PawSox pitcher Robert Coello put together a masterful pitching performance, leading the Pawtucket staff in shutting down the Scrnaton-Wilkes Barre Yankees last night 3-1.
Coello (1-0), who made his first start of the season, pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up four hits. He walked one and struck out ten. He gave up a solo home run to 1B Jorge Vazquez in the bottom of the second.
Coello’s gem was aided by strong work from the Pawtucket bullpen. Tommy Hottovy made his PawSox debut, throwing an inning of scoreless ball, surrendering only two hits. Chad Paronto and Fernando Cabrera closed out the Yankees to preserve the win.
The PawSox scored solo runs in the second, third, and fourth innings. Bubba Bell belted his fourth homer of the season in the fourth. Dusty Brown and Lars Anderson drove in the other Pawtucket runs.
Game three of the series is tonight (7:05 p.m.) Ramon Ramirez (1-2, 5.50 ERA) starts for Pawtucket. Dustin Moseley (4-4, 3.72 ERA) goes for the Yankees.
NOTES: The revolving door continues for the PawSox. Outfielder Josh Reddick was recalled by the Red Sox yesterday as J.D. Drew rests his sore hamstring. Reliever Robert Manuel was optioned back to Pawtucket.
According to the PawSox game notes, the team may be adding OF Alex Hassan from the Salem roster. Hassan is batting .228 with 2 homers and 21 RBI’s with Salem.