Moosic, Pa. - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' (Triple-A/New York Yankees) six-game winning streak is no more, as the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) topped the RailRiders at PNC Field on Wednesday night, 5-1. Derek Jeter started at shortstop for SWB, as he played in his fourth rehab game.
Jeter went 0-3 at the plate with a pair of groundouts and a strikeout, but was tested in the field. Jeter committed one of the two RailRider miscues, but had multiple chances to test out his defense in a game situation.
Liam Hendricks (2-6) shutdown the offense and tossed eight innings. He allowed just three hits, and carried a no-hitter into the fifth when J.R. Murphy broke it up with a single to left field. Hendricks finished the game with just one run allowed, two walks, and six strikeouts on his way to the win.
Chris Colabello provided him all the offense he would need with a three-run homer in the top of the first. James Beresford reached on an error with one out to begin the rally, and Chris Herrmann followed with a single through the right side. Colabello then slammed his 23rd home run of the season to right-center field. The International League All-Star will also represent the IL in the Triple-A Home Run Derby.
Rochester added two more runs in the third. With one out, Jermaine Mitchell singled, and then stole second base. Doug Bernier hit a grounder to Jeter, and he elected to throw to third to try and get Mitchell, but the ball bounced off the glove of David Adams. With runners on the corners, Ray Olmedo reached on an infield single to drive home Mitchell, and Bernier later scored on a fielder's choice. The Red Wings led 5-0 after three frames.
The RailRiders did not get on the board until the eighth. Adonis Garcia led off with a walk and then moved to third on a single by Thomas Neal. Addison Maruszak grounded into a double play that allowed Garcia to score, but the rally was thwarted, and the SWB offense would generate was shutout the rest the way in a 5-1 defeat.
Jose Ramirez (1-2) struggled in the early innings, and picked up the loss. He allowed three runs, two of them earned, over one and one-third innings of work. Caleb Cotham saved the bullpen, as he tossed four and two-thirds innings with just two runs allowed.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre will welcome in the final opponent of the homestand for a two-game series with the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., and it's a Budweiser Thirsty Thursday at PNC Field. Michael Pineda (1-0, 3.60) will make his second start for SWB.
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