Ryan L. Fox
Feel like you missed out on what's happening with the Boys of McCoy this week? Don't worry, your weekly PawSox Notebook on the WBOB Sports section has you covered. It was a short week in terms of games played (5) with a rain out this past Tuesday and a day off the following Wednesday. Still, just because it's a short week doesn't mean that the action completely stopped. Remember, there's always something happening over at McCoy Stadium even when the team enjoys a day off.
A Not-So-Good Week
Since the last PawSox Weekly Notebook, the team took a minor nose dive. After winning the weekend series opener 6-5 on April 22, against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the PawSox dropped the next two games to the visiting team. Then on April 25, the PawSox hosted a two-game series against the Syracuse Chiefs (4/25-4/26). However they ended up playing just one game with the second game postponed due to rain.
After a rare day off on Wednesday, the PawSox took to the road to Syracuse, New York, to play the Chiefs at their home park over the weekend (4/28-5/1). However the Chiefs ended up taking the first two games of the series. Overall, the team went 1-4 during that stretch, averaging 3 runs per game while the opposition ended up scoring an average of 3.6 runs per game.
Where They Stand
Currently, the Pawtucket Red Sox have taken a minor tumble as we close out the month of April, going 5-5 in their last 10 games to finish 11-10 (.524) in the North Division of the International League at 10-6 (.625). This include a 4-7 record at home and a 7-3 record on the road. They are also currently 0.5 game behind both the Syracuse Chiefs (11-9 (.550)) and the Scranton/Wilks Barre Railriders (12-10 (.545))
Just the Stats Jack
The following statistics are from players currently on the PawSox Triple-A squad.
*At the Plate:
(*=min. 30 at-bats)
- CF Ryan LaMarre leads the team in batting average (.357)*, on-base percentage (.407)*, He is also tied with LF Rusney Castillo for team lead in steals (3)
- INF Marco Hernandez leads the team in slugging percentage (.458)* and on-base plus slugging (.855)*
-1B Sam Travis leads the team in games played (20), at-bats (79), runs scored (12), hits (22), total bases (33), and stolen bases (5). He’s also tied with 2B Sean Coyle and OF Chris Marrero for the lead in home runs (2)
-OF Justin Maxwell leads the team in walks drawn (13)
On the Mound*:
(*= min. 9 IP)
- SP Sean O’Sullivan leads the team in innings pitched (26.0), complete games (1), strikeouts (27) and WHIP (0.88)* He is also tied with SP Brian Johnson for most games started (4) and tied with SP William Cuevas and RHP Kyle Martin for most wins (2)
- RHP Jorge Marban leads the team in ERA (0.96)*. He is also tied with RHP Anthony Vavaro and RHP Kyle Martin for team lead in game appearances (6)
- LHP Wesley Wright leads the team in saves (2)
Last week, there were a flurry of moves that the PawSox made with players coming and coming in the blink of an eye. However this week, things have slowed down on the call-up/sent-down front.
- Sent SP Henry Owens & Pat Light to Boston (MLB)
-Received LHP Roenis Elias & RHP Noe Ramirez from Boston (MLB)
-Activated SP William Cuevas after he was transferred to Pawtucket (AAA) from Boston (MLB) (retro to 4/22)
-Sent SP Aaron Wilkerson to Portland (AA)
-Received SP Eduardo Rodriguez from Boston (MLB) for rehab assignment
-Waiver claim for LHP Edwin Escobar by Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
Currently, the PawSox are in the middle of a weekend road series with the Syracuse Chiefs in Syracuse, New York. The final game of that series will be on May 1. Then the team will head down to Allentown, Pennsylvania for the second time (first time was back on April 14-15) to take on the Lehigh Valley Irons (5/2-5/4). Then the team returns back to Pawtucket to host the Rochester Red Wings in an extended weekend series (5/5-5/8).
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