Ryan L. Fox
It was a beautiful day at McCoy stadium this past Sunday as the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders took to the diamond in the rubber match of their weekend series. The RailRiders took the first game of the series on Friday with an 8-5 victory in 10 innings. PawSox were able to even things up with an explosive 7-3 victory this past Saturday, setting up the series finale on Sunday.
Coming off a 1-hit shutout against the Syracuse Chiefs last Tuesday, PawSox starter Henry Owens looked to continue his momentum going with another strong start. Also continuing with their rehab assignments were Brock Holt and Ryan Hanigan with Holt playing in left field and batting leadoff and Hanigan at DH and batting second.
PawSox were able to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and it seemed like a blowout was in progress. However the wheels seemed to fall apart in the top of the third as the RailRiders got 3 runs, including one off a costly error committed by the PawSox. The PawSox were able to tie things in bottom of the fourth with an RBI sac fly by Hanigan. However the RailRiders tacked on 3 runs in the top of the 5th to make it 6-3, chasing Owens out of the game in the process.
The RailRiders the continued onwards, tacking on 3 more runs in the top of the 7th to push the lead to 9-3 and that’s where the final score stood. Owens was tagged in the loss, going only 4+ innings (4 full innings and faced just 2 batters in the 5th) while giving up 6 hits, 5 runs (all earned), walking batters while striking out 4 more.
After the game, PawSox manager Kevin Boles sat down with the media to talk about the game, the performance of Henry Owens, Brock Holt’s rehab up to this point, and much more.
*Bonus interview also with Brock Holt & Henry Owens as each talk about their performance in the game.*
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