The RailRiders took an early lead, but Rochester came back to defeat SWB 7-5 on Tuesday night at PNC Field.
The teams began a brief two-game set as the RailRiders fell to 2-3 on the current homestand and dropped to 36-41 overall this season.
RailRiders at the plate: They only managed five hits highlighted by a solo homer from John Ryan Murphy, a two-run shot from Jose Pirela and a two-run double by Murphy.
RailRiders on the mound: It was a modest start for Bruce Billings as he went six innings and only allowed two earned runs. But he gave up three unearned runs in the top of the second and took the loss, falling to 4-4. Diego Moreno, who was activated off the disabled list before the game, pitched the seventh and allowed one run. Francisco Rondon pitched the eighth and only got one out before he was pulled for Preston Claiborne, who went the next 1 1/3 innings. He got two outs in the ninth and loaded the bases before getting pulled for Robert Coello, who got the last out via strikeout.
Riding the Rails: A few transactions were made by the RailRiders on Tuesday as shortstop Dean Anna and reliever Diego Moreno were activated from the disabled list. In corresponding moves, right-hander Heath Bell was released and infielder Carmen Angelini was sent to Double-A Trenton. … This is the third time Bell was released this season. He was also with the Tampa Bay and Baltimore organizations.
Time of Game: 3:14
Today’s Game: The six-game stint at home concludes tonight at 7:05 at PNC Field when Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Rochester lock up.
Today’s Probables: RailRiders RHP Alfredo Aceves (0-0, 2.89) vs. Red Wings’ lefty Kris Johnson (6-3, 2.72)
On Deck: SWB starts a brief road trip to Syracuse and Lehigh Valley starting Thursday and is back home on Monday to face the IronPigs.
Today at PNC Field: Do you have children and are looking for a dinner option tonight? You’re in luck because tonight is kids eat free night. While entering the gates, kids age 12-and-under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, soda and bag of chips.
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 game that can be seen live on WQMY (My Network) is Tuesday, July 1.
HOW THEY SCORED
RAILRIDERS FIRST: Jose Pirela walked. Rob Refsnyder walked. John Ryan Murphy doubled, scoring Pirela and Refsnyder. Scott Sizemore grounded out. Kyle Roller struck out. Zelous Wheeler struck out. RAILRIDERS 2-0
ROCHESTER SECOND: Josmil Pinto grounded out. Chris Hermann walked. Doug Bernier flied out. Daniel Ortiz doubled. Chris Rahl reached on an error, Hermann scored from third, Cruz to third. Rahl to second on a wild pitch. Eric Farris singled to score Cruz and Hermann. James Beresford flied out. RED WINGS 3-2
ROCHESTER THIRD: Deibinson Romero flied out. Chris Colabello homered. Josmil Pinto walked. Chris Hermann doubled. Doug Bernier hit a sacrifice fly to score Pinto. Daniel Ortriz grounded out. RED WINGS 5-2
RAILRIDERS FIFTH: Rob Refsnyder grounded out. John Ryan Murphy homered. Scott Sizemore grounded out. Kyle Roller struck out. RED WINGS 5-3
ROCHESTER SEVENTH: Eric Farris singled and advanced to second on a groundout by James Beresford. Deibinson Romero struck out. Chris Colabello doubled to score Farris. Dan Rohlfing struck out. RED WINGS 6-3
RAILRIDERS SEVENTH: Taylor Dugas walked. Jose Pirela hit a two-run homer. Rob Refsnyder walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. John Ryan Murphy struck out. Scott Sizemore struck out. Kyle Roller struck out. RED WINGS 6-5
ROCHESTER EIGHTH: Chris Hermann struck out. Doug Bernier walked. Daniel Ortiz singled, Bernier to third. Preston Claiborne relieved Francisco Rondon. Chris Rahl reached on a fielder’s choice, Ortiz out at second, while Bernier scored. Eric Farris singled, Rahl to third. Farris stole second. James Beresford struck out. RED WINGS 7-5