Wings' Salute to Groundhog Day Night June 29

Punxsutawney Phil will be at Frontier Field and available for photos

By Rochester Red Wings | January 30, 2018 11:48 AM ET

Watch out for that first step as you head out to the ballpark on Friday, June 29…it could be a doozy!
 
The Red Wings will be welcoming Punxsutawney Phil to Frontier Field for Salute to Groundhog Day Night in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the timeless Bill Murray movie presented by Pigtails and Crewcuts, M&T Bank, The Exchange and Brickwood Grill.

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We made the trek to Punxsy for the announcement:

 

 

MEET PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL

Wait, THE Punxsutawney Phil will be in attendance? BING!

The world's most famous weatherman along with a host of his tuxedoed and top-hatted handlers will be available for photos (and perhaps a weather tip or two) in the Red Wings Hall of Fame located on the first base concourse before the game.

SPECIALTY JERSEYS

The Wings will be wearing these one-of-kind jerseys that will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the Red Wings Community Foundation. We've partnered with LiveSource for all of our jersey auctions in 2018. Simply download the LiveSource app in the App Store or Google Play to bid! The auction will go live at 6:00 pm on June 29.

T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY

We also have a Groundhog Day T-shirt giveaway planned…but don't worry about being one of the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Just be in your seat by game time for your chance to snag yourself one, or if you're lucky, maybe even two! 

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Stay tuned for more updates but after a night filled with Groundhog Day fun, we guarantee you'll be wishing you could relive the night over and over and over again!

All single game tickets for the 2018 season will go on sale beginning February 15 online only. The Red Wings Ticket Office will open on Friday, March 23 for our 2nd annual Baseball's Back Bash!

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Plates Mile at Frontier Field on July 5

$30 registration includes ticket to the game, t-shirt, chip timing & more

By Rochester Red Wings | April 12, 2018 12:43 PM ET

The Wings...err Plates have partnered with YellowJacket Racing and Fleet Feet Sports Rochester to bring runners and plate aficionados together for the first ever PLATES MILE at Frontier Field on Thursday, July 5 after the Red Wings 5:05 pm game. 

Participants will eat FOUR 10 oz. "Trash Cans" while running ONE mile around the confines of Frontier Field. The Trash Cans will consist of mac salad, home fries and meat hot sauce. The race will start approximately 45 minutes after the completion of the Red Wings game against Pawtucket.

The $30 registration fee includes:
- one ticket to the Red Wings July 5 game
- four, 10 oz. Trash Cans
- official race t-shirt
- chip timing by YellowJacket Racing
- on-field finish line.

The ONLY way to register for the race is here: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/PlatesMile. You will have the ability to purchase extra tickets ($5/ticket) to the July 5 game and race t-shirts ($15/t-shirt) when you register.

The race will be capped at 300 runners.

If the game is rained out before gates open (4 pm), the race will start at 6:30 pm. If the game is called any time after gates open, the race will start approximately 45 minutes after the game has been officially postponed.

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'Riders top Wings on Batman Night

"Gotham" star David Mazouz poses with fans on Batman Night.

By Rochester Red Wings | June 23, 2018 11:04 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings dropped a 4-2 decision to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Saturday evening at Frontier Field, in front of 8,450 fans on Batman Night. The teams wrap up the series with a Sunday matinee starting at 1:05 p.m.

 

Rochester plated the first run of the game in the third against RailRiders starter Nestor Cortes after back-to-back singles from Zack Granite and Nick Gordon to open the inning. With one out and the pair on base, Chris Carter grounded into what looked to be an inning-ending double play. Instead, a throwing error on the relay by Scranton second basemen L.J. Mazzilli allowed Granite to score, giving the Wings a 1-0 lead.

After allowing a one-out double to Tyler Austin in the top of the sixth inning, Rochester starting pitcher Aaron Slegers surrendered a two-run home run to Brandon Drury, giving Scranton a 2-1 lead.

Cortes' night ended after five innings of work. He allowed one run on six hits while walking two and striking out three. Cortes threw 91 pitches, 64 for strikes.

The Wings turned the ball over to Luke Bard in the seventh inning after Slegers loaded the bases with one out. Slegers' line was completed after Ronald Torreyes scored on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Wade, giving Scranton a 3-1 lead. Slegers went 6.1 innings allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out four. He threw 95 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Scranton scored an insurance run in the eighth inning after Granite mis-read a fly ball which allowed for Billy McKinney to reach third base with one out. After putting men on the corners following a walk, Bruce Caldwell singled home McKinney to give the RailRiders a 4-1 lead.

The Wings cut the deficit and scored the game's final run in the eighth inning after Willians Astudillodoubled home Gordon, leaving the RailRiders with a 4-2 lead.

Bard threw 1.2 innings in relief allowing one run on two hits while registering a pair of strikeouts. Gabriel Moya came on in the ninth and pitched a scoreless inning, setting Scranton down in order.

 

Winning pitcher: Cortes (1-3)
Losing pitcher: Slegers (5-5)
Save: Carroll (7)

Box Score: Click here for the box score and play-by-play narrative.

 

 

NOTES: OF Byron Buxton was not in the lineup Saturday, after playing four straight days as part of his major league rehab assignment.

 

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY

1982- Red Wing DH Tim Derryberry hit two home runs with a borrowed bat to lead the Wings over the Tidewater Tides, 9-8. The win put the Red Wings over .500 for the first time all season.

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

1981 - More than two months after it started, Rochester and Pawtucket play out the conclusion to the longest game in baseball history. The game began April 18 and was still tied 2-2 at the end of the 32nd inning, just after the clock had passed 4:00 a.m. Under a national media spotlight, the two teams resume action on June 23, when Pawtucket's Dave Koza drives home the game winning run with a single in the bottom of the 33rd frame. 13 professional baseball records were broken in this game. Several future stars participated, including Rochester's Cal Ripken, Jr. and Pawtucket's Wade Boggs. The official scorecard, compiled by Bill George, was later presented to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1912- Alan Turing (British mathematician and computer science pioneer) , 1957- Frances McDormand (American actress, "Fargo"), 1979- LaDainian Tomlinson (American Football Player)

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1917 - Boston pitcher Babe Ruth starts against Washington. He walks leadoff man Eddie Foster, griping to plate umpire Brick Owens after each pitch. On ball four, Ruth plants a right to the umpire's jaw. He is ejected, and Ernie Shore relieves. Foster is caught stealing, and Shore retires all 26 men he faces in a 4-0 win, getting credit in the books for a perfect game.

1932 - Lou Gehrig plays his 1,103rd successive game in a Yankees uniform, equaling Joe Sewell's record with one team (Cleveland).

1988 - George Steinbrenner fires Billy Martin for the fifth time, replacing him with Lou Piniella. In 1985, Piniella was fired and replaced by Martin. In 1985, Martin was fired and replaced by Piniella. New York's 40-28 record is the fourth best in the big leagues, but the Yankees had just completed a 2-7 road trip.

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1970- Jackson Five - "The Love You Save ", 1987- Whitney Houston - "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) ", 2016- Drake ft. WizKid & Kyla - "One Dance "

 

 

 

 

 

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Wings salute city with ROC the ROC Night Aug. 8

The marquee promo of the summer will celebrate everything Rochester

By Rochester Red Wings | June 7, 2018 9:11 PM ET

Celebrate all things Rochester with the Red Wings on Wednesday, August 8 at ROC the ROC Night presented by the City of Rochester, ESL Federal Credit Union, Castle, C.P. Ward, Airport Transmission, The Exchange and Brickwood Grill.

UNIFORMS

Rochester will be wearing special caps and jerseys. The caps are blue with a red bill featuring a combination of the City of Rochester Flower logo and the iconic Red Wings logo made famous by the teams in the 1960s and 1970s. The jerseys feature Flower City across the chest with Spikes holding a lilac in his beak in the lower left front of the jersey. There is also a variation of the 585 area code logo on the sleeve with red feathers as the parentheses. The jerseys will be auctioned off using the Live Source mobile app. For more information on bidding click here. The auction will go live on August 8.

GIVEAWAY

The first 2,000 fans will receive a Mt. ROCmore mini statue which will feature four legendary Rochesterians wearing a different style Wings cap: Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, George Eastman and Morrie Silver.

FOOD/HAPPY HOUR

All Zweigle's hot dogs will be $1 and one stand will be dedicated to serving white hot dogs. Chicken French and a new dish, a white hot dog French, will be available at a pop-up stand near the main gate. Country Sweet boneless wings will also be available at Batter Up. Salvatore's Pizza is available at every Red Wings home game, at Mama Mittsy's Pizza Kitchen by Salvatore's. There will be a pregame happy hour in the 10th Inning Bar featuring live music and Genesee Beer specials. Abbott's Frozen Custard will also have a truck in the Walk of Fame area.

TICKETS

The first 585 tickets sold beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 8 will be $5.85. The next 716 tickets sold will be $7.16. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Red Wings Ticket Office or ONLINE RIGHT HERE.

MERCHANDISE

All merchandise will be available for sale beginning on Friday, June 8 at 5:30 pm in store only! Merchandise will be available online beginning at 10 am on Saturday, June 9. SHOP HERE

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In-game music will be exclusively from Rochester-area artists with a couple members from Joywave leading "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" durnig the 7th inning stretch. All in-game promotions will be Rochester themed, of course.

Stay tuned for more info on #ROCtheROC Night as we will be releasing some more info on the night in the coming weeks.

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Foley headlines Salute to Pro Wrestling Night Aug. 22

Bobblehead giveaway to first 1,000 fans (18 & older)

By Rochester Red Wings | June 11, 2018 3:06 PM ET

More hard-hitting than a tombstone pile driver delivered by The Undertaker...more entertaining than Chris Jericho getting over a pen and a clipboard as a gimmick...filled with as much drama as the Bret Hart-Shawn Michaels Iron Man Match...it's the Red Wings' first ever Salute to Pro Wrestling Night Wednesday, August 22. The event is presented by Airport Transmission and Cricket Wireless.

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The highlights read like a super card of inter-promotional dream matches with:

* a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer and New York Times best-selling author Mick Foley - who will sign autographs and take pictures with fans, and take part in a Pre-Game Live interview sure to be as entertaining and emotional as Mankind's "This Is Your Life" tribute to The Rock. Foley will sign autographs for fans in the concourse near the Red Wings Hall of Fame from 6 pm until 6:40 pm. He will throw out the first pitch, then sign for fans again from 7:05 until 8 pm.

* the first 1,000 fans 18 and older will get a bobble head of Mick in one of the most controversial and unique bobble head sculptures ever, courtesy of Cricket Wireless and Airport Transmission (this giveaway should put a lot of butts in seats that night, huh?) 

* fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite pro wrestler for the chance to be part of special wrestling-themed on-field promotions including the Finger Poke of Doom, a two out of three falls thumb wrestling match with Foley, Name That Ring Entrance Tune, Paul Heyman Promo showdown, proof reading old Wrestling Observer newsletters to see who can find the most grammar and syntax errors (magnifying glasses provided), and more.

* the greatest wrestling entrance themes of all time played for the Wings' walk-up songs

* shoot appearances by local indy pro wrestlers, and storyline surprises that will rival Seth Rollins turning against his brothers in The Shield

* an undefined yet ultra-special role for Andrew "The Authority" Joseph, one of the original hosts of "The Pain Clinic" radio show

* the whole night will be more carefully thought out and crafted than any late 2000-early 2001 Monday Nitro episode you suffered through

 

It's true, it's true - pro wrestling takes over Frontier Field August 22. Smart marks stay home - the whole night will be kayfabe. Don't be one of those jabronis who waits to read about it later in the dirt sheets; order your tickets today for the greatest promotion night the baseball and wrestling worlds have ever seen. Salute to Pro Wrestling Night August 22....as the great Freddie Miller would say, "Don't miss it - beeee there."

 

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has produced some of the most memorable, spectacular moments in every pro wrestling promotion he has appeared in. He served as the General Manager of WWE Monday Night Raw from July 2016 through March 2017, and he and his family were the subjects of the WWE Network reality series, "Holy Foley." He has spent this summer criss-crossing the country with his sold out one-man show, "20 Years of Hell" commemorating his famous Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker on June 28, 1998.

Foley attended SUNY Cortland in the 1980's, has family in the Finger Lakes area, and is a noted consumer of Zweigle's hot dogs as well as a fan of the band Me and the Boyz. His son Dewey, currently a writer's assistant for the WWE, was a Red Wings media relations/online content assistant in 2014.

Foley is also a multiple-time New York Times best-selling author, and a noted philanthropist - supporting RAINN, Child-Fund International, and other causes. Foley has appeared on TV's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Robot Wars, Boy Meets World, Family Feud, and Celebrity Wife Swap. Foley's most recent book is Saint Mick: My Journey From Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf, published in 2017.

 

 

 

Grant Anderson's special on-field co-host on August 22 will be Alicia Atout, creator and host of the music and wrestling blog AMBY and on-air talent for Impact Wrestling on Pop TV, and Smash Wrestling on Fight Network. Alicia's award-winning website AMBY hosts thousands of exclusive, in-depth, and fun interviews with mainstream and indie artists, wrestlers, actors, and more.

Check out Alicia's interview with Mick from October 2017:

 

 

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Red Wings Announce 2018 Hall of Fame Class

Garrett Jones, Joe "Poison" Brown join 97 other members

By Rochester Red Wings | May 10, 2018 10:54 AM ET

Former infielders Garrett Jones and Joe "Poison" Brown will be inducted into the Rochester Red Wings Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 30 before the Wings host Lehigh Valley at 7:05 p.m.

Garrett Jones - Jones becomes the third player in the Twins era to be elected, joining Howie Clark in 2015 and Jason Bartlett in 2016. Jones is 10th in Red Wings history with 518 career games and seventh all-time with 81 career home runs. He also ranks among Twins-era leaders in games (1st), hits (1st, 503), doubles (1st, 119), triples (6th, 11), home runs (1st), total bases (1st, 887), runs scored (1st, 282), RBI (1st, 326), walks (1st, 167), slugging (6th, .458) and OPS (10th, .776). Jones helped lead Rochester to the 2006 Governors' Cup Championship Series vs. Toledo as he batted .406 (13-for-32) with a double, three home runs, 10 RBI, one stolen base and seven runs scored in nine playoff games. In his final game as a Red Wing, Jones hit a walk-off three-run home run in the season finale on September 1, 2008 to beat Buffalo 9-6. He finished his career by playing 911 MLB games over eight seasons with the Twins, Pirates, Marlins and Yankees.

