PawSox End Road Trip with 8-Straight Losses

PawSox news release…

ALLENTOWN, PA
– The PawSox will be
eager to return home to McCoy Stadium tomorrow night as Pawtucket
dropped all eight games of their seven day road trip including the
finale against the IronPigs Wednesday night 9-4.

 

Pawtucket
sent knuckleballer Charlie Haeger to the mound, just up from Double-A
Portland, to face the sixth best prospect in the Phillies
system, righty Ethan Martin.

 

The contest was scoreless through the first two innings until Lehigh Valley plated three runs in the 3rd
inning. Tyson Gillies
led off the frame with a triple on an 0-2 pitch and scored on an RBI
double by Cesar Hernandez to give the ‘Pigs a 1-0 lead. After a fly out,
Cody Asche blasted a two-run home to grab a 3-0 advantage.

 

A walk started the bottom of the 4th
for Lehigh Valley followed by a pair of one out singles to load the
bases. The Sox got an
out at home on a ground out, but could not complete a double play to
get out of the inning. With the bases still loaded, Haeger walked Freddy
Galvis before allowing a two-run single to Cody Asche to swell the lead
to 6-0.

 

The PawSox finally got on the scoreboard in the
 5th inning as Justin Henry led off with a walk and Xander Bogaerts launched a two-run homer to left, his 6th, to get Pawtucket in striking distance, 6-2. 
They'd add another run in the 6th with two outs as
Mark Hamilton singled, JC Linares with hit by a pitch and Justin Henry
singled to center to plate Hamilton making the score 6-3.

 

Haeger went out for the 6th and promptly allowed a single and a two-run homer to Freddy Galvis making it an 8-3 game. A single
and a stolen base by Asche gave Cody Overbeck an RBI chance and he cashed in with a single to put Lehigh Valley ahead 9-3.

 

Pawtucket would get one more run across in the 8th on a solo homer by Mark Hamilton, his 8th, to bring the score to
the eventual final of 9-4.  

 

Pawtucket
will return to McCoy Stadium for a four game homestand prior to the
All-Star Break against Rochester beginning TOMORROW at 7:05pm
through Sunday July 14th