Pawtucket loses again, 4-1. Red Sox starter Matt Fox takes the loss, despite only pitching two innings. Syracuse lefty Ross Detwiler pitched six one-run innings and got to bring home the W.
Syracuse scored first in inning number one because center fielder Roger Bernadina WANTED THIS GAME. Bernadina led off with a single and stole second, advanced on a wild pitch, then ran home in the middle of a groundout. 1-0.
Matt Fox did appear in the third and faced a few batters, but couldn't get an out. Shortstop Chris McConnell led the inning off with a single, then Bernadina hit a home run to right. Brian Bixler and Jeff Frazier then hit back-to-back singles. How cute for Jeff Frazier. How long have you been in the IL, again?
When Fox walked Chris Marrero to load the bases, Arnie came out and gave him the hook. Clevelan Santeliz took over and got Michael Aubrey to ground out, which scored Bixler from third. 4-0.
Nate Spears hit an RBI double at the top of the fourth to score Pawtucket's only run. Chiefs reliever Josh Wilkie pitched the seventh inning and put a couple of runners on with no outs, but he struck out Thomas and Kalish and got Navarro to fly out. So that was good for Syracuse on their special opening day.
1. Hideki Okajima also pitched and has still not allowed a run. Wouldn't it be nice to keep him in Pawtucket? For me?
2. Roger "The Shark" Bernadina has some fans...
3. Catcher Luis Exposito was ejected from this game in the fifth inning. Please tell me why.
Okay, that's really it. Getting up really early to do this sucks so much. I need to start going to bed early... Perhaps Drew Sutton can sing a lullaby.