Joe "Poison" Brown - Brown, an International League Hall of Famer born in Buffalo, played over 1,500 games in 11 IL seasons from 1924-34 with seven different teams. He played with Rochester parts of five seasons from 1928-30 and 1932-33. His most productive stretch came with Rochester from 1928-30 as the Red Wings won three straight pennants and he batted .304 with 583 hits, 406 runs scored, 93 doubles, 39 triples, 20 home runs, 223 RBI and 53 stolen bases. Brown ranks among Red Wings career leaders in runs scored (3rd, 483), stolen bases (T-4th, 71) and hits (5th, 739). He likely ranks in the top 10 in several other categories, including games played, but his numbers vary in 1932-33 as he split those seasons with multiple teams in the IL.

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Red Wings, Turnbull team up for Military Salute

Fans can nominate a local military member to be honored on field

By Rochester Red Wings | March 13, 2018 11:31 AM ET

The Rochester Red Wings have teamed up with Turnbull Heating and Air Conditioning to honor local veterans and active military members as part of the 7th Inning Military Salute in 2018.

The Red Wings will recognize a local military member, active or retired, on the field prior to the playing of God Bless America after the top of the 7th inning is over. Through the partnership with Turnbull, each person who is honored will receive two free premium tickets to that night's game, VIP parking and 25 Diamond Dollars, which is ballpark currency that can be used at the Red Wings Team Store, Ticket Office or concession stands.

For more information or to nominate an active military member or veteran please contact Travis Sick at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3042 or TSick@RedWingsBaseball.com.

The 2018 season begins Friday, April 6 when Rochester hosts Buffalo at 6:05 p.m. Single-game tickets for all 70 games, including Opening Day, are on sale now at RedWingsBaseball.com. The Ticket Office will open for the first time on Friday, March 23 for the 2nd Baseball's Back Bash.

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Rochester Summer Soul Music Fest August 25-26

Early Bird Pricing in Effect until April 30

By Rochester Red Wings | March 16, 2018 9:30 AM ET

The new Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 25 - 26, 2018 at Frontier Field!

Xperience Live Events, LLC, a Maryland-based events planning company founded by Rochester native Varick Baiyina, has been selected by Mayor Warren to serve as the new promoter of the festival. The company's vision is to build the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival into a premier community event that will have regional appeal, and will also spur economic growth within the city of Rochester.

Xperience Live is currently lining up headline entertainment for the two-day festival. The company is pleased to announce that two major recording acts have been secured thus far:  Morris Day & The Time, and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will both perform on Sunday, August 26.

Negotiations with additional acts for Saturday and Sunday are currently underway and will be announced over the next several months.

There is a tiered ticket structure for the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival. Per day ticket prices as of May 1 are as follows: general admission tickets are $40.00, field access standing tickets are $75.00 and VIP seating is $120.00.

Early bird ticket prices will be in effect March 15 - April 30. Early bird per day tickets can be purchased for $30.00 general admission, $60.00 for field access standing and $90.00 for VIP seating. 

The two-day/combined package price is $55.00 general admission, $125.00 for field access standing and $175.00 for VIP seating.

"I am truly excited to launch the newly revamped Summer Soul Music Festival this year," said Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren. "The changes we're making will definitely enhance the experience for festival goers, and will be a wonderful way to wrap up our summer season. I look forward to working with Varick Baiyina and his team at Xperience Live to produce the type of festival that our residents, and people from all around our region, will look forward to attending every year."

While the Rochester Summer Soul Festival will remain an R & B/Soul music focused festival like its predecessor, a number of changes and enhancements are being implemented.

Topping the list of changes is a move to the month of August. Historically held in July, the move to August will allow Summer Soul Fest to serve as the season finale following a number of culturally rich events, including the Clarissa Street Reunion, Carifest, and the Afrikan American Fest.

A free community block party component has also been added to the festival. The block party will take place at Frontier Field as well, directly outside the stadium in an adjoining parking lot, and will feature a community stage, music, children's activities, a health zone, local vendors, food trucks, and other activities.  

"We want the Rochester Summer Soul Festival to be a true community event," added Mayor Warren. "And as such, we wanted to make sure that everyone would be able to come out and enjoy some of the activities. The block party will allow anyone who wants to be a part of the fun - - young, old, and in-between - - to hear some good music, have access to various family activities and entertainment, and to simply enjoy socializing and being a part of our community."

Updates on the Rochester Summer Soul Music Festival can be found online at rocsummersoulfest.com.

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Thirsty Thursday Pre-Game Happy Hours

$2 beers and live music on SEVEN Thursdays in 2018

By Rochester Red Wings | February 28, 2018 11:20 AM ET

After last season's successful debut, the Red Wings will be hosting SEVEN Thirsty Thursday Pre-Game Happy Hours in 2018. Fans can enjoy $2 beers, live music and tailgate games out at the 10th Inning Bar down the third base line on June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 9, August 23 and August 30.

EVERY THURSDAY in 2018 the Red Wings will be suiting up as the Rochester Plates! Also, every Thursday is a College Day/Night. Students with a valid college ID can purchase a $10 reserved ticket which INCLUDES $5 Diamond Dollars that can be used for food or merchandise.

THIRSTY THURSDAY PRE-GAME HAPPY HOUR SCHEDULE:

JUNE 21 (7:05 game): $2 beers presented by Bud and Bud Light from 6-7 pm with live music from Rob Gioia.

JULY 5 (5:05 game): $2 beers presented by Genny and Genny Light from 4-5 pm with live music from Dallas Greene. ALL TICKETS ON JULY 5 are just $5. It is also our final Bark in the Park of 2018.

JULY 19 (7:05 game): $2 beers presented by Bud and Bud Light from 6-7 pm with live music from Genesee Saw.

AUGUST 2 (12:35 game): $2 beers presented by Genny Light and Bud Light from 11:30 am -12:30 pm. There will be no live music on this date.

AUGUST 9 (7:05 game): $2 beers presented by Genny and Genny Light from 6-7 pm with live music from the Neil Van Dorn Trio.

AUGUST 23 (7:05 game): $2 beers presented by Bud and Bud Light from 6-7 pm with live music from Genesee Saw.

AUGUST 30 (7:05 game): $2 beers presented by Genny and Genny Light from 6-7 pm with live music from Dallas Greene.

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Bark in the Park at Frontier Field in 2018

Record 5 Bark in the Parks in '18 pres. by Invisible Fence Brand

By Rochester Red Wings | November 16, 2017 3:59 PM ET

The Red Wings will be hosting a record FIVE "Bark in the Park" games in 2018 presented by Invisible Fence Brand! Dog owners can purchase Bark in the Park tickets for just $8.

Fans can bring their four-legged friends out to Frontier Field on the following dates (click on the date to purchase Bark in the Park tickets):

Sunday, April 8 (1:05 game)

Sunday, April 22 (1:05 game)

Sunday, May 6 (1:05 game) 

Sunday, May 27 (1:05 game)*

Thursday, July 5 (5:05 game)*

*Fans are encouraged to bring dog or cat food to donate to the Meals On Wheels Pet Food Program on May 27 and July 5. All fans who donate will receive a voucher for $2 off a ticket to a Wings game in 2018.

Fans with dogs will enter Frontier Field using the Plymouth Avenue gates and proceed directly into our "Dog Pound" section in left-center field AND the grass berm down the 3rd base line. Fans can purchase tickets for this section for $8 by calling (585) 423-WING (9464), at the Red Wings Ticket Office or online at RedWingsBaseball.com. No addiditonal ticket is needed for your dog. 

NEW in 2018: 

- Fans will have the ability to purchase Bark in the Park tickets ONLINE for $8.

- PRE-GAME DOG PARADE: Prior to every Bark in the Park game, fans will be able to walk their dog around the warning track.

- Each Bark in the Park date will include a giveaway for those fans with dogs (giveaways TBD).

Some basic things to know for our Bark in the Parks:

* All dogs must be leashed and under the control of their owner in the "Dog Pound" section on the left field berm or beyond the left-center field fence.

* Chairs and access to water will be provided.

* Bags and receptacles will not be provided. Each owner is responsible for picking up after their pet.

* Please take into account any high heat/humidity weather conditions before taking any pet outside for an extended period of time.

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DSO Returns to Frontier Field on August 3

Tickets ($15 in advance) on sale beginning March 16

By Rochester Red Wings | March 14, 2018 12:41 PM ET

Presenting its critically acclaimed live show to Deadheads both young and old, Dark Star Orchestra is set to perform on Friday, August 3 at Frontier Field. 

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are on sale now at RedWingsBaseball.com. Those wishing to purchase in person can do so at the Frontier Field Ticket Office beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23. General admission tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the concert. Suite packages with food and parking passes for 10 people ($600) and 16 people ($750) are available by calling 454-1001.

The DSO concert at Frontier Field has drawn over 4,000 people each of the last three years including a DSO attendance record of 4,298 concert goers in 2015. Kristen Mack-Perry and Darren Kemp of NYmusic.com said of the Frontier Field show three years ago:

"the crowd was a cohesive body of dancing and celebration. The unique set up allowed for an intimate feel of an indoor show, in a stadium, accompanied by a beautiful summer night with clear skies. They were dancing in their seats, on the grass and at the concession stands. The music never stopped."

Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra's determined commitment to 'raising the Dead' has drawn nationwide attention:   

"Quite possibly the most talented and accomplished tribute band out there... they've definitely mastered their inspiration's vagabond nature." - RollingStone.com

"Recreates the Dead concert experience with uncanny verisimilitude... In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did." - Chicago Tribune

"The hottest Grateful Dead tribute act. A cover band for people who don't like cover bands." - Washington Post

Critics aren't the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra's praises. Numerous original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say:

"A couple of times when I had my back to John onstage and he started to sing, I had this weird sense that it was Jerry." - Bob Weir, Grateful Dead co-founder/vocalist/guitarist, frequent DSO guest 

"Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead." - Donna Jean Godchaux, Grateful Dead vocalist, frequent DSO guest 

"There are moments where I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying. Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead." - Dan Healy,Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994, toured with DSO as their sound engineer

Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead's musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show. Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead's decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from the set list of these historic shows.  

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Made up of Jeff Mattson (Jerry Garcia), Lisa Mackey (Donna Jean Godchaux), Dino English (Bill Kreutzmann), Rob Koritz (Mickey Hart), Skip Vangelas (Phil Lesh), Rob Eaton (Bob Weir) and Rob Barraco (multiple keyboardists), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything so formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.

While faithful improvisation is pinnacle, precision is of equal importance with DSO, which position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras of Dead music performed. At the end of each performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can "see" shows that happened long before they were born.

Dark Star Orchestra isn't a cover band. Its shows are not even meant as tributes. What Dark Star Orchestra tirelessly strives for and achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead's timeless music. 
 

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Gordon's Little League Homer Leads to Wings Win

Wings top Bisons in 10 innings Saturday

By Rochester Red Wings | June 16, 2018 8:48 PM ET

The Red Wings took a wild one from the Buffalo Bisons, 6-2, in extra innings Saturday night at Coca-Cola Field!

The Wings were two outs away from securing the victory in regulation when Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer to right field off Alan Busenitz to tie the game.

But, the Wings would respond with four runs in the 10th and all scored on one play. With the bases loaded Nick Gordon poked a single to center to score Wynston Sawyer and Zack Granite. The throw home to nab Granite was late from center, but catcher Danny Jansen then tried to throw behind Gordon at first but threw it into the right field corner allowing both LaMonte Wade and Gordon to score.

It was the first time Rochester (31-34) has scored six runs in a game since hanging 11 runs on Durham on May 29 - 18 games ago.

Rochester got 5.2 innings of one-hit, no run baseball from Stephen Gonsalves. The southpaw tossed 92 pitches, allowing three walks to go along with five punch outs.

Rochester broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning when Gordon lifted a sacrifice fly to left field with one out and the bases loaded.

The Wings would tack on another an inning later when Sawyer brought home Jake Cave with an RBI single.

Tyler Duffey (1.1 IP) and Gabriel Moya (1.0 IP) each turned in scoreless outings for Rochester.

The Wings are now 4-2 in extra-inning games this season.

The Wings and Bisons wrap their four-game set on Sunday afternoon. Aaron Slegers (5-4, 3.39) will make the start for Rochester opposite right-hander Taylor Guerrieri (1-1, 5.12).

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Buffalo clips Rochester, 4-3, Friday night

By Rochester Red Wings | June 15, 2018 9:32 PM ET

A ninth inning rally fell short as the Red Wings fell to the Bisons, 4-3, Friday night at Coca-Coal Field in Buffalo.

The loss snapped the Wings two game winning streak. Still, Rochester is an impressive 20-13 away from Frontier Field this season.

Darnell Sweeney gave Buffalo the early 2-0 lead with a two-run double off Zack Littell in the second inning. 

The Wings (30-34) bounced back with a run in the third on a LaMonte Wade RBI double to trim the Buffalo lead to 2-1.

Sweeney gave the Bisons the two-run lead back with a solo homer off Littell an inning later.

Littell (1-3) suffered his third straight loss for the Wings allowing three runs on six hits over 5.2 innings. The righty struck out four and walked two.

The score was 4-1 entering the ninth, but the Wings put their first two runners on. Each would come around to score on two sacrifice flies to trim the deficit to one before Taylor Featherston struck out to end the game.

The series continues Saturday night with Rochester sending southpaw Stephen Gonsalves (4-3, 5.89) to the mound opposite righty Chris Rowley (4-3, 3.32).
 

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Plates beat Wings for first ever win Thursday!

Rochester rides three-run first inning to victory

By Rochester Red Wings | June 14, 2018 9:47 PM ET

The Rochester Plates, starving for that first win, finally broke through Thursday night in Buffalo.

The Plates won their first game ever, beating no other than the Buffalo Wings, 3-1, in the first game of a four-game series at Coca-Cola Field.

Rochester (30-33) had gone 0-4 as the Plates since debuting the moniker back on August 10 of 2017.

On Thursday, the Plates used a three-run first inning and strong start from Adalberto Mejia to win the food fight.

Mejia earned his post-game Plate allowing just one run on four hits over six innings to pick up his second win of the season.

Nick Anderson followed with two scoreless innings before turning things over to John Curtiss who worked a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the save.

The Plates got an RBI double from Chris Carter and two-run single from Kennys Vargas in the first inning. It was the first time Rochester has scored at least three runs in an inning since a four spot in the fourth inning on May 30 at Durham.

Zack Granite and Vargas each had multi-hit nights.

Rochester has now won back-to-back games for the first time since a four-game winning streak May 29-June 1.

The Plates and Wings continue their series on Friday night at 7:05 pm. Rochester will send righty Zack Littell (1-2, 3.38) to the mound opposite Sen Reid-Foley (1-1, 6.75).

GAME NOTES: The Plates grounded into a season-high four double plays…Rochester improved to 20-12 on the road this season, the best mark in the league.
 

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Astudillo homer helps Wings snap losing streak

The Wings snapped their 10-game losing streak Wednesday

By Rochester Red Wings | June 13, 2018 9:17 PM ET

The Red Wings longest losing streak in eight years is finally over!

