Governor’s Cup Playoffs- Game Two, Yankees vs. PawSox, September 4, 2008

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.

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