If you are REALLY the type of person who sees the glass as half-full, you’ll be happy to know that the last time the PawSox were shutout in back-to-back games (April 31 and May 1), they promptly went on a 7-game winning streak.
Yea I know, it’s a stretch.
After scoring 9 runs on 20 hits on Monday at Columbus, the PawSox bats must have been sprayed with ball repellent.
Pawtucket hasn’t scored a run in 25 innings and has only managed 10 hits during that stretch. The PawSox struck out 16 times last night!
Help is on the way. Chris Carter is likely to be back in the starting lineup on Friday night after his cross-country adventure to Anaheim and back.
(That’s assuming he’s awake by game time).
And Pawtucket might not need more than a run or two to win the final game of this series with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound. He’s pitched 6.2 scoreless innings in his first two rehab starts for the PawSox.
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Thursday’s 8-0 loss to Toledo calls for a laugh. Remember this awesome photo of RJ from the blog a few days ago?
I finally realized who (or what) RJ looks like in that picture. It’s this 60-foot statue of Jesus located about half way between Dayton and Cincinnati in Monroe, OH.
That has to be the first time RJ has been compared to a religious figure.
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I hope you’ll tune in on Friday to hear if Daisuke is ready to return to Boston. The pre-game show begins at 6:45 on the PawSox radio network and PawSox.com.
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