The Pawtucket Red Sox look to even up their playoff series with the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees as they play game two of their best-of-five game series tonight (7:05pm) at McCoy. The Yankees have a 1-0 lead following their 7-1 game one win last night. RHP Ian Kennedy (5-3, 2.35) will pitch for the Yankees. He’ll go up against RHP Devern Hansack (6-10, 4.08) for the PawSox.
Again I am unable to attend tonight’s game. Here is a brief preview…
Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees (1-0)
The Yankees belted three home runs last night as part of their game one victory. They look to take the series back to PNC Field in Moosic, PA with a 2-0 series lead.
Kennedy made 12 starts for Scranton this season. In his last outing, last Saturday at Rochester, Kennedy pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up six hits and striking out 11 in a no decision against the Red Wings.
Pawtucket Red Sox (0-1)
It may be too simplistic to call this a must win game for the PawSox, but they do not want to take the series to Scranton down 2-0.
The PawSox had trouble converting their opportunities against the Yankees last night, stranding a total of 13 runners on base.
Hansack is coming off a brief two inning outing last Saturday against Buffalo, his first appearance since coming off the disabled list with a right arm contusion. In that game against the Bisons Hansack gave up two runs on four hits and did not figure in the decision.