Ryan L. Fox
On a quiet Tuesday summer evening, baseball was played over at McCoy Stadium. Coming off a much needed day of rest after a 12-inning marathon the day before, the PawSox opened up a quick 3-game home series against the visiting Syracuse Chiefs. Already this season, the PawSox have dominated the season series against the Chiefs with a 15-2 record. This also includes a 6-1 record at home where the PawSox outscored the Chiefs 38-19.
Taking the mound for the PawSox was LHP Roenis Elias making his second rehab start, his first at McCoy this season. He faced off against Chiefs SP Esmil Rogers, who was signed earlier in the day by the Washington Nationals and making his debut with the Chiefs.
However instead of the PawSox dominating, it was the other way around.
The Chiefs ended up pounding the PawSox in dominating fashion by the finale score of 10-2. Leading the way was Chiefs 1B Neftali Soto, who collect 3 home runs and 7 RBIs for the game. PawSox scored on two solo home runs, one by 1B Ryan Court in the bottom of the 6th and one by LF Bryce Brentz in the bottom of the 7th.
Elias was tagged for the loss, going 5 innings while giving up 8 hits, 7 runs (all earned), 2 walks, striking out 3 batters, giving up 3 home runs on 80 pitches (51 for strikes).
After the game PawSox skipper Kevin Boles spoke briefly with the media, keeping it short and to the point.
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