JUNE 22nd ROCHESTER (35-33) at PAWTUCKET (34-36) 7:05 pm
Rochester Red Wings RHP Tyler Duffey (1-4, 4.15) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox RHP Zeke Spruill (4-2, 4.33)
Another 7-Day Work Week – The Pawtucket Red Sox return to McCoy Stadium tonight for yet another 7-game homestand which is their second straight in June and the 5th time in 6 tries this year that they will play a 7-game homestand (the other was a 6-gamer at the end of May). This homestand will feature a 4-game series vs. the Rochester Red Wings beginning tonight through Thursday evening (all games at 7:05 pm) followed by a 3-game weekend set vs. the Gwinnett Braves on Friday at 7:05 pm, Saturday at 6:05 pm, and Sunday at 1:05 pm. After this 7-gamer the Sox will have a 2-game homestand, a 3-game homestand, and a 6-game homestand (all in July) and then a 4-gamer and a season-high 9-game homestand (both in August) before finishing the season with a 7-game homestand from September 1-7.
Southern (Dis)Comfort – The PawSox are coming off a 2-4 southern roadtrip that began last Tuesday – Thursday with a 3-game sweep at the hands of the Charlotte Knights in uptown Charlotte. The Sox then moved further south to Georgia where they took 2 of 3 from the Gwinnett Braves over the weekend (although they did lose the finale yesterday, 6-5).
This Season vs. Rochester – Pawtucket is 4-1 vs. Rochester this season (4-0 here at McCoy and 0-1 in Rochester with a suspended game still pending). The clubs most recently met at Frontier Field in Rochester on June 4th with the Red Wings winning 4-1 to snap a 4-game losing streak vs. Pawtucket. The next night Rochester led, 1-0 after 2-innings before the game was suspended due to rain. It will be resumed one week from tonight (next Monday) when the teams return to Rochester for the start of what will now be a 4-game set in 3-days. The PawSox swept a 4-game series from the Red Wings to open their home schedule at McCoy Stadium back from April 16-19. The PawSox won the first two games in come-from-behind fashion. On April 16 in their home-opener, the Sox rallied from a 4-2, 6th-inning deficit to eventually tie the game in the 7th and then won it in dramatic fashion on a walk-off solo HR by Bryce Brentz in the 9th for an 8-7 victory. The next night the Sox again trailed 4-2 in the 6th but eventually got a go-ahead 2-run HR from Brentz to send them on their way to a 6-4 win. Pawtucket left no doubt about the outcome of the April 18 game as they scored early and often en route to a 13-3 rout of the Red Wings. The 13-3 win is easily their largest margin of victory thus far in 2015 as the Sox put up season-highs in runs (13), hits (17), and homers (4). The PawSox completed the sweep with a 4-3 victory in the finale on April 19 as they scored twice in the bottom of the 8th-inning to improve to 4-0 at home.