Ryan L. Fox
Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another episode of the PawSox Weekly Notebook. If you missed out on the Boys of McCoy, then this little ticket will help you get caught up on all that you needed to know. Some weeks are good, some weeks are bad, but this week…this week had a little bit of both.
A Week in Review
It was a mixed week to say the least.
It started off with the PawSox finishing off their weekend series with the Louisville Bats, winning 4-1 on Saturday and then 5-4 on Sunday to complete the sweep. That weekend series sweep of the Bats gave the PawSox a 5-1 series lead between the two teams for the 2016 Triple-A season.
After finishing up against the Bats, the PawSox traveled back to Pawtucket to begin an extended home stand starting from June 20 all the way to June 26. Their first opponent were the Syracuse Chiefs. The PawSox began the series with a 4-1 on Monday as then on Tuesday, the two met up for a doubleheader. Game 1 saw PawSox Henry Owens go the distance for a 2-0 shutout as things were riding high for the PawSox. But then the ride came to a halt as the Chiefs took Game 2 by the score of 3-2. After that, things got a little dicey as the Chiefs took the next two games 6-4 and 6-1 respectively.
Then on Friday, the PawSox welcomed in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders for a 3-game weekend series with their International League North rivals. It started off as a back-and-forth affair through the first 9 innings of the game as it was tied 5-5 heading into extra innings. However the RailRiders offense exploded with 10th inning that included 3 solo home runs by the RailRiders to make it 8-5 and that was the final score of the game. The loss then brought the PawSox current losing streak to 4 games, the third time that has happened this season.
Where They Stand
As it current stands, the PawSox are fourth in the North Division of the International League at 38-37 (.507). This include a 19-21 record at home and a 19-16 record on the road. Compared to the other teams in the division, the PawSox are currently 7.5 game behind the Rochester Red Wings (45-29 (.608)) for the divisional lead. The Elimination number for the PawSox is now at 60 games.
Taking a quick peek into the Wildcard race, the PawSox are currently 6.0 games behind the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (44-31 (.587)) with the Elimination number being at 63 games.
Just the Stats Jack
The following statistics are from players currently playing on the PawSox Triple-A squad as of 6/24. This excludes players who were called up, traded, currently on the disabled list, or currently on the temporary inactive list.
At the Plate
(*=min. 115 at-bats)
- OF Chris Marrero leads the team in batting average (.281)*, on-base percentage (.333*), stolen bases (11), and OPS (.814)*
- OF Justin Maxwell also leads the team in walks drawn (24) and hit-by-pitches (5)
- OF Chris Marrero leads the team in games played (69), at-bats (256), runs scored (32), hits (72), total bases (123), home runs (12), RBIs (34), and slugging percentage (.480)*
Start You Pitchers
(*= min. 50 IP)
- SP William Cuevas leads the team in innings pitched (73.2). He also is tied with teammate SP Henry Owens for most game appearances (12) & game starts (12).
- Owens leads the team opposing batting average (.212)*, and hit batters (7). He is also tied with SP Sean O’Sullivan for team lead in wins (5) and both are tied with SP Roenias Elias for team lead in complete games (1)
- O’Sullivan leads the team in WHIP (1.17)* and ERA (3.09)*
- Elias leads the team in strikeouts (63) and strikeouts per 9 innings (8.9)*
Outta Da Pen
(*= min. 10 appearances)
- RHP Kyle Martin leads the team in game appearances (21), strikeouts (44), strikeouts per 9 innings (11.3), and games finished (14). He is also tied with LHP Robby Scott & RHP Pat Light for team lead in holds (2 each)
- Scott leads the team in in WHIP (0.93) and innings pitched (46.1). He is also tied with RHP Roman Mendez in team lead in bullpen wins (3 each)
- RHP Pat Light leads the team in saves (5) and opposing batting average (.163)*
-RHP Noe Ramirez leads the team in ERA (1.93)*
The following team transaction began from June 18 all the way to June 24.
- Sent CF Ryan LaMarre & SS Deven Marrero to Boston (MLB)
- Received OF Rusney Castillo & Roenis Elias from Boston (MLB)
- Received OF Rainel Rosario from Portland (AA)
- RHP Anthony Varvaro retired
- Received RHP Chandler Shepherd & 1B/3B Ryan Court from Portland (AA)
- OF Rusney Castillo & Roenis Elias reported and activated retro to being sent down on 6/18
- Sent OF Rainel Rosario to Portland (AA)
- Received INF/OF Brock Holt from Boston (MLB) on 20-day rehab assignment
- Received C Ryan Hanigan on rehab assignment
- Sent OF Bryce Brentz to Boston (MLB)
- Received OF Aneury Tavarez from Portland (AA)
During this past week, the Boston Red Sox had two of their starters down in Pawtucket on injury rehab assignments. First you had INF/OF Brock Holt, who began his rehab assignment on June 20 after being placed on the disabled list for a concussion retro to May 20.
So far, Holt has appeared in 4 games with the PawSox (mostly at left field). He’s batting .250 (3-for-12) with 2 XBH, 1 BB, and 2 Ks.
The other rehabbing Red Sox was C Ryan Hanigan. He began his rehab assignment on June 23 after being on the disabled list for a neck strain he suffered retro to June 5. So far, Hanigan has appeared in two games, batting .400 (2-for-5) with 1 XBH, 1 RBI, 1 BB, and has thrown out two opposing baserunners.
The PawSox will continue their weekend home stand against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders with the second game being played on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. and the series finale being played at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.
After which, the PawSox hit the road briefly and travel for a quick 3-games series against the International League North divisional leaders, the Rochester Red Wings (6/27-6/29). After that, they’ll travel back home to Pawtucket to close out the month of June with a 4-game series against the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) that’ll span into the Fourth of July weekend (7/1-7/3).
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