MAY 6th PAWTUCKET (16-10) at TOLEDO (10-14) 6:30 pm
Pawtucket Red Sox RHP Steven Wright (1-1, 4.00) vs. Toledo Mud Hens LHP Mike Belfiore (1-3, 5.24)
A Pattern Developing – The Pawtucket Red Sox – who have gone win, loss, win, loss, win, loss, win in their last week of action – hope to break that pattern and win two in a row tonight when they play the middle game of their 3-game series against tThe he Toledo Mud Hens this evening at Fifth Third Field in Toledo at 6:30 pm. The PawSox have not won or lost back-to-back games since they won two straight on April 27 & 28 (last Monday and Tuesday at home vs. Syracuse).
We’re Onto Ohio – The Pawtucket Red Sox are in the midst of their annual roadtrip to the State of Ohio to take on Toledo and Columbus this week, but this trip is a little shorter than normal. For the past many years, this trip to Ohio has been 8 games in length as the PawSox have played 4-game series in both Toledo and Columbus. However, in the newly formatted International League schedule for 2015, many series between non-divisional opponents have been reduced to 3-games. Such is the case this week as the PawSox continue their 3-game series in Toledo before heading to Columbus for another 3-game set over the weekend.
This Trip – The PawSox play the Mud Hens tonight at 6:30 pm and then have a morning affair tomorrow at 10:30 am to conclude the series. It is the first of two morning games the PawSox have on their schedule – the other coming on Wednesday, May 20 in Indianapolis at 11:05 am. This is Pawtucket’s third roadtrip of the season and it will continue with a 3-game weekend set in Columbus against the Clippers on Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:15 pm and the series and roadtrip finale on Sunday at 1:05 pm.
The Road Home – Pawtucket will return to McCoy Stadium for another 7-game homestand that will again (for the second of five times in a row) begin on a Monday night and end on a Sunday afternoon. The upcoming homestand will begin on Monday vs. Indianapolis at 7:05 pm as the Sox host the Indians for 3-games and then Columbus for a 4-game series from May 14-17.