PawSox/Yankees Pre-Game Notes, September 6, 2012

It’s game two of the Division Series of the Governors’ Cup playoffs, and the PawSox are looking to go up 2-0 over the Yankees.

Here are the lineups for tonight:

Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees (IL North Champions)

3B Kevin Russo
2B Corban Joseph
LF Ronnier Mustelier
1B Luke Morton
CF Melky Mesa
C Austin Romine
RF Cole Garner
SS Ramiro Pena
DH Darnell McDonald

Pitching: Ramon Ortiz (13-6, 3.45)

Pawtucket Red Sox (IL Wild Card Champions)

LF Jeremy Hazelbaker
2B Tony Thomas
CF J.C. Linares
DH Danny Valencia
1B Andy LaRoche
3B Nate Spears
C Dan Butler
RF Bryce Brentz
SS Jon Hee

Pitching: Chris Hernandez (1-4, 3.59)

Last night’s victory over the Yankees marked the first time the PawSox won the first game of a playoff series since the 2003 semi-final series against the Ottawa Lynx; they had lost their last three playoff series-openers.

Only seven members of the PawSox’ opening day roster remain on the current post season roster: Will Inman, Tony Pena Jr., Alex Wilson, Nate Spears, Che-Hsuan Lin, Jason Repko and Alex Hassan.

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