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Daniel Bard Continues to Struggle in Triple-A Pawtucket Bullpen

Friday marks six weeks since Daniel Bard made his first appearance of the season for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Readers of this site were last updated on Bard’s performance after his July 5th meltdown in Rochester, during which he beaned two Red Wings and uncorked two wild pitches. His ERA stood at 8.78 after the […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 15: Spears, Sox Go Streaking

The Pawtucket Red Sox continued the journey back to the IL North penthouse this week, moving to within half a game of first place Lehigh Valley. Pawtucket hosted what will hopefully the last rehab stint of the season, as Carl Crawford batted 4-for-12 with a stolen base over three games. Boston called up reliever Junichi […]

Carl Crawford’s Return Inspires Little Confidence

As far as confidence-inspiring phrases go, there’s the opening riff to “Eye of the Tiger” and Gene Hackman in Hoosiers at the top of the list. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, there’s “I feel the pressure” and “whether I’m ready or not.” Those latter two are direct quotes from Carl Crawford regarding his […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 14: PawSox Head Into Break Hot

Unlike their brethren at Fenway, the Pawtucket Red Sox ended the unofficial first half of the season on a high note, sweeping Syracuse at McCoy to cut the IL North deficit in half. It was a pretty eventful week, with Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury making rehab appearances for Pawtucket. Mark Prior and Ronald Bermudez […]

Daniel Bard Hits Umpire as Wild Streak in Triple-A Pawtucket Continues

In his most recent appearance for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, former big league pitcher Daniel Bard experience another painful outing in relief. He faced four batters without recording a single out, hitting two batters with pitches, surrendering a two-run double and an RBI single to the Minnesota Twins Triple-A affiliate in Rochester. In the […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 13: Zach Stewart Debuts, Daniel Bard Improving?

The Pawtucket Red Sox continued to scuffle this past week, winning just three games while losing five. Two of the losses came in a double-header in Allentown. Mauro Gomez was called up to Boston late Tuesday afternoon. Andy LaRoche, released by Columbus on June 26, was signed to take Gomez’ roster spot. Mark Prior and […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 12: Not 7, Not 8, but 9 Straight Losses

The Pawtucket Red Sox have finally fallen back to Earth. After sweeping the Bisons in Buffalo, Pawtucket was swept in Syracuse, then returned home and was swept by Louisville and has lost the first game of a four-game series against Charlotte. The skid drops the Sox to second place in the IL North. On Sunday, […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 11: Just Like Patriots, Red Sox Sweep Buffalo

The Pawtucket Red Sox have enjoyed a great start to their second trip to upstate New York, taking all four games in Buffalo before dropping the first two games of a four-game set against the Chiefs. In Thursday’s voting update for the AAA All-Star Game, Pawtucket’s Ryan Lavarnway led at catcher and Pedro Ciriaco led […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 10: Buckner Still Losing Games for Sox

The Pawtucket Red Sox wrapped up an eight-game inter-division homestand this week, taking three out of four from Indianapolis and splitting a four game set against Gwinnett. In Friday’s voting update for the AAA All-Star Game, Pawtucket’s Ryan Lavarnway led at catcher and Pedro Ciriaco led at second base. You can vote for the AAA […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 9: Dice-K Headed to Boston

More good news from Rhode Island this week, as the Pawtucket Red Sox increased their IL North lead thanks to another 4-2 week. Pawtucket had a four-game trip to Lehigh Valley shortened on both ends when both Friday’s and Monday’s games were rained out. Daisuke Matsuzaka made what will likely end up being his final […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 8: Lars Anderson HR Smashes Scoreboard

The Pawtucket Red Sox returned home to McCoy Stadium this week after struggling on a Southern swing. This past week, the hitting surged while the pitching struggled, as the Sox scored over 6.5 runs per game, but gave up over 4.5 runs per game. Darnell McDonald began his rehab stint on Friday. Through three games, […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 6: Podsednik Makes Good First Impression

The Pawtucket Red Sox just keep on tearing through the International League. A 6-1 week against three different teams expanded the Sox’ lead in the IL North from one half to three games. Daisuke Matsuzaka made his second rehab start, but Boston manager Bobby Valentine was unimpressed and announced that Daisuke would be making two […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 5: Daisuke Dominant in Return

It was quite an exciting week for the Pawtucket Red Sox. After slipping just out of first place due to a 1-7 slide, the Sox roared back with four wins in four days in four different cities to reclaim the penthouse. McCoy Stadium hosted another rehab on Monday, with Daisuke Matsuzaka making his first start […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 4: Cook, Middlebrooks on Way to Boston

There were a few roster moves made this past week. On Friday, Boston and Pawtucket swapped relievers as Justin Thomas was sent south while Rich Hill completed his return from Tommy John surgery. Then, on Tuesday, Jose Iglesias got the call up to Boston, and Junichi Tazawa returned to Pawtucket, where he has nine strikeouts […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 3: Perfect Week Propels PawSox to Penthouse

It was seven days, seven wins this past week for the Pawtucket Red Sox. The perfect week was good enough to push the Sox past the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and into first place in the IL North. Pawtucket lost their starting first baseman this week, as Lars Anderson was called up to Boston when Jason […]