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PawSox Walk Their Way To Victory



Pawtucket Red Sox Walk Their Way To Victory

The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Charlotte Knights 6-5 on Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.

Justin Haley other than hitting the second batter of the game was very solid to start his outing for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Haley faced off with the last place Charlotte Knights who entered the game with a 46-69 record. Charlotte’s lineup entered the night with a .250 batting average, the third lowest in the International League.

Haley’s early success was not a surprise, the first inning he had to labor was in the 3rd. The laboring was due to a lead off single which he was able to work around. Haley hit a road block in the top of the 4th inning.

After giving up a lead off single Haley got teed off upon by Rymer Liriano. Liriano hit a line drive two-run home run out to right field to tie the game at 2-2. Haley limited the damage and came back out to throw a 1-2-3 5th inning.

Haley got smoked to start the top of the 6th with a solo home run by Cody Asche to make it a 3-2 game. With the solo home run, it is the first lead the Knights have had at any point in this three game series. Haley was able to get out of the 6th without giving up any more runs.

Haley came out for the 7th inning. He recorded the first two outs before getting pulled in favor of Robby Scott. Haley’s final line was 6.2 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 5 base hits with a season high 10 strikeouts. He mixed in all 4 pitches. All of his strikeouts came on either the fastball or the changeup.

Bullpen Did Its Job

Scott started the 8th inning for Kevin Boles’s team, but gave up a lead-off single and then a walk to make it two runners on with just one out in the top of the 8th inning. But Scott prevailed after laboring getting an inning ending double play to end the 8th inning.

Scott pitched 1.1 innings giving up 1 walk and 1 base hit.

To close out the game, Boles used Noe Ramirez in the top of the ninth inning. Ramirez walked one batter and then gave up a two-run home run to right field with two outs in the top of the 9th. Noe was able to record the final out of the game to preserve the 6-5 win for Pawtucket.

Offense Free Passed Itself To Runs

Carson Fulmer had a rocky start for the Knights. Sam Travis singled on a groundball to the shortstop and a throwing error advanced Brian Bogusevic to third base. After a wild pitch from Fulmer, Travis moved over the second to make it second and third with one man out in the 1st inning.

A line drive single by Bryce Brentz to center field drove in Bogusevic and Travis making it a 2-0 game for Pawtucket in the 1st inning. Fulmer was able to reign it in though after a muddy first. He was able to sail smoothly shutting the PawSox offense down until the bottom of the 6th inning issuing two walks.

After walking the bases load Fulmer was pulled. He tossed 6.1 innings giving up 4 earned runs on 4 base hits with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.

Al Alburquerque was called in for the Knights. Albuquerque issued the 4th PawSox walk in a row to bring in the run from third tying the game at 3-3. With strikes still hard to come by, Charollette then issued the 5th walk in a row making it a 4-3 game in favor of Pawtucket. The PawSox to no reason of their own scored two runs in the inning before they grounded out into a 4-3 double play to end the 6th inning.

Pawtucket’s bats came alive in the bottom of the 7th with Rusney Castillo singling ahead of a Boguesevic two-run home run out to right field. This home run made it a 6-3 game with Pawtucket widening its lead.

That was it for the PawSox offense. As a unit they 7 base hits en route to 6 runs.

Next up for the Pawtucket Red Sox is a Thursday game against Columbus with Brian Johnson on the hill with a 7:05 p.m. start.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Pawtucket Red Sox Close Out At Home And Thank Fans



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



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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