Ryan L. Fox
Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another episode of the PawSox Weekly Notebook here on the WBOB Sports. This week was a good week to be a PawSox. Since the last Weekly Notebook, the team has been on a tear with winning 5 out of their last 6 games. This also includes two 4-game series where they were the beneficiaries against the Norfolk Tides and the Toledo Mud Hens, taking each series 3-1. That being said, let’s take a look on how the team did and is doing so far during the season.
A Week in Review
It was a good week for the PawSox to say the least. Staring off with a 11-6 victory on Saturday over the Norfolk Tides down in Norfolk, Virginia, they followed it up with a 4-1 victory the following Sunday to take 3 out of 4 games from the Tides. The team then traveled up back to McCoy to host a 4-game midweek series with the Toledo Mud Hens. Again fortune smiled upon the PawSox as they again took 3 out of 4 games against the Mud Hens. However there was a scary moment on Tuesday, June 7, as pitcher Joe Kelly pulled up lame in the top of the fifth inning that game with what appeared to be a groin injury.
The PawSox then finished up the week hosting the Louisville Bats for the first meeting of the season between the two teams. The PawSox took the series opener 5-1 as SP Roenis Elias made a case for himself on why he should be the Boston Red Sox’ fifth starter, going 7 innings while giving up no runs and striking out 7 batters.
Where They Stand
With June just starting up, the PawSox are currently fourth in the North Division of the International League at 32-29 (.525). This include a 16-16 record at home and a 16-13 record on the road. However, the PawSox are currently 3.0 game behind the Rochester Red Wings (35-26 (.574)) for the divisional lead.
Just the Stats Jack
The following statistics are from players currently playing on the PawSox Triple-A squad. This excludes players who were called up, traded, currently on the disabled list, or currently on the temporary inactive list.
*At the Plate:
(*=min. 90 at-bats)
- CF Ryan LaMarre leads the team in batting average (.319)*, on-base percentage (.383*), stolen bases (9), and OPS (.854)*. He is also tied with OF Justin Maxwell for team lead in hit-by-pitches (3)
- Maxwell also leads the team in walks drawn (21)
- OF Chris Marrero leads the team in games played (56), at-bats (208), runs scored (26), hits (58), total bases (102) home runs (10), RBIs (29), and slugging percentage (.490)*
Start You Pitchers:
(*= min. 50 IP)
- SP William Cuevas leads the team in innings pitched (62.1), games pitched (10), ERA (2.74)*, and games started (10). He also is tied with teammate SP Henry Owens & SP Sean O’Sullivan for team lead in wins (4 wins each)
- Owens team lead in opposing batting average (.215)* and hit batters (6)
- O’Sullivan leads the team in WHIP (1.08)* and is tied with SP Roenis Elias for team lead in complete games (1 CG each)
- Elias leads the team in strikeouts (60) and strikeouts per 9 innings (8.9)
Outta Da Pen:
(*= min. 10 appearances)
- RHP Kyle Martin leads the team in game appearances (18), strikeouts (35), strikeouts per 9 innings (10.9), and games finished (13).
-LHP Robby Scott leads the team in in WHIP (0.96) and innings pitched (37.1). He is also tied with RHP Anthony Vavaro in team lead in bullpen wins (3 each) and team in holds (4 each)
- RHP Pat Light leads the team in saves (4 each) and opposing batting average (.187)*
-LHP Wesley Wright leads the team in ERA (2.12)*
The following team transaction are from June 4 all the way to June 11.
- Received SP Joe Kelly & OF Rusney Castillo from Boston (MLB)
- Sent C Danny Bethea to Salem (High-A)
- Sent RHP Heath Hembree, C Sandy Leon, & OF Rusney Castillo to Boston (High-A)
- Received C Ali Solis from Portland (AA)
- Received OF Henry Ramos from Portland (AA)
The PawSox will continue their weekend series against the Louisville Bats with Game 3 on Saturday (6/11) at 6:05 p.m. and Game 4 on Sunday (6/12) at 1:05 p.m., each game pending weather. There will be no game on Monday, giving the PawSox players a day off to rest.
After that, they hit the road to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Indianapolis Indians for their final meeting of the season (Indians took 2 out of 3 games at McCoy back on May 27-29) from June 14 to 16. Then they travel to Louisville, Kentucky where they will be reacquainted Bats for another weekend series on June 17 through June 19.
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