Willians Astudillo hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to send the Wings to a 4-3 win over the Scranton/WB RailRiders Wednesday night in Moosic, PA ending the club's 10-game losing streak.

The RailRiders got the tying run all the way to third base in the bottom of the ninth, but Trevor May escaped the jam to earn his second save as a Red Wing this season.

It was the first win for the Wings (29-33) since June 1!

Astudillo went 2-for-4 with a double to go along with his seventh homer of the season. Prior to 2018, the Wings stocky utility man hadn't hit more than four homers in any of his nine pro seasons.

Dietrich Enns dialed up a dandy for the Wings, allowing just one run on six hits over 6.2 innings in the no-decision. The southpaw, facing his old team for the first time, struck out five without issuing a walk.

The Wings took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Wynston Sawyer knocked home Chris Carter with a one out double to center before coming around to score on a steal of home when Taylor Motter was picked off of first base, but the RailRiders second basemen dropped the throw.

The RailRiders scored their only run off Enns on a Billy McKinney solo homer in the fourth inning to cut the lead in half.

Rochester clung to the one run lead all the way until the eighth inning when Brandon Drury knocked home Tyler Wade to even things at 2-2. The run came off Alan Busenitz who had his streak of 12 straight scoreless outings spanning 22 innings come to an end. He hadn't allowed a run at Triple-A since April 12.

Joe Mauer led off and played first base for the Wings Wednesday and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. In his first three games on rehab, the Twins star is 0-for-10.

The Red Wings road trip continues Thursday with the start of a four-game series in Buffalo. Southpaw Adalberto Mejia (1-2, 3.86) will make the start for Rochester.
 

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Red Wings swept in twin bill Tuesday

Rochester losing streak hits 10 games.

By Rochester Red Wings | June 12, 2018 9:03 PM ET

Even with 3-time batting champ Joe Mauer in the lineup, the Red Wings offensive struggles continued Tuesday night as the club combined for just two runs over 14 innings in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Scranton/WB RailRiders. The Wings fell 5-2 in the opener before losing 2-0 in the night cap which extended Rochester's losing streak to 10 games.

The 10-game skid is the Red Wings longest losing streak since 2010 (12 games). The Wings have scored just 13 runs over the last 10 games.

Mauer - who led off as the designated hitter each game - went a combined 0-for-6. Mauer, recovering from concussion-like symptoms, made his first appearance in a Red Wings uniform since 2004.

The only Wings runs of the night came courtesy of solo homers from Cameron Rupp and Taylor Motter which came in back-to-back fashion in the fourth inning. It was the first homer for both Rupp and Motter as Red Wings.

Aaron Slegers went the distance in the opener, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks. All five runs scored via three home runs.

Gabriel Moya got the spot start in Game Two and tossed three scoreless innings before turning things over to Tyler Duffey who threw two shutout innings of his own. 

Scranton finally got to John Curtiss out of the Wings 'pen in the sixth inning plating two on a Brandon Drury triple.

The Wings and RailRiders wrap the four-game, three-day series on Wednesday night at 6:35 pm. Former Yankees prospect Dietrich Enns (4-6, 5.85) gets the start for Rochester opposite right-hander Chance Adams (2-2, 5.43).

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What's New at Frontier Field in 2018?

New manager, new netting, new food items and more

By Rochester Red Wings | March 29, 2018 9:45 AM ET

What's new at Frontier Field in 2018? Well, we're glad you asked.

Bark in the Park: We have a record FIVE dog days planned for 2018! New this year, fans will be able participate in a pre-game, on-field parade with their doggos and sit on the left field grass berm. More info here.

Chicken & Waffle Cones: Sure to be a fan-favorite, this combo of chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, honey mustard and syrup all served in a delicious waffle cone highlights a host of new food items at the ballpark! This particular item can be found at Batter Up.

Early Bird Pack: For the first time ever we're offering fans the opportunity to attend all April games for just $40 ($3.33/game). Click here to purchase.

Giveaway Guarantee Club: Want all of our giveaways, but can't make it to all of our games. We've started the Giveaway Guarantee Club where for only $100 fans will receive EVERY giveaway whether they attend the games or not!More info and to purchase a membership click here.

Jersey Auctions: We've partnered with Live Source to host all of our jersey auctions in 2018. Simply download the Live Source app on your smart phone, register and begin bidding! More info on how to get started here.

Joel Skinner: After three strong seasons under the guidance of Mike Quade, Joel Skinner has taken over the reins as Wings manager. Joel has spent some time in the International League as manager of the Buffalo Bisons and Charlotte Knights. More info on Joel here.

Military Salute: Prior to the playing of God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch, we will be honoring a local veteran or active military member. To nominate a hero contact Travis Sick at TSick@RedWingsBaseball.com. Also new in 2018, all veterans and active military members will receive 15% off in the Red Wings Team Store.

Netting: Per the strong recommendation of Major League Baseball and to ensure the safety of our fans, a 15-foot high net will run the length of each dugout.A mockup of the net and more info can be found here.

Pace of Play: Minor League Baseball has made a few rule adjustments with the intention of speeding up the pace of play. Of note, teams will only be allowed 6 mound visits per game, the pitch clock has been trimmed from 20 seconds to 15 seconds when no one is on base and during extra innings each team will begin each inning with a runner at second base. More info on these rule changes can be found here.

Promotions: It's nothing new that we have constructed an All-Star lineup of theme nights for the 2018 season, but we wanted to share a couple of the new ones: Renew Your Vows Night (May 18), Hop Bitters Fauxback Night (May 26), National Toy Hall of Fame Day (June 24), Salute to Groundhog Day Night (June 29), ROC the ROC Night (August 8) and Salute to The Sandlot Night (August 31). For a complete list of all promotions visit RedWingsBaseball.com/FUN!

#TAFTP: Every Thursday the Wings will become the Plates featuring special Plate options and those delicious jerseys! You won't want to miss our June 21 Duel of the Dishes against the Syracuse Salt Potatoes. You can also put August 23 on the calendar, more details to follow.

The Dugout: Located up the first base concourse, this new bar will include 15 brand new taps that will feature a powerhouse batting order of craft beers.

T-Shirt Tuesdays: Beginning May 15, every Tuesday we'll be giving away a different t-shirt! Check the Red Wings social accounts for designs.

Tickets for Opening Day and for the other 69 home games are on sale now at the Ticket Office or at RedWingsBaseball.com. The Home Opener once again features a 50-degree guarantee. If the temperature on the Frontier Field thermometer isn't 50 at some point during the game, each ticket can be exchanged for any Red Wings home game in April or May.

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Losing streak hits eight with 10-3 loss Monday

By Rochester Red Wings | June 11, 2018 9:03 PM ET

The Red Wings home woes followed them on the road Monday night as they suffered their eighth straight loss with a 10-3 setback against the Scranton/WB RailRiders.

The eight straight losses is the Wings longest losing streak since 2014. However, that team in 2014 would bounce back to win the next seven straight.

The RailRiders jumped out early against Wings start Stephen Gonsalves putting four runs on the board in the first inning.

Chris Carter hit his fifth homer for Rochester in the second inning to cut into the lead, but Scranton would score the next five which included homers from Billy McKinney and Ryan McBroom.

Gonsalves (4-3) suffered the loss allowing nine runs on nine hits and five walks over four innings.

LaMonte Wade collected his first two Triple-A RBI with a two-run single in the fifth inning. Wade and Carter each collected two hits for the Red Wings.

Rochester (28-31) looks to right the ship on Tuesday night in Scranton with a doubleheader scheduled in the Electric City. Aaron Slegers (5-3, 3.43) and Gabriel Moya (0-0, 2.11) are the expected Wings starters.

WINGS THINGS: The Wings entered play Monday with the best road record in the league at 18-9…Twins star Joe Mauer is expected to play at least one of the twin bill games for the Wings on Tuesday.
 

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Bulls sweep Wings with Sunday win

LaMonte Wade singled in the 4th inning for his first Triple-A hit. Photo: Caitie Ihrig, RedWingsBaseball.com

By Nick Sciarratta and Sean Clarke / Rochester Red Wings | June 10, 2018 4:00 PM ET

The Durham Bulls beat the Rochester Red Wings 6-1 Sunday afternoon at Frontier Field, sweeping the three-game series. The Wings will return home on Tuesday, June 19 for a six-game homestand that includes an appearance by former Bills kicker Scott Norwood, and Batman Night with "Gotham" star David Mazouz.


After two scoreless innings, Durham put the first run on the board in the top of the third after Wings starter Zack Littell walked Brandon Snyder with the bases loaded, scoring Micah Johnson and giving the Bulls a 1-0 lead.

Durham extended their lead to 4-0 in the top of the fourth inning with a three-RBI double from Andrew Velazquez.

The Wings got their first run of the day in the fourth inning, when Wynston Sawyer hit a sacrifice fly to center field off Bulls starter Chih-Wei Hu. The sac fly scored LaMonte Wade from third to make the score 4-1.

Tyler Duffey took the mound for the Wings in the top of the fifth, meaning Littell's day was over after 4.0 innings pitched having thrown 86 pitches, 48 of them for strikes, and giving up four runs, all earned, on five hits and four walks while striking out three.

Colin Poche came on in relief in the sixth inning for the Bulls, ending Hu's day. Hu struck out two on 70 pitches, 42 for strikes, while giving up only one run on four hits and two walks.

Durham added two more runs to their lead in the top of the seventh after a fielding error allowed Nick Ciuffo to score, and a single by Micah Johnson off of Nick Anderson brought Jeremy Hazelbaker home to put the Bulls up 6-1.

Alan Busenitz set down all six batters he faced in relief, all on groundball outs.

 

The Bulls out-hit the Red Wings 9-5.

Winning pitcher: Hu (2-5)
Losing pitcher: Littell (1-2)
Save: none

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NOTES: OF LaMonte Wade singled in the fourth inning for his first Triple-A hit. He also walked twice Sunday, his second game since being promoted from Double-A Chattanooga.

 

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY

 1976 - Rochester outlasted the Charleston Charlies in a 14 inning 9-8 victory. The game finally ended when Kiko Garcia scored on a Taylor Duncan RBI single in the bottom of the 14th. Manager Joe Altobelli was forced to use 18 of his 21 players, including seven pitchers, throughout the course of the game.

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

1926 - The Baltimore Orioles, champions of the International League for seven straight seasons, get a big win over Syracuse thanks to the Orioles' talented infield. Second baseman Heinie Scheer and shortstop Joe Boley turn a double play in six consecutive innings against the Stars. The Baltimore infield executes a twin killing in each frame from the 3rd to the 8th to lead the Orioles to victory. Despite fielding another very talented team in 1926, Baltimore would not be able to continue its run of League Championships. The Orioles finished 101-65 - an impressive record, but 8.0 games behind pennant-winning Toronto.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1922- Judy Garland (American actress, Wizard of Oz), 1951- Dan Fouts (NFL Quarterback), 2001- Sasha Obama (daughter of President Barack and Michelle Obama)

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1972 - Hank Aaron hits his 14th career grand slam, tying Gil Hodges's N.L. record, as the Braves defeat the Phillies 15-3. It is career home run 649 for Aaron, enabling him to pass Willie Mays for second place on the all-time list. 

1981 - Phillies first baseman Pete Rose singles off Nolan Ryan in the first inning to tie Stan Musial as the N.L.'s all-time hit leader with 3,630, then strikes out in his next three at-bats. Rose's single is the only hit off Ryan until the eighth inning, when Philadelphia scores five times for a 5-4 win over Houston.

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1948- Nat King Cole, "Nature Boy ", 1972- Sammy Davis Jr., "The Candy Man ", 2004- Usher, "Burn"

 

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Vargas slugs Wings to fourth straight victory

First baseman goes 2-for-3 with a homer and 3 RBI

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By Rochester Red Wings | April 16, 2018 9:09 PM ET

The story of Monday night's 6-3 win over the Charlotte Knights - the Wings 4th straight victory - was Kennys Vargas .

The Red Wings first baseman - who entered the night with only three hits (all singles) over the first six games - broke out going 2-for-3 with a double, homer and three RBI while hitting the ball to at least the warning track in his first four plate appearances. 

Vargas gave the Wings a 1-0 lead with a sac fly to deep center that scored Zack Granite in the first inning. He then doubled off the wall in center in the third setting up the Wings second run of the night.

After Charlotte had tied the game at two, Vargas gave Rochester the lead back with a long solo homer to right center field off Knights starter Dylan Covey in the fifth frame.

With the bases loaded an inning later, he would provide some insurance with a long drive to center that was tracked down at the warning track for his second sac fly of the game.

Tyler Duffey made the lead stand as he picked up the win in relief throwing 3.2 scoreless innings for Rochester. Duffey allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out six Knights hitters.

In eight innings of relief work this season, the Texan has yielded zero earned runs, two hits, no walks and 10 strikeouts over eight innings.

Twins prospect Fernando Romero made his first start for the Wings allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts. 

The Knights loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning, but John Curtiss got Charlie Tilson to ground out, before striking out Jose Rondon to end the game.

The Wings won despite going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and leaving 12 stranded on the base paths.

Rochester looks to make it five straight wins on Tuesday night in the Queen City. The Red Wings will send lefty Dietrich Enns to the mound opposite right-hander Chris Beck.

NOTES: Wings skipper Joel Skinner managed the Charlotte Knights from 2012-2015 posting a 285-290 mark…The Wings hit four sacrifice flies in the victory…Ex-Wing Daniel Palka went 1-for-3 with a bloop double and two runs scored. Palka slugged 24 homers in 138 career games for the Wings over the last two seasons.
 

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Slegers Pitches Wings to Third Straight Victory

The 6-10 right-hander faced one over the minimum over 6.0 IP

By Rochester Red Wings | April 14, 2018 10:48 PM ET

Aaron Slegers faced one batter over the minimum in 6.0 innings and the Red Wings held off a 9th inning rally as Rochester beat the Gwinnett Stripers 4-2 Saturday night at Coolray Field. The Wings have now won three games in a row to begin this seven-game road trip.

Slegers (1-0) surrendered three hits and did not walk a batter while striking out five. Leadoff singles were erased after Ronald Acuna, Jr. was caught stealing in the 1st inning and a double play in the 3rd.

The Red Wings (3-3) did not have a hit through the first five innings against Stripers (2-6) starter Matt Wisler (0-1). The only baserunner was a one-out walk in the 1st inning to Ryan LaMarre, who joined the Wings earlier in the day after being optioned from Minnesota.

Gregorio Petit ended Wisler's no-hit bid with a one-out triple in the 6th. He would score on a sacrifice fly by Nick Buss to open the scoring. Brock Stassi made it 2-0 with his first home run of the season and just the second by Rochester in six games to begin the season.

