PawSox Rally Again to take a Commanding 2-0 Lead in Best of 5

Ken Bell

PawSox Take a Commanding 2-0 Lead


For the second straight night, the
PawSox came from behind and for the second straight night, the PawSox defeated
Scranton Wilkes Barre.  On Thursday night, Pawtucket edged the Yankees 3-2. Down 2-0
after an inning and a half, the PawSox scored a run in the fifth and two more
in the seventh to ice the game.  Right fielder Bryce Brentz had the two
Pawtucket RBI.  Brentz and J.C. Linares had 2 hits each.


Chris Hernandez worked 6 solid
innings, but wasn't involved in the decision.  Scott Atchison, on an ML
rehab (forearm) picked up the win with an inning and a third of relief. 
Jose De La Torre earned his second save in as many nights.  Will Inman,
just off the disabled list, was credited with the hold.


The series shifts to Rochester
for game three, and four and five if necessary.  If Pawtucket
manages a win on Friday in Rochester,
New York, it would be the first
playoff series sweep for the PawSox in franchise history.  Billy Buckner
faces Mike O'Connor.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.