Month: July 2012

Game 110- Yankees 2, PawSox 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox bats fell flat last night, losing to the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees, 2-1.

BOX SCORE

Yankees, Maine Stymie PawSox, 2-1 (PawSox.com)
Maine Leads Yankees to 2-1 Victory Over PawSox (Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees)
Yankees 2, PawSox 1: Maine Baffles PawSox as Yankees Reclaim First Place (Providence Journal)
Dice-K Begins Rehab Stint with PawSox (Red Sox.com)
Maine Finds Old Form, Stifles Red Sox (MiLB.com)
We Are Family (Hyde’s Inside Pitch)
Maine Pitches SWB Yankees Past Pawtucket, Back into First Place (The Times Tribune, PA)
Maine Helps Yanks Get past PawSox (The Times Leader, PA)

NOTES- As mentioned above Daisuke Matsuzaka made a rehab start for the PawSox last night, giving up no runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings.  He walked one and struck out three.

The PawSox also reinstated P Nelson Figueroa off the inactive list and sent C Matt Spring back to Portland.  Figueroa followed Matsuzaka into the game last night and took the loss.

UP NEXT- The two clubs wrap-up the short two game series tonight at 7:05p.m. Zach Stewart (1-2, 4.05 ERA) starts for the PawSox. Ramon Ortiz (9-3, 3.10 ERA) throws for the Yankees.

Game 109- PawSox 4, Yankees 0

The Pawtucket Red Sox took over first place in the I.L. North Division with a strong 4-0 win over the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees yesterday at McCoy.

BOX SCORE

PawSox Shut Down The Yankees, 4-0 (PawSox.com)
Buckner, PawSox Silence Yankees (MiLB.com)
PawSox 4, Yankees 0: Shutout Puts Pawtucket Back in First (Providence Journal)
Daisuke Matsuzaka to Pitch at Frontier Field Monday (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Pawtucket Blanks SWB Yankees, Regains Lead in IL North (Times Tribune, PA)

UP NEXT:  The two teams now head to Rochester where the Yankees will “host” the next two games.  Game one is tonight night at 7:05p.m.  Zach Stewart (1-2, 4.05 ERA) starts for the PawSox. John Maine (4-3, 5.90 ERA) goes for the Yankees.

Game 108- PawSox 5, Indians 3

The Pawtucket Red Sox earned a split of its four game series in Indianapolis, beating the Indians 5-3 last night.

BOX SCORE

PawSox Earn Split in Indy, Take Season Series 5-3 (PawSox.com)
Alex Hassan Minor Injury Update (PawSox.com)
Three-run Fifth leads PawSox Past Tribe, 5-3 (Indianapolis Indians)
PawSox 5, Indians 3: Hernandez wins Debut, Atchison Roughed Up (Providence Journal)
Indianapolis Indians Can’t Overcome Pawtucket’s 3-Run 5th (Indianapolis Star)

NOTES: Scott Atchison joined the PawSox to begin a rehab assignment for the Red Sox.  Atchison pitched the first inning last night and did not fair well, giving up all three Indy runs on three hits.  He struck out two and gave up a home run.

UP NEXT: The PawSox return home to begin a short two game series with the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees.  Mike O’Connor (2-4, 3.90 ERA) starts for the Yankees. Billy Buckner (2-5, 5.50 ERA) goes for the PawSox. First pitch is 6:05p.m.

Game 107- Indians 5, PawSox 1

The Indianapolis Indians came away with a 5-1 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox in game three of their four game series in Indianapolis last night.

BOX SCORE

Indians Thump PawSox, 5-1 (PawSox.com)
Leroux Leads Tribe Past PawSox, 5-1 (Indianapolis Indians)
Indians 5, PawSox 1: Pawtucket Bats Stymied (Providence Journal)
Duckworth, Mathis Leave PawSox for Japanese Clubs (Pawtucket Times)
PawSox Roster Moves-July 26, 2012 (45 Miles from Fenway)
Indianapolis Indians Beat Pawtucket Red Sox 5-1 (Indianapolis Star)

UP NEXT:  The finale of the four game series is tonight at 7:15p.m.  Chris Hernandez (0-0, 3.00 ERA) gets the start for the PawSox. Daniel Cabrera (4-4, 4.31 ERA) goes for the Indians.

Game 106- PawSox 4, Indians 2

The Pawtucket Red  Sox took game two of their four game series in Indianapolis yesterday, winning 4-2 over the Indians.

BOX SCORE

PawSox Score Early and Often and Win (PawSox.com)
Figueroa Pushes PawSox Past Tribe, 4-2 (Indianapolis Indians)
Nelson Figueroa Fits Right In (Hyde’s Inside Pitch)
Duckworth, Mathis Sign With Japan (45 Miles from Fenway)
Pawtucket Gets it Done Early with 4-2 Win Over Indianapolis (Providence Journal)
Pawtucket Veteran Figueroa, 38, Shuts Down Indianapolis Indians (Indianapolis Star)

UP NEXT- Game three of the series is tonight at 7:05p.m.  Tony Pena, Jr. (1-8, 5.71 ERA) throws for Pawtucket. Rudy Owens (8-5, 3.14 ERA) takes the hill for the Indians.  The game will be telecast on NESN.

