Sunday, September 9, 2012

Red Sox, Knights to Play for Governors’ Cup

International League

Playing baseball before cozy crowds limited to intimate family and friends, the Pawtucket Red Sox (442 fans up in Rochester) and the Charlotte Knights (649 fans over in Fort Mill, SC) won their games and will be the contenders for the 2012 Governors' Cup. The first game will be played in Pawtucket on Tuesday. Wrap.

Pawtucket made it look easy grabbing seven runs in the second inning and giving up only 2 hits and 1 run.
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Over at Knights Stadium a rain delay put off the end of the game for a couple of hours, and Indianapolis almost got back into the game.
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It is sad that the Carolinas, where Shoeless Joe Jackson, Moonlight Graham, and Crash Davis all played baseball before they were in Kevin Costner movies, could only find a couple hundred folks to watch a championship game. Pitiful, just pitiful.

Southern League

Meanwhile, over in Montgomery, 2,348 fans (that would be twice as many as the combined attendance at the IL games) watched the Biscuits get crushed 10-2. That's puts them a game away from elimination. Box, Montgomery Advertiser.

Bulls by the Bay

Chris Archer had a terrific 7 innings in a losing cause. Joined a long list of American League pitchers in giving up a home run to former Rays prospect Josh Hamilton.  Rich Thompson went in as a pinch runner, stole a base, and scored a run. Box

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