innings (
Bats Extend Win Streak to Five Games in 4-3 Victory (Louisville Bats)
Bard Says He’s Back to Being a Reliever (Providence Journal)
Sculpture of Mondar Dedicated at McCoy (Providence Journal)
Statue of Late Owner Completes Mondor Gardens (Pawtucket Times)
Major Undertaking (Sun Chronicle)
Bard’s Thoughts on Closing, Velocity Drop (
Excitement Only Word to Describe Beyeler’s Thoughts on Upcoming All-Star Games (Examiner)

NOTES:  Daniel Bard, who acknowledged before the game that he is returning to the bullpen, gave up the tying run in the seventh last night for his second straight blown save.

Pawtucket made a couple of rosters move yesterday. Ronald Bermudez was placed on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain and while OF J.C. Linares was called up from Portland.  Linares made the best of his 2012 PawSox debut, going 4 for 6 with a double.

The Red Sox also recalled OF Jason Repko and then outrighted him back to Pawtucket.  Repko had been on a rehab assignment with the PawSox.

UP NEXT:  Game two of the series is tonight at 6:05p.m. Sean Gallagher (6-4, 5.04 ERA) gets the call for Louisville. Aaron Cook (3-0, 2.41 ERA) takes the mound for Pawtucket.

Game 74- Chiefs 3, PawSox 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox have now lost four straight, getting swept by the Syracuse Chiefs last night 3-1.


PawSox Get Swept in Syracuse (
Chiefs Complete Four Game Sweep of Red Sox (Syracuse Chiefs)
Chiefs 3, PawSox 1:  Bullpen Falters Again, Extending Streak (Providence Journal)
Red Sox Farmhands Selected to Futures Game (45 Miles from Fenway)

UP NEXT:  The PawSox return to McCoy tonight at 7:05p.m. to begin a four game series with the Louisville Bats.  Pedro Villarreal (2-4, 3.86 ERA) will get the ball for Louisville.  Brandon Duckworth (7-1, 3.69 ERA) gets the start for the PawSox

Game 73- Chiefs 6, PawSox 5

The Pawtucket Red Sox have now lost three straight, surrendering a ninth inning lead in falling to the Syracuse Chiefs, 6-5 in 11 innings last night.   Daniel Bard was charged with giving up the tying runs in the ninth.


PawSox Collapse and Lose Third Straight (
Chiefs Rally for Extra Inning Win (Syracuse Chiefs)
Chiefs 6, PawSox 5: Bard’s Wildness is Costly (Providence Journal)
Bard Still to be Used Out of the Pen for PawSox (Providence Journal)
Bard Blows Lead as PawSox Drop Third Straight (Pawtucket Times)
Bard Blows Save for PawSox (
Lavarnway Continues Scorching June (
Pawtucket Red Sox Manager Arnie Beyeler Selected as Coach of Futures Game (NESN)
Chiefs Come From Behind to Beat Red Sox in 11 Innings (
The Syracuse Chiefs Defeat Pawtucket Again and in the Process Move Close to .500 (Syracuse Post-Standard)

UP NEXT:  The finale of the series, and the road trip is tonight at 7:05p.m. Billy Buckner (1-1, 10.54 ERA) gets the start for Pawtucket. John Lannan (5-6, 4.91 ERA) takes the mound for the Chiefs.