Game 105- Indians 3, PawSox 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox dropped the opener of a four game series with the Indianapolis Indians last night, 3-1.

BOX SCORE

PawSox off to Slow Start in Indy (PawSox.com)
Wilson, Bullpen, Lead Tribe Past Sox, 3-1 (Indianapolis Indians)
Lillibridge on the move again, traded to Tribe (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Red Sox Sign MLB Veteran and Brandeis Alumnus Nelson Figueroa (Sox Prospects)
Red Sox Receive RHP De La Torre for Lillibridge (Sox Prospects)
PawSox Add Nine Year MLB Veteran (45 Miles from Fenway)
Indianapolis Indians Take it One Base at a Time in Win (Indianapolis Star)

UP NEXT- Game two of the series is this afternoon at 1:05p.m. Nelson Figueroa (7-2, 3.96 ERA)  makes his Pawtucket debut.  He’ll be opposed by Rick VandenHurk (9-2, 3.47 ERA) for the Indians.

Game 104- PawSox 8, Bats 1

The Pawtucket Red Sox dominated the Louisville Bats last night, 8-1.  The PawSox won three of four over the Bats and in the process, reclaimed first place in the I.L. North 1/2 game ahead of Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

BOX SCORE

PawSox Top Bats, Take Three of Four (PawSox.com)
Buckner Stymies Bats in PawSox 8-1 Win (Louisville Bats)
PawSox Reclaim First Place with Win in Louisville (Providence Journal)
Pawtucket Takes 3 of 4 Games in Series (Louisville Courier Journal)

NOTES- Each member of the PawSox line-up had at least one hit last night.  Andy LaRoche and Alex Hassan led the 16-hit attack with three hits apiece.

UP NEXT- The PawSox continue their road trip tonight with the first of four games in Indianapolis against the Indians.  First pitch is 7:05p.m. with Zach Stewart (1-1, 3.81 ERA) on the mound for the PawSox.

Game 103- PawSox 9, Bats 3, 12 Innings

The Pawtucket Red Sox erupted for six runs in the twelfth inning, beating the Louisville Bats, 9-3 last night.

BOX SCORE

PawSox Erupt in 12th Inning, Win 9-3 (PawSox.com)
Red Sox Explode in 12th Inning, win 9-3 over Bats (Louisville Bats)
Bats Lose Late 3-1 Lead Before Giving up 6-Run 12th Inning (Louisville Courier Journal)

NOTES-  The PawSox added pitcher Chris Hernandez to its roster yesterday from Portland.  He replaces Doug Mathis who was placed on the temporarily inactive list on Friday.

UP NEXT- The finale of the four game series is tonight at 7:05p.m. Billy Buckner (1-5, 6.32 ERA) starts for the PAwSox. Sean Gallagher (8-6, 4.69 ERA) gets the call for Louisville.

Game 100- PawSox 4, Chiefs 3

The Pawtucket Red Sox ended its eight game home stand on a high note, beating the Syracuse Chiefs, 4-3 yesterday at McCoy.  The PawSox took three of four games in the series from the Chiefs.

BOX SCORE

Linares Lifts PawSox Past Chiefs (PawSox.com)
Chiefs Falter Late in 4-3 Loss to Red Sox (Syracuse Chiefs)
PawSox 4, Chiefs 3: Two Home Runs for Linares (Providence Journal)
Justin Germano to Cubs (Providence Journal)
Pawtucket Pitchers in Good Hands (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Syracuse Chiefs End Road Trip with Another Loss, 4-3 at Pawtucket (Syracuse Post Standard)
Chiefs Fall in Series Finale at Pawtucket (Auburn Citizen, NY)

NOTES:  With the return of Dustin Pedroia to the Red Sox line-up, Mauro Gomez was optioned back to Pawtucket.

UP NEXT- The PawSox hit the road to begin a four game series with the Louisville Bats beginning tonight at 7:05p.m.  Brandon Duckworth (8-2, 3.35 ERA) gets the start for the PawSox. Pedro Villarreal (3-6, 3.73 ERA) will throw for Louisville

Game 99- Chiefs 5, PawSox 1

The Syracuse Chiefs took game three of its four game Series with the Pawtucket Red Sox with a 5-1 win last night at McCoy.

BOX SCORE

Chiefs Top PawSox with 5-1 Win (PawSox.com)
Mandel, Chiefs Snap Losing Streak in 5-1 Win (Syracuse Chiefs)
Chiefs 5, PawSox 1: Mandel Shuts Down Pawtucket (Providence Journal)
Iglesias, Linares, are PawSox’ “Cuban Connection’ (Pawtucket Times)
Linares Opening Some Eyes (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
Valentine: Mauro Gomez Recalled to Boston (45 Miles from Fenway)

UP NEXT-  The finale of the four game series and the homestand takes place today at 12:05p.m. Tanner Roark (4-12, 5.54 ERA) pitches for Syracuse. Zach Stewart (1-1, 3.74 ERA) starts for Pawtucket.