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The Pawtacket Red Sox Lost the Battle Friday, but May Have Won the War

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Maybe the Pawtucket Red Sox lost the battle Friday night, in their home opener against the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs.

But because knuckleballer Charlie Zink and reliever Billy Traber gave them nine innings, the PawSox may win the war, the war being the remainder of a six-game homestand.

The Iron Pigs eked out a 4-3 victory before an all-time McCoy Stadium record crowd of 11,892, but the PawSox's situation is more encouraging given the efforts of Zink and Traber.

Here's why.

Clay Buchholz originally was scheduled to start Friday's' gamebut was scratched because of a strained hamstring muscle. And Devern Hansack, who's normally a starter but has been pitching long relief this season, is on the disable...

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