Slegers was at just 69 pitches when he was lifted prior to the 7th inning in favor of Adalberto Mejia who was headed to Minneapolis to pitch for the Twins on Friday prior to their game being postponed.

Buss and LaMarre would add RBI singles in the 8th to extend the lead to 4-0.

Gwinnett would not go quietly in the 9th as a leadoff walk, an error and a bloop single brought the tying run to the plate with nobody out. Matt Magill took over for Mejia with the Red Wings leading 4-1 and after a fly out and a strikeout, Dustin Peterson made it 4-2 with an RBI single. Pinch-hitter Jaff Decker, who took the loss in relief on Thursday night, popped up to end the game.

Buss drove in two runs while LaMarre and Petit both had two hits. Petit also scored twice in the win. Magill registered the first save of the season for the Wings.

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Wings Win Again in Extras

Featherston knocks in a run in the 10th and 11th

By Rochester Red Wings | April 13, 2018 10:35 PM ET

Rochester scored two runs in the 11th inning to beat Gwinnett 6-4 Friday night at Coolray Field. The Red Wings (2-3) have now topped the Stripers (2-5) in extra innings two straight days.

Brock Stassi gave the Wings a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the 2nd inning off Gwinnett starter Max Fried.

DJ Baxendale, starting in place of Adalberto Mejia, fired 3.0 scoreless innings while allowing two hits with a strikeout. Brady Anderson made his Triple-A debut for the Wings in the 4th inning. Johan Camargo greeted him with a solo home run to tie the game in the 4th.

Anderson settled in after that and did not allow another hit through the 6th. Taylor Featherston's sacrifice fly in the 7th gave Rochester the lead again at 2-1 but it didn't last long as Carlos Franco hit a solo homer leading off the bottom half to tie the game at two.

Featherston and Kennys Vargas gave the Red Wings a two-run lead in the 10th with an RBI single apiece. Gwinnett answered with runs in the bottom half off Jake Reed to send the game to the 11th.

Stassi scored on a double play and Featherston's second RBI single in as many extra frames gave Rochester the lead again at 6-4.

The Stripers would not go quietly, putting runners at second and third with one out against Mason Melotakis. Gwinnett's Tyler Smith hit a slow roller to third baseman Jermaine Curtis who fired across to first base to retire Smith but on the play, Ronald Acuna Jr. broke for third base while Chris Stewart, the man on third, never broke home. Stassi fired to Gregorio Petit covering second base and Acuna was tagged out to end the game.

The Wings struggled again with runners in scoring positon, finishing 5-for-17 but four of those hits came in extra innings. Rochester has now scored eight runs in seven extra inning frames this season and nine runs in the other 45 innings.

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Wings Top Stripers in 14 innings

Both teams play first extra-inning game under new rules

By Rochester Red Wings | April 12, 2018 11:45 PM ET

Gregorio Petit drove in the go-ahead run and scored the eventual winning run in the 14th inning as the Rochester Red Wings beat the Gwinnett Stripers 7-6 in the first extra-inning contest for both teams under the new rules.

The 14-inning affair is the longest game since Minor League Baseball adopted new rules which puts a runner on second base every half inning starting with the top of the 10th. The teams combined for seven runs in extras after being deadlocked 3-3 through nine.

The Red Wings (1-3) struck first as Taylor Featherston hit an RBI triple and later scored in the 2nd off Stripers (2-4) starter Mike Soroka. Gwinnett answered with a run in the bottom half to make it 2-1. Johan Camargo, on rehab from Atlanta, hit a solo homer off Myles Jaye in the 4th to tie the game.

Gwinnett would chase Jaye from the game as Carlos Franco hit a two-out RBI double in the 6th, giving the Stripers their first lead at 3-2. Matt Magill would strand the runner to end the inning. Jaye was charged with three runs on seven hits including a home run with a strikeout over 5.2 innings.

Rochester still trailed by a run heading to the 9th inning but Willians Astudillo, down to his last strike on a 3-2 pitch, singled in Nick Buss to tie the game.

The teams traded runs in the 10th as both runners who were placed at second base to begin the inning came around to score. After two scoreless innings, each team scored one run apiece again in the 13th.

Stripers position player Jaff Decker (0-1) was on the mound for the 14th and Petit gave the Wings another lead with an RBI single on the first pitch of the inning. He would later score on Jake Cave's RBI single giving Rochester a 7-5 advantage. Gwinnett would score a run in the 14th but Tyler Duffey (1-1) would leave the tying run at second base to end the game.

The teams combined to go 10-for-45 with runners in scoring position while leaving 26 men on base. Cave became the first Wing to record more than two hits in a game this season, finishing 4-for-6.

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Chiefs sweep Wings with 7-1 win

Jake Cave's 1st inning homer was the Wings' first longball of the season.

By Nick Sciarratta and Collin Hetherington / Rochester Red Wings | April 11, 2018 3:36 PM ET

The Syracuse Chiefs topped the Rochester Red Wings 7-1 Wednesday afternoon at Frontier Field, sweeping the three-game series. The Wings return home to host Columbus and Gwinnett beginning Friday, April 20 at 6:35 p.m.

 

Syracuse wasted no time as the first five batters recorded hits off Red Wings starter Dietrich Enns. Nick Marmolejos and Alejandro De Aza had RBI hits to give the Chiefs a 2-0 lead, then Enns settled down and retired the next three batters on flyouts.

In the bottom half of the first, Jake Cave hit the Wings' first home run of the season off Chiefs starter Austin Voth to cut the Chiefs' lead to 2-1.

Syracuse regained their two run lead in the top half of the third inning after an Irving Falu RBI double, making the score 3-1.

In the top of the fourth, Syracuse extended their lead to three runs when Cave attempted a diving catch on a ball hit by Chris Dominguez. The play was scored a double and the Chiefs led 4-1. DJ Baxendale relieved Enns, with Enns allowing four earned runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings Enns issued two walks while picking up a pair of strikeouts and Enns threw 77 pitches, 55 for strikes.

Former Red Wing Bengie Gonzalez chipped in a sacrifice fly and two-run homer to finish the scoring for the Chiefs. .

Voth tossed 5.2 innings allowing one run on three hits, issuing one walk while striking out nine. Voth threw 92 pitches, 63 for strikes.

In the top of the seventh, Mason Melotakis came in to relieve Baxendale. Melotakis allowed the home run to Gonzalez, and fanned four in two innings of work. Jake Reed pitched the ninth inning for the Red Wings, allowing two hits and striking out one.

The Chiefs out-hit the Wings 14-4.

Express Mart Thruway Cup Series: The Red Wings are now 0-3 in the season-long competition for the Thruway Cup.

 

Winning Pitcher: Voth (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Enns (0-1)
Save: none
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NOTES: RHP Myles Jaye will start the road series in Gwinnett Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.; Jaye will be the final member of the Wings' starting rotation to appear. Relievers John Curtiss and Matt Magill are the only remaining relievers yet to appear this season.

 

 

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY


1994: Rochester scored four runs in the first inning, then never looked back as they beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons 8-1 at Lackawanna County Stadium. Pitcher Jason Satre was impressive in his first start of the season, allowing one earned run in seven innings of work

1979: Behind Dave Ford's complete game effort, the Rochester Red Wings opened up the 1979 season with a resounding 13 to 1 win over Tidewater. Ford allowed only 1 run and 6 hits in going the distance, striking out 5. The offense hammered out 15 hits, as every starter rapped out at least one hit. Mark Corey had a HR and 5 RBI's, and speedster Carlos Lopez got on base 3 times to spearhead the Wings attack. The Wings were up 3 to 0, and with the help of an 8-run outburst in the 5th inning, the Wings cruised on to the victory.

 

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

1997 - On a frosty night in upstate New York, 13,227 fans pack Frontier Field as a new chapter in Rochester baseball history begins. After calling Silver Stadium their home for 68 years, the Red Wings move into their new park for the 1997 campaign. Despite a 25-minute delay in the 1st inning caused by a faulty pitcher's mound, the new stadium opens to rave reviews. The fans love everything on the first night, except for the play of their Red Wings. After building a 5-0 lead through the first six innings, the Rochester bullpen fails to hold it. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre comes storming back, ultimately pulling ahead on a three-run double by Rob Butler in the 8th and winning 8-5. Rochester fans would have better days ahead though, as Marv Foley's club went on to an 83-58 record and the Governors' Cup Championship in Frontier Field's first season.

 

BORN ON THIS DAY

1974- Trot Nixon (Former Major League Baseball Player)., 1962- Terry Hoage (Former NFL Wide Receiver for the Arizona Cardinals), 1980- Mark Texeira (Former Major League Baseball Player)

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1917 - Babe Ruth beats the Yankees, pitching a three-hit, 10-3 win for the Red Sox in the opener. He is on the way to a 24-13 record and a league-leading 35 complete games in his best year as a pitcher.

1975- In Milwaukee, 48,160 fans brave 37-degree weather to welcome home Hank Aaron. Hank drives in a run as the Brewers beat the Indians 6-2.

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1970- Beatles, "Let It Be " 1983- Michael Jackson, "Billie Jean " 2018- Post Malone feat 21 Savage "Rockstar"

 

 

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Sunday's game has been game postponed

Monday's game vs. Chiefs moved to 5:35 pm

By Rochester Red Wings | April 7, 2018 1:10 PM ET

Today's Rochester Red Wings game scheduled for 1:05 p.m. with the Buffalo Bisons has been postponed due to snow and cold.

All three of this weekend's games will need to be made up as doubleheaders later on this season. Those dates are to be determined.

Tickets to Sunday's game may be exchanged for any remaining home date this season. All exchanges must be made in person at the Ticket Office.

Opening Day, take four, will be Monday against the Syracuse Chiefs. Game time for both Monday and Tuesday has been moved up to 5:35 p.m. from the originally scheduled game time of 6:35 p.m. Gates will open both days at 4:30 p.m.

Rochester has now been postponed at home three times this season, as many as all of 2017.
 

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Opening Day Snowed Out; Saturday's Game at 3:05

Fans holding Friday tickets can exchange that ticket for two games.

By Rochester Red Wings | April 6, 2018 11:38 AM ET

Tonight's Rochester Red Wings Opening Night game scheduled for 6:05 p.m. with the Buffalo Bisons has been postponed due to snow.

The teams will play a single game on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. with gates opening at 2 p.m. The doubleheader date for Friday's postponed game will be announced later. Saturday's game was originally scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

Fans holding tickets to Friday's game may redeem that ticket for two games: one of those must be used for any game in April or May (50 degree guarantee) and the other for any remaining home date in 2018. All exchanges must be made in person at the Ticket Office.

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Red Wings to Extend Fan Safety Netting

Net expansion expected to be completed by May 3

By Rochester Red Wings | March 19, 2018 1:12 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings have announced plans to expand and enhance fan safety netting at Frontier Field for the 2018 season.

Major League Baseball recommended that netting be extended to the ends of each dugout to keep fans safe from batted balls, bats and other equipment leaving the playing field. During the 2018 season all Major League Baseball ballparks will have netting which extends to at least the end of each dugout and most Minor League facilities will have this as well.

"With the recommendation of MLB in mind, the Red Wings will install additional netting to protect those seats behind each dugout," General Manager Dan Mason said. "Fan safety remains a priority with the Wings and the new netting will meet all recommendations from the Commissioner's Office. We worked with our partners at Monroe County to develop the best possible solution to MLB's request. The new netting will be similar to our current backstop which provides much better visibility than what we had prior to 2016. We are working with Monroe County to hopefully have the new netting installed prior to our third homestand which begins on Thursday, May 3."

The new fan safety netting at Frontier Field will run approximately 15 feet high and 90 feet long along each dugout, from section 105-110 on the first base side and 122-127 on the third base side. Netting will be at the front of each dugout closest to the playing field. The material will have knotless intersections like the current net.

Original netting at Frontier Field remained up until just before the 2016 season when MLB and Minor League Baseball recommended ballparks expand fan safety netting to include all sections within 70 feet of home plate. The original net was taken down and a new backstop was installed from the front of section 110 to the front of 122 with state-of-the-art materials that provides better visibility than the original.

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Join the Red Wings Giveaway Guarantee Club

Get EVERY giveaway during the 2018 season for just $100

By Rochester Red Wings | January 22, 2018 1:13 PM ET

Want ALL of our giveaways, but can't make it to ALL of our games? 
 
Join the Red Wings Giveaway Guarantee Club! For just $100 you'll be able to own ALL of our giveaways (both adult and kids giveaways) during the 2018 season. Only a limited number of Red Wings Giveaway Guarantee Club passes will be sold. 

You can purchase a Giveaway Guarantee Club pass online or by calling (585) 454-1001. 

 

 

Fans who purchase a pass will present their membership card in order to redeem their giveaways at three different points of the season regardless of whether they received any of the giveaways at the gates. All giveaways MUST be picked-up at the ballpark, but you do NOT have to be in attendance on the night of each individual giveaway.
 
-All April/May giveaways can be picked up beginning on June 5.
 
-All June/July giveaways can be picked up beginning on August 1.
 
-All August/September giveaways can be picked up beginning on September 10.
 
The Wings typically offer between 20-25 giveaways a season and 2018 will be no different. We have a cap giveaway, bobbleheads, eight T-shirt Tuesdays and a bevy of other giveaways planned for this season. When purchasing your Giveaway Guarantee Club pass, please make sure to denote your t-shirt size (M - XL). Please note: Our Bark In The Park giveaways for dog owners will NOT be included in this Club.
 
Stay tuned to our social media outlets (@RocRedWings) and RedWingsBaseball.com throughout the next month for giveaway announcements.
 
Click here to view our 2018 Promo Schedule.

 

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$40 Early Bird Pack includes Opening Day

Get all 12 April games for just $40!

By Rochester Red Wings | February 13, 2018 9:23 AM ET

It's been a long offseason and if you're like us you're ready to watch some Red Wings Baseball! 

Celebrate the return of baseball at Frontier Field with the Early Bird Pack - a brand-new ticket pack which allows fans to attend all 12 April home games - including Opening Day -- for just $40! 

Fans who purchase the pack will be able to sit in Reserved, Upper or Premium seats for $40 - a savings of OVER $115!

 

 

Besides Opening Day, other April promos include two Bark-In-The-Park and Kids Run The Bases games (April 8 & April 22), two Dollar Wednesdays (April 11 & April 25), two Kids Eat Free games (April 9 & April 23) and a Post-game Team Autograph session (April 21). 

Even if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate, rainout tickets from Early Bird Pack can be exchanged for any of the Red Wings home games in April or May.

One of the best deals at the ballpark, the $40 Early Bird Pack is only available for a limited time. 

Please call (585) 454-1001 with any questions regarding this ticket offer.

