PawSox Limited to Two Hits in Loss At Indianapolis

PawSox news release…

Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis hurlers Casey Sadler and Jake Brigham combined on a two-hitter and did not allow an earned run on the afternoon as the Indians defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 3-1, Wednesday in a game delayed by rain for 37 minutes at the outset at Victory Field. 

Sadler (4-1) allowed only an infield single to Garin Cecchini and three walks in six dominating innings.  Brigham, making his first relief appearance of the season, tossed the final three innings and allowed one hit and a pair of walks to record his first save.

Indianapolis struck for a pair of runs in the first against PawSox starter Allen Webster (2-2), then Webster settled down and retired 14 consecutive batters between the first and sixth.  The right-hander struck out nine in 5.2 innings pitched, the most for any Pawtucket hurler in an outing this season, yet still earned a hard-luck loss.

Chris Dickerson led off the first with a double against Webster and was driven home three batters later when Brent Morel singled to right.  Matt Hague followed with an RBI double to deep center that plated Morel from first base to make the score 2-0.

Sadler allowed his only run in the fourth on a two-out, bases-loaded walk to Alex Hassan.  The run was set up by right fielder Gregory Polanco’s two-base fielding error, on which Polanco dropped a line drive hit by Daniel Nava.  Sadler struck out seven and threw 96 pitches in his six innings of work.

Dickerson’s RBI single against reliever Dalier Hinojosa in the seventh provided the Indians with an insurance run.  He and Hague each collected two of Indianapolis’ six hits.  Nava collected the second hit for Pawtucket in the eighth inning.

Game three of the series is slated for an 11:05 am first pitch on Thursday morning with Pawtucket trying to avoid its first three-game skid and first series loss of the season.  Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo (3-2, 4.08) is slated to start for the PawSox, while Indianapolis counters with lefty Adam Wilk (3-2, 4.54).  Radio coverage on 920 AM (WHJJ) and also streaming online begins at 10:50 am.

Following the road trip the PawSox return to McCoy Stadium for a four-game series against Scranton from Saturday May 17th through Tuesday May 20th.