Scranton/Wilkes-Barre slugged a season-high six home runs, an emphatic response to being shut out on Thursday. Andrew Velazquez homered twice, his first two homers since June 26, as part of a 3-for-5, three-RBI night. Armando Alvarez started the scoring with a two-out, three-run shot on a 2-2 count to seize momentum.
Gil struck out nine batters in six innings, fanning the side in the second frame. He neutralized the leadoff base-on-balls to Reetz by inducing two forceouts and striking out Sanchez on a full count to end his 84-pitch outing.
The Red Wings won the matinee 6-2 in front of 4,071 paying customers, still losing the series four games to two but snapping a three-game losing streak as it left NBT Bank Stadium.
By CHUCKIE MAGGIO A six-run first inning undid Tyler Eppler and the Rochester Red Wings on Friday night in Syracuse. Three straight Mets home runs in the fifth all but closed the door on another furious comeback attempt. Eppler, who allowed just 11 hits over his previous three outings, didn’t complete the first inning at […]
The Red Wings finished Friday’s victory, a 7-3 decision, before defeating Buffalo 4-3 in a seven-inning second game. Though not officially a doubleheader, it marked the first time this season Rochester scored two wins on the same day.
Reetz has thrown out 144 of the 292 runners who have attempted steals off him in his seven-year professional career (49.3 percent). His work behind the plate has given rise to his quick trajectory through the Washington Nationals’ organization this season. After Yan Gomes left Friday’s game at San Francisco early, the Nats called up Reetz, who hurriedly headed West.
Walks haunted the home team on Thursday night, as the Rochester Red Wings gifted Buffalo seven free passes. Three of the Bisons’ four runs were scored by a player who reached on a walk, lifting them to a 4-2, ninth-inning victory in front of 3,830 fans at Frontier Field.
Bautista is batting .410 (16-for-39) since June 20, recording two home runs and six runs scored. He has increased his average by 77 percentage points, to .256.
The Red Wings plated two runs in the seventh but lost that lead to a three-run Buffalo Bisons ninth. The Bisons took the series opener 3-2, handing Rochester its third defeat in four contests.
Brandon Snyder examined his bat, scanning for answers after a swinging strikeout in the fourth inning. Jake Noll threw his hands up in frustration after an inside pitch was called a strike by home plate umpire Jose Matamoros…