Archive - Aug 16, 2012
PAWTUCKET â€“ At this point, you have to feel for Daniel Bard.
The Red Sox can point to the fact that Bard was not touched for an earned run in his inning of work Thursday night, but make no mistake: it was another tough night at the office for the struggling reliever. In case youâ€™re just joining us, Bardâ€™s latest attempt to get back on track provided a nice, tucked-in capsule of what has plagued the reliever during his two-plus month stint with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
PAWTUCKET â€” If Daisuke Matsuzaka made what he dubbed a â€śsmall mechanical adjustmentâ€ť prior to taking the mound for the fifth inning Wednesday night, itâ€™s news to both PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur and catcher Dan Butler.
â€śWhatever tweak he made, he made on his own,â€ť stated Sauveur on Thursday, one day after Matsuzaka delivered what could be coined a mixed bag of an outing.
There was good Matsuzaka â€“ four scoreless innings in which he retired 12 of 13 Scranton batters â€“ following by bad Matsuzaka, the damage pertaining to the five runs (four earned) he yielded in the fifth.
WOONSOCKET â€” Barbara Dixon will never forget the first-ever Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge, held in late September of 2001.
In fact, she and other organizers questioned whether they'd be able to take care of the logistics in time.
â€śThis is how bizarre it was that first year,â€ť noted Dixon, who works closely with the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, located at the old train station near Main Street.
PAWTUCKET â€” Pawtucket Police are investigating a report of a violent home invasion and robbery that occurred in an apartment on Ivy Street early Thursday morning.
PAWTUCKET â€” Just as unpopular vegetables can be disguised as tasty treats to make kids want to eat them, so, too, can â€śsummer schoolâ€ť be made to look enjoyable. The Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket has managed to do just that with its Food FUNdamentals program.
PAWTUCKET - Priscilla "Pat" Sylvestre, 91 of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Leo G. Sylvestre.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Gabriela (Andre) Gomes. Priscilla was a life-long member of Saint Leo's where she was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Spirited Seniors. She loved gardening and she was always with her Yorkie companions, Oliver and Charlie.
SEEKONK - Stanley J. Polonczak, Jr., 67, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Eileen H. (Ellsworth) Polonczak for forty-three years.
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) â€” Interstate 95 has been reopened in North Attleboro after a truck crash brought down power lines on the roadway, closing it for more than two hours and backing up traffic for miles.
Massachusetts State Police said the Thursday afternoon crash happened between Exits 4 and 5 near the Interstate 295 interchange and both northbound and southbound sides of the road were closed to traffic until the power lines could be removed.