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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 For June 19th-25th

The Paw Sox struggled last week. In 7 games against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Paw Sox went 1-6 on the week. That includes 25 consecutive scoreless inning for the Paw Sox over 3 games. You can find the previous week’s top 10 Paw Sox players here. Here is this past week’s top 10 players.

10) Ryan Court (Last Week N/A)

Ryan Court is on this list because he ended a 25 scoreless inning streak for the Paw Sox on Wednesday. In the 3rd inning of the Paw Sox 6-3 loss at McCoy against the Iron Pigs, Court hit a 2 run home run. To give the Paw Sox their first runs since game 2 of a doubleheader on that Sunday. Overall, he had 1 home run and 5 RBI’s on the week. For a struggling offense, that is a bright spot.

9) Chandler Shepherd (Last Week N/A)

Chandler Shepherd pitched in 2 games for the Paw Sox this past week. In those 2 games he went 2 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, and struck out 6 batters. Shepherd spent a few weeks on the disabled list before being activated on the 21st.

8) Blake Swihart (Last Week N/A)

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Blake Swihart was able to get a few base hits for the Paw Sox this past week. In 6 games, he was 5 for 23 at the plate with 1 RBI. Swihart has taken a big step back this season. But Swihart started to hit the ball harder this past week. This could foreshadow something good to start to happen for Swihart going forward.

7) Brian Bogusevic (Last Week N/A)

Brian Bogusevic had a decent week for the Paw Sox. In 7 games, he went 6 for 25 with 1 home run and 3 RBI’s for the Paw Sox. That 1 home run came on Thursday night for the Paw Sox as they went on to lose 11-1 at Scranton. After a horrendous start by Kyle Kendrick, Bogusevic gave the Paw Sox a run. For a team that struggled severely last week, it was a big home run.

6) Matt Dominguez (Last Week N/A)

Matt Dominguez made progress this past week in his 6 games played. In those games, he was 6 for 20 with 1 home run and 5 RBI’s. His big game of the week came on Saturday night as the Paw Sox won 8-0 at Scranton. In that game, he went 2 for 4 with 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. Dominguez has struggled this season at AAA Pawtucket. But if he can start playing well, maybe he can have another shot at the Major League level. After all, he does have over 1,200 major league at bats.

5) Jalen Beek (Last Week #4)

Jalen Beeks had 2 starts this past week for the Paw Sox. In those 2 game, he went a combined 11 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 runs, 6 walks, and 15 strikeouts. Beeks has been impressive so far for the Paw Sox. After his first game of the week, manager Kevin Boles praised Beeks, saying that he does a lot of things well. This hasn’t been the 1st time you have seen Beeks and it certainly won’t be the last.

4) Rusney Castillo (Last Week #3)

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Rusney Castillo played well in 3 games before he was injured on Wednesday with a groin injury. In those 3 games, he was 4 for 9 at the plate. Castillo has batted .471 over his last 10 games. Anytime you lose a player who is that hot at the plate, it will hurt your team. We saw that this past week as the Paw Sox went 1-6. This lineup will benefit greatly when he returns from his injury.

3) Brandon Workmen (Last Week N/A)

 

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 15: Brandon Workman #67 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on June 15, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. A run scored on the play. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Brandon Workmen pitched in 2 games for the Paw Sox this past week. In those 2 games, he went 2 2/3 innings, giving up 3 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, and struck out 4. Workmen pitched well in his 1st appearance of the week on June 21st against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. He pitched 2 scoreless innings to give the Paw Sox a chance to win the game in the 9th inning. Unfortunately, the Paw Sox lost that game 6-3 after they gave up 5 runs in the 9th inning. Workman could be a great piece out of the Red Sox bullpen. It’s only a matter of time before they call him up.

2) Bryce Brentz (Last Week #1)

Bryce Brentz had a decent week for the Paw Sox. Overall, he was 6 for 24 with 1 home run and 3 RBI’s. This was in 6 game. It wasn’t a great week for the Paw Sox outfielder, but on Sunday he showed heart as the Paw Sox lost 10-9. Going into the 9th inning, the Paw Sox were trailing 10-3. But with 2 outs, Brentz hit a 3 run home run to make it a one run game. After a horrible week from the Paw Sox, that could help the team going forward.

1) Edgar Olmos (Last Week #2)

Edgar Olmos was the only Paw Sox pitcher this past week to be credited with a win this past week. On Saturday night, the Paw Sox won 8-0 at Scranton behind 5 strong innings from Olmos. In that game, his pitching line was 5 innings, giving up 1 hit, no runs, 5 walks, and 7 strikeouts on 93 pitches (50 strikes). Olmos has been great this season as a spot starter for the Paw Sox. Going into Saturday night, the Paw Sox were on an 8 game losing streak. With Olmos picking up the win, it showed how good of a pitcher he can be.

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 Close Out At Home And Thank Fans

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Pawtucket Red Sox Close Out At Home And Thank Fans

The Pawtucket Red Sox closed out their home schedule at McCoy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Paw Sox went on to win the game 3-0 over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. The only runs scored on the afternoon came from a 3 run blast off the bat of Tzu-Wei Lin. Hector Velazquez also had a great game for the Paw Sox. In 7 innings, he only gave up 1 hit as he earned the win.

After the game, the Paw Sox had several promotions going on around the ballpark as they thanked their fans for a great season. The Paw Sox had pony rides on the football field next to the stadium. They let kids run the bases after game. They even had a helicopter drop tennis balls onto the field

The Paw Sox welcomed 409,960 fans into McCoy Stadium this season. That was up from the 2016 season. In the 2016 season, 407,097 fans went through the turnstiles at McCoy Stadium. There were also 11 sellouts at McCoy Stadium this season.

Helicopter Drop

During the helicopter drop, the Pawtucket Red Sox placed three hula hoops in center field. Each hula hoop represented a section of the ballpark. You can find the whole video on the Trifecta Face Book page or you can find a portion of it below.

The prize that the team gave out to fans was free frostys from Wendys. That was on top of the free frostys that they were giving out to all the fans from the “Pop Flys For Frostys” promotion that the team has during the game.

Day As A Whole

Pawtucket Red Sox players thanked their fans after the game by throwing soft toss balls into the crowd. After that, the team had the helicopter come in to drop the tennis balls on to the field.

Once the helicopter left McCoy Stadium, the Paw Sox let kids run the bases. Then in the football field next to the stadium, the Paw Sox had horses for children to ride.

The next Pawtucket Red Sox game to be played at McCoy Stadium is on Friday April 6th, 2018 against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.

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Red Sox Prospect Hector Velazquez Dazzles In Start With Paw Sox

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Red Sox Prospect Hector Velazquez Dazzles In Start With Paw Sox

Hector Velazquez started on the mound today as the Pawtucket Red Sox closed out their home schedule at McCoy Stadium. He dazzled the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs through 7 innings while giving up only 1 hit. HE was credited with the win as the Paw Sox went on to beat the Iron Pigs 3-0 in front of 8,207 fans.

Before today, Velazquez looked like he was starting to get tired. Over a 3 start period, he gave up 10 runs (9 earned). For a guy who has had an ERA for a majority of the season around 1.50, that is very troubling.

But the last time he pitched before today was 9 days ago, and it looked like it benefited him greatly. Velazquez and Brian Johnson are two players that could give the Red Sox pitching staff a huge boost this September.

Hector Velazquez last 4 starts at AAA Pawtucket:

  • July 29th at Indianapolis: 5 innings, giving up 8 hits, 5 runs (2 home runs), 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts on 74 pitches (47 strikes).
  • August 7th vs. Charlotte: 5 innings, giving up 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, 9 strikeouts on 88 pitches (58 strikes).
  • August 12th against Columbus: 4 innings, giving up 7 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 3 walks, and struck out 3 on 92 pitches (51 strikes).
  • August 18th at Columbus: 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (1 home run) 1 walk, and struck out 5 on 97 pitches (61 strikes).

Velazquez Today

Velazquez was optioned to the Boston Red Sox on August 22nd before being re-optioned back to AAA Pawtucket on the 24th. This gave Velazquez an extra 4 days off. It looked like Velazquez benefited from extra time off.

Today Velazquez showed that he can pitch exactly like how he was earlier this season. A few weeks ago after his start against the Columbus Clippers, I said that it looked like Velazquez was tired and needed down time. Today he was able to have his start on extra rest, and pitched like he was refreshed.

Velazquez easily had his best start of the season for Paw Sox. In 7 innings, today, he gave up 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts on 95 pitches (62 strikes). The one hit he gave up was a 2 out single to Cameron Perkins in the 1st inning. After that he retired 19 of the next 20 batters to close out his day.

Velazquez Going Forward

Hector Velazquez and Brian Johnson are two pitchers that are probably going to be called up to Boston this September. Both pitchers are capable of starting games for the Boston Red Sox too. They both could come up big for the Red Sox if they do need them while the Red Sox try to get some extra rest for their current starters.

Earlier this month, it looked like that Velazquez was starting to get tired. At one point over 3 starts, he gave up 9 earned runs over 14 innings. That was from a guy who had a 1.58 ERA at the beginning of that stretch.

This extra time off looked like it benefited Velazquez greatly. Going forward, I see that Velazquez could be a valuable member of the Red Sox pitching staff come this September.

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Carson Smith Dazzles In Rehab Appearance

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Carson Smith Dazzles In Rehab Appearance With The Pawtucket Red Sox

Boston Red Sox reliever Carson Smith made his 8th rehab appearance on Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. It was his seventh appearance for the Pawtucket Red Sox with the right hander continuing his journey back after undergoing Tommy John Surgery.

Smith was initially slated to pitch on Friday night with the goal getting him to an every-other-day schedule. But after a discussion on Friday, it was determined, pushing him back a day was the right move.

Smiths Rehab Appearances

  1. August 5th for the Portland Sea Dogs: .1 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 2 ER
  2. August 8th for the Pawtucket Red Sox: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
  3. August 12th for the Pawtucket Red Sox: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO
  4. August 15th for the Pawtucket Red Sox: .1 IP, 3 H, 2ER
  5. August 18th for the Pawtucket Red Sox: 1.0 IP, 1 BB
  6. August 21st for the Pawtucket Red Sox: 1.0 IP, 2 SO
  7. August 23rd for the Pawtucket Red Sox: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO
  8. August 26th for the Pawtucket Red Sox: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 SO

Saturday’s appearance for Smith was an effective one as he continues to take steps in the right direction.

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