No Fireworks for PawSox, Losing at Rochester

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

PawSox news release…

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Pawtucket Red
Sox fell to the Rochester Red Wings by a final score of 6-2 in front of a crowd of 10,708 fans Frontier Field.

 

After a pair of scoreless frames, the PawSox were first to crack the run column in the 3rd inning as Dan Butler blasted a solo
homer, his 6th, to left to make it a 1-0 contest.

 

The lead would not last long for the PawSox, however, as Rochester plated three runs of their own in the 3rd. After a lead-off
walk, catcher Drew Butera homered to deep left field, his 2nd
of the season, to give the Red Wings a 2-1 advantage. Hernandez then
retired the next two batters before issuing his second walk of the
inning. Jeff Clement and Deibinson Romero flowed
with singles to plate another run to make it a 3-1 lead for Rochester.

 

Into the 6th still trailing by a pair, the PawSox cut the deficit in half. Drew Sutton led off the inning with a walk and would
come around to score on a two-out RBI double by Bryce Brentz to make it a 3-2 game.

 

Rochester
answered in the home half with two outs as Chris Hernandez issued a
walk to Eric Farris. Chris Carpenter would relieve Hernandez
and allowed Farris to steal second before allowing a two-out RBI single
to Ray Olmedo to increase the Rochester lead to 4-2.

 

In the 7th, Rochester tacked on two more runs against Carpenter on an RBI double by All-Star Chris Colabello and a sacrifice fly
by Romero to swell the lead to 6-2.

 

The PawSox mounted a threat in the 9th with a one out walk and a single, but a strikeout and a ground out ended the game with
a Rochester win in the series opener.  

 

The
PawSox will continue their road trip against North Division foes
Rochester and Lehigh Valley. Pawtucket will send righty Brandon Workman
(3-1) to the mound against Liam Hendricks (1-6) of Rochester tomorrow
night at 6:05pm.

 

Pawtucket
will return to McCoy Stadium for a four game homestand prior to the
All-Star Break against Rochester beginning Thursday, July 11th
at 7:05pm through Sunday July 14th.