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August 7th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – After celebrating two phenomenal International League Governors' Cup championships over the previous three years, the Pawtucket Red Sox won't come close this summer. They bid adieu to a possible playoff berth several weeks ago.
In fact, after manager Kevin Boles' crew dropped a 4-0 decision to Syracuse on Thursday night at McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket had not only suffered four straight defeats, but 15 of its last 19 overall and 20 of its previous 24 road tilts.
BRISTOL, CT -- Upper Deck Post 86/14 is on a roll.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€“ If Ryan Oâ€™Neill had any concern prior to hurling in Upper Deck Post 86/14â€™s opener of the Northeast Regional American Legion Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, it didnâ€™t come from a case of nerves.
â€śThe fact we hadnâ€™t seen them (that is, Maine state champion Bangor Comrades) all season, thatâ€™s what bothered me, if anything,â€ť he said. â€śThree was no familiarity there because we hadnâ€™t faced them.â€ť
LINCOLN â€“ At 11 oâ€™clock this morning, the players and coaches representing Upper Deck Post 86/14 embarked upon their next sojourn, that to Bristol, Conn. for the New England Regional American Legion Tournament.
They did so after posting an easier-than-expected 7-1 triumph over South Kingstown Post 39 to snag the state championship at West Warwickâ€™s McCarthy Field on Saturday â€“ and with the mind set of doing everything they could to claim another tourney crown.
BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 30) with a right triceps strain.
Replacing him in the rotation will be left-hander Henry Owens, who will be called up from Pawtucket to make his Major League debut on Tuesday in Yankee Stadium in New York.
Owens will be pitching on six days’ rest coming off a start for the PawSox last Wednesday against Norfolk.
PAWTUCKET – The weekend news of Larry Lucchino stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox by year’s end won’t change his role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
“Nothing changes with respect to the PawSox, which is good news for all of us. He’s still actively in the midst of pursuing a renegotiated agreement with the state,” said Patti Doyle, spokeswoman for the ownership group representing the Triple-A franchise.
Itâ€™s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is all about â€śprotecting the shield.â€ť
With that in mind, no one should be surprised that Tom Bradyâ€™s Deflategate suspension did not budge from four games on Tuesday.
Upper Deck Post 86/14 posts pair of weekend blowouts
WEST WARWICK – During a winners’ bracket semifinal on Sunday, recent Cumberland High grad Ryan O’Neill spun a superb three-hitter (without a walk) and struck out four as Upper Deck Post 86/14 rolled to an 8-1 win over South Kingstown Post 39.
WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.
With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.
Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.
More coverage coming tomorrow.