PawSox sock three home runs in 7-4 win over Bulls

Jun. 29, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Enny Romero surrendered three home runs to Pawtucket as the PawSox beat the Durham Bulls 7-4 at McCoy Stadium on Sunday.

Dan Butler, Corey Brown and Travis Shaw all took Romero (L, 3-9) out for homers as the PawSox (44-41) won their season-high fifth straight game.

Romero, who needed 99 pitches for just 4 2/3 innings, allowed six runs over his outing, snapping a streak of three straight quality starts for the Bulls (45-40). Romero absorbed his ninth loss of the season, tying him for the most in the International League.

Butler’s homer came in the second after a single, then Brown and Shaw hit solo shots in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, to give Pawtucket a 7-0 after five frames.

Chris Hernandez (W, 4-6) retired the first 14 hitters en route to his fourth win. Curt Casali broke up his bid for perfection with a two-out single to left in the fifth.

Trailing 7-0 in the seventh, the Bulls scored twice against Hernandez. Mike Fontenot singled to center, followed by a double to deep left-center by Justin Christian. Mikie Mahtook lifted a sac fly for the Bulls’ first run, then a grounder by Jeremy Moore scored Christian.

Down 7-2 in the ninth, Mahtook drilled a two-run homer to left-center against Drake Britton to close the gap to 7-4. With closer Tommy Layne warming in the bullpen, Casali bounced into a double play to end the game.

The series continues today at 7:05 p.m. with Nathan Karns (4-4, 5.50) opposing Anthony Raunado (8-4, 2.54).

Pawtucket Red Sox (44-41) 7, Durham Bulls (45-40) 4
 

Durham AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
Olmedo, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .230
Fontenot, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 .279
Christian, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .264
Mahtook, CF 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .317
Moore, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .375
Casali, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .266
Belnome, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .227
Solis, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .197
Lee, H, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .199
  Romero, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gomes, B, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lueke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Beliveau, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 4 6 4 2 8 7 .254
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: Christian (20, Hernandez, C), Belnome (18, Kehrt).
HR: Mahtook (7, 9th inning off Britton, D, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Casali; Belnome 2; Christian 2; Moore; Fontenot; Mahtook 4.
RBI: Mahtook 3 (47), Moore (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Olmedo.
SF: Mahtook.
GIDP: Olmedo, Casali.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
E: Lee, H (9, throw), Olmedo (6, fielding).
DP: (Belnome-Lee, H-Belnome).
 
Pawtucket AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG  
McCoy, M, SS 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .195
Roberts, R, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .280
Shaw, T, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .266
Rivero, C, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .286
Hassan, RF 4 2 2 0 0 0 2 .254
Butler, D, C 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .224
Brown, C, CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 .201
Henry, Ju, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .209
Hernandez, J, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
  Hernandez, C, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Kehrt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Britton, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 7 9 6 3 9 13 .244
 
 
 
 
BATTING
2B: McCoy, M (12, Romero), Hassan (17, Gomes, B).
HR: Butler, D (2, 2nd inning off Romero, 1 on, 1 out), Brown, C (10, 4th inning off Romero, 0 on, 1 out), Shaw, T (4, 5th inning off Romero, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hassan 3; Shaw, T 4; Rivero, C; Brown, C 4; Butler, D 6; McCoy, M 2.
RBI: Butler, D 3 (21), Rivero, C (22), Brown, C (26), Shaw, T (14).
2-out RBI: Rivero, C; Shaw, T; Butler, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown, C.
GIDP: Shaw, T.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Hernandez, C-McCoy, M-Shaw, T, McCoy, M-Roberts, R-Shaw, T).
 
Durham IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Romero (L, 3-9) 4.2 6 6 6 3 5 3 5.42
Gomes, B  1.1 2 1 0 0 3 0 4.50
Lueke  1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
Beliveau  1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.10
Totals 8.0 9 7 6 3 9 3 3.72
Pawtucket IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA  
Hernandez, C (W, 4-6) 7.0 3 2 2 1 8 0 3.31
Kehrt  1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.74
Britton, D  1.0 2 2 2 1 0 1 5.06
Totals 9.0 6 4 4 2 8 1 3.53
 

WP: Romero.
Pitches-strikes: Romero 99-59, Gomes, B 24-14, Lueke 15-10, Beliveau 10-9, Hernandez, C 89-62, Kehrt 10-8, Britton, D 18-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Romero 1-6, Gomes, B 1-0, Lueke 1-2, Beliveau 1-2, Hernandez, C 7-2, Kehrt 1-2, Britton, D 1-0.
Batters faced: Romero 22, Gomes, B 6, Lueke 4, Beliveau 4, Hernandez, C 24, Kehrt 4, Britton, D 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Gomes, B 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brad Myers. 1B: Doug Vines. 3B: Nick Lentz.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:35.
Att: 9,773.
Venue: McCoy Stadium.