PawSox playoff opener pushed back to Thursday night
Will Middlebrooks and the PawSox will open the International League playoffs Thursday night. Photo by Butch Adams
ALLENTOWN, Pa. â€” A brief period of clearing skies provided some false hope that the PawSox may be able to play the opener of their Round One Governorsâ€™ Cup Series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Unfortunately, the clearing skies disappeared and another heavy downpour forced the postponement of the game.
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The series will now be pushed back by one day, with the opener being played Thursday night at 7:05 at Lehigh Valley. PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler will keep the same pitching rotation in effect, with Matt Fox (10-4, 3.96) going up against Dave Bush (1-2, 3.91) in the opener.
Game Two will feature Tony Pena Jr. (9-6, 3.56) for Pawtucket and lefty Ryan Edell (5-5, 3.27) throwing for Lehigh Valley.
With the schedule change, the three PawSox home games in the I.L. semifinals against Lehigh Valley are as follows:
Game A: Saturday, September 10 at 6:05 p.m.
Game B: Sunday, September 11 at 1:05 p.m.*
Game C: Monday, September 12 at 6:05 p.m.*
Ticket-holders for games B and C at McCoy Stadium now have the option of exchanging their tickets at the box office for Saturday or Sunday's game (Game A or B).