The RailRiders dropped their second straight game versus Rochester on Friday, losing 7-1 at PNC Field as the Red Wings got to starter Brian Gordon for six runs in four innings to win for the ninth time in 10 games overall and win for the fifth time in five games this season against SWB.
RailRiders at the plate: They had just six hits with three players having two apiece. Ramon Flores led the way with a double and a homer. Scott Sizemore and Antoan Richardson each registered a pair of singles.
RailRiders on the mound: Brian took the loss to fall to 2-5 on the season as he allowed six runs in four innings. Mark Montgomery pitched the next 1 2/3 allowing a run on two hits. Danny Burawa took over for Montgomery in the sixth and lasted 1 1/3 innings. He’s allowed just four hits this season and no runs in 12 2/3 innings. Diego Moreno tossed a perfect eighth, while switch-pitcher Pat Venditte worked a perfect ninth.
Riding the Rails: Prior to Friday’s game a few roster moves were made as catcher Austin Romine was reinstated from the disabled list and Jose Gil was transferred to Staten Island in the corresponding move. In other moves, right-hander Chris Leroux was transferred from Staten Island to SWB and placed on the D.L., and so was lefty Nik Turley. …Former RailRider utility player Addison Maruszak, who was signed by the Phillies, played in two games with two different teams on Thursday. He played Thursday afternoon for Double-A Reading then traveled to Allentown and was a late replacement in Lehigh Valley’s night game.
Time of Game: 2:52 (after a 12-minute delay)
Today’s Game: Game 3 of the four-game set with Rochester is tonight at 7:05 at PNC Field.
Today’s Probables: RailRiders’ RHP Zach Nuding (1-2, 8.83) vs. Rochester LHP Logan Darnell (1-1, 2.32)
On Deck: The series with the Red Wings wraps up on Sunday afternoon with a 1:05 start.
Today at PNC Field: One of the best theme nights of the season is tonight with Star Wars Night. There’s also a giveaway with the first 1,500 fans receiving a blue barbecue apron with white stars and an American Flag RailRiders logo.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on NEPA Sports Radio WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 1440-AM, 100.7-FM, 106.7-FM,
On TV: The next televised game by WQMY (My Network) is for Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. game against Rochester.
HOW THEY SCORED
ROCHESTER SECOND: Josh Willingham doubled. Brad Nelson singled, Willingham to third. Wilkin Ramirez popped out. Doug Bernier popped out. Pedro Florimon walked to load the bases. Dan Rohlfing walked to score Willingham. Eric Farris flied out. RED WINGS 1-0
ROCHESTER THIRD: Oswaldo Arcia singled. Deibinson Romero flied out. Josh Willingham homered. Brad Nelson singled. Wilking Ramirez fouled out. Doug Bernier struck out. RED WINGS 3-0
ROCHESTER FOURTH: Pedro Florimon struck out. Dan Rohlfing walked. Eric Farris singled. Oswaldo Arcia hit a three-run homer. Deibinson Romero singled. Josh Willingham walked. Brad Nelson lined out. Wilkin Ramirez flied out. RED WINGS 6-0
ROCHESTER FIFTH: Doug Bernier singled. Pedro Florimon struck out. Dan Rohlfing grounded into a fielder’s choice, Bernier out at second. Eric Farris walked. Oswaldo Arcia hit a ground-rule double to score Rohlfing. Deibinson Romero walked to load the bases. Josh Willingham grounded into a fielder’s choice, Romero out at second. RED WINGS 7-0.
RAILRIDERS SIXTH: Ramon Flores homered. Scott Sizemore singled. Kyle Roller struck out. Zelous Wheeler grounded out, Sizemore to second. Dean Anna grounded out. RED WINGS 7-1