The RailRiders split Monday’s doubleheader with Rochester rallying for a 5-3 win in Game 2 after dropping the opener 10-1.
RailRiders at the plate: Randy Ruiz led the team’s offense combining to go 4-for-6 in the two games and Bobby Wilson hit a three-run homer in the nightcap. Addison Maruszak (3-for-7), Zoilo Almonte (3-for-6) and Dan Johnson (3-for-5) also had solid days combined.
RailRiders on the mound: The first game couldn’t have gone much worse for the RailRiders, who had to use Ryan Baker for the last four outs. Baker, who is listed on the roster as a catcher, gave up two runs. Caleb Cotham, who started the opener, had a rough night lasting just 2 1-3 innings giving up just four hits, but he issued eight walks — a team-high for the season — hit a batter and gave up five runs. In the nightcap, Graham Stoneburner tossed four innings, allowing just one run, while Chase Whitley (2-0) went two perfect frames, and Matt Daley gave up a pair of runs in the seventh.
Time of Game: Game 1, 2:29; Game 2, 1:56
Riding the Rails: A few RailRiders hit the disabled list prior to Monday’s doubleheader in outfielder Melky Mesa and infielder/outfielder Ronnier Mustelier. Right-handed reliever Sam Demel also went to the D.L. To replace them on the roster, Randy Ruiz was signed out of the Mexican League and starter Caleb Cotham was promoted from Trenton.
Today’s Game: The RailRiders host Rochester for the finale of the brief three-game stint at PNC Field tonight at 7:05.
Today’s Probables: Rochester RHP Andrew Albers (5-2, 3.01) vs. RailRiders RHP Brett Marshall (2-5, 7.04)
On Deck: After tonight’s contest the teams head to Rochester for two more before SWB returns back home on Friday for four games in three days against Norfolk.
Today at PNC Field: Tuesdays are two-for-Tuesdays, meaning if you buy a lawn seat ticket you get one for free.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 100.7-FM
On TV: The next telecast by WQMY (My Network TV) will be for the second game of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday from PNC Field.
How They Scored
ROCHESTER SECOND: Eric Farris doubled. Doug Bernier was hit by a pitch. Eric Fryer walked to load the bases. Antoan Richardson singled to score Farris and the bases remained loaded. Chris Hermann hit a sacrifice fly to score Bernier. Chris Colabello walked to reload the bases. Deibinson Romero grounded into a 4-6-3 doubleplay. RED WINGS 2-0
ROCHESTER THIRD: Jeff Clement singled. Dan Rohlfing walked. Eric Farris walked to load the bases. Doug Bernier reached on a fielder’s choice; Farris out at second and Clement scored. Eric Fryer singled as Rohlfing scored. Antoan Richardson walked to load the bases. Mark Montgomery relieved Caleb Cotham. Chris Hermann flied out. Bernier scored on a wild pitch. Chris Colabello struck out. RED WINGS 5-0
ROCHESTER FOURTH: Deibinson Romero hit a ground-rule double. Jeff Clement grounded out, Romero moved to third. Dan Rohlfing singled to score Romero. Eric Farris fouled out. Rohlfing to second on a wild pitch. Doug Bernier struck out. RED WINGS 6-0
RAILRIDERS FOURTH: Zoilo Almonte flied out. Dan Johnson singled. Randy Ruiz doubled moving Johnson to third. Josh Bell hit a sacrifice fly to score Johnson and move Ruiz to third. Cody Grice grounded out. RED WINGS 6-1
ROCHESTER FIFTH: Eric Fryer struck out. Antoan Richardson doubled. Chris Hermann tripled. Chris Colabello singled driving in Hermann. Deibinson Romero singled advancing Colabello to second. Jeff Clement struck out. Dan Rohlfing grounded into a fielder’s choice, Romero out at second. RED WINGS 8-1
ROCHESTER SEVENTH: Antoan Richardson walked. Chris Hermann singled. Chris Colabello singled to score Richardson. Deibinson Romero grounded into a 5-4-3 doubleplay but Hermann scored. Jeff Clement walked. Dan Rohlfing flied out. RED WINGS 10-1
RAILRIDERS SECOND: Dan Johnson singled. Randy Ruiz singled. Josh Bell struck out. Cody Grice flied out. Bobby Wilson hit a three-run home run. Walter Ibarra singled. With Addison Maruszak batting, Ibarra picked off first. RAILRIDERS 3-0
ROCHESTER THIRD: Ray Olmedo grounded out. Drew Butera grounded out. Antoan Richardson walked. Chris Hermann doubled to score Richardson. Chris Colabello walked. The runners moved up on a wild pitch. Deibinson Romero struck out. RAILRIDERS 3-1
RAILRIDERS FIFTH: Walter Ibarra walked. Addison Maruszak doubled driving in Ibarra. Alberto Gonzalez grounded out. Zoilo Almonte grounded out but Maruszak advanced to third. Maruszak scored on a passed ball. Dan Johnson walked. Randy Ruiz struck out. RAILRIDERS 5-1
ROCHESTER SEVENTH: Dan Rohlfing popped out. James Beresford singled. Ray Olmedo singled. Drew Butera reached on a fielder’s choice, Olmedo out at second. Antoan Richardson tripled to score Beresford and Butera. Chris Hermann flied out. RAILRIDERS 5-3