Time for your Weekly PawSox Update
Ryan Fox (@Spider_Fox87)
Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another episode of the PawSox Weekly Update here on WBOB Sports. During this past week, we saw the April turn into May and the weather starting to warm up. So you can expect even more action happening as things will definitely heat up at McCoy.
Where They Stand
The PawSox finished their road trip against the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in Pennsylvania, going 3-1 to finish the month of April with a 16-11 record. This was the fourth year in a row where the PawSox finished above .500 (15-11 in 2013, 16-9 in 2012, and 13-10 in 2011). Currently they are sporting a 17-12 record, putting them in a ‘tie’ for first with the 15-10 Buffalo Bison in the IL North Division. However the Bison have a better winning percentage than the PawSox (.600 to .586), thus making them the true division leaders.
Just the Stats Jack
At the plate:
-INF Brock Holt leads the team in batting average (.342)*, OBP (.415)*, slugging percentage (.493)*, and OPS (.908)*, runs scored (17), and stolen bases (5). He’s tied for the lead in team hits (25) with C/1B Ryan Lavarnway and 3B Garin Cecchini
-OF Bryce Brentz leads the team in games played (28), total bases (43), and RBIs (22). He’s also tied with 1B/3B Brandon Snyder for leads the team in home runs (4). Brentz is tied with Lavarnway for most at-bats (97). Brentz is also tied with OF Alex Hassan for most walks (13)
(*=Must have minimum 50 at bats to qualify)
On the mound:
- SP Allen Webster leads the team in innings pitched (32.1), and is tied with SP Anthony Ranuado for games started (6).
- Ranuado leads the team in hits allowed (29), walks (16), and strikeouts (32), and is tied with RP Jeremy Kerht for runs allowed.
-Both Ranuado and Kerht are tied with SP/RP Chris Hernandez and RP Dalier Hinojosa for team lead in losses (2)
- RP Alex Wilson leads all pitchers in game appearances (9) and ERA (0.82). He is also tied with LHP Drake Britton for team lead in saves (2)
- RP Tommy Layne leads the team in wins (4).
- SP Rubby De La Rosa leads the team in WHIP (0.80) opponent batting average (.163)
It seemed like time froze when it came to player transaction with the PawSox. The only one who was moved anywhere off the roster was RP Drake Britton. He was actually called up this past Thursday evening into Boston during their double-header match up with the Tampa Bay Rays. Although the MLB roster limit is 25, the exception to the rule is if two teams are playing a double-header then they can call up one extra player from their minor roster. So Britton got the call up just for that day before getting sent down the next day.
- Sent RHP Drake Britton to Boston (MLB)
- Received RHP Drake Britton from Boston (MLB)
While we head into the second month of the season, here are some numbers to crunch on for your amusement:
29 – Number of different lineups that PawSox Skipper Kevin Boles has had since the start of the 2014 season.
3.34 – The ERA of the entire PawSox pitching staff in the month of April
7 – Number of games played by OF Daniel Nava since coming to Pawtucket back on April 25. It’s also the same amount of RBIs he’s recorded as well.
.242 – Team batting average
3 – Number of call-ups for PawSox players to play in Boston so far this season (INF Brock Holt twice on April 6th and April 18th; RHP Alex Wilson on April 23rd; LHP Drake Britton on May 1st)
932 – Number of at-bats for PawSox batters, placing them 3rd right now in the International League
A Western Showdown
For the next few games, the PawSox will be hosting two IL West teams back-to-back. First, the PawSox will be finishing up their four game series with the Indianapolis Indians (the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates) with a 6:05 p.m. game on Saturday and then a 1:05 p.m. start on Sunday. Then from May 5 to May 8, they will host the Toledo Mud Hens (the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers). Last year, the PawSox went 23-9 against IL West teams, including 4-4 against the Indians and 6-2 versus the Mud Hens.
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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