Ryan L. Fox
Hello to all PawSox fans. Welcome to another episode of the PawSox Weekly Update here on WBOB Sports. During this past week, the weather went from freezing to a furnace. That means one thing and one thing only: summer is just around the corner for the boys of McCoy. Now as we go from spring into summer, the PawSox will be starting their summer battle to get into the Governors' Cup playoffs in September.
A Week in Review
Things this week didn’t start off on the right foot as the PawSox finished up a road trip series with the Buffalo Bison in Buffalo, NY. They lost their final game of the series 2-1 and ended up losing the series as well (1-3). They took Monday off before returning to Pawtucket for a 6-game stand. The PawSox first hosted the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (5/24-5/26) as they won the series 2-1 but were outscored (14 runs to 12 runs). They then hosted the Indianapolis Indians for the first meeting of the series between the two teams (5/27-5/29). The Indians took the first game of the series on Friday, winning 4-2.
Where They Stand
As the month of May comes to a close, the PawSox are currently hovering around the .500 mark in the North Division of the International League at 23-25 (.479). This include an 11-14 record at home and a 12-11 record on the road. They are also currently 4.5 game behind divisional leaders Scranton/Wilks Barre Railriders (27-21 (.563)).
Just the Stats Jack
The following statistics are from players currently playing on the PawSox Triple-A squad. This excludes former players on the team who were called up, traded, or on the disabled list.
*At the Plate:
(*=min. 65 at-bats)
- CF Ryan LaMarre leads the team in batting average (.314)*, on-base percentage (.364)*, He is also tied with SS Mike Miller for team lead in steals (5)
-1B Sam Travis leads the team in games played (45), runs scored (26), hits (47), and RBIs (29)
-OF Chris Marrero leads the team in total bases (82) home runs (9), slugging percentage (.526)*, and OPS (.865)*
-SS Deven Marrero leads the team in at-bats (170)
-OF Justin Maxwell leads the team in walks drawn (19)
Start You Pitchers:
(*= min. 25 IP)
- SP William Cuevas leads the team in innings pitched (48.2), wins (4), games pitched (8), ERA (3.14)*, and games started (8). He also is tied with teammate SP Henry Owens for team lead in opposing batting average (.219)*
- SP Roenis Elias leads the team in strikeouts (41)
- SP Sean O’Sullivan leads the team in WHIP (1.00)*
Outta Da Pen:
(*= min. 7 appearances)
- RHP Kyle Martin leads the team in game appearances (14), strikeouts (30), and games finished (11)
-LHP Robby Scott leads the team in wins bullpen wins (3) and innings pitched (28.0)
- RHP Anthony Vavaro leads the team in saves (3), holds (4), and WHIP (1.12)*
- RHP Pat Light leads the team in saves (3) and opposing batting average (.164)*
-LHP Wesley Wright leads the team in ERA (2.40)*
The following team transaction began from May 20 all the way to May 28.
- Added C Dan Butler to roster from Lowell (Short-A)
-Sent RHP Mitch Atkins to Portland (AA)
-Sent RHP Noe Ramirez & C/LF Blake Swihart to Boston (MLB)
-Activated SP Sean O’Sullivan from Boston (MLB) retro to May 16
-Placed SP Brian Johnson on Temporary Inactive List (anxiety)
-SP Joe Kelly finished his rehab assignment and was sent back to Boston (MLB)
-Received RHP Noe Ramirez from Boston (MLB)
-Placed OF Allen Craig on 7-day Disabled List (retro to May 20)
-Received INF Jose Vinicio from Portland (AA)
-Received SP Eduardo Rodriguez from Boston (MLB) to begin 30-day Injury Rehab Assignment
Currently, the PawSox are in the middle of a weekend home series with the Indianapolis Indians at McCoy Stadium. They’ll finish up that series on May 29 for heading onto the road for a 7-game road series on May 30 to play the Gwinnett Braves (5/30-6/1) in Lawrenceville, GA, before finishing the road trip with a weekend series against the Norfolk Tides in Norfolk, Virginia (6/2-6/4).
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