PawSox Open The Season With Thrilling Extra Innings Win Over Mets, Monster Day For Red Sox Prospect Michael Chavis
On Opening Day in Syracuse the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Mets in 10 innings 6-3.
Third basemen Tony Renda with the bases loaded with one out in the top of the 10th inning hit a bases clearing double to help lift the PawSox to their first victory of 2019.
New Manager Billy McMillon sent Red Sox pitching prospect Mike Shawaryn to the mound as his Opening Day starter. Shawaryn, 24-years-old, went 5.1 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 4 base hits while striking out 7 batters and only allowing 1 walk.
After Shawaryn, Marcus Walden came in for relief with a 1.2 inning performance allowing only 1 base hit while striking out 2 batters.
The pitcher of record is Josh Taylor who pitched 2 scoreless innings and picking up the win and it was Jenry Mejia in the bottom of the 10th picking up his first save on the season.
PawSox pitchers obliterated Mets left fielder Tim Tebow striking out the former Patriots QB twice and forcing him to go 0-for-4.
Red Sox Prospect Michael Chavis With Monster Opening Day
On the offensive side of things the first hit of the PawSox season came off the bat of Sandy Leon who ended up going 2 for 5 and struck out twice.
It was a stalemate heading into the top of the 5th until Mike Miller hit a two-run shot to make it 2-0. In the top of the 8th trailing by one run it was Michael Chavis who came through to tie the game with a fly ball home run to left field.
Chavis, 23-years-old, hit 9 home runs in 2018 after serving a 50-game suspension for violating the leagues drug policy. Chavis had a massive first game of the year going 3 for 4 with a walk.
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The PawSox will be back in action in Syracuse at 1:05 pm on Friday April 5th with Chandler Shepherd on the hill.
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Mejia had rewarded McMillon in the season opener on Thursday with a save but this time around it was a different story.
Mejia quickly loaded the bases setting up a David Thompson sacrifice fly to tie the game at 4-4 and force the second extra inning game in three days.
In the 8th inning it was Providence, RI native Trevor Kelley who came in to replace the former banned for life pitcher in Mejia. Kelley didn’t fare much better however as he also allowed the bases to be loaded.
For a brief moment it was set up to be another Tim Tebow miracle for the Mets but the former Patriots QB grounded into a force out. Following Tebow was the true hero for Syracuse in Adeiny Herchavarria who singled in the run to walk-off in the bottom of the 8th inning.
On the offensive side of things there wasn’t much going for Pawtucket.
Overall it was the Gorkys Hernandez show as he went 1-3 at the plate but drove in all three runs for the Pawox who only managed 4 base hits and 2 walks in 8 innings.
Hernandez also impressed in the field getting Mejia out of a jam in the 7th inning and forcing extras by recording a double play in center field throwing out a dashing Dillion Herrera who was thrown out by Hernandez trying to take home plate.
The 31-year-old Hernandez showing signs of life shouldn’t come as a shock tho anyone as he has been an everyday player for the San Francisco Giants for the past two seasons.
McMillon’s clubs offense performance on Saturday leaves a lot to be desired with his lineups only collecting 8 base hits over the span of 15 innings of baseball platting 6 runs. Conversion rate of hits to runs is impressive, but just not enough production and an overall failure to string together base hits.
Pawtucket will be back on action in Syracuse on Sunday with Josh A. Smith on the mound to close out the first series of the year before heading over to Buffalo.
Red Sox Call-up Lin And Walden With IL Stint For Holt And Johnson
Boston Red Sox Call-up Tzu-Wei Lin And Marcus Walden From Pawtucket With IL Stint For Holt And Johnson
On Saturday the Pawtucket Red Sox announced that both infielder Tzu-Wei Lin and pitcher Marcus Walden were called up to the Boston Red Sox.
Walden for the PawSox pitched in their season opener on Thursday going 1.2 innings allowing 1 base hit while striking out 2 batters. As for Lin, the hyper utility player went 1-4 with a walk and a strikeout.
Pawtucket as of post is sitting at 24 players on their roster short a pitcher. Likely a correspoinding move coming ahead of their series finale at Syracuse on Sunday.
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