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Pawtucket Red Sox: Top 10 players of the week

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Pawtucket Red Sox: Top 10 players of the week

I apologize for the lateness of this weeks Paw Sox top 10 players of the week. Last week, the Paw Sox went 6-1 over the Syracuse Chiefs and the Buffalo Bisons. All 7 games were at McCoy Stadium.

10) Edgar Olmos (Last week N/A)

Edgar Olmos only appeared in one game for the Paw Sox this past week. It was in game 2 of the Paw Sox doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. In that game, he went 5 scoreless, giving up only 2 walks in the 3-0 Paw Sox win. Olmos took over for Velázquez who went 1 inning for the Paw Sox. Velázquez only went 1 inning because the Paw Sox were trying to save the Velázquez from throwing pitches because he would have started for Boston, if Brian Johnson couldn’t start on Friday night.

9) Allen Craig (Last week N/A)

Allen Craig showed this week why he deserves that $11 million he’s getting this year. Not really but he did raise his batting average on the season from .222 to .263. In that time, he went 8 for 15 with 3 RBI’s. On Thursday night, he went 3 for 4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Paw Sox went on to win 11-0 over Buffalo at McCoy Stadium.

8) Steve Selsky (Last week N/A)

Steve Selsky had a typical Steve Selsky week for the Pawtucket Red Sox. This past week, he was 6 for 21 (.286) with 2 home runs and 7 RBI’s. His big game of the week came on Monday night against the Syracuse Chiefs. In that game, he went 3 for 4, with 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. The Paw Sox won 7-0 in a rain shortened game. The one home run was an absolute blast to the left field berm that went through a strong wind, cold weather, and heavy rain. It might have had a chance to leave McCoy Stadium during the summer month.

7) Bryce Brentz (Last week #2)

Bryce Brentz was 6 for 20 (.300 avg) this past week over 6 game. This brought his average up to .226 on the season. This went along with 1home run and 2 RBI’s. His big hit of the week came on Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bisons. In the 2nd inning, he hit his 10th home run of the season into the patio that is in right field at McCoy stadium.

6) Jalen Beeks (Last week N/A)

Jalen Beeks pitched very impressively in his 2nd start at the AAA level on Friday night. In 6 innings, he gave up 2 runs (1 earned run), 4 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 8, as the Paw Sox won 7-3. Beeks might be some to watch out for if you are a Red Sox fan.

5) Kyle Kendrick (Last week N/A)

Kyle Kendrick

Kyle Kendrick pitched very impressive in his 1 start this past week. On Monday night, he went 7 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 2 on 71 pitches (52 strikes). The game was a 7 inning, rain shortened 7-0 Paw Sox win. The rain was coming down hard Monday night at McCoy stadium for most of the ball game. If they were to play the full 9 innings, Kendrick would have been able to go the distance for the Paw Sox.

4) Hector Velazquez (Last week #4)

Hector Velazquez had 2 starts this past week. His first start came on June 7th, in game 2 of a doubleheader against the Syracuse Chiefs. In that game he only went 1 inning, striking out 1 on 7 pitches (5 strikes) as the Paw Sox won 3-0. The reason he only went 1 inning was precautionary because the Red Sox wanted to save his arm just in case Brian Johnson was unable to pitch in Boston on Friday night.

His second start of the week came on Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. In that game, he pitched his usual 6 inning scoreless innings. He only gave up 5 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 4 on 90 pitches (55 strikes). Unfortunatley, the Paw Sox ended up losing that game 3-0 in front of 11,959 fans at McCoy. That was the 2nd largest crowd in McCoy stadium history.

3) Mike Miller (Last week #1)

Mike Miller had a very good week for the Paw Sox. In 6 game for the Paw Sox, he went 7 for 17, with 5 RBI’s. This raised his average from .247 to .277. His big night of the week came on Friday night against Buffalo. In that game, he went 3 for 4, and scored a run for the Paw Sox. The Paw Sox went on to win that game 7-3.

2) Marcus Walden (Last week #5)

Marcus Walden came up big this past week in both roles that he fills. On Wednesday, he came into the game in the 5th inning of game 1 of the doubleheader. When he came in, he took over for Henry Owens. In that game, he went 1.2 innings, giving up 1 walks and struck out 1 and earned the win as the Paw Sox won 6-1. His one blemish was a pass ball that allowed an inherited runner score. That run was charged to Henry Owens.

Then on Sunday, he started for the Paw Sox and earned the win as the Paw Sox beat Buffalo 3-2. In that game, he pitched extremely effectively for the Paw Sox. His pitching line was 6 innings, giving up 1 run, on 2 hits, and struck out 3 on 62 pitches (44 strikes). The Paw Sox were hoping to get 5 innings out of him at most. They got 6. They were planning on making it a bullpen game, but they got lucky and 6 strong innings out of Walden.

