Archive - Apr 10, 2012 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â Tuesday morning saw a small group of PawSox players huddle around the clubhouse television as a contrite Ozzie Guillen attempted to move past the uproar he caused over supportive remarks the Miami Marlins manager made in reference to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Among those who sat and watched Guillen with great interest were Jose Iglesias and Luis Exposito. In fact, the pair stood side-by-side for roughly 10 minutes before Iglesias plopped himself down into a leather chair, his eyes clearly fixated on what Guillen was saying.
PAWTUCKET â Thanks to a pitching tip Ross Ohlendorf picked up from Josh Beckett, the Red Sox may very well have another starting option on their hands.
By his own estimation, Ohlendorf threw â10 or 12â cut fastballs over the course of the six shutout innings he tossed in Pawtucketâs 8-0 win against Lehigh Valley Tuesday afternoon.
CUMBERLAND â Itâs almost eerie how well Cumberland High struck the ball on Tuesday afternoon.
âWe hit it pretty well in our second game against Moses Brown, and in the Injury Fund (tilt) against Woonsocket, but Iâve never seen anything like this,â explained senior righty Justin Patrick after the Clippers clubbed 17 hits â including nine for extra bases â in a 14-0 thrashing of still-winless Smithfield High at Tucker Field.
PAWTUCKET â Finally, thereâs some good news concerning Andrew Miller.
Barring any setbacks, the hurler expects to take the next step in his rehab and join the Pawtucket Red Sox at some point on the teamâs upcoming nine-game road trip. Miller made his second of two appearances with Single-A Greenville Monday, seeking to build off of Saturdayâs one-inning stint that featured no runs on two hits. He did just that, retiring all three batters he faced on two groundball outs and one strikeout.
âI felt healthy and thatâs all I can ask for,â said Miller when reached Monday afternoon.