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Skinner named Red Wings new skipper

Former Indians manager tabbed 45th skipper in Wings history

By Rochester Red Wings | December 20, 2017 9:08 AM ET

ROCHESTER, NY - The Minnesota Twins announced today that Joel Skinner will manage the Rochester Red Wings in 2018. Hitting Coach Chad Allen, Pitching Coach Stu Cliburn and Strength & Conditioning Coach Tyler Burks will return while Mike McCarthy joins the staff as Bullpen Coach and Chris Johnson will be the new Athletic Trainer.

Skinner, 56, has managed 12 minor league seasons since 1995, combining to go 860-777, and also served as interim manager of the Indians in 2002, leading Cleveland to a 35-41 record after Charlie Manuel was fired on July 11. He was away from baseball in 2017 but spent the previous five seasons managing in the White Sox organization with Single-A Winston-Salem (2016) and Triple-A Charlotte (2012-15). Skinner was named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America and The Sporting News while leading Triple-A Buffalo to the International League Governors' Cup Finals in 2000 and by USA Today Baseball Weekly in 1998 with Double-A Akron. He won the 1995 New York-Penn League Championship with Short-A Watertown, earning Manager of the Year that season and in 1997 with Single-A Kinston of the Carolina League. Skinner also managed Team USA at the All-Star Futures Game (2000), Double-A Akron (2010, 1998-99) and Single-A Columbus (1996). He was on Cleveland's staff as Bench Coach (2006), Third Base Coach (2001-02, 03-05, 07-09) and Catching Instructor (1994) and also served as Oakland's Bench Coach in 2011.

Skinner takes over for Mike Quade, who managed Rochester to a 238-192 record over three seasons.

The new Rochester skipper enjoyed a 15-year professional career from 1983-91, playing 564 MLB games with the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. Skinner was selected in the 37th round of the 1979 June Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Mission Bay High School (San Diego, CA).

Skinner's father, Bob, managed the Philadelphia Phillies from 1968-69 and the San Diego Padres in 1977. The two are the second father-son tandem to manage in the major leagues, joining Red Wing and Baseball Hall of Famer George Sisler (St. Louis Browns, 1924-26) and his son, Dick (Cincinnati Reds, 1964-65).

McCarthy is a former 14th-round selection by the Boston Red Sox in 2011 out of California State-Bakersfield. He pitched six seasons in the organization, reaching as high as Triple-A Pawtucket in 2016. McCarthy studied pre-med at Bakersfield.

Johnson will be in his 13th season in the Twins organization and has spent the past five years working as Athletic Trainer with the Double-A affiliate in Chattanooga (2015-17) and New Britain (2013-14). He joined the organization as a spring training intern in 2005.

Allen returns for his third season with the Red Wings while Cliburn is set for a third consecutive season and sixth overall with Rochester. Burks will be in his second season with the team.

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2018 Spring Training Schedule and Results

By Rochester Red Wings | February 15, 2018 2:13 PM ET

The Red Wings will be arriving in Rochester on Monday, April 2 for the start of the regular season. The 90th-Annual Welcome Home Dinner is set for Tuesday, April 3 and Opening Day is Friday, April 6 vs. Buffalo at 6:05 p.m.

All games at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Home games at Ft. Myers CenturyLink Sports Complex. Game times are subject to change. Each team listed will be composed of Triple-A squads from their respective parent clubs. Recaps of each game will be featured on WINGIN' IT, the official blog of the Rochester Red Wings.

Camp Day indicates games will be played amongst Twins minor leaguers from Triple-A and Double-A.

 

Tuesday, March 6 - All minor league players report

Sunday, March 11 - Game Cancelled

Monday, March 12 - WIN, 9-6 vs. Chattanooga

Tuesday, March 13 - WIN, 3-1 vs. Chattanooga

Wednesday, March 14 - Tie, 4-4 vs. Norfolk (Orioles)

Thursday, March 15 - Tie, 3-3 at Durham (Rays)

Friday, March 16 - WIN, 2-1 vs. Norfolk (Orioles)

Saturday, March 17 - loss, 4-1  at Durham (Rays)

Sunday, March 18 - Camp Day,

Monday, March 19 - WIN, 8-4 vs. Pawtucket (Red Sox)

Tuesday, March 20 - WIN, 3-2 vs. Durham (Rays)

Wednesday, March 21 - loss, 5-4 at Norfolk (Orioles)

Thursday, March 22 - WIN, 2-0 vs. Durham (Rays)

Friday, March 23 - Tie, 4-4 vs. Pawtucket (Red Sox)

Saturday, March 24 - Red Wings at Pawtucket (Red Sox) in Ft. Myers at Red Sox Complex

Sunday, March 25 - Camp Day, 10 a.m.

Monday, March 26 - Red Wings at Norfolk (Orioles) in Sarasota, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27 - Red Wings vs. Durham (Rays)

Wednesday, March 28 - Red Wings at Pawtucket (Red Sox) in Ft. Myers at Red Sox Complex

Thursday, March 29 - Red Wings vs. Pawtucket (Red Sox)

Friday, March 30 - Camp Day, 10 a.m.

Saturday, March 31 - Red Wings at Pawtucket (Red Sox) in Ft. Myers at Red Sox Complex, 10 a.m.

Sunday, April 1 - Camp Day, 10 a.m.

Monday, April 2 - Red Wings Break Camp

 

The Red Wings will be arriving in Rochester on Monday, April 2 for the start of the regular season. The 90th-Annual Welcome Home Dinner is set for Tuesday, April 3 and Opening Day is Friday, April 6 vs. Buffalo at 6:05 p.m. Single-game tickets are on sale now!

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Red Wings, County agree to 10-year lease

Opening Day, April 6, named Community Appreciation Day

By Rochester Red Wings | February 12, 2018 5:35 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings have come to terms with Monroe County on a lease agreement which will allow the Red Wings to continue to call Frontier Field their home for at least another 10 years, and likely 10 years beyond that.

The Red Wings appreciate the efforts of Monroe County in working to understand the team's needs going forward, and more particularly, the important need for the appropriate upkeep of the stadium to ensure a prolonged useful life of the facility.  

Rochester Community Baseball President/CEO/COO Naomi Silver issued the following:

"As with the previous lease, the County will receive a significant part of the revenue derived from baseball events at the stadium. But in this lease, we have certain assurances that the County will maintain and modernize the stadium as necessary, and will seek outside funding sources, when possible, to help accomplish this.

We are very grateful to our fans and the entire community for their support. They, like us, could not imagine the alternative if an agreement had not been reached, and their voices were heard. In light of the community's overwhelming response, we would like to dedicate this year's Opening Day on Friday, April 6th as 'Community Appreciation Day.'

I'd like to thank General Manager, Dan Mason, Board Chair, Gary Larder, and the entire Red Wings organization for all their efforts over the course of the last year."

Further information about Community Appreciation Day will be forthcoming.

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Valentine's Day Packs Available for Pick-Up

Choose from one of two great Valentine's Day Packs

By Rochester Red Wings | January 22, 2018 12:52 PM ET

Hit a home run with that special someone this Valentine's Day! Our delivery window has passed but we are still offering a pick-up option for our Valentine's Day Packs on February 14. 

You'll have the opportunity to surprise that special someone with one of these two packs:

Valentine's Day Pack #1:
12 Roses
4 Premium Red Wings Tickets (good for any 2018 regular season game)
1 Red Wings Mug
1 Red Wings 2018 Calendar
Cost: $80

Valentine's Day Pack #2:
1 Red Wings Hooded Sweatshirt (sizes S - 3XL) -- Click HERE to see the sweatshirt
4 Premium Red Wings Tickets (good for any 2018 regular season game)
1 Red Wings Mug
1 Red Wings 2018 Calendar
Cost: $80

You can pick up your Valentine's Day Pack at the Red Wings Team Store from 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, February 14 at the Team Store.

The ONLY way to order your Valentine's Day Pack is via phone order. Call Kevin at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3046 to place your order.

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Sneak Peek: 2018 Preliminary Promo Schedule

Theme nights announced for 2018 season

By Rochester Red Wings | December 26, 2017 2:42 PM ET

We're exactly 100 days away from Opening Day so to celebrate we thought we'd give a sneak peek at what the 2018 promotional schedule looks like. Though not yet finalized, the upcoming promotional slate promises to be one of the best in baseball! 

All details including appearances and giveaways will be announced throughout the winter and early spring as we approach Opening Day.

CLICK HERE FOR 2018 PROMO SCHEDULE

Perhaps the marquee night of the entire summer will be August 8 for ROC the ROC Night - a game completely dedicated to celebrating EVERYTHING about our great city!

Bring out the kids on June 24 for Toy Hall of Fame Day as we pay tribute to all 66 toys that have been inducted at the Strong National Museum of Play - including the 2017 inductees: Wiffle Ball, Clue and the Paper Airplane.

We'll be saluting a pair of movies celebrating their 25th anniversaries this summer: Groundhog Day (June 29) and The Sandlot (Date TBD). We'll celebrate the second-most wonderful time of the year with a Christmas Story in July (July 18) as we honor the 35th anniversary of the timeless holiday classic. 

We're going fauxback on May 26 as the Rochester Hop Bitters. This will be the first in a series of nights in the coming years where we'll pay tribute to old nicknames of Rochester professional baseball clubs before the Red Wings came to life in 1928. The Hop Bitters played in Rochester in the late 1800's!

Along with Kids Eat Free Mondays (first 500 kids get a free hot dog, snack item and soda), $1 Wednesdays ($1 hot dogs, peanuts, cracker jacks and chips) and College Thursdays (game ticket plus 5 Diamond Dollars for just $10 for college students with valid ID), we're excited to announce T-shirt Tuesdays in 2018. Every Tuesday beginning on May 15 we'll be giving away at least 500 t-shirts to fans. Each of the eight T-shirt Tuesdays will feature different designs and some will have distribution to 1,000 or 1,500 fans.

Of course, Thursdays Are For The Plates in 2018! Every Thursday we'll wear the black and yellow, but look out for some big announcements regarding a couple of our Thursday games this season.

We have a Frontier Field-record FIVE Bark in the Parks (April 8, April 22, May 6, May 27, July 5) on tap next season. We've expanded our Dog Pound section in 2018, allowing fans and their four-legged friends to sit on the left field grass berm as well as beyond the outfield fence. Also new, fans and their dogs will be able to participate in a pre-game, on-field parade prior to every Bark in the Park game. 

Want to laugh? See us on May 25 for Comedy Night. Want to be amazed? Head down to the ballpark for Magic Night (Date TBD). Want to renew your vows? You can do just that on Renew Your Vows Night May 18.

The Frontier Field staples of Star Wars Night (May 4), Batman Night (Date TBD), Post-Game Fireworks (17 shows beginning May 19), the ZOOperstars (June 9 and August 11), RPO Concert (July 20), Country Concert (July 21 - Act TBD), First Responder's Day (July 22), Play catch with Dad Day (June 10) and our Memorial Day Celebration (May 28) which includes $5 tickets and 50-cent hot dogs all return to the 2018 promo calendar.

Stay tuned to our social media channels (@RocRedWings) throughout the next 100 days for further promotional updates and announcements! All promotions subject to change.

The Red Wings 22nd season at Frontier Field gets underway on Friday, April 6 at 6:05 pm against the Buffalo Bisons. Call (585) 454-1001 or visit RedWingsBaseball.com for information on season tickets, mini plans and group outings in 2018. Single-game tickets will go on sale on February 15!
 

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TwinsFest 2018

Exclusive coverage from Target Field

By Rochester Red Wings | January 17, 2018 7:05 AM ET

TwinsFest 2018 coverage presented by
United Airlines - United.com
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown- EmbassySuites3Hilton.com

 

TWINSFEST 2018 - Jan. 19-21
TwinsFest, one of the largest team-run fan festivals in professional sports, is an annual fundraiser for the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Since its inception in 1989, TwinsFest has raised more than $4 million for programs and organizations supported by the Twins Community Fund.

The Red Wings staff fly United Airlines from Rochester to Minneapolis, and stay at the new Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Minneapolis.

Twins fans - be sure to check out the Red Wings booth at TwinsFest 2018. We have authentic game-worn jerseys including Buxton, Colon, Berrios, Curtiss, Gonsalves, Granite, Garver, Hildenberger, Slegers, and more, player photos and card sets, on-field caps and hoodies, and much more. Look for us on the Club level of Target Field, in the Legends Club near the Carew Atrium.

 

SUNDAY JAN. 21
After a strangely mild for January weekend, an impending snowstorm and the impending purple wave of Vikings excitement contributed to a quiet final day of TwinsFest. Our day started out with one last breakfast at our home base, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown. We were delighted by the extra crispy pecan flavored bacon, tater tots, and cinnaminny french toast as part of our final meal.

United Airlines' smart phone app provides accurate flight notifications, and we knew fairly early that our flight from the Twin Cities to Chicago would be delayed. With the winter storm hitting the Rocky Mountain region, a Denver to Minneapolis flight that would provide our plane to Chicago had to wait out the weather.

Combine packing for home, packing our booth for shipment, and pondering the incoming snowstorm and it was a hectic day at Target Field. Former Twins farm director Brad Steil visited our booth; Brad's now the director of pro scouting for the Twins. Brad thinks the pitching depth in the Twins organization will give the Wings a very strong pitching staff to open the season.

For a brief period of time it looked like we might be forced to stay an extra day, and watch the NFC Championship game with real Vikings fans in Minnesota; but the United app let us know that the inbound plane coming from Denver was first at the gate, then in the air and finally heading toward the Twin Cities. The Metro Transit Light Rail Blue Line got us to the airport efficiently as usual. We found it well worth it to get a day pass to the United Club. The comfortable quiet lounge, friendly staffers, an array of snacks (including a wonderful Vermont Cheddar), drinks, and chicken soup let us enjoy our wait time in style and comfort.

The Twins will announce TwinsFest attendance figures, and total dollar amount raised this year for the Twins Community Fund, sometime in the next few days.

 

 

 

SATURDAY JAN. 20
Usually the busiest day of the weekend, Saturday morning offered sunshine and balmy-for-January 37° weather for TwinsFest. A busy day calls for maximum nutrition, and the guest breakfast lounge at Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown checked all the boxes for our group. We chatted with some Twins fans from Fargo while waiting for our omelettes, and we all added a piece of french toast with warm syrup to our agenda.

Saturday top sellers: Red Wings team card sets, game-worn jerseys of Kennys Vargas and Bartolo Colon, and three Star Wars Night Princess Leia specialty jerseys.

