By Scoop Fox
Hello everybody! Just when you thought that your week couldn’t get any better it’s time for the 990WBOB PawSox Weekly Update. We are still just a couple of days removed from ‘The Trade’. Nobody from Pawtucket's current roster was moved but a former Paw Sox was sent packing.
Where They Stand
Right now the PawSox are sitting at 2nd place within the IL North at 59-53, 1.0 games behind the Rochester Red Wings. The PawSox were in first place from May 17th all the way to July 28th. Then with a loss on the 29th, they dropped back into second and have been there since.
Bonus: Time to Get Wild!
With only one month before the 2013 IL season ends, the PawSox are currently at 59-53. Though they are second in their division, they lead the wildcard race 1.5 games over the Buffalo Bison (56-54). Just remember, last year's squad clinched the wild card before going on to win the Governor's Cup.
Just the Stats JackHaasan brings the wood
Here are your up-to-date team stats for your Pawtucket Red Sox:
OF Bryce Brentz leads the team in HRs (16), RBIs (53), and total bases
OF Jeremy Hazelbaker leads the team in Games
Played (95), At-Bats (338), Hits (89), Strikeouts (102) and Stolen Bases (26)
INF Drew Sutton leads the teams in Runs Scored (48) and Walks (51)
OF Mitch Maier leads the team in OBP (.435)
OF Alex Haasan leads the team in Batting Average (.321), slugging (.507), and OPS (.935)
Hernandez & Webster lead the way
• RHP Allen Webster leads all starters in Wins (5), Strikeouts (83), Opponent Batting Average(.193), ERA (4.04), and WHIP (1.14)
• LHP Chris Hernandez leads all starters in Game Played in (24), Innings Pitched (102.1), Hits Allowed (130), Walks Allowed (51), and Runs Sscored (76)
• RHP Rubby De La Rosa leads all starters in games started (20)
Carter = Closer
In the Bullpen
• RHP Ryan Rowland-Smith leads the PawSox bullpen in Wins (5), ERA (1.58), and WHIP (0.96)
• RHP Chris Carpenter leads the bullpen in Walks Allowed (25)
• RHP Brock Huntzinger leads the bullpen in Opponent Batting Average (.173)
• RHP Anthony Carter leads the bullpen in Appearances (40), Innings Pitched (47.1), Strikeouts (61), Saves (15), and Hits Allowed (47).
Carter’s 15 Saves ties him for fourth overall in the International League (with Vic Black of Indianapolis and Kirby Yates of Durham). His 40 game appearances ties him for third overall with Preston Guilmet of Columbus.
Player MovementThe new Boston-Pawtucket Shuttle
Well as predicted, the Red Sox made a big trade right before the non-waiver trade deadline. However, keeping to their word, they kept all of their top-ranked prospects. Also, the injury bug that has bitten Boston has made ts way down I-95 to Pawtucket.
• Placed RHP Will Latimer on Disabled List (left elbow inflammation)
• Reinstated LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith from disabled list
• Added LHP Franklin Morales on 30-day injury rehab assignment from Boston
• Added RHP Alex Wilson on 30-day injury rehab assignment from Boston
• Sent INF Brock Holt to Boston to take SS/3B Jose Iglesias roster spot after the Iglesias was traded to Detroit
• Added RHP Brayan Villarreal to roster after coming over from Toledo Mudhens (Detroit Tiger Triple-A affiliate). Placed him on disabled list.
• Added OF Ronald Bermudez from Double-A Portland
• Sent RHP Steven Wright to Boston
• Received RHP Brandon Workman from Boston
• Placed OF Jackie Bradly Jr. on 7-day disabled list (right elbow inflammation)
• Reinstated OF Mitch Maier from disabled list
Again the Boston Red Sox were in the news that involved a ‘big’ trade. On July 31st, they engaged in a 3-team trade with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. Here’s how it went down:
Boston gets: SP Jake Peavy from Chicago White Sox and RHP Brayan Villarreal from the Detroit Tigers
Detroit gets: SS Jose Iglesias from Boston Red Sox
Chicago gets: OF Avisail Garcia, Toledo (AAA), from Detroit Tigers, RHPs Francellis Montas & J.B. Wendelken, Greenville (Low Single-A), and SS Cleuluis Rondon, Lowell (Short-Seasoned) from Boston Red Sox
Scoop's Take: Red Sox got a pitcher to bolster their rotation that’s been hurting at the backend. Detroit got a much needed defensive shortstop to help their infield and Jose gets an opportunity for more playing time. Chicago gets to shed $14-million off their payroll and get the #2 prospect (Garcia) from their divisional rival (Detroit). Everybody wins and everybody goes home happy.
New York Here I Come!
After finishing up their 8-game home stand, the PawSox take to the road to begin battle against their fellow IL North Rivals. First up is a 9-day trip to upstate New York. Once there, from August 3rd to the 6th, they’ll be in Buffalo to take on the Bison in their last match up of the season in Buffalo.
Then after a day off, they be on the road to Syracuse to take on the Chiefs for their last match up of the season in Syracuse from August 8th to the 11th.
This is Scoop Fox, signing off.
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