Archive - May 5, 2013 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â€“ Rubby De La Rosa has turned the corner with his pitching lately. As a result, the teamâ€™s harness on the young prospect is getting loosened.
After being subjected to a stringent pitch count during the first month of the season, the hard-throwing phenom is expected to throw in the neighborhood of 70-75 when he takes the mound for Pawtucket Monday night in Gwinnett. De La Rosa has been limited to around 50 pitches in his previous five starts, none of which have seen him toss more than three innings.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Leave it to a Rhode Island native to earn a slice of immortality at McCoy Stadium.
By zipping a 92 miles-per-hour fastball that produced a swing-and-miss by Pawtucket outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker, Durham reliever and Johnston native Jeff Beliveau etched his name into the teamâ€™s annals. Brought on to nail down the final out, Beliveau preserved the Bullsâ€™ combined no-hitter and secure a 2-1 victory over the PawSox on Sunday.