Seen on the scene: Amy Littell and friends, the mom of future Wings pitcher Zack Littell, here from North Carolina. We're really hoping Zack spends as much time in Rochester as possible; in 2017, he played for Tampa and Trenton in the Yankees chain, then our Double-A Chattanooga club after being acquired in the Jaime Garcia trade. The catch? All three of Zack's 2017 clubs made the playoffs. Oh, and Zack's record across all three clubs in '17: 19-1 with a 2.12 ERA. Check out more on those eyebrow-raising numbers on Zack's MiLB.com page...Gene and Julie Glynn, hanging out at our booth and sending along their regards to the fans in Rochester...Twins Hall of Famer Jim Rantz, the namesake for the Twins' annual Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award...Later on, Jim's son Mike stopped by; Mike played a couple of seasons of minor league ball in the Oakland organization, with Jose Canseco and Terry Steinbach among his teammates...Shaun Hagglund, the impossibly handsome honcho behind Fan HQ and JustinMorneau.com, picking up a game worn jersey and some player nameplates. We passed along some Morneau Wings merch to Shaun, and he promised to deliver it personally to Justin tomorrow at TwinsFest. With Justin's official retirement this week and his new position with Twins, we're hoping he makes a stop at Frontier Field sometime this season.

 

 

FRIDAY JAN. 19

The Wings staff had an early morning breakfast meeting to game plan the weekend, and the full breakfast service at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown was the perfect start to our day. Oatmeal, bagels and toast, scrambled eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, cereals, fruit juices, coffee and tea choices...as that weren't enough, a fresh cooked omelet provides another great option. Pancakes with hot syrup? Yep, pancakes too. This is all part of your stay at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown. May we highly recommend our omelet choice - with bacon, peppers, cheese, and spinach? With a touch of ketchup, and some fresh mild salsa over the top? Yes, please.

Setting up our booth in the club level of Target Field was made easier thanks to Venika Streeter, the behind the scenes force who helps make so much of the TwinsFest experience rewarding for fans and business partners. Our shipment arrived here on Tuesday, and our packages were waiting for us at our booth, neatly stacked and ready to go. First sale of the day? Twins curator Clyde Doepner, who added a Bartolo Colon and Stephen Gonsalves jersey to his collection.

Our first ROC-related sighting of the day took place in the Skyway at lunch time, when we caught up with Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco and Rochester's own barber to the Twins and Wings, Andy Fade. Jorge enjoyed a breakout big league season with the Twins in 2017, and Andy continues to work his artistry on big league hairstyles for all his customers.

Seen on the Scene: Aaron Slegers and his family walking through the Club level, with his parents getting a "Red Wings Family" discount on their purchases...Tyler Duffey, Ryan Pressly, and John Curtiss - a trio of Texas lads - teaming up with New Yorker Zack Granite, and Aussie Lewis Thorpe, playing against young Twins fans in the Human Foosball arena...Dietrich Enns, stopping by our booth to talk about his big league debut on August 10...and Royce Lewis, the top pick in the 2017 draft, enjoying some quality time with young fans along with Jorge Polanco...Mitch Garver, who delivered a big league high five to a member of our crew while asking if "the guy with the rake and gold helmet" was here. Mitch teamed up with Zack, Aaron, and Trevor Hildenberger in a "Tattletales" game show emceed by Twins TV voice Dick Bremer. Check out Friday pics on our Facebook page...Julie Glynn, wife of former Wings skipper Gene, stopped over to catch up. Did you know: the Rockies' Triple-A Albuquerque club now has former Wings hitting coach Tim Doherty on their staff. Also now in Albuquerque: former Wings promotions assistants Alex "Sheamus" Clark, and C.J. "Ramone" Scroger.

Friday photo gallery on our official Facebook page

Baseball news today: the Twins announced that former pitcher Johan Santana will be inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame this season. Click here for the official release. ...and the Twins have signed infielder Jermaine Curtis and right-handed pitcher Omar Bencomo to minor league contracts, with both players candidates to play for the Red Wings this season.

Classic rock news today: Def Leppard, who already made their share of news today by releasing their entire catalog to music streaming services, will co-headline a Target Field concert July 27 with Journey. "Don't Stop Believing" that this event will make you "Rock Rock Until You Drop," and you'll take a "Photograph" of the "Hysteria" that will take over when those two bands perform. (Rochester-area fans have the chance to see the tour at its Buffalo or Toronto stops.)

 

 

 

THURSDAY JAN. 18
A beautiful day to travel to the Twins Cities, with our Rochester to Chicago United Airlines flight arriving 20 minutes early - despite a brief de-icing before leaving ROC. This gave our group the chance to complete a culinary Chi-Town double play for lunch: an authentic Vienna Beef Chicago-style hot dog, and a Chicago deep dish personal pizza.

One of our travellers boarded with dirty, salt and mud-stained footwear; cue Dr. Randy, the"Shoe Fixologist" of O'Hare's Terminal F. Not only did the good doctor provide a big league shoe shine experience, but he offered great stories about the many celebrities he's encountered in his career - including The Godfather of Soul James Brown ($100 tip), Bears legend Mike Ditka, boxing promoter Don King, and basketball Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain. The largest shoe size Randy has doctored: NBA great Bob Lanier, whose shoes tipped off at size 22 - wide.

On-board reading choices of our travel party: "Back to the Bat Cave," the memoir written by TV's Batman, Adam West; and "A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon," chronicling the ill-fated life of the Blind Melon singer.

And everyone on an United flight could read the January issue of Hemispheres, United's on-board and online magazine. The current issue features a message from United CEO Oscar Munoz about United being the first U.S.-based carrier to allow tech-savvy customers to check-in for flights, get updates, and stay in touch with United through devices like Amazon's Alexa and Google Home. Did you know: United's MileagePlus reward program was recently named the best overall frequent-flyer program in the world for the 14th straight time by Global Traveler. United is installing new broadband controllers on all aircraft, to increase Wi-Fi reliability. Hemishpheres has features on Rochester-born, award-winning actor John Lithgow (my fave Lithgow role: "Roberta" in "The World According to Garp"), and "Three Perfect Days in Las Vegas" (site of the the annual Baseball Winter Meetings this December).

Metro Transit's Blue Line light rail was a quick (24 minutes), affordable ($2.50 per ticket) way to get to our hotel: The Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown. Did you know: the hotel is just a two block walk from the Warehouse/Hennepin light rail stop, and an indoor Skyway walk to Target Center and Target Field. Hotel guests get to enjoy a complimentary happy hour each day, and we're already looking forward to the amazing breakfast buffet - also included with your room stay.

At the happy hour reception - where one member of our group showed a Charlie Kelly-like obsession with the spicy cheese on the snack buffet - we spotted a guest wearing a bright orange shirt. A closer look showed the word "Pearl" in Syracuse-style script. Yes - it was a visitor from Syracuse, paying homage to the late Orange great, Dwayne "The Pearl" Washington. The guest and his friend work for a CNY refrigeration company, here in town to work on an ice-making situation at the Target Center.

After an Uber ride marked by late pick-up, a dirty windshield, and multiple wrong turns, we finally made it to dinner - at Bar Luchador, located near the University of Minnesota campus. This place had some awesome tacos, served up in a festive Mexican wrestling themed atmosphere. Masked luchador art surrounded us, Lucha Libre wrestling action filled the monitors, and the walls had a hard-hitting collection of signed photos of wrestling stars, past and present. This is definitely a BYOM spot (bring your own mask). By the time we figured out which in our group were rudos or technicos, it was time for another courageous ride home. Kayfabe brings this segment to a three count.

TwinsFest weekend kicked off with the Diamond Awards on Thursday night; the Diamond Awards event benefits research, education, and care in brain, nerve, and muscle disorders at the University of Minnesota. Several former Red Wings were among those honored, including Brian Dozier, Byron Buxton, Kyle Gibson, and Trevor Hildenberger. Red Wings C/1B Mitch Garver and RHP Aaron Slegers were selected as the top minor league players in the Twins' organization for 2017. Click here for coverage at TwinsBaseball.com.

Red Wings left-hander Stephen Gonsalves just participated in the MLB Rookie Career Development Program, along with Wings reliever John Curtiss, and future Wings OF LaMonte Wade and RHP Fernando Romero; each January, top prospects come together for four days to learn about life in the big leagues. Here's Stephen talking about his experience....Gonsalves was also listed as the #9 top left-handed pitching prospect by MLB Pipeline.

The Minnesota Twins announced on Thursday that they have hired Twins legend Jim Kaat as Special Assistant to the organization. Kaat, 79, pitched 25 seasons in the major leagues from 1959-83, including 15 with the Twins/Senators franchise from 1959-73. He pitched in 468 career games in a Twins uniform, going 189-152 with a 3.28 ERA (2959.1 IP, 1080 ER), 133 complete games and 1,824 strikeouts and is the Twins' all-time leader in wins and innings pitched. Kaat was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2001 and was named one of the "50 Greatest Twins" in 2010. As a Special Assistant, Kaat will engage in various Twins community and business initiatives both in Minnesota as well as Southwest Florida. He joins fellow Twins legends Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and former Wing Tom Kelly in this role with the Minnesota franchise.

 

 

 

Previous TwinsFest coverage:

Blogs, links to photo galleries and videos, and a time capsule treasure box of Twins and Wings things - past, present and future.

TwinsFest 2017: Trevor May, Gene Glynn, Michael Restovich, Glen Perkins, Prince, Kennys Vargas, Vulcan Krewe, and more

TwinsFest 2016: Logan Darnell, Bert Blyleven, Johnny Bravo, Ryan O'Rourke, Tom Kelly, Gene Glynn, and more

TwinsFest 2015: Byron Buxton, Trevor Plouffe, Gene Glynn, Jose Berrios, Kyle Gibson, and more

TwinsFest 2013: The Rockin' Hollywoods, ELnO, Trevor May, Kyle Gibson, Drew Butera, Caleb Thielbar, Mancini's Char-House, Glen Perkins, and more

TwinsFest 2012: Dave Stewart, Rene Tosoni, Bobby Hull, Brian Dozier, Fergie Jenkins, Neil Dynamite and the Heartlights, and more

TwinsFest 2011: Pat Neshek, Robin Yount, St. Paul Winter Carnival Vulcan Krewe, Matt Tolbert, and more

TwinsFest 2010: Denard Span, Drew Butera, Trevor Plouffe, Aaron Hicks, Rob Delaney, Stan Cliburn, Target Field tour, and more

TwinsFest 2009: Bobby Korecky, Justin Morneau, Denard Span, Phillip Wells "The Kirby Puckett of the Kitchen," Glen Perkins, Brian Duensing and Brian Buscher, and more

 

 

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Red Wings, LiveSource partner for 2018 season

New mobile app to be used for specialty jersey auctions

By Rochester Red Wings | December 8, 2017 1:21 PM ET

ROCHESTER, NY -- The Rochester Red Wings and LiveSource, LLC are pleased to announce a new partnership to utilize their in-the-moment mobile auction platform prior to and during the 2018 baseball season.

The Wings will be using the LiveSource mobile app to offer fans opportunities for unique memorabilia and fan experiences. Specifically, the LiveSource app will streamline all of our specialty jersey auctions throughout the season and provide a better experience for fans bidding at the ballpark. Fans who are not in attendance at a particular game will have the opportunity to bid through the app as well.

For those fans who do not have a smart phone, the Red Wings will have a table set up at each jersey auction to assist fans in the bidding process.

"We are continuously looking for ways to improve the game day experience for our fans at Frontier Field," said Dan Mason, Red Wings General Manager. "We're excited to partner with LiveSource and believe this new app will help increase contributions to our various charitable organizations throughout the season."

Founded in 2016 by Scott F. Levin, LiveSource enables partners to surprise and electrify fans with unanticipated opportunities to own unique collectibles and experiences. LiveSource partners can react instantly to initiate auctions for the fans while they are most excited - right then and there during the event. LiveSource auctions will allow Red Wings fans to support and connect with the team in a fun and exciting way by gaining in-the-moment access to authenticated memorabilia and experiences. By monetizing fan experiences and game memorabilia, LiveSource will create new avenues for quality fundraising that don't necessitate months of advance planning and preparation. The LiveSource software is simple and easy to use, and it handles the entire sales process from posting to payment to arranging delivery.

"LiveSource is thrilled to be partnering with one of the preeminent baseball organizations in the country," said Scott Levin. "The Red Wings will be exciting fans by delivering unique auction items during many of their games, and our passionate team will be supporting them at every turn to make sure this is hugely successful for the Red Wing organization, their fans and LiveSource. I think we'll have baseball fans at these games and from around the country tuned in and bidding at every event where we are present."

LiveSource is a mobile app and website that facilitates in-the-moment auctions and raffles before, during and after events. LiveSource is designed to benefit colleges, universities, athletes and entertainers. The LiveSource platform gives fans in attendance and at home the ability to bid on items and experiences that become available during an event. Bidding, winning, payment and delivery is all facilitated on mobile devices through the LiveSource app and website.
 

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Wings 12-Game Packs On Sale

Choose from four different 12-Game Packs or pick your own

By Rochester Red Wings | November 3, 2017 2:24 PM ET

The Red Wings are offering four different 12-Game Packs for the 2018 season. Don't see one you like? You can customize your very own pack! For more information on any of the 12-game packs below, contact Mike Ewing at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3036 or click here to send an email.

Prices for a 12-Game Pack are as follows: Premium - $120/seat... Upper - $105/seat... Reserved - $80/seat.

12-GAME PACK BENEFITS:

- Save up to $36 off Box Office price.

- Choose from the best seats and games before they go on sale to the general public.

- Opportunity to have the same seat for each game.

- Ability to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale.

- Promotional email each month informing you of upcoming events.

- If conflicts arise, tickets can be exchanged up to 48 hours before the game.

We will update promotions as they are confirmed. For a complete list of our 2018 Promotional Schedule go to RedWingsBaseball.com/FUN.

 

BEST OF THE BEST

Dates/Promotions:

Friday, April 6 (6:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Opening Day...Magnet Schedule Giveaway (5,000 fans)

Saturday, May 5 (1:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Clean Sweep

Friday, May 25 (7:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Comedy Night...Post-Game Fireworks

Sunday, June 10 (1:05 pm) vs. Durham / Father's Day Celebration...Baseball Giveaway (1,000 fans)

Saturday, June 23 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Post-Game Fireworks

Friday, June 29 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Salute to Groundhog Day Night...Post-Game Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season!

Friday, July 20 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Post-game RPO concert...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, July 21 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Country Concert (act TBD)...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, August 11 (7:05 pm) vs. Charlotte / ZOOperstars! Appearance...Post-Game Fireworks

Friday, August 31 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Post-Game Fireworks

Sunday, September 2 (6:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Post-Game Fireworks

 

FRIDAY 12-PACK

*Fireworks will follow every Friday home game beginning on May 25.

Dates/Promotions:

Friday, April 6 (6:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Opening Day...Magnet Schedule Giveaway (5,000 fans)

Friday, April 20 (6:35 pm) vs. Columbus

Friday, May 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Star Wars Night

Friday, May 18 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Renew Your Vows Night

Friday, May 25 (7:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Comedy Night...Post-Game Fireworks

Friday, June 8 (7:05 pm) vs. Durham / Post-Game Fireworks

Friday, June 22 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Post-Game Fireworks

Friday, June 29 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Salute to Groundhog Day Night...Post-Game Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season!

