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Postgame Journal: Dice-K does not disappoint; PawSox settle for twinbill split

Posted by Joshua Kummins on April 10, 2010

Mother Nature must have been a fan of Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, as the PawSox played a Saturday doubleheader against Rochester at McCoy Stadium.

PAWTUCKET, Rhode Island (Saturday, April 10, 2010) – Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed just two hits and a walk in five innings to lead the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 1-0 shutout win in game one of a Saturday doubleheader against the Rochester Red Wings at McCoy Stadium.

The lone run of the opening game came in the second inning on an RBI single by first baseman Aaron Bates, scoring shortstop Kevin Frandsen. Frandsen and catcher Dusty Brown each posted two hits in three at bats for the PawSox to lift them to their second win of the season.

Matsuzaka earned the win, while Dustin Richardson pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn the save. Richardson, who was promoted from Double-A Portland this season, allowed a hit and one walk in the frame.

In the second game, the PawSox held a 2-0 lead after five, but southpaw Kris Johnson spoiled a winning opportunity for Adam Mills, allowing four hits and two runs over the final three innings as Rochester took game two, 4-2. Johnson is unfortunately used to the losing decision as he pitched to a combined 3-16 record in 25 games between Portland and Pawtucket last season.

Before recording an out in the fourth inning, Red Wings starter Glen Perkins walked the bases loaded, allowing Pawtucket shortstop Kevin Frandsen and desiganted hitter Angel Sanchez to cross the plate with their lone runs of the nightcap.

All of the Wings’ offense came in the sixth inning as they mustered the runs on three RBI singles and a costly error by Josh Reddick in right field with just one gone in the sixth inning.

Mills had a solid outing, going four innings and allowing just three hits, but KJ blew the lead again as the only reliever out of new manager Torey Lovullo’s bullpen.

Matt Fox picked up the win in game two for Rochester as he pitched two innings of one-hit ball, striking out three. Anthony Slama pitched the final pair of innings, allowing two walks en route to the save.

With the game two defeat, Pawtucket has a 2-1 record in the early going. Newcomer Fabio Castro will get the ball in the series finale on Sunday afternoon as he opposes Yoslan Herrera. Following the series with the Wings, the PawSox welcome Lehigh Valley to McCoy for a brief two-game set, before embarking on a nine-game roadtrip, which will equal their longest this year. 

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