Paw Sox Win 10th Straight At McCoy Stadium Behind Jalen Beeks 2nd Start At AAA
The Paw Sox and the Buffalo Bisons continued their 4 game series Friday night at McCoy Stadium. In game 1 of the series, the Paw Sox beat the Bisons 11-0 behind the complete game shutout of Shawn Haviland. On Friday night, Jalen Beeks was making his 2nd start since being promoted from AA Portland. In his 1st start last Sunday, he went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 4 runs, and struck out 3. The Paw Sox went on to lose that game 5-4.
Paw Sox Offense
Friday nights game was very similar to Thursday night. The Paw Sox scored early and often that they received great pitching from their starter. The Paw Sox started their scoring in the 3rd inning, which began with a 2 out infield single by Mike Miller. Rusney Castillo then drew a walk to put two runners on. Then Ryan Court his a 2 run double down the right field line to give the Paw Sox a 2-0 lead.
The Paw Sox extended their lead in the 4th inning. With 1 out, Brian Bogusevic hit a single to get on base. Blake Swihart then hit a double to the right-center field wall to drive in Bogusevic from 1st base. Following a a walk to Allen Craig, Jantzen Witte hit into a fielders choice to bring in Swihart. This gave the Paw Sox a 4-0 lead.
In the 7th inning, the Paw Sox blew this game open, all with 2 outs. It began with a 2 out single by Rusney Castillo. Ryan Court then hit a triple to the wall in right-center field. Following a walk to Sam Travis, Bryce Brentz continued his hot streak with a single up the middle to drive in a run to make it 6-2, with a runner on 3rd base. Then with Brian Bogusevic up, he drew a walk but ball four went to the backstop. That brought Sam Travis home to make it a 7-2 game.
Paw Sox Sloppy Defense
In the top of the 6th, the Paw Sox were playing a little sloppy in the field. After a walk to Jonathan Diaz and Roemon Fields, Dwight Smith Jr. hit a ground ball to the 2nd basemen Mike Miller that went through his legs into right field. It should have been an easy double play to give the Paw Sox 2 outs. But the Bisons scored a run to make it a 4-1 game. The next batter, Jason Lebleijian, hit a single up the middle to make it a 4-2 ball game. Beeks then ended his night by striking out the next 2 batters then getting Jake Elmore to fly out to center field.
Paw Sox Close It Out
The Bisons got one run back in the 8th inning, thanks to Dwight Smith Jr. who hit a monster home run out to right field over the BBQ tent. It was one of the longest home runs you will see at McCoy Stadium.
In the 9th inning, Noe Ramirez came in to close out the 7-3 win for the Paw Sox. The Paw Sox are winners of 10 straight games at McCoy stadium and improve their record to 29-27 on the season with the win. Jalen Beeks earned his 1st win at the AAA level.
Overview Of Beeks
Beeks pitched very quickly and efficiently tonight. His only blemish was in the 6th inning where he gave up 2 runs. Other then that, he worked very quickly and efficiently tonight. His final line was 6 innings, he gave up 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and struck out 8 on 105 pitches (66 strikes). He is definitely a prospect to watch out for in the future, especially since he is a quick worker.