Friday, July 20 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Post-game RPO concert...Post-Game Fireworks

Friday, August 10 (7:05 pm) vs. Charlotte / Post-Game Fireworks...Team Card Update Set (1,000 fans)

Friday, August 31 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Post-Game Fireworks

 

SATURDAY 12-PACK

*Fireworks will follow every Saturday home game beginning on May 19.

Dates/Promotions:

Saturday, April 7 (1:05 pm) vs. Buffalo 

Saturday, April 21 (1:05 pm) vs. Columbus / Team Autograph Day

Saturday, May 5 (1:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Clean Sweep

Saturday, May 19 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, May 26 (7:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Hop Bitters Fauxback Night...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, June 9 (7:05 pm) vs. Durham / ZOOperstars! Appearance...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, June 23 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, June 30 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Post-Game Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season!

Saturday, July 21 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Country Concert (act TBD)...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, August 11 (7:05 pm) vs. Charlotte / ZOOperstars! Appearance...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, September 1 (6:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Post-Game Fireworks

 

SUNDAY 12-PACK

*Every Sunday kids can run the bases with Spikes and Mittsy following the game.

Dates/Promotions:

Sunday, April 8 (1:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Bark in the Park

Sunday, April 22 (1:05 pm) vs. Columbus / Bark in the Park

Sunday, May 6 (1:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Bark in the Park

Sunday, May 20 (1:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket

Sunday, May 27 (1:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Bark in the Park

Sunday, June 10 (1:05 pm) vs. Durham / Father's Day Celebration...Baseball Giveaway (1,000 fans)

Sunday, June 24 (1:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Toy Hall of Fame Day

Sunday, July 1 (1:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Halloween Day

Wednesday, July 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season!

Sunday, July 22 (1:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / First Responders Day

Sunday, August 12 (1:05 pm) vs. Charlotte

Sunday, September 2 (6:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Post-Game Fireworks

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Red Wings 2018 6-Game Packs

Seven packs to choose from including a brand-new Plates Pack

By Rochester Red Wings | October 31, 2017 2:55 PM ET

The Red Wings are offering seven different 6-Game Packs for the 2018 season. Don't see one you like? You can customize your very own pack! For more information on any of the 6-game packs below, contact Mike Ewing at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3036 or click here to send an email .

Prices for a 6-Game Pack are as follows: Premium - $60/seat... Upper - $52.50/seat... Reserved - $40/seat.

6-GAME PACK BENEFITS:

- Save up to $18 off Box Office price.

- Choose from the best seats and games before they go on sale to the general public.

- Opportunity to have the same seat for each game.

- Ability to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale.

- Promotional email each month informing you of upcoming events.

- If conflicts arise, tickets can be exchanged up to 48 hours before the game.

We will update promotions as they are confirmed. For a complete list of our 2018 Promotional Schedule go to RedWingsBaseball.com/FUN

 

FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS PACK

Post-game fireworks follow each and every Friday in this pack!

Dates/Promotion:

Friday, May 25 (7:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Comedy Night

Friday, June 8 (7:05 pm) vs. Durham

Friday, June 29 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Salute to Groundhog Day Night

Friday, July 20 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Post-Game RPO Concert

Friday, August 10 (7:05 pm) vs. Charlotte / Team Card Set Update Giveaway (1,000 fans)

Friday, August 31 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley

 

SATURDAY SIX-PACK

Dates/Promotion:

Saturday, May 26 (7:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Hop Bitters Fauxback Night

Saturday, June 9 (7:05 pm) vs. Durham / ZOOperstars! Appearance

Saturday, June 30 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley 

Saturday, July 21 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Post-Game Country Concert (Act TBD)

Saturday, August 11 (7:05 pm) vs. Charlotte / ZOOperstars! Appearance

Saturday, September 1 (6:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley

 

WEEKDAY MATINEE

Dates/Promotion:

Thursday, May 17 (11:05 am) vs. Syracuse / Education Day

Thursday, June 7 (12:35 pm) vs. Indianapolis / College Day

Wednesday, June 20 (12:35 pm) vs. Syracuse / $1 Wednesday

Tuesday, July 17 (11:05 am) vs. Louisville / T-shirt Tuesday (500 kids)...Camp Day

Thursday, August 2 (12:35 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / College Day

Monday, September 3 (1:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley / Fan Appreciation Day

 

BEST OF THE BEST

Dates/Promotion:

Friday, April 6 (6:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Opening Day...Magnet Schedule Giveaway (5,000 fans)

Saturday, June 23 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Post-Game Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season!

Friday, July 20 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Post-Game PRO Concert...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, July 21 (6:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Post-Game Country Concert (Act TBD)...Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, August 11 (7:05 pm) vs. Charlotte / ZOOperstars! Appearance...Post-Game Fireworks

 

YANKEES RIVALRY

Dates/Promotion:

Friday, June 22 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, June 23 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Post-Game Fireworks

Sunday, June 24 (1:05 pm) vs Scranton/WB / Toy Hall of Fame Day

Monday, July 30 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / Kids Eat Free Monday

Tuesday, July 31 (7:05 ppm) vs. Scranton/WB / T-shirt Tuesday (500 fans)

Wednesday, Augsut 1 (7:05 pm) vs. Scranton/WB / $1 Wednesday

 

RED SOX RIVALRY

Dates/Promotion:

Friday, May 18 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Renew Your Vows Night

Saturday, May 19 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Post-Game Fireworks

Sunday, May 20 (1:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Post-Game Kids Run the Bases

Wednesday, July 4 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Biggest Fireworks Show of the Season!

Tuesday, August 21 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / T-shirt Tuesday (1,500 fans)

Wednesday, August 22 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / $1 Wednesday

 

PLATES PACK

The Wings will play as the Plates each and every Thursday home game in 2018!

Dates/Promotion:

Thursday, May 3 (7:05 pm) vs. Lehigh Valley

Thursday, June 21 (7:05 pm) vs. Syracuse / Pre-Game Happy Hour

Thursday, July 19 (7:05 pm) vs. Norfolk / Pre-Game Happy Hour

Thursday, August 9 (7:05 pm) vs. Toledo / Pre-Game Happy Hour

Thursday, August 23 (7:05 pm) vs. Pawtucket / Pre-Game Happy Hour

Thursday, August 30 (7:05 pm) vs. Buffalo / Pre-Game Happy Hour

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Purchase a 2018 Red Wings Flex Pack

Get 10 undated tickets for under $70!

By Rochester Red Wings | November 7, 2017 2:23 PM ET

Want to save money on Red Wings tickets, but don't know which games you want to attend? A Red Wings Flex Pack is the perfect option for you! Our flex packs come as voucher books or diamond debit cards and can be used for any 2018 Red Wings regular season home game.

Prices for our flex packs are as follows: Premium - $86/8 tickets... Upper - $74/8 tickets... Reserved - $67.50/10 tickets

VOUCHER BOOKS

These perforated books of undated tickets are the perfect gift for firends, family, co-workers and employees. Exchange these vouchers in person at the Red Wings Ticket Officeon the day of or in advance of the game you wish to attend. Use them all at once or just a few tickets at a time. All vouchers MUST be exchanged in person. They are redeemable for any 2018 regular season game. They can't be exchanged for any exhibitions, concerts, special events or playoff games.

 

DIAMOND DEBIT CARD

Redeemable for any 2018 Red Wings home game, and can be used to order tickets online and print at home! Establish a line of credit at the Red Wings' Ticket Office and receive a special membership card, discount on tickets, ability to order tickets over the phone using your card, and option to add tickets to your account after Opening Day. Redeemable for any game excluding playoffs, concerts, and exhibitions.

Diamond Debit holders can create an online account to manage their tickets. View seating availability, reserve tickets, and manage your account from your computer or mobile device.

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO TRANSFER DIAMOND DEBIT TICKETS

 

For more information call Red Wings ticket representative Mike Ewing at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3036 or click here to send an email now

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Red Wings Internship Opportunities Available

Apply now for the 2018 season

2015 interns Jazzi Chadwick and Anthony LaFica work with Assistant Director of Ticket Operations, Eric Friedman. (John Smillie)

By Rochester Red Wings | October 17, 2017 2:13 PM ET

ROCHESTER RED WINGS INTERNSHIPS

The Rochester Red Wings internship program is a great learning experience. Available to college Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, Red Wings interns will have the opportunity to get directly involved and gain hands on experience and training in various aspects of Minor League Baseball including marketing, sales, ticket operations, customer service, public relations, graphic design and many other aspects of the sports industry. The interns train directly with the front office staff to get an overview of all of the different positions. The internship requires a great amount of dedication throughout the baseball season.

We are looking for dedicated, resilient and driven people who would not only perform well in these capacities but who are passionate about baseball. This experience must be for college credit and all interns must be enrolled in school. The internship is an unpaid position, though the Red Wings will provide each intern with a credit reimbursement of up to $750 or $400 (based on approved paperwork, through your school). During certain times of the program, the interns will be asked to complete "labor related tasks" to support the team, in these instances, interns (if agreeable) will receive minimum wage ($10.40) during that time.

The Red Wings have internships starting in January and May. All of our interns learn through the end of the season (late August or early September) or until they return to college. This internship is a great start for people interested in pursuing a career in sports or the entertainment industry. Individuals may serve as an intern for one cycle, only. Repeat applicants are not accepted. Below are the requirements and responsibilities of each position.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA RELATIONS - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Full-Time Internships Available: 1 (In-Season)

This position will assist the Director of Communications, Nate Rowan, in all aspects of the department. Learning experiences will include but not be limited to: production of team publications, writing press releases, postgame website stories, feature stories, updating statistical information and handling media requests. Other duties may be assigned by other departments, as needed.

Students should be pursuing a degree in Sports Management, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field. Applicants are required to have a strong writing background, strong communications skills and knowledge of baseball rules. Students must be proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Basic Adobe inDesign and Photoshop experience a plus.

The position has a start date of March 1 and will run through September 7, the last week of the season (willing to be flexible for the right candidate). Students will help at all 70 home games and most weekdays when the team is on the road. Applicants will be expected to be available for the entire season.

To apply, please email Director of Communications, Nate Rowan with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

ON-FIELD EMCEE INTERNSHIP - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON

The Rochester Red Wings are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate individual to be a voice and face of the team as the On-Field Emcee for the 2018 season. The individual will be an integral part of the in-game entertainment experience at Frontier Field.

The Wings are looking for a strong vocal talent with excellent enunciation skills, strong public speaking and improvisation skills and the ability to speak extemporaneously to large crowds. Must be able to be present nights and weekends in accordance with the game schedule.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. Comfortable speaking in front of large crowds
2. Applicants must be a Broadcast Journalism major looking to pursue an "On Air" career in radio or television
3. Great sense of humor
4. Ability to understand game scripts and adapt quickly to changes
5. Bring a creative mind and help to brainstorm new ideas to keep the Red Wings on-field entertainment fresh and fun
6. Ability to work 20-25 games
7. Ability to move around the ballpark to meet all promotional and activation requirements
8. Ability to engage and interact with fans
9. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Intern must be able to work 20-25 games. For a typical 7:05 pm game, intern would arrive at 3 pm and leave roughly 30 minutes after the completion of the game. 

This internship has a start date of mid-April with an end date at the conclusion of the season (early September). 

Applicants need to submit a resume, cover letter and 60-second video to Tim Doohan at TimD@RedWingsBaseball.com.

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
Part-Time Internships Available: 2 (1 intern January-April & 1 intern April-September)

Learn to design high profile portfolio pieces to include pocket schedule; season tickets and ticket book package; yearbook cover, promo ads and content; media guide cover; reply mailer; Legends card set; Red Wings Hall of Fame poster; print ad templates; TV game graphics; video board graphics; website fan wallpapers; social network sites' overall look; merchandise designs; and more. Flexible hours based on class/job schedule. iMac with recent CS software available for on-site projects. In order to complete this internship, student must put together a full portfolio.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta (NickS@RedWingsBaseball.com) and Social Media and Promotions Manager, Tim Doohan (TimD@RedWingsBaseball.com) with a cover letter and resume attached.

 

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP
Part-Time Internships Available: 1 (January - May)


The accounting internship is designed to be both educational and practical. In this position, the intern will learn how to take skills she or he may have acquired in school related to his or her particular areas of interest, and apply them in a professional setting. He or she will gain a better understanding of the role that finance can play in a sports setting, and be better prepared to work in the arena of accounting. The student filling this position will handle a wide range of important duties. Responsibilities include: Assist with month-end financial reports, help create journal entries, help with accounts receivable, payable and bank statement reconciliations, special projects, balance sheet reconciliation, train with controller on yearly budget efforts, assist in the monthly tracking of our physical inventory. Applicants should be an Accounting major proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and excellent communication skills are all essential to this position.

To apply, please email Controller, Michelle Schiefer with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERNSHIPS
Part-Time Internships Available: 4

Interns in the Video Production department will learn video production skills and job related experiences relating to video editing, photo manipulation, motion graphics, and camera operation.

Candidates must be present for all home games with some additional time required when the team is on the road. Internship runs from March/April until the end of season or until candidate needs to return to school.

Applicants should be Film, Television, Media, Graphic Design or Animation majors with proficiency in Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects. 

To apply, please email Director of Video Production, Matt Miller with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/ONLINE CONTENT - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Part-Time Internships Available: 1 (Pre-season)

This internship, which runs from January - April trains the intern to compile player profile/stats for website, media guide and yearbook; basic yearbook layout and sales tracking; sales proposal writing and involvement by learning advertising sales, client interaction; pre-season Media Day, Opening Day, and game day experiences including stats, press box, photo journalism. Schedule is flexible, 10-12 hours a week. Above average writing skills and baseball knowledge necessary. Will include training in Dreamweaver/Fireworks software and MiLB.com website content management system.

This position begins in January with an end date in May.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

COMMUNICATIONS/ONLINE CONTENT INTERNSHIPS- THESE POSITIONS HAS BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Part-Time Internships Available: 4 (In-Season)


This position will share responsibilities with both the Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta, and Director of Communications, Nate Rowan. Learning experiences will include, but are not limited to: compiling daily press clippings, writing game previews and recaps, writing feature articles for RedWingsBaseball.com, press box operations, statistical research, coordinating interviews between media and Red Wings players, coaches and front office members, compiling game notes, retrieving/formatting stats, and preparing lineup/roster/statistics.

At least 2 interns will help at each home game on a rotating basis. Additionally, interns will assist with select games when the team is on the road, also on a rotating basis.

