Archive - Sep 14, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ Not very long ago, before the Boston Red Sox bullpen became seemingly overrun with young, hard-throwing arms, there was Alex Wilson.
Wilsonâ€™s current status is Triple-A reliever, while former PawSox like Brandon Workman, Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa are getting the call late in games for Boston. But back in July, it was Wilson who held down a major-league spot. What ensued was a thumb injury for Wilson that temporarily pushed the 26-year-old to the back burner and presented a chance for others to come forward.
PAWTUCKET â€“ After suffering a disgruntling 2-0, 14-inning loss to Durham in Game No. 3 of this Governorsâ€™ Cup best-of-five championship final â€“ the two runs both unearned due to a three-base error, throwing miscue and two grounders â€“ the Pawtucket Red Sox hoped to put the ugly, immediate past behind them and look ahead.
They wanted desperately to post a Game 4 win on Saturday night and force a deciding contest today, the lone desire the chance to claim the franchiseâ€™s second straight Cup title and fourth in club history.