Easter Greetings to you all and go PawSox!
Ryan L. Fox (@Spider_Fox87)
Well the weather outside is totally unpredictable and unstable. But the one thing that remains constant is your 990WBOB PawSox Weekly Updates. The boys of McCoy have returned home from their road trip to kick an 8-game home stand that includes playing over the Easter holiday weekend. So grab a drink, get some snacks, pop a squat on your chair, and enjoy the ride.
Where They Stand
Since the last PawSox Weekly Update, the team was able to leapfrog over the Rochester Red Wings to claim second place in the International League North Division with a 9-7 (.563) record. The PawSox currently trail the 8-5 Buffalo Bison (.615) by 0.5 games. Not to mention that the team is on a 2-game losing streak going into the weekend.
Just the Stats Jack
Because of a recent call-up move, there are some new faces on the leader board for PawSox Batters.
At the plate:
-3B Garin Cecchini leads the team in batting average (.380), hits (17), total bases (22), and is tied with 2B Justin Henry for team lead in stolen bases (1). Henry also leads the team in OPS (.825)
-OF Bryce Brentz also leads the team in RBIs (10), walks (9), and is tied with 1B/3B Brandon Snyder for team lead in home runs (2) and is also tied with C/1B Ryan Lavarnway for team lead in games played (15)
- Lavarnway also leads the team in at-bats (58)
-OF Alex Hassan leads the team in on-base percentage (.365) and runs scored (9)
-C Dan Butler leads the team in slugging percentage (.488)
On the mound:
- SP Allen Webster leads the team in starts (4), innings pitched (20.0), and walks given up (12)
- RP Rich Hill, Drake Britton, Alex Wilson, Tommy Layne, and Chris Resop lead all pitchers in game appearances with 6 apiece. Resop and Layne each lead the team in wins (2), Britton leads the team in saves (2), and Wilson leads team in ERA (0.00)
-RP Dalier Hinojosa leads the team in opponent’s batting average (.067)
- RP Wilfredo Jose Boscan leads the team in WHIP (0.00)
- SP Chris Hernandez leads the team in hits allowed (21), losses (2), and complete games (1)
-SP Anthony Ranuado leads the team in runs allowed (14) and earned runs (10)
Very quiet on the player movement front since last week. However this time around, the PawSox will receive their second Boston Red Sox player on an injury rehab assignment. Not too mention that one PawSox infielder got called up again for the second time this season. Care to guess who?
- Received RP Wilfredo Jose Boscan from Lowell (Short Season A)
- Placed RP Brayan Villareal on 7-day Disabled List
- Sent INF Brock Holt to Boston (MLB)
- Received OF Shane Victorino from Boston (MLB) on injury rehab assignment
Nope, unfortunately the following isn’t an all-expense trip to the warm weather of the Aloha State. Rather McCoy will yet again be graced with the presence of the Flyin’ Hawaiian, OF Shane Victorino. For the second year in a row, Victorino will be down in Pawtucket on another injury rehab assignment. Last year, Victorino was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury on May 24. He then made his PawSox debut a few weeks later on June 6 against the Charlotte Knights. In that game, he went 2-for-4 (.500) with 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, and 1 SB as the PawSox ended up losing 10-5. That game turned out to be Victorino’s only one at McCoy as he was then called up to Boston just a couple days later.
Now this time around, Victorino is again starting a rehab assignment in Pawtucket for another hamstring injury. More than likely his stay in Pawtucket will be a little bit longer this time around. There have been some reports have come out and said Victorino could be back in Boston no later than April 25 of next week. But for now, McCoy and the PawSox faithful welcome the Red Sox outfielder and wish him the best of luck through his rehab.
Hello My Friend We Meet Again
Last week the PawSox went on an 8-game road trip to northern New York to take on the Buffalo Bison and then the Rochester Red Wings. Now that they’re back in Rhode Island, the PawSox will have an 8-game stand against….the Buffalo Bison and the Rochester Red Wings. Going into Easter weekend, the Bison drew first blood in a 7-3 beat down this past Friday. The two teams then continue on with a double-header today with game one starting at 1:05 p.m. and then game two an hour after game one finishes up. After taking Easter Sunday off, the two will finish up the series on Monday 4/21. Then from 4/22-4/25 the PawSox will host the Rochester Red Wings for a 4-game series.
That’s it for your PawSox Weekly Update. Tune in next week for the next PawSox Weekly Update only on 990WBOB.com.
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