7.8.12 Syracuse, right? They played Syracuse?

4-1 Pawtucket Red Sox with the win going to Brandon Duckworth.

Starting pitcher for Pawtucket was rehabbing dickface Clay Buchholz. But enough about that redneck asshole!

Yunesky Maya started for the Syracuse Chiefs. Hi, Yunesky. :) Maya pitched seven innings, throwing 118 pitches. That's a lot of pitches for triple-A. What is this, a Buffalo Bisons game? HA! Sorry, it's kind of an Inside-the-IL joke. You wouldn't understand.

Pawtucket put the first run on the board in the second inning. Maya hit Andy LaRoche with a pitch and then JC Linares hit a line drive triple to center! Excellent! 1-0.

An RBI single by catcher Ryan Lavarnway in the third inning brought the score up to 2-0. Linares then led the fourth inning off with a double. Maya got the next couple of players out, but Nate Spears came up very big with a home run. Refreshing! Nice to see Spears trying to dig himself out of the ditch he's been in. 4-0.

The Chiefs scored their sole run in the fifth inning, when DH Jarrett Hoffpauir hit a line drive single to center, scoring Seth Bynum, who has allegedly gotten a lot smaller since he stopped taking steroids. The run was charged to Brandon Duckworth, who pitched 4 2/3 innings after Rehab Boy. Daniel bard and Junichi Tazawa each pitched an inning of scoreless relief to keep the game in check, with the save credited to Tazawa. Nice work, Tazawa!

Wow. That was certainly a nice, easy game. Only 2.5 hours long!

the shortest president was james madison:
1. Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched the remainder of the game for the Chiefs.

2. Linares, Spears, and Iglesias each got two hits.

3. "Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t gallop out of McCoy Stadium on white horses. Still, it’s hard not to get all “wild, wild west,” sensing that the cavalry is heading toward Fenway Park – and not a moment too soon." - Oh, Brendan McGair. There's no way he wrote this without cracking himself up.

I guess that's all. Sundays are tough for game stories and so forth. Everyone takes the day off and it's all stories written by computers.

TONIGHT! NOTHING! It is the Triple-A All-Star Break! Catch up on your sleep, everyone.

I love you.

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