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)
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)
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)
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.