  • For home games beginning at 6:35 or 7:05 p.m.: 1 intern from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1 intern will be from 5 p.m. to the end of the game.
  • For afternoon/morning home starts: 1 intern from 9 a.m. until the end of the game.
  • For most evening road games: 1 intern from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with game notes and other office duties, 1 intern will cover the game from home (generally 6-7 p.m. starts) via MiLB.tv or listening to the voice of the Red Wings, Josh Whetzel, and composing a recap at the conclusion of the game.

Students should be majors in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Sports Management or a related field. Requires strong writing and communication skills and baseball knowledge. Must be proficient using the Microsoft Office suite. Basic Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Fireworks experience a plus.

This position has a start date of April 1 with an end date at the conclusion of the season. Applicants will be expected to be available for the entire season (through at least September 5) but the Red Wings will be flexible with the right students who require a late start or early departure because they attend a college or university out of the Rochester area.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

GROUP TICKETS/SALES INTERNSHIPS - THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Full-Time Internships Available: 5


Interns in the Groups Sales Department will receive a well-rounded experience within all areas of ticket sales, including individual game operations and group sales. This internship requires strong communication skills, along with attention to detail. All interns learn alongside full-time staff members, and are exposed to departmental objectives that reach organizational goals. Group sales interns will be trained to make outgoing sales calls and will participate in these regularly.

Internship also includes exposure and learning in each of the areas below:
• Promotions & Marketing - you may learn how to handle all of the details related to contest coordination, between inning contests, coordinating sponsor nights, player and mascot appearances, and game day activities.
• Pre-game - The preparation required to have our stadium up and running for all home games requires a tremendous attention to detail. As an intern you will learn how to prepare for such activities and in most cases prepare areas as well.

This internship has a start date of January with an end date at the conclusion of the season (or until the student returns to school).

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR THIS INTERNSHIP IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

To apply, please email Director of Group Sales, Bob Craig with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

SEASONAL GAME DAY INTERNSHIPS - THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Part-Time Internships Available: 3


The Seasonal Game-day Internship includes exposure and learning in each of the areas below:
• Promotions & Marketing - you may learn how to handle all of the details related to contest coordination, between inning contests, coordinating sponsor nights, player and mascot appearances, and game day activities.
• Pre-game - The preparation required to have our stadium up and running for all home games requires a tremendous attention to detail. As an intern you will learn how to prepare for such activities and in most cases prepare areas as well. 

Seasonal Game-day Interns must be available for every home Red Wings game from their start date to their end date.

This position has a start date of April or May with an end date at the conclusion of the season (or until the student returns to school).

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT MATERIALS FOR THIS INTERNSHIP IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

To apply, please email Social Media and Promotions Manager, Tim Doohan with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP
Part-Time Internships Available: 1


Ideal candidate is a current photography/photojournalism major who is willing to bring equipment and shoot action/crowd/marketing shots at 20-25 Red Wings home games while learning what good photography is in the sports industry. Flexible schedule beginning April 9. Reliable transportation required. Photos will be used with student's photo credit in a variety of published places including RedWingsBaseball.com, MiLB.com, team baseball card set, team photo collage, marketing and ticket print pieces, yearbook. In order to complete this internship, student must put together a full portfolio.

To apply, please email Director of Corporate Development, Nick Sciarratta with a cover letter and resume attached here.

 

OFF-SEASON SALES TRAINING PROGRAM - THESE POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THE 2018 SEASON
Positions Available: 7-8

The Rochester Red Wings are in search of candidates for our Off-Season Sales Training Program. This opportunity will not only provide students with a means to earn income but also gain invaluable sales experience.

We will begin conducting interviews beginning in Mid-November.The program will begin the evening of Monday, February 26, 2018 and continue until Thursday, April 5th. There will be additional sales nights throughout April. 

The position description is as follows:
- All applicants will interview for the position
- Interviews may be scheduled via phone or email
- Approximately seven/eight candidates will be awarded a position, being notified by mid-January at the latest.
- Mandatory training will take place in the beginning of February (Date TBD)
- Those selected will be required to work three evenings per week at the Red Wings Front Office from 5:30-8:00pm (calls are not made on Fridays). There's an option to work all four nights. 
- Participants will be paid an hourly minimum wage plus commission ($4.50 per new sale and $2.50 per renew sale).

To apply, please email Group Sales & Ticket Rep. Mike Ewing with a cover letter and resume attached to Mewing@RedWingsBaseball.com.

 

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Red Wings Holiday Packs On Sale NOW!

Choose from four different options including two Plates packs

By Rochester Red Wings | November 3, 2017 3:19 PM ET

Looking for the perfect gift for the Red Wings fan in your life this holiday season? Look no further! This year we have four different packs to choose from -- including two Plates Packs -- that all include undated tickets, a merchandise item and voucher for a 2018 Red Wings Yearbook!

STORE HOURS: The Red Wings Team Store is open Monday-Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Beginning on November 25, the Team Store will be open from 10 am to 6 pm Monday-Friday and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Of course, you can also shop around-the-clock at RedWings.milbstore.com!

All of the packs below will be available for purchase beginning on Monday, November 6. Orders will be filled beginning on November 17. To ensure delivery by Christmas, orders must be recieved by December 19. For local pick-up call (585) 454-1001 ext. 3055.

 

RED WINGS T-SHIRT PACKS

T-shirtT-SHIRT PACK 1 - $30:

- Two (2) undated reserved ticket vouchers*

- Red Wings T-shirt (T-shirt sizes run from small to 2 XL)

 

T-SHIRT PACK 2 - $44:

- Four (4) undated reserved ticket vouchers*

- Red Wings T-shirt (T-shirt sizes run from small to 2 XL)

 

 

PLATES T-SHIRT PACKS

T-shirtT-SHIRT PACK 1 - $30:

- Two (2) undated reserved ticket vouchers*

- Plates T-shirt (T-shirt sizes run from small to 2 XL)

 

T-SHIRT PACK 2 - $44:

- Four (4) undated reserved ticket vouchers*

- Plates T-shirt (T-shirt sizes run from small to 2 XL)

 

 

RED WINGS CAP PACK

CapRED WINGS CAP PACK - $44:

- Four (4) undated reserved ticket vouchers*

- Red Wings adjustable cap 

 

 

 

 

 

PLATES CAP PACK

Crew NeckPLATES CAP PACK - $44:

- Four (4) undated reserved ticket vouchers*

- Plates adjustable cap

 

 

 

 

 

* The undated ticket vouchers can be exchanged for any of the Red Wings 70 reguar season home games in 2018. All exchanges must be made at the Red Wings Ticket Office.

There are youth packs available. For more info on these or any of the above packs please call (585) 454-1001 ext. 3055.

 

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The 12 Days of Deals at the Wings Team Store

Deals everyday beginning December 12 thru December 23

By Rochester Red Wings | December 4, 2017 9:52 AM ET

Give the gift of Red Wings baseball this holiday season! The Red Wings Team Store will be offering 12 straight days of deals beginning Tuesday, December 12 through Saturday, December 23.

THE DEALS:

12/12 (web and in-store): Receive a free holiday ornament with purchase of a holiday pack.

12/13 (web and in-store): $5 off all fitted caps

12/14 (web only): Receive 15% off Plates gear (excluding holiday packs) with promo code "TAFTP"

12/15 (web and in-store)Take 25% off all jerseys

12/16 (web and in-store): Free Red Wings canvas bag with purchase of $25 or more

12/17 (web only)Free shipping on orders over $50

12/18 (web and in-store)*: "Mystery Deal" - Visit @RocRedWings on Twitter for the deal.

12/19 (in-store only): Free Frontier Field print with holiday pack purchase

12/20 (in-store only): Buy one, get one on specific items

12/21 (in-store only): Spin the 'Wings Deal Wheel' at checkout for your discount

12/22 (in-store only): First 25 customers receive a FREE Red Wings mug with purchase

12/23 (in-store only): Receive a $10 gift certificate good for the 2018 season with purchase of $75 or more

 *December 18 is the LAST DAY to order online to ensure delivery by Christmas.

 

Team Store Holiday Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10 am - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm

Sunday: Closed.

You can shop around-the-clock at redwings.milbstore.com!

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YOU'RE INVITED: Spikes' surprise 21st birthday party

Party set for Saturday, November 11 at Frontier Field

By Rochester Red Wings | October 19, 2017 3:13 PM ET

FULL NEST! This party has sold out. Stay tuned for details on another event for Spikes!

YOU'RE INVITED!

WHAT: Shhhhhhhhh, Spikes' SURPRISE 21st Birthday Party!

WHERE: Club 3000 on the suite level of Frontier Field

WHEN: Saturday, November 11. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 am with the surprise at Noon.

WHO: Everyone is invited, however the guest list will be capped at 100! Please RSVP to Info@RedWingsBaseball.com. Please include the names and number of guests in the email. 

We'll have pizza, courtesy of Salvatore's, cake and light refreshments for all guests. Each guest will have the chance to make a birthday card for Spikes and get a photo with the Birthday Bird.

In lieu of a present for Spikes (after all what more does he need!), we're encouraging guests to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to Hillside's Special Santa Program.

If the weather allows it, kids will be able to run the bases with Spikes and Mittsy at the party just like they would following a Sunday home game.

Remember, admission is FREE, but limited to the first 100 fans so be sure to RSVP today (Info@RedWingsBaseball.com)! Please only RSVP if you are certain you can attend as we want a full nest for the Birthday Bird! We will reply with a confirmation email, letting you know we have received your RSVP.

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THANK YOU, FANS!

Opening Day 2018: Friday, April 6

By Rochester Red Wings | September 5, 2017 11:24 AM ET

Dear Fans, 
 
On behalf of our front office, Board of Directors, manager Mike Quade, his coaching staff and all our players, we want to say THANK YOU for your incredible support of Red Wings baseball again this season. While we just missed making the playoffs this season, it was another really exciting year both on and off the field in which we finished with the 3rd best (tied) record in the league. No other team in our league has posted a winning record in each of the last five seasons and your support in giving our club a big home field advantage is a key ingredient to our success. 

Thirty three different players played for both the Red Wings and Minnesota Twins this season and many former Red Wings will continue to play a vital role for the Twins the rest of this year and next year. We were fortunate to host some players that will truly be stars in the major leagues for many years to come.
 
We look forward to hosting your family and friends again next season and creating some more lifelong memories. Until next year we hope that the memories of the majestic homeruns, walk off wins, incredible catches, fireworks, ballpark cuisine, autograph appearances, running the bases with Spikes and Mittsy and more will help you survive the off season. Thanks again for your support and remember Opening Day is only 213 days away on Friday, April 6, 2018!
 
Best regards,
 

Naomi Silver
President/CEO/COO

Gary Larder
Chairman     

Dan Mason
General Manager

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Red Wings Announce 2018 Schedule

Opening Day 2018 set for Friday, April 6 at Frontier Field

By Rochester Red Wings | September 1, 2017 11:04 AM ET

Although there's plenty of unfinished business left in the 2017 season, the Red Wings released their 2018 schedule on Friday. The 22nd season of baseball at Frontier Field will kick-off on Friday, April 6 at 6:05 pm against the Buffalo Bisons.
 
The 70-game home slate includes 33 weekend dates (47%) as well as popular summer holidays Memorial Day (Monday, May 28), Independence Day (Wednesday, July 4) and Labor Day (Monday, September 3).

CLICK HERE FOR A PDF OF THE 2018 SCHEDULE

The Wings host the New York Yankees top-affiliate, Scranton/WB RailRiders, on two occasions next season: June 22-24 and July 30 - August 2. Meanwhile, the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston) come to town for three separate series: May 18-20, July 4-5 and August 21-23.

As announced earlier this season, Thursdays Are For The Plates! Rochester will take the field as the Plates for all 10 Thursday home games next season and for the first time in 2018 on Thursday, May 3 at 7:05 pm. More details on Plates days/nights to be announced throughout the offseason.

The Wings are home for 12 games in April, followed by 14 in May, 14 in June, 12 in July, 15 in August and 3 in September.

The Triple-A slate takes a three-day hiatus for the All-Star Break July 9-11 in Columbus, OH.

A complete lineup of promotions, including fireworks, giveaways and autograph appearances will be announced early next year.

Season seats for the 2018 season are available for purchase now by visiting the Red Wings Ticket Office during normal business hours or by calling 454-1001. Mini plans will be available in the coming months with single-game tickets going on sale in 2018.

All game times are subject to change.

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Defending Hope benefit set for Sept. 30

Former Wing Darnell to host Alzheimer's benefit

Logan Darnell with his father, brother at the 2015 Red Wings Alzheimer's Awareness event.

By Rochester Red Wings | September 14, 2017 10:26 AM ET

Join the Rochester Red Wings, Brass Bar and Lounge, QES Solutions, and the Alzheimer's Association Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter for "Defending Hope" Saturday, September 30.

 

Please join us for an evening full of fun while we raise money and celebrate the efforts of our local Alzheimer's Association chapter.

Your evening will be hosted by former Rochester Red Wing Logan Darnell, whose personal family connection to Alzheimer's prompted him to organize several high profile awareness and fundraising events during his time as a Red Wings player. Logan's efforts for the Alzheimer's Association Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter were recognized with two Harmon Killebrew Awards for Community Service from the Minnesota Twins.

 

What: Defending Hope to benefit Alzheimer's Association Rochester and Finger Lakes Region Chapter

Hosted by: Former Red Wings pitcher Logan Darnell

When: Saturday Sept. 30, from 6-10 p.m.

Where: Brass Bar and Lounge, 363 East Ave. at the corner of Alexander St.

Donation: $20 cash at the door, be sure to arrive early and assure your spot at this great event



Your evening will include:

* live music by Worthy Duncan and Brianna Collichio

* Heavy apps will be served

* Guest bartenders just may appear

* Cash bar with drink specials

* Silent auction and raffle prizes

* Appearance by Red Wings mascot Spikes and Red Wings on-field game host Grant Anderson

 

Auction items available for bid include:

* Autographed guitar and gift bag from country music star Thomas Rhett

* Red Wings First Pitch experience for a 2018 home game

* Red Wings VIP behind the scenes tour with VIP parking, four seats behind home plate, and dinner for a 2018 home game

* Autographed items from Baseball Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, former big league stars Steve Garvey, Jack Morris, and Mike Timlin, Bills Hall of Famers Thurman Thomas and Don Beebe, and Sabres star and Rochester native Brian Gionta - plus a 2017 Red Wings team signed baseball!

and many more unique experiences and items, to benefit our local Alzheimer's Association chapter including items from

*Untamed Elegance Salon
*Q Tours Western NY
*Tony D's 
*The Buzz 95.1's Pauly 
*Guglielmo's Sauce 
*Savoia's Bakery
*Brass Bar and Lounge
*Blue Heron Hills Golf Course 
*Rochester Rhinos
*