ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A season after leading Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a division title while playing without a home field, manager Dave Miley was named as the International League manager for the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 17 inReno, Nevada on Thursday prior to the RailRiders game against Rochester.
In Thursday’s game, Miley could’ve used a little more luck with his squad, which lost to Rochester 5-2. The Red Wings jumped out to a 5-0 lead against RailRiders starter David Huff (3-2), who allowed three of the five runs.
Up 1-0 entering the bottom of the fifth, Rochester slugger Chris Colabello walloped a two-run homer to put the Red Wings ahead 3-0. They added two more in the sixth against reliever Chase Whitley.
The next inning, SWB broke up the shutout as Alberto Gonzlez doubled in Cody Grice. In the next inning, Randy Ruiz, who has been on the team less than a week, crushed his second home run to trim the lead to 5-2.
The RailRiders return home to PNC Field today for four games in three days against Hazleton’s Russ Canzler and the Norfolk Tides. The teams play a day/night doubleheader Saturday as the series and short homestand wraps up on Sunday.
Tonight’s pitching matchup pits a pair of hurlers who have seen significant time in the Major Leagues with RailRiders right-hander Ivan Nova (2-0, 2.04) against Tides righty Jair Jurrjens (4-4, 3.82).
After that, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is on the road going to Syracuse and Pawtucket until July 4.
Miley’s appearance as manager for the International League will be his third. He last managed the squad in 2008 while at the helm for the SWB Yankees. Prior to that was in 2002 while being at the helm of Louisville. The three times as manager matches Rick Sweet’s record for most times managing the I.L. in the contest.
Red Wings 5, RailRiders 2
Ibarra 2b5000Farris cf4011Murphy c4010Hermann lf4120Martinez rf4010Romero 3b4111Ruiz 1b4111Colabello 1b5132Johnson dh3010Clement dh3001Grice rf4110Rohlfing rf4010Maruszak lf3010Bernier ss4020Gonzalez ss4011Olmedo 2b3120Fiorito 3b4000Butera c4110Totals35272Totals355135
E – Fiorito (2), Romero (5). LOB—SWB 8, ROC 11. TEAM RISP – SWB 1-for-5, ROC 1-for-10. 2B—Murphy (1), Gonzalez (4). HR – Ruiz (2), Colabello (15). SF Farris. SAC – Olmedo. GIDP – SWB – 0, ROC 1.
Huff (L, 3-2) 4.173336Whitley2.252200Daley110000Rochester
Gibson (W, 7-5)751016
Umpires—Home, Kelvin Bultron; First, Travis Carlson; Third, Ryan Blakney