Archive - May 26, 2014 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â€“ The PawSox offense is abysmal this season, ranking as one of the most futile in the International League.
That is not exactly â€śstop the presses materialâ€ť to anyone who has watched this team up close. Theyâ€™ve seen plenty of 3-2 victories and 4-1 defeats. The PawSox bused back to Rhode Island in the wee hours Monday morning possessors of a seven-game losing streak, a dubious mark that has seen them bat .212 over that span. The weekend in Syracuse saw the locals go 23 innings without scoring a single run.
PAWTUCKET â€“ For Travis Shaw, the process of getting out of Double-A Portland began in earnest at last yearâ€™s Arizona Fall League.
â€śLast year was a fluke, that wasnâ€™t me. I got so far away from my approach,â€ť stated the 23-year-old Shaw prior to making his Triple-A debut with the PawSox Monday night.
The first baseman was referencing his 2013 numbers with the Sea Dogs, ones that consisted of a high strikeout total (117 whiffs in 444 at-bats), low batting average (.221 in 127 games) and a career low on-base percentage (.342).