Red Sox defeat Red Wings in Pawtucket, 5-1. Steven Wright gets the win for the RI Sox.
Wright pitched 6 1/3 innings. The Red Wings got six hits off Wright, but could not translate them into runs. Wright walked four and struck out five.
Starting pitcher for Rochester was lefty Pat Dean. The PawSox assaulted Dean with eight hits, including a double and a two-run homer by designated hitter Mark Hamilton. Dean took the loss for the Red Wings, giving up four runs through five innings. Reliever Trevor May pitched the balance of the game and allowed the fifth run in the eighth inning when shortstop Heiker Meneses hit an RBI single.
Pedro Beato was responsible for the sole Rochester run. Lefty Ryan Rowland-Smith had yet another solid relief appearance, nailing the last five outs of the game without giving up a hit.
flim flam and judy:
1. In the post-season, Heiker Meneses has certainly been more productive than you would expect.
2. Bryce Brentz was the only home team player to go hitless.
3. "Pat Dean, 24, has been the pride of Naugatuck since he
graduated from Naugatuck High School in 2007 and went on to play for Div. 1
Boston College on a scholarship. The left-handed pitcher soared to success with
the B.C. Eagles and was drafted in the spring of 2010 into the Twins
organization in the third round. At the end of the 2011 season, he
was called up to double-A ball and pitched one game for the New Britain Rock
Cats in front of a large Naugatuck fan base." - Paul Singley
4. Steven Wright threw 117 pitches.
5. Listened to the end of the game on the radio and I was impressed by both teams' managers' commitment to winning, displayed by the moves made during key innings.
Tonight at McCoy Stadium the PawSox will once more face Rochester. Righty Matt Barnes will get the start v Red Wings lefty Scott Diamond. game starts at six and I will be there!
The Durham Bulls are finished already after having swept the Indianapolis Indians (PIT) and chilling down south, maybe hoping they get to play Rochester. Who knows, maybe the Red Wings will shock us all.
Superlative work, Bulls. Good luck to everybody.