Pawtucket wins again, 9-0. Whoa, Thunder.
PawSox starter M. Bowden worked for 4 2/3 innings... two hits, two walks, and five Ks. Jackass Billy Traber got the last out in the fifth after Bowden split the scene with runners on first and second. Seems Jeff Bailey made an error at first. So much for his defense improving.
Traber went on to pitch the sixth inning (he walked Nick Evans, but that was it). Jose Vaquedano was great for the seventh and eighth... no hits or walks, two strikeouts!
Hunter Jones closed out the game, one two three, good night.
For Buffalo, Dillon Gee also worked 4 2/3 innings. He did not perform quite as well, though. Gee gave up three runs on six hits, one of them Bailey's home run. He walked a couple of guys and struck out six.
Remember lefty Jon Switzer? Switzer gave up five runs in his one inning. He left his heart in Pawtucket, it seems. Elmer Dessens and Carlos Muniz finished off the rest of the game.
Bailey and Paul McAnulty had 3 RBI apiece. Chip Ambres homered! Gil Velazquez went 3-5.
Brad Wilkerson struck out 3 times.
the problems persist and won't go away:
1. Bowden tossed 80 big pitches, 48 for strikes. He faced 19 batters: five struck out, five flew out, four grounded out. Two got hits and two walked. OKAY???!!
2. I'm happy to see Vaquedano come out strong, after being a 2008 top-stepper.
3. Rene Rivera and Cory Sullivan got the only two hits for Pawtucket. PAWTUCKET BULLPEN FIRE OIL!!!
Tomorrow: Kris Johnson's up against righty Nelson Figueroa! Good night!