PawSox Win Streak Comes to an End at Scranton-Wilkes Barre

PawSox news release…

– Pawtucket saw their five-game winning streak come to an end in a 4-1 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday night.


PawSox sent knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, winner of the International
League Pitcher of the Week award last week, to the hill against
in search of Pawtucket's 6th straight victory. After a scoreless 1st frame, the RailRiders scored a pair of runs in the 2nd. A single and a double put runners at second and third before JR Murphy singled to left to plate both
runners and take a 2-0 lead.


Pawtucket had their first scoring chance in the 4th as Mark Hamilton doubled with one out, but the PawSox could not come up with a clutch
hit. In the 6th, Jonathan Diaz and Brock Holt singled to
start the frame, but Ryan Lavarnway bounced into a double play. After a
walk put runners on the corners, Tony Thomas stuck out to end the


The RailRiders would come back in the bottom of the 6th with a one out double by Adonis Garcia to start a rally. A pop up and a passed ball
later, Corey Patterson singled to right to plate Garcia and give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 3-0 advantage.


Haeger would depart after six innings allowing three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five.


In the 7th,
‘Riders starter Caleb Cotham allowed a one out double to Jeremy
Hazelbaker before being removed in favor of reliever Dellin Betances.
The tall righty struck out two and walked one to get of the inning
stranding a pair. Cotham went 6.1 innings allowing no runs on seven hits
with four strikeouts.


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre added another run in the 7th
against reliever Brock Huntzinger. An errant throw on a potential
double play allowed Derek
Jeter to get to second base. A ground out moved him to third before
Huntzinger's wild pitch allowed him score to make the score 4-0.


Major league rehabber Derek Jeter played seven innings going 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.


Pawtucket would not be shutout Friday night as Justin Henry singled home a run with two outs in the 9th,
but closer Jim Miller retired Jonathan
Diaz to end the game snapping the PawSox five-game winning streak. It
was the first loss for Pawtucket this season at PNC Field.


PawSox will conclude their four-game set at PNC Field with the
RailRiders Saturday night at 7:05pm. Pawtucket will send Clayton
Mortensen (3-0, 2.95)
to the hill against Chris Bootcheck (9-7, 3.84) of


will return home to McCoy Stadium for the final homestand of the
regular season Sunday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Syracuse.