Rochester pitcher silences Jeter, RailRiders

June 24th, 2015 7:57 pm

First Posted: 7/10/2013

MOOSIC – For the first time since Derek Jeter was in town with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the RailRiders lost a ball game.

Rochester – and a power outage at PNC Field – ruined Jeter’s party on Wednesday night as starting pitcher Liam Hendriks held SWB in check over eight innings allowing just one run on three hits as the Red Wings stopped the RailRiders’ six-game win streak with a 5-1 win at PNC Field.

Jeter, meanwhile saw a lot of action in the field being a part of six plays, but the 39-year-old Yankee captain looked a bit rusty having trouble on an exchange once and committing a throwing error on another.

The third inning was an eventful frame for Jeter.

First, he took a one-hopper, backed up, planted on his left foot and threw a strike to first. Two batters later, he charged a bouncer to the left side then threw to third on a fielder’s choice. The very next ball in play was hit up the middle that Jeter went to his left and got to, but no out was recorded on the infield single. He got a chance on the next ball in play again. This time a hard grounder hit mildly to his right. He had a little trouble getting a grip on the ball, but threw to second in time for the force out.

Then in the fourth inning with two outs, he charged once again, fielded the slow-hopper throwing to first to get the out. On the next opportunity he wasn’t so fortunate going to his left then bouncing a ball on the throw to first that went for an error.

“I felt good. There was a lot of different situations that happened. It was good to do an array of things there,” said Jeter, who signed autographs during the 21-minute delay while the lights on the left side of the field were out.

During his press conference he said that he had not been informed yet by New York personnel where he would be playing today because the Yankees game had just concluded. But if his time with the RailRiders is up, he enjoyed it.

“The fans have been great to me while I’ve been here. I didn’t realize there were that many Yankees fans in Scranton. I figured Pennsylvania might be more Phillies or Pirates,” said Jeter, who finished Wednesday 0-for-3 with a pair of groundouts and a strikeout looking. “I’ve enjoyed meeting most of Scranton while I’ve been here.”

RailRiders starter Jose Ramirez (1-2) struggled getting through the first inning. The 23-year-old had to throw 40 pitches and gave up three runs on two hits and two walks. The big blow of the frame came from Chris Colabello, who hit a three-run homer. It was his second in as many games and No. 23 of the season to put the RailRiders in a first-inning hole for the fifth straight game.

The second inning wasn’t much better as he was pulled getting just one out and walking two more. His final line was three runs, two hits and four walks allowed in just 1 1-3 innings. His struggle with command showed throwing 56 pitches with the majority of them (31) missing the strike zone.

Rochester added a pair of runs in the third against right-hander Caleb Cotham to up the lead to 5-0.

During the recent stretch of success, getting down early wasn’t a problem for the RailRiders. But this time five runs was too much to overcome. Especially since Hendriks was on his game not allowing a hit until J.R. Murphy’s hard single to left with one out in the fifth inning.

The RailRiders avoided the shutout getting a run in the bottom of the eighth when Adonis Garcia doubled then scored on a double play ball.

Red Wings 5, RailRiders 1



Farris lf`4`0`1`1`Jeter ss`3`0`0`0

Beresford 2b`3`1`1`0`Ibarra ss`1`0`0`0

Herrmann rf`5`1`1`0`Adams 3b`4`0`0`0

Colabello 1b`5`1`2`3`Martinez rf`4`0`0`0

Fryer dh`4`0`0`0`Ruiz dh`4`0`0`0

Mitchell cf`5`1`1`1`Johnson 1b`1`0`0`0

Bernier ss`4`1`1`0`Murphy c`3`0`1`0

Olmedo 3b`5`0`1`1`Garcia cf`3`1`1`0

Butera c`2`0`0`0`Neal lf`3`0`1`0





E – Bernier (6), Jeter (1), Ramirez (1). LOB —ROC 12, SWB 3. TEAM RISP – ROC 2-for-14, SWB 1-for-3. 2B— Bernier (14), Garcia (1). HR – Colabello (23). SB – Fryer (4), Mitchell (15). GIDP – ROC 1 , SWB 1.




Hendricks (W, 2-6) `8`3`1`1`2`6

Eppley `1`0`0`0`0`0


Ramirez (L,1-2)`1.1`2`3`2`2`4



Betances `2.1`2`0`0`1`2

WP – Betances

HBP – Butera (by Cotham), Beresford (by Betances)

Umpires— Home, Chad Whitson; First, Jon Saphire; Second, John Tumpane; Third, A.J. Johnson

T— 2:48 (21 minute delay) A— 9,765 (10,000)