Rochester extended their franchise-record losing streak to 14 games after dropping Thursday afternoon’s contest, 6-5, in Columbus…RHP Sterling Sharp picked up the loss, going three innings, allowing five runs on three hits while striking out three Clippers.
RHP Curtis Taylor, RHP Patrick Murphy, and RHP Matt Brill came on in relief and allowed just one earned run on three hits, punching out six batters in the process. The Rochetser Red Wings offense had 13 knocks in the loss with DH Riley Adams, 1B John Nogowski, and 3B Jake Alu logging multi-hit performances, all of the two-hit variety.
CF Cole Freeman and 2B Jake Noll also poked multiple knocks with three apiece. RHP Jefry Rodriguez will toe the rubber today for the Wings as they look to snap their 14-game skid.
During this 14-game skid, the Wings have been outscored 95-54, including being shut out three separate times…the Wings have tied or outhit their opponent in seven of the 14 games…
- Five losses have been of the one-run variety
- Seven losses have come with at least a three-run margin
RHP Jefry Rodriguez gets the nod for the Wings tonight in his 10th start of the season and his first start since June 24, coming on in relief in seven games since then. Across those seven relief appearances (6/30-7/29), Rodriguez punched out 20 batters across 17.0 innings of work, good for a 10.6 K/9 compared to his 8.7 K/9 when he starts the ballgame (30 K, 31.0 IP). The Dominican-native has only allowed two earned runs in his last four appearances (9.0 IP).
Rochester Red Wings (47-55) vs. Columbus Clippers (59-42)
- RHP Jefry Rodriguez (1-2, 6.17) vs. RHP Aaron Civale (ML-Rehab)
- Friday, August 5, 2022 – 7:05 p.m. ET – Huntington Park – Columbus, OH
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