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Triple-A: Boston’s Chavis Powers Pawtucket over Syracuse

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Boston Red Sox’s #1 Prospect Michael Chavis, continued where he left off from spring training by hitting a home run and finishing 3 for 4, to help the Pawtucket PawSox defeat the Syracuse Mets 6-3. The game was played in front of 8,823 fans, in frigid 41 degree weather as they watched the inaugural game for the new Mets Triple-A affiliate.

It was a scoreless game until the top of the 5th when the PawSox put up two runs on a Mike Miller two run shot, scoring Sandy Leon, who hit a one-out single ahead of the homer.

The Mets responded with a run in the bottom of the frame to pull within a run. Adeiny Hechavarria doubled leading off the inning, then came around to score on a ground out off the bat of David Thompson.

After a scoreless top of the sixth, the Mets took a 3-2 lead after Travis Taijeron, who is in his second go around with the organization, laced a line drive double to center scoring Danny Espinosa and Rajai Davis.

In the top of the 8th, Chavis first dinger on the season tied the game at 3-3.

Both teams bullpens kept the game tied through the 9th, sending the game into extra innings.

In the top of the 10th, the PawSox put the game away with three runs, highlighted by a three-run double off the bat of Tony Renda, scoring Gorkys Hernandez, Chavis and Bryce Brentz.

In the bottom of the frame, Jenrry Mejia was brought on to shut the door and retired the only three batters he faced to end the game and earn his first professional save in over three seasons. Ironically it was against his former team, before he was suspended from the game. Now with a new club and a new opportunity for this talented pitcher.

Top Players


Michael Chavis, 3 for 4, 2 R, HR, RBI, BB

Tony Renda, 1 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI

Sandy Leon, 2 for 5, R

Mike Miller, 1 for 2, R, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB

Josh Taylor, 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K


Raijai Davis, 2 for 4, R

Travis Taijeron, 1 for 3, 2B, 2 RBI

Adeiny Hechavarria, 2 for 4, R, 2B

Side Note

Tim Tebow played in his first Triple-A game, starting in left field and finished 0 for 4, with 2 K’s


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