Pawtucket Mayor keeps fighting after PawSox stadium plans stall

Olive Rios
May 25, 2017

Bryce Brentz homered and doubled, driving home three runs as the Pawtucket Red Sox topped the Louisville Bats 13-6 on Wednesday.

For the second straight start in his comeback from a forearm injury sustained in spring training, Price struggled with his control, although he did show a 92- to 96-mph fastball.

The first inning was a long one.

"We have to sit with him and talk about what's best for him, what's best for us, going forward", Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters (via after Boston's win over the Rangers, adding, "The linescore isn't what we're going to see going forward".

In all, Price threw 89 pitches to reach his target of 85-90, with 61 strikes, but he lasted just 32⁄3 innings. He allowed three runs on five hits while throwing 65 pitches.

Democratic state Sen. Donna Nesselbush, whose Pawtucket district includes the proposed downtown stadium site, called it a "really exciting proposal" and said legislators will "have to do our due diligence and really dive in".

The most encouraging sign was the velocity, but the Bats had no trouble timing up Price's fastball and the left-hander's accuracy was spotty. They have touted it as a much better deal for taxpayers than a 2015 proposal for a ballpark in Providence. But there wasn't a soul in Fenway Park on Wednesday night that probably cared less about the so-called record than Sale, who said after a start last week in Oakland that he would "rather be 8-0 with no punchouts".

The complete line in the game for Price was six runs, three of which were earned, seven hits, four strikeouts and one base on balls. Sandoval (knee) also lined out, walked and struck out.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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