Pawtucket Red Sox Lose Game Two Of Doubleheader In A Slugfest At McCoy Stadium
The Pawtucket Red Sox took on the Rochester Red Wings on Saturday night in game 2 of a doubleheader at McCoy Stadium. This game got out of hand quickly with a lot of early runs being scored. The PawSox lost the game 5-7 in a early scoring slugfest at McCoy.
Marcus Walden was the starter for Pawtucket and he gave up 8 hits, 7 earned runs in three innings of work. Along the way he stuck out two batters, walked two batters, and tossed 67 pitches with 39 of them being strikes. Walden gave up two two-run home-runs on the night with both of them coming in the second inning.
J.B Shuck and Tommy Field were the batters who hit home-runs off of Walden. Walden left the game with the score 4-7.
To replace Walden, PawSox manager Kevin Boles called upon Brandon Workman to pitch multiple innings in relief. Workman ended up throwing three innings in relief giving up two hits, walked three, and struck out two batters. The final pitcher used by Pawtucket on the night was right-handed reliever Jamie Callahan to pitch the seventh inning. Callahan face three batters, striking out two of them.
The four early PawSox runs came in the bottom of the first inning off of Red Wings starter Matt Tracy. All four runs came in a Bryce Brentz grand-slam after Tracy hit Court and then walked Sam Travis to load the bases. The next Pawtucket Red Sox run came via the bat of catcher Dan Butler who blasted a solo shot over the PawSox bullpen to make it a 5-7 game in the fifth inning.
Tracy went five innings, giving up 5 runs on 5 hits, walked two, and struck out two batters. In relief Rochester used D.J Baxendale for the sixth inning and he shut the Pawtucket Red Sox down 1-2-3. Then Rochester used Kam Mickillo for the seventh inning, he shut the PawSox down 1-2-3 to end the game.
PawSox split the doubleheader, back on Sunday for another doubleheader at McCoy Stadium.