Liam Hendriks turned in another strong start to lead the Red Wings to a 5-3 win over the Louisville Bats Friday night at Frontier Field. Baseball Month in Rochester presented by Hoselton Toyota continues Saturday at 7:05 p.m., when the Gwinnett Braves open a four-game set.
Rochester right-hander Hendriks was making his third start since being sent down from Minnesota; in his first two Wings starts this season, Hendriks had allowed just six hits and two runs over 11 2/3 innings, striking out 12.
Hendriks needed just 13 pitches to set down the Bats in the first inning Friday. In the bottom of the first against Jeff Francis, Wilkin Ramirez ripped a two-out double to the right field corner and made it to third base when Danny Dorn couldn't come up with the ball. But Francis got a ground out from Danny Valencia to strand Ramirez at third base.
Dorn was part of the Bats' first run of the game, leading off with a single in the top of the third inning. Dorn ended up scoring on a Willie Harris single, just beating a strong throw from Ramirez in a close play at the plate.
The Wings had seven hits in the bottom of the third, scoring four runs to take a 4-1 lead. Rene Rivera started the scoring when he led off with a double. Next Pedro Florimon hit a two-run single after Tsuyoshi Nishioka singled, bringing in Rivera. Danny Valencia singled to score Nishioka followed by a single by Chris Parmelee that scored Florimon. The Wings added their fourth run when Matt Carson hit an RBI single.
In the top of the fourth Louisville scored one when Feliz Perez hit a solo home run to left field, making the score 4-2 Wings.
The Wings added one run in the bottom of the seventh when Nishioka scored on Carson's walk, making the score 5-2.
Hendriks was relieved by Brendan Wise in the top of the eighth. Hendriks put in seven innings of work with four hits, two earned runs, two strikeouts, and one home run.
Wise allowed two hits to open the ninth, leading to Tyler Robertson coming in to take over on the mound. The Bats picked up a run on a sacrifice fly, but Robertson closed it out to get his second save.
NOTES: In the bottom of the third the Wings scored seven runs, marking a season high for scored runs in one individual inning... The Red Wings on Thursday played their 2nd extra-inning game, an 11-inning affair that is the clubs longest of the year. The Wings lost 5-4 in 8 innings in the first game of an April 26 doubleheader vs. Syracuse (Nationals). Rochester went 18 games into the season without playing extra innings until that April 26 contest vs. Syracuse. It was the longest such streak to start a season since 2003, when the Red Wings played 11 innings in their 31st game May 7 at Durham (Rays). The Wings won 4-3 that day. The Red Wings played 12 extra-inning games in 2011, including 2 against Louisville. The Wings went 4-8 in those contests, including a 2-0 mark against the Bats.
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Saturday, May 19 vs. Gwinnett 7:05 p.m. LHP Yohan Flande (1-2, 3.74) vs. RHP Cole DeVries (0-4, 4.19) WHTK 1280 AM
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Future Wing Watch - RHP David Bromberg struck out 4 while only allowing 3 earned runs in 6 2/3 innings for Double-A New Britian. OF Joe Benson went 2 for 3 with an RBI for New Britian.
This Day in Red Wings History: 1980 - On May 18, 1973, Red Wings' pitcher Jesse Jefferson got his fourth victory of the season, allowing only one run in nine innings in Rochester's 5-1 victory over Syracuse at Silver Stadium...May 18, 2005 - Brad Voyles turned in another impressive outing on the mound, and Damian Rolls hit a two-run double as the Columbus Clippers defeated the Rochester Red Wings, 4-1, at Cooper Stadium Wednesday night. Garrett Jones extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a fourth inning home run.
This Day in IL Baseball History: 1995 22-year-old Mets prospect Jason Isringhausen takes the hill for his second Triple-A start, facing the same team he beat in his debut. Once again Isringhausen dominates Syracuse, pitching a complete game four-hit shutout to improve his record to 2-0 and extend his scoreless streak to 16 2/3 innings to begin his Triple-A career. Only one Syracuse player makes it to third base in the 3-0 Tides victory at Harbor Park. Isringhausen would continue to overpower Triple-A hitters throughout the summer. He posted a 9-1 record with a 1.55 ERA in 12 starts with Norfolk before earning the
inevitable call to the Major Leagues in July. Isringhausen went 9-2 with a 2.81 ERA for the Mets in 14 starts down the stretch. At the conclusion of the 1995 season, Isringhausen was named the International Leagues Most Valuable Pitcher and Rookie of the Year.
Born on This Day: 1946 Reggie Jackson... 1952 George Strait... 1970 Tina Fey... 1983 Vince Young.
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