The RailRiders’ six-game losing streak ended on Wednesday with a 5-1 loss to Rochester. It was their first loss at PNC Field since June 22.
RailRiders at the plate: SWB was held to just three hits – a single by J.R. Murphy in the fifth, a double by Adonis Garcia and a single by Thomas Neal.
RailRiders on the mound: Jose Ramirez didn’t fare well in the start lasting just 1 1-3 innings giving up three runs on two hits and four walks in taking the loss. Josh Spence got the last two outs of the second inning. Caleb Cotham did a good job out of the bullpen tossing 4 2-3 innings allowing two runs on four hits. He didn’t walk any and fanned three. Dellin Betances worked the final 2 1-3 innings allowing just two hits.
Riding the Rails: Infielder David Adams officially joined the RailRiders’roster on Wednesday after being optioned from New York on Monday. To make room on the 25-man roster, infielder Josh Bell was granted his release. In other player moves, infielder/outfielder Ronnier Mustelier was transferred to the Gulf Coast League Yankees to begin a rehab assignment.
Time of Game: 2:48 (The game was also delayed by 21 minutes due to a power failure)
Today’s Game: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre welcomes Syracuse to PNC Field for a short two-game series beginning at 7:05 tonight.
Today’s Probables: RailRiders righty Michael Pineda (1-0, 3.60) vs. Syracuse RHP Caleb Clay (2-2, 1.65)
Captain RailRider: Yankees captain Derek Jeter went 0 for 3 in the game grounding out twice and striking out looking. He also played shortstop for seven innings making an error. He said afterwards that he did not know where he was playing today.
On Deck: The nine-game homestand concludes on Friday. On Saturday, the RailRiders head to Buffalo for a three-game set starting with a doubleheader on Saturday to close out the first half of the schedule.
Today at PNC Field: Thursday means Thirsty Thursday with $1 beers and $1 Pepsi products from when the gates open for two hours.
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 (My Network) will be Friday for the 7:05 p.m. contest.
How They Scored
ROCHESTER FIRST: Eric Farris grounded out. James Beresford reached safely on an error. Chris Herrmann singled advancing Beresford to third. Chris Colabello hit a three-run home run. Eric Fryer walked. Jermaine Mitchell struck out. With Doug Bernier batting, Fryer stole second. Bernier walked. Ray Olmedo flied out. RED WINGS 3-0
ROCHESTER THIRD: Eric Fryer grounded out. Jermaine Mitchell singled then stole second. Doug Bernier reached on a fielder’s choice, Mitchell safe at third. Ray Olmedo hit an infield single bringing in Mitchell and moving Bernier to second. Drew Butera was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Eric Farris grounded into a fielder’s choice, Butera out at second and Bernier scored. James Beresford grounded out. RED WINGS 5-0
RAILRIDERS EIGHTH: Adonis Garcia doubled. Thomas Neal singled, Garcia moved to third. Addison Maruszak grounded into a double play, but Garcia scored. Walter Ibarra struck out. RED WINGS 5-1