With an 8-7 walk-off victory Tuesday afternoon at PNC Field against Rochesterm the RailRiders won their sixth straight game. It was their 14th victory in their last 19 games as the club climbed back to the .500 mark (46-46) for the first time since May 19.
RailRiders at the plate: Brent Lillibridge (3-for-4) extended his hitting streak to 11 as he had two singles, including the walk-off hit and a solo home run. Meanwhile, Dan Johnson saw his 10-game hit streak end by going 0-for-3. Randy Ruiz also went deep for the RailRiders, while Addison Maruszak, Josh Bell and Bobby Wilson had two hits apiece.
RailRiders on the mound: Although struggling, starter Brett Marshall took a no-decision. He tossed four inning, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits. Yoshinori Tateyama pitched two scoreless innings in relief, but Jim Miller allowed Rochester to tie the game by allowing single runs in the seventh and eighth. Mike Zagurski earned the victory tossing a scoreless ninth.
Time of Game: 3:05
Today’s Game: The final game of the three-game series with Rochester is at 7:05 p.m. today at PNC Field.
Today’s Probables: RailRiders’ RHP Jose Ramirez (1-1, 3.68) vs. Rochester RHP Liam Hendricks (1-6, 5.05)
Captain RailRider: Yankees captain Derek Jeter was not in town for Tuesday afternoon’s game. He is scheduled to continue his rehab tonight at PNC Field while playing at shortstop for the RailRiders.
Tickets Available: With future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter scheduled to play again tonight at PNC Field, there are still tickets available for the contest. As of Tuesday afternoon, only bleacher and lawn seat tickets were available.
On Deck: The nine-game homestand for SWB continues through Friday. Syracuse comes to town for a two-game stint starting Thursday.
Today at PNC Field: The normal Wednesday night promotion of kids eat free resumes tonight.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 100.7-FM
On TV: The next televised game by WQMY will be today’s 7:05 p.m. contest.
How They Scored
ROCHESTER FIRST: Antoan Richardson walked and stole second. Eric Farris grounded out. Chris Herrmann grounded out but Richardson moved to third. Chris Colabello singled driving in Richardson. Jeff Clement grounded out. RED WINGS 1-0
RAILRIDERS FIRST: Corey Patterson grounded out. Thomas Neal lined out. Brent Lillibridge singled. Randy Ruiz homered. Dan Johnson grounded out. RAILRIDERS 2-1
ROCHESTER SECOND: Deibinson Romero flied out. Brian Dinkelman reached safely on an error. James Beresford singled advancing Dinkelman to third. Ray Olmedo hit a three-run home run. Antoan Richardson grounded out. Eric Farris reached on an infield single then moved to third on an errant pick-off attempt. Chris Herrmann flied out. RED WINGS 4-2
ROCHESTER FOURTH: James Beresford singled and stole second. Ray Olmedo struck out. Antoan Richardson grounded out advancing Beresford to third. Eric Farris singled to score Beresford. With Chris Herrmann batting, Farris caught stealing. RED WINGS 5-2
RAILRIDERSFOURTH: Brent Lillibridge homered. Randy Ruiz grounded out. Dan Johnson flied out. Addison Maruszak singled, but was thrown out at second trying for a double. RED WINGS 5-3
RAILRIDERS FIFTH: Josh Bell hit an infield single. Bobby Wilson reached on a bunt single. Walter Ibarra also reached with a bunt single to load the bases. Corey Patterson hit a sacrifice fly to score Bell and move Wilson to third. Thomas Neal hit a sac fly to score Wilson. Brent Lillibridge walked and Ibarra moved to second. Randy Ruiz popped out. TIED 5-5
RAILRIDERS SIXTH: Dan Johnson grounded out. Addison Maruszak singled then moved to third on a single by Josh Bell, who advanced to second on the throw. Bobby Wilson doubled plating Maruszak and Bell. Walter Ibarra struck out. Corey Patterson struck out. RAILRIDERS 7-5
ROCHESTER SEVENTH: Chris Herrmann flied out. Chris Colabello homered. Jeff Clement popped out. Deibinson Romero flied out. RAILRIDERS 7-6
ROCHESTER EIGHTH: Brian Dinkelman walked and was pinch run for by Jermaine Mitchell, who then moved to third on a single by James Beresford. Ray Olmedo grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, but Mitchell scored to tie the game. Antoan Richardson flied out. TIED 7-7
RAILRIDERS NINTH: Walter Ibarra lined out. Corey Patterson flied out. Thomas Neal singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Brent Lillibridge singled to deep center to score Neal. RAILRIDERS 8-7