RailRiders fall twice in final inning at Rochester

Times Leader | August 23rd, 2017 11:53 pm

After all that offense before the rain came, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offense was washed out when a game against Rochester resumed Wednesday.

And as it turned out, one run by Rochester was enough to win.

Twice.

Leonardo Reginatto unloaded a home run off Ben Heller in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday, giving Rochester a 1-0 victory and completing a doubleheader sweep of the RailRiders.

Reginatto also drove home J.B. Shuck in the bottom of the ninth inning in the first game, lifting Rochester to a 5-4 victory in the continuation of a game that began Tuesday and was suspended by rain in the fourth inning with the teams tied at 4-4.

Things didn’t get much more explosive when the team’s played a seven-inning second game Wednesday, as the teams went through six innings in a scoreless tie and the RailRiders were shut out through 13 innings Wednesday.

The RailRiders erupted for four runs in three innings, as Mark Payton and Jonathan Diaz both hit solo home runs before the rain interrupted play Tuesday. When the game picked up Wednesday, the RailRiders had runners at the corners with Miguel Andujar at the plate in the top of the fourth inning, but Rochester reliever Drew Rucinski worked out of the jam unscathed.

RailRiders reliever Giovanny Gallegos took the loss, allowing two walks and two hits in 1 1/3 innings. Alex Wimmers picked up the victory and improved to 7-3 for Rochester by striking out two batters and holding the RailRiders scoreless over the final two innings of the first game.

Rehabbing New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro went 2 for 5 and scored a run in the opener, but didn’t play the seven-inning second game Wednesday. Meanwhile, Yankees rehabbing Greg Bird didn’t play when the game resumed Wednesday after starting it 0 for 1 with an RBI as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre designated hitter Tuesday, but went 0 for 3 as the RailRiders first baseman in the nightcap Wednesday.

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