“Every club needs 1 or 2 of these guys. He definitely fits that role, and he knew that coming out of spring training that is what was going to happen. He was targeted to have that. He’s definitely a reliable guy for us with a lot of different roles”- Paw Sox manager Kevin Boles.

1) Shawn Haviland (Last week #6)

This past Thursday, Shawn Haviland had the most impressive pitching performance for the Paw Sox in the last 4 season. Haviland went 9 scoreless innings, giving up 4 hits, and struck out 7 on 94 pitches (66 strikes). This was the first 9 inning complete game shutout by a Paw Sox pitcher since Steven Wright did it on July 28th, 2013 against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. In that game, Steven Wright went 9 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 walk, and 7 K’s in a 2-0 win a McCoy stadium.

Evan is a attending Bryant University and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Pawtucket Red Sox To Host Kyrie Irving Night

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Pawtucket Red Sox To Host Kyrie Irving Night At McCoy Stadium

The biggest headline in sports today is the trade of Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. For the Pawtucket Red Sox, they saw this move as an opportunity.

On Thursday night at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket Rhode Island, the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox will be hosting a Kyrie Irving night.

Here are some the highlights of the night at McCoy.

  • Any fan wearing the color green or Celtics apparel will receive free general admission to the 7:05 game.
  • There will be a grand price revolving around Irving’s new number 11
  • PawSox store to have Celtics themed apparel.
  • Pregame dunk tank with Cleveland Cavaliers fan in tank wearing LeBron James jersey
  • Double the admission price for any fans by the name of LeBron, Draymond, Steph, Lonzo, or Kevin Love/Durant.

For the full info from the team check out the tweet by Mike Monaco below.

Kudos to the PawSox for capitalizing on a golden opportunity.

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Pawtucket Red Sox Lose 6-2 To Bisons Despite Good Start By Elias

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Pawtucket Red Sox Lose 6-2 To Bisons Despite Good Start By Elias

The Pawtucket Red Sox dropped game 2 of their 4 game series with the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday night 6-2 at McCoy Stadium. There were 6,502 fans at McCoy Stadium tonight.

Roenis Elias Pitched much better then what his pitching line showed. He gave up 4 runs in 7 innings, but it should have only been 2 run. Elias was also pretty close to doing something that Craig Kimbrel and Rick Porcello have done this season.

The Paw Sox saw all of their offense from a two run home run from Matt Dominguez in the 4th inning. It was a home run that barley got out of the park.

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Pawtucket Red Sox Play Buffalo In Game 2 Of Their Series Tonight

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Pawtucket Red Sox Play Buffalo In Game 2 Of Their Series Tonight

The Pawtucket Red Sox (61-67) will play host to the Buffalo Bisons (58-70) tonight at McCoy Stadium. The pitching match up for tonights’ game is Joe Biagini (0-1, 3.48 ERA) for the Buffalo Bisons. He will be up against Roenis Elias (1-3, 7.27 ERA) for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

In the first game of the four game series, the Buffalo Bisons beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 6-3 in front of 5,997 fans. The Pawtucket Red Sox were leading 3-2 heading into the 9th inning, with Edgar Olmos on the mound, Gregorio Petit hit a game tying home run just into the Paw Sox bullpen. Later in the inning, Christian Lopes hit a go-ahead 3 run home run to give the Bisons a 6-3 lead.

All 3 runs from the Christian Lopes home run were unearned. That was due to a ball that Jantzen Witte threw into the dirt that Blake Swihart couldn’t pick out of the dirt. Swihart was charged with an error on the play that continued the inning. Other then that, Swihart looked like he could do well at 1st base if he is able to get reps at first base.

Tonights Starting Pitchers

Tonights starting pitcher for the Buffalo Bisons, Joe Biagini pitched well last time out on August 17th. In that game, he shut out the Indianapolis Indians through 4 innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 3, and struck out 4 on 73 pitches (45 strikes). Biagini was pitching for Bisons major league team the Toronto Blue Jays. This season for the Blue Jays, he was 3-8 with a 5.11 ERA in 86 1/3 innings.

Tonights starting pitcher for the Paw Sox, Roenis Elias, was knocked around in his start on August 17th at Louisville. In that start, he went 5 2/3, giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts on 96 pitches (54 strikes).

Tonights Lineups

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Buffalo Bisons:

2B Christian Lopes

SS Gregorio Petit

RF Teoscar Hernandez

1B Rowdy Tellez

C Danny Jansen

3B Jason Leblebijian

DH Mike Ohlman

LF Jon Berti

CF Roemon Fields

SP Joe Biagini

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Pawtucket Red Sox:

CF Tzu-Wei Lin

2B Heiker Meneses

1B Sam Travis

RF Bryce Brentz

3B Matt Dominguez

LF Ryan Court

C Blake Swihart

SS Deven Marrero

DH Dan Butler

SP Roenis Elias

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