The Rochester Red Wings dropped game two of their final series against the Worcester Red Sox by a final score of 8-6.
In the bottom of the fourth, Rochester scored the first run of the game on a sacrifice fly by DH DJ Peters, scoring 3B Jake Alu. Alu had reached on a single to start the inning, extending his on-base streak to 20 games.
LF Adrian Sanchez followed up Peters’ sacrifice fly with his 17th double of the season, scoring RF Nick Banks.
The Red Sox responded by hanging a four-spot on the board in the top of the fifth, capped by a two-run home run.
RHP Joan Adon pitched 5.0 innings, allowing four runs on four hits, walking one, and striking out eight. The righty entered the game with a 1.77 ERA in September, leaving the 2.84 mark. LHP Alberto Baldonado came in to relieve Adon, pitching a scoreless sixth inning. With the outing, Baldonado has appeared in 56 games, tied for third in the International League in pitching appearances.
The Rochester Red Wings fought back in the 6th after a single from Peters followed by a walk to Sanchez allowed 2B Jecksson Flores to hit a three-run home run, his third of the season and first since 7/29 against OMA.
OF Andrew Stevenson added to his career-high hit total with a first-inning single to bring his mark to 152, the most by a Red Wing since James Beresford collected 153 in 2015. In 135 games with Rochester this season, the lefty is slashing .279/.344/.456, leading the club in hits, doubles (31), triples (9), walks (46), and ranks second in homers (16).
The rally continued as SS Lucius Fox singled and 1B John Nogowski walked. Alu would single in Fox, finalizing a four-run response to give them a 6-4 edge.
A run would score on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh, bringing the Red Sox within a run and back-to-back homers from Boston’s top affiliate put the nail in the coffin as Rochester drops the Tuesday night matchup.
After outhitting Worcester, 13-10, in the loss, Rochester drops to 44-20 on the season when out-hitting their opponent. Tonight is the final game of the 2022 season for the Rochester Red Wings, with the first pitch at 1:05 p.m. EDT. We will have our game preview up two hours before the first pitch.