TOLEDO (26-30) at PAWTUCKET (29-28)
Above Water – For the first time in more than five weeks, the Pawtucket Red Sox come into play tonight above .500 (at 29-28) and, for the first time in seven weeks (since April 20), the PawSox come into action winners of three in a row. They will put both of those accomplishments on the line tonight when they play game 2 of their 4-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox edged the Mud Hens, 2-1 last night in the series-opener to win their third straight for the first time since their season-high 7-game winning streak from April 14-20 and move back over .500 for the first time since April 29 when they were 11-10.
This Series and Homestand – This 7-game homestand features these four games vs. the Mud Hens continuing tonight & tomorrow night at 7:05 pm and then Thursday at 11:05 am in the series finale. That will be followed by a 3-game weekend series vs. the Louisville Bats…Friday at 7:05 pm on Free Brady Friday, Saturday at 6:05 pm on Star Wars Night with post-game fireworks, and Sunday at 1:05 pm with a post-game pre-Father’s Day catch with Field of Dreams star Dwier Brown.
Heading in the Right Direction – Pawtucket – winners of 3 straight and 5 of their last 6 games – look to go 2-games above .500 tonight for the first time since April 28 when they were 11-9. The PawSox reached a season-high 4-games above .500 on April 22 (at 10-6) and have dropped to a season-low 3-games under .500 on three different occasions…April 13 (2-5), May 9 (14-17), and May 30 (24-27).