Pawtucket Red Sox: Who is hot and not

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Jun 3, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (52) pitches during the first inning in game one of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Pawtucket Red Sox (PawSox) have scuffled around .500 mark recently – a position that the parent club would have Ben Cherington make a deal with Mr. Applegate – yes, an obscure Yankees reference, to have at this point of a dismal season. The PawSox attendance has also hovered in the 5,000-6,000 per game range or about half the park being filled.

The Pawsox have been in the top three in the International League in home runs for the season and are currently second. That, however, is tempered with a next to last team batting average and a team strikeout total that now is in second place in the IL.

The pitching is a bit brighter as the PawSox are third in team WHIP and in the middle of the league in team ERA. A big factor for both is Eduardo Rodriguez, who departed to Boston.

There are several players who are hot and several who are not. Time for a look at a few selected players for the last month.