One slider that caught ‘a little bit too much’ plate does in Rochester, Slegers

One slider that caught ‘a little bit too much’ plate does in Rochester, Slegers

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Tyler Austin and Brandon Drury have both spent time with the New York Yankees this season. They’re major league-level hitters stuck in Triple-A because of a numbers crunch. In the sixth inning Saturday, they showed their hitting abilities. Rochester’s Aaron Slegers had thrown five shutout innings to begin […]

Birthday boy Mejia, standout plays at 3rd from Astudillo spark Wings’ 2-0 win

Birthday boy Mejia, standout plays at 3rd from Astudillo spark Wings’ 2-0 win

By BILLY HEYEN ROCHESTER, N.Y. — With a runner on second in the fifth, Syracuse’s Bengie Gonzalez hit a rocket one-hopper to Rochester’s Willians Astudillo at third. He backhanded the ball and looked to throw behind the runner on second as Leonardo Reginatto raced over to cover. During the Red Wings nine-game home losing streak […]

If nothing else, Buxton has learned the importance of his big toe

If nothing else, Buxton has learned the importance of his big toe

By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA First things first: Even though Byron Buxton has an uncanny propensity for slamming into stationary objects, he has not asked groundskeeper Gene Buonomo or any member of the Frontier Field staff to add extra padding to the stadium’s outfield walls. “Don’t worry about the fences, they’re my best friend, as you can tell,” […]

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