Archive - May 13, 2012
PAWTUCKET -- Alex Hassan opened the season a dismal 0-for-17 at the plate before he broke out of the slump with a 3-for-4 outing at Rochester on April 13.
Slow but sure, his confidence increased, and that was more than obvious on Sunday afternoon.
Hassan finished 3-for-3 with a double, homer, sacrifice fly, two RBI and three runs scored to pace the Pawtucket Red Soxâ€™ 5-4 come-from-behind triumph over the Clippers before 5,516 fans at McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET -- The way Lars Anderson figures it, versatility is the key to getting back to the Boston Red Sox.
Thatâ€™s why the Pawtucket Red Sox first baseman called Mike Hazen, now Bostonâ€™s Vice President and Assistant General Manager, last November and asked that he be considered for an outfield position.
Given Adrian Gonzalezâ€™ contract with Boston, he figured, â€śWhy not?
â€śHe told me he thought it was a good idea, and that he would talk to the powers-that-be,â€ť Anderson, 24, said in the clubhouse prior to Pawtucketâ€™s tilt against the Columbus Clippers on Sunday morning.
PAWTUCKET â€” A red-tailed hawk that appeared to be sick or injured took up a lengthy perch on a shrub outside the Klibanoff Eye Associates office on Exchange Street on Monday. A passerby and a staffer at The Times called the Pawtucket Animal Control Department out of concern for the bird, and Animal Control, in turn, notified the state Department of Environmental Management. Animal Control Director John Holmes said that DEM workers captured the bird and examined it.
PAWTUCKET â€” When tossing around names of cities that are home to well-known breweries, Pawtucket, Rhode Island hardly springs to mind. Yet, a 29-year-old entrepreneur and craft beer enthusiast is embarking on a plan to change that with his High Jinx Brewing Company.