6.20.12 Pawtucket Red Sox @ Syracuse Chiefs - Short Short
Chiefs win in eleven innings, 6-5, with reliever Hassan Pena picking it up for Syracuse.
Pawtucket starter continues to excel, going seven innings and giving up only one run on three hits. It was a solo home run by catcher Koyie Hill.
Starter for the Chiefs was Mitch Atkins. Atkins pitched six innings and Pawtucket scored four times off him, with their initial shots coming in the fourth inning when outfielder Josh Kroeger hit an RBI double followed by an RBI single by catcher Ryan Lavarnway. I suppose I should add that DH Jason Repko scored a run when Kroger batted him in, because Repko bunted his way on base. Jason Repko has had his guns blazing the past few days, going balls-out in the base running department. But does he get picked off or caught stealing? Yeah. God bless him.
Shortly after the Hill's home run, Pawtucket picked up another pair of runs. Lavarnway and first baseman Mauro Gomez hit back-to-back doubles. There's one. Che-Hsuan Lin hit an RBI single. There's two. 4-1 Pawtucket.
Pawtucket tacked on a fifth run by way of an RBI single by shortstop Jonathan Hee. Hee at short? Yes, Jose Iglesias is still mysteriously not back and Pedro Ciriaco either needed a night off for GP or is smarting from being hit by a throw to first as he was running.
And then Junichi Tazawa and Daniel Bard each coughed up two runs, allowing Syracuse to tie. Garrett Mock gave up three consecutive singles in the bottom of the eleventh, Chiefs win. Whatever, Mock's been decent thus far so I'm not going to say anything. I must find a way to somehow blame Bard.
our chief weapons are:
1. Second consecutive night that Lars Anderson is not in the lineup. I have a theory about this, because I'm not sure it's injury related. I will just say that a couple of days ago, Anderson struck out and then busted up a chifforobe in the Chiefs clubhouse. So maybe his outburst has something to do with it. Anderson's been getting all mad lately when he K's, and that frustration can boil over... Into MURDER.
2. Lavarnway went 4-4, and I'm sure he'd probably say it doesn't matter if the team didn't win, but secretly inside he's euphoric.
Tonight! Chiefs go for the sweep of Pawtucket, which would be nice for those little cellar dwellers. Billy Buckner will oppose John Lannan. OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHH.