Lehigh Valley IronPigs RHP Severino Gonzalez (2-5, 4.46) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox RHP William Cuevas (1-2, 2.50)
Sunday Afternoon Swan Song – The Pawtucket Red Sox play the rubber game of their 3-game weekend series with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs today at 1:05 pm in the final Sunday afternoon game of the season at McCoy Stadium. The PawSox do have one other Sunday home game remaining but that will be a night game on Sunday, September 6th (Labor Day eve with fireworks to follow the game). Today also marks Pawtucket’s penultimate afternoon game of the season as their season finale on Labor Day, September 7th will also be a 1:05 pm affair.
This Homestand – Pawtucket’s current 9-game homestand is their longest of the year as they are playing a trio of 3-game series. They are 2-3 thus far after dropping 2 of 3 vs. Syracuse last week and splitting the first 2 this weekend vs. Lehigh Valley. The final 3-game set of the homestand will occur tomorrow (Monday) through Wednesday when the PawSox play 1st-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (all three games at 7:05 pm). Pawtucket has 16 games remaining in the season including today (11 of those at home and only 5 on the road – from August 27-31 in Buffalo and Rochester). Pawtucket’s final homestand is September 1-7 which concludes two weeks from tomorrow with a Labor Day game to put the final touches on the 2015 season.
A Winning Record vs. the IronPigs – The IronPigs are the only team from the IL North that the PawSox have a winning record against thus far in 2015. Pawtucket is 8-7 vs. the Pigs (2-3 here at McCoy and finishing 6-4 at Lehigh Valley). Including today these teams play three more times (today and also a 2-game set on September 1 & 2 back at McCoy). The PawSox posted winning records against Toledo (6-1), Indianapolis (4-2), and Gwinnett (4-2) this season but have losing records against every other club besides those three and Lehigh Valley.