Ryan L. Fox
It was a beautiful day this past Sunday down at McCoy Stadium. After bashing the visiting Buffalo Bisons 8-2 on Friday, the Pawtucket Red Sox looked to take them on in a Saturday evening matchup. However mother natured had other plans and washed the game, along with left field, the backstop, and the BBQ pit. So on Sunday, the McCoy faithful were treated to an old-time classic of a midday double header.
Game 1 started at 11:35 a.m. as the PawSox blanketed the Bisons 6-0. PawSox starter Justin Haley went the full 7 innings, striking out 4 and walking 1 on 96 pitches. Catcher Christian Vazquez had a big day as well, going 3-for-3 at the plate with a base clearing double in the bottom of the 4th inning. He also had a big play behind the plate the previous inning, saving a passed ball by Haley and throwing out a runner at the plate.
Game 2 started a little over half an hour after the end of Game 1. Taking the mound for the PawSox was former PawSox pitcher, now Red Sox pitcher, Sean O’Sullivan in a rehab start. Things didn’t look good for O’Sullivan though. He gave up a solo shot in the top of the 2nd and allowed 3 runs in the top of the 3rd as the Bisons jumped out to a 4-0 lead. The PawSox were able to cut things close with a 3-run rally in the bottom of the 5th to cut into the lead 5-3. However another Bisons solo home run made it 6-3 and that’s where the score remained.
After the game, PawSox manager Kevin Boles sat down with the media to talk about the double header, going into how Justin Haley performed in Game 1, Vazquez, Sean O’Sullivan’s rehab progress, and much more.
Bonus Interview with Justin Haley, talking about his performance in Game 1 and much more.
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