Matchup: Worcester Red Sox (17-16) vs. Rochester Red Wings (11-20)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Bryan Mata (0-2, 4.63) vs. RHP Cory Abbott (1-3, 6.46)
Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023, | 6:05 p.m. ET
Location: Innovative Field – Rochester, NY
Rochester Red Wings Story Line
The Red Wings dropped a back-and-forth contest in the series finale against Scranton/WB, when the RailRiders surged back to score four in the 8th to win the Sunday matchup, 8-6. 2B DARREN BAKER picked up a two-hit game in the loss, logging a double in what was his 15th multi-hit game of the season.
1B MATT ADAMS launched his team-leading seventh homer of the year, and 3B JAKE ALU who came in as a defensive substitution, went 1-for-2 with a long ball of his own. Despite going hitless, SS JETER DOWNS walked three times, collected an RBI, and scored a run Sunday afternoon.
Things to be on the lookout for
- Sunday’s matchup featured five pitch clock violations including two from Red Wings’ pitchers (Adon, Moreno). Sunday’s game time of two hours 59 minutes ranks as the third longest 9-inning game this season for Rochester and their second-longest game away from Innovative Field.
- 1B MATT ADAMS logged his team-leading seventh homer of the year in the series finale, going 1-for-5. The lefty has hit all seven homers this year on the road, not having hit one at home.
- 2B DARREN BAKER recorded another multi-hit game on Sunday afternoon against Scranton/WB. The lefty second baseman bat collected two hits and a run in his four at-bats and was the only player for Rochester with a multi-hit performance. This was Baker’s 15th multi-hit game this season, his fourth in the series at SWB.