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McGair: C Saltalamacchia explains Red Sox' defensive breakdown in seventh inning of Game 2 of World Series

October 24, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

BOSTON – If Jarrod Saltalamacchia could turn back the hands of time to the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series, the Red Sox catcher would.

The double steal that St. Louis executed with Pete Kozma swiping third base and John Jay taking third base was aided when Saltalamacchia dropped the ball on the transfer.

McGair: PC to retire jersey numbers of basketball greats Stacom, Hassett, Lis

October 18, 2013

By BRENDAN MCGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com

Per Providence College:

PROVIDENCE – On Saturday, January 25, Providence College will honor three of its all-time greatest basketball players. Former Friar men's basketball players Kevin Stacom '74 and Joe Hassett '77 and women's basketball player Tracy Lis '92 will be honored at the men's and women's home games that day as banners will be unveiled with their names and numbers (Stacom #25, Hassett #10 and Lis #22).

McGair: PawSox drop Game 3 of Governors' Cup finals in 14 innings, 2-0

September 13, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina didn’t seem too worried about his team’s recent struggles when asked about them prior to Friday’s pivotal Game 3 of the Governors’ Cup finals against Durham.

PawSox win Game 1 of Governors' Cup finals

September 10, 2013

Brock Holt’s two-run single in the top of the eighth inning erased a 1-0 deficit and enabled the Pawtucket Red Sox to come away with a 2-1 victory over the Durham Bulls on Tuesday night in the opener of their best-of-five Governors’ Cup championship series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
The series will continue tonight back at Durham, and after an off day on Thursday, the defending International League champion PawSox will host the rest of the series, with Game 3 taking place on Friday at McCoy Stadium.

PawSox speedster Berry to join Red Sox

August 31, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – Quintin Berry wasn’t supposed to be with the Pawtucket Red Sox for very long. The fact that the outfielder learned Saturday night that he will join the Red Sox on Sunday proved just that.

McGair: PawSox eye Governors' Cup playoffs, Sept. call-ups

August 31, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – A few PawSox post-division clinching notes to pass along:

-- Though he didn’t name specific names, manager Gary DiSarcina did say that he fully expects to lose players on Sunday, the first day that MLB rosters expand from 25 to 40.
“I would think so. Probably one from each position,” DiSarcina said. “(Red Sox manager) John (Farrell) wants to have weapons on his bench. We’ll see what happens.”
DiSarcina noted that more light figures to be shed on said topic following Saturday’s regular season home finale against Syracuse.

Big East Commissioner issues letter about launch of FOX Sports 1

August 17, 2013

Dear BIG EAST Supporters:

We are excited to report that #The1isHere!

At 6 AM Saturday morning, FOX Sports 1 – the official home of the BIG EAST Conference –launched in approximately 90 million homes throughout the United States. FOX Sports 1 is the nation’s newest and most innovative 24-hour multi-sport channel, and this represents the largest sports network launch in history.

Coaches Clinic set for Saturday, August 24 at St. Raphael Academy

August 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The first-ever “Aspire 2 Inspire” Coaches’ Basketball Clinic will take place at St. Raphael Academy’s Alumni Hall on Saturday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PC Friars announce non-conference hoops slate

August 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Friday saw Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley announce the 2013-14 men's basketball team's non-league schedule on Friday.

The non-league schedule is highlighted by a home game and season opener versus ACC foe Boston College on Friday, November 8 (6 p.m.). The Friars will play key non-conference road games versus SEC opponents Kentucky on Sunday, December 1 (8 p.m.) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Vanderbilt on Friday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. ET at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.

PawSox announce sale of 2013 playoff tickets

August 7, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The defending Governors’ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox have announced that tickets for all possible 2013 PawSox playoff games at McCoy Stadium will go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. at the box office at McCoy. Fans can also charge tickets with any major credit card by calling the PawSox at (401) 724-7300 or visiting the PawSox website at www.pawsox.com.

