After a tough series with Syracuse where they lost 3 out of 4 with the Mets, the Sox headed north to take on the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate in Buffalo, hoping to get back in the win column. The good news for the Sox was that the minor league's most exciting player, Valadimir Guerrero Jr., is out with an injury. Two other sons of Major League stars, Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio, were in the lineup, but went a combined 1-9 in last night's game.
PawSox starter, Ryan Weber gave up 2 runs in the second on a single by Gunnar Heidt, who later scored on a fielders choice. The Sox cut the lead in half in the next inning on a sacrifice fly by Rusney Castillio.The score would remain 2-1 until the 7th when the hot hitting Mike Miller (.462) smashed a single driving in two. Next inning the Worcesters knocked in a couple of insurance runs on a Josh Ockimey 2 run blast to right, making the score 5-2.The bullpen pitched 5 innings of scoreless baseball. Jenrry Mejia picked up a 2 inning save.
Michael Chavis was 0-3 with a walk. Sam Travis, who was sent down to Pawtucket over the weekend to make room for Steve Pearce on the big league roster was 0-2 with two walks. Travis Lakins, who many expect to see in Fenway at some point this season picked up the win. He pitched 2 innings out of the bullpen, giving up 1 hit while striking out 3 and walking 1. The Sox play 2 more in Buffalo before their home opener Thursday at McCoy. The Boston Red Sox announced this morning they reinstated Dustin Pedroia from the 10-Day injured list. To Make room for him on the 25-man roster they sent Tzu-Wei Lin back down to Pawtucket.
275 games until WooSox baseball.