Hernandez Starts Game 2

Down 4-0 going into the bottom of the third inning Wednesday night, the PawSox rallied to score seven unanswered runs — highlighted by three homers — to defeat the Yankees, 7-4.

One of the biggest storylines from last night easily overlooked was Alex Wilson, who tossed  maybe his best two innings of relief all season. The righty sat consistently at 93-94 mph and topped at 96. Wilson worked six-up-six-down, marking the first time in his last 16 appearances he did not allow a hit.

Left-hander Chris Hernandez is Pawtucket’s Game 2 starter and will be opposed by veteran righty, Ramon Ortiz. Hernandez made seven starts for the PawSox during the regular season, five of which were quality starts.

Hernandez became the first member of the Red Sox 2010 draft class to reach Triple-A. (Kelly O’Connor)

The biggest problem Hernandez has had this season has been receiving run support. If you remove his first start on July 22 in Louisville where the PawSox scored six runs in the 12 inning, Hernandez is averaging 2.6 runs of support per start.

Should be another fun one tonight from McCoy where the PawSox can jump up 2-0 with a win in this best-of-five series.




1 Comment

“Lack of run support” -that sure has a familiar ring. At least these guys still have something to play for!

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