Pawtucket Red Sox Take Down The Buffalo Bisons Behind Olmos’s Strong Outing, Holt Hit By Pitch, Sandoval Tries To Impress
The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Buffalo Bisons 3-0 at McCoy Stadium on Saturday night.
Edgar Olmos was the starter for Pawtucket pitching 6 innings while allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 Bison batters. Noe Ramirez was the first one out of the pen on Saturday pitching the 7th inning and 8th innings.
Ramirez after walking the first batter struck out the side in the 7th. Ramirez’s final line on the night was 2 innings pitched striking out 5 batters while only walking one.
Closer Jamie Callahan had the 9th inning for Pawtucket and was flawless going 1-2-3 to seal the victory.
The Pawtucket Red Sox offense tallied 3 runs on 9 hits against the Bisons’ pitching staff.
Next up for the Pawtucket Red Sox is a 1:35 p.m. game with Eduardo Rogriguez starting in a rehab appearance. That will be the last game before the All-Star game.
Storylines From The Game:
Edgar Olmos Shows Why He Is An All-Star Pitcher
Olmos had another strong outing on Saturday throwing 6 scoreless innings only giving up 3 hits while striking out 6 batters. He started off strong striking out 5 batters in his first two innings of work.
The one thing that slowed Olmos down was prolonged at-bats that caused his pitch count to climb to 89 pitches with 55 for strikes in his outing. Olmos had to work through a 12 pitch at bat against Raffy Lopez in the fifth inning that might have ended his outing an inning early.
Olmos’s ERA on the season drops to 1.64 on the season.
Brock Holt Rehabbing, Played 9 innings At Second Base
Brock Holt was added to Pawtucket’s roster ahead of Saturday’s game. The idea was to get him 9 innings of work at 2B. In the field, Holt was flawless on the night making all the plays needed.
Holt’s highlight of the night came in the 4th inning. The utility infielder worked an 8 pitch at bat and turned it into a single up the middle.
Holt had 4 at-bats on the night. The first resulted in a groundout to the first basemen. His second was the single in the fourth inning. His third was a lineout to the shortstop in the 5th inning.
Holt’s fourth and final at-bat he was hit by a pitch on the fourth pitch by reliever J.P. Howell. With Sandoval at the plate, Holt was off on contact. He ended up getting doubled up. Shortstop Jason Leblebijian snagging Sandoval’s popup and humming it over to first.
Holts final line at the plate was 1-for-3.
Panda Trying His Best To Impress
With a June 17th deadline for a decision on Sandoval, he seemed to be trying his best to show off.
Third basemen Pablo Sandoval showed off his range throughout the night. Sandoval made some good plays including a few where he showed off his range.
He also ran quite a bit in the field ranging over into deep foul ground near the dugout a couple of times trying to catch fly balls.
At the plate, he showed his ability to square up on the ball. Sandoval recorded two singles on the night in back-to-back at-bats in the 4th and 6th innings. Pablo’s fourth and final at-bat of the night resulted in a pop-up that turned into a double-play.
Sandoval’s final line on the night at the plate was 2-for4.