Ryan L. Fox
What a better way to spend Father’s day than at the ol’ ballpark. The McCoy faithful were treated to a midday matinee doubleheader between the hometown Pawtucket Red Sox and the visiting Rochester Red Wings.
In Game 1, the McCoy faithful saw LHP Henry Owens (4-4, 3.72) take the mound for the squad against RHP Red Wings Chris Heston (0-1, 15.43). The Red Wings got on the board with a run in each of the first two innings off of Owens. However the 2nd inning, Owens settled in and retired 15 of the 16 Red Wings batters he faced. At the plate, C Blake Swihart was able to tie things up in the bottom of the 4th with a 2-run shot to left center.
But as soon as Owens was replaced by RHP Kyle Martin, the Red Wings were able to take advantage of the pitching change. A solo shot to left-center by DH Matt Hague put his team up 3-2. The PawSox were able to get the first two batters at the corners in the bottom of the 8th but ended up stranding them there. Red Wings RHP Michael Tonkin got the next 3 PawSox batters to go down via strikeouts, thus giving his team the 3-2 victory in Game 1.
In Game 2, PawSox reliever LHP Edgar Olmos got the start out of the bullpen for his second start of the season (last one was back on June 13 against the Syracuse Chiefs). However in an uncharacteristic display, the PawSox committed 3 errors during the game, which lead to 2 Red Wings runs and ultimately the final score of 2-1.
After the game, PawSox manager Kevin Boles spoke with the media about the two games, the performance of both Owens and Olmos, and much more.
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