McGair: Lyon's depature signals just crowded Pawtucket's bullpen is

August 1, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – PawSox skipper Gary DiSarcina found out that reliever Brandon Lyon had plans to make good on the opt-out in his contract while signing autographs on the concourse as part of poster night at McCoy Stadium Thursday.

“We knew his day was coming and he chose to take his out and see what opportunities are out there,” said DiSarcina following his club’s 6-2 loss to Norfolk on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium.

McGair Lincoln's Zammarelli bypasses Red Sox for Elon University

July 10, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
LINCOLN – After weeks of pondering his baseball future, Nick Zammarelli decided late Wednesday night that he is heading to Elon University.

The recent Lincoln High graduate made up his mind on the same night that Boston Red Sox scouts Ray Fagnant and Quincy Boyd were on hand to see Zammarelli take batting practice at North Providence High School and in Westerly as North Providence Post 29 took on Gordon Greene Post 27 in R.I. American Legion action.

McGair: Presence of Middlebrooks isn't going to slow down Red Sox' defensive plan for Bogaerts

June 27, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – Just because Will Middlebrooks is now taking up residence in the PawSox’ clubhouse doesn’t mean that the Xander-Bogaerts-to-third-base experiment has been relegated to the back burner.

McGair: With Lavarnway in Boston, PawSox' Butler has catching spotlight all to himself

June 26, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – There’s a ripple effect to the Red Sox placing David Ross on the 60-day disabled list. Concussion issues continue to plague the backup catcher, his up-in-the-air status for the balance of the season paving the way for Ryan Lavarnway to stick with the major-league team for the foreseeable future.

McGair: What Alex Hassan can expect now that he's back with the PawSox

June 14, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – Alex Hassan is listed on Boston’s 40-man roster. Such a distinction helps spell out what manager Gary DiSarcina has to do now that Hassan is back with the PawSox.

McGair: Bogaerts may be new to Triple A, but he's no stranger to PawSox

June 13, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – “I’ll keep it short. He’s really good. In all phases.”
Clearly, the scout that spoke about Xander Bogaerts is a big-time admirer, the former basing his opinion on what he saw when the latter was in Double-A Portland earlier this season. The Red Sox echoed the scout’s sentiment when they officially promoted the 20-year-old to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday.

McGair: Red Sox draft Lincoln High senior Nick Zammarelli

June 8, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
NORTH KINGSTOWN -- Lincoln High senior Nick Zammarelli was busy taking grounders at shortstop prior to his team's Division I baseball playoff game against North Kingstown when the good news came down - the Boston Red Sox had selected the prospect in the 28th round of the MLB first-year player draft, pick No. 833 overall.

MLB.com lists Zammarelli as a third baseman and at 6-foot-1, 195 pounds. Zammarelli signed a letter of intent with North Carolina's Elon University last November.

McGair: Updated RIIL Baseball Playoff Schedule; PawSox rained out

June 7, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
As expected, Friday’s high school baseball playoff schedule was pushed back a day due to heavy rain. Here’s what’s on tap for Saturday:
Division I, Region 2: Lincoln at North Kingstown, 4 p.m.
Division I, Region 3: St. Raphael at La Salle, 3 p.m.
Division II, Region 2: Ponaganset at Tolman, 7:30 p.m.
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McGair: Two at-bats that show Middlebrooks is on the right track

June 5, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – From the walk he was able to work after falling behind 0-2 to going the other way for a three-run home run, there was plenty to like regarding Will Middlebrooks’ second rehab game with the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Playing seven innings, Middlebrooks went 2-for-3 with five RBI in Pawtucket’s come-from-behind 7-4 triumph against Charlotte. On the disabled list with a lower back strain, the third baseman confirmed following the game that he plans to play all nine innings of Thursday’s contest.

McGair: PawSox unable to complete sweep of Chiefs

June 3, 2013

By BRENDAN McGAIR
bmcgair@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET – It was not a sweeping success for the Pawtucket Red Sox as the Syracuse Chiefs pushed across the go-ahead run in the 11th inning to win by a 6-5 count Monday night before 3,892 fans at McCoy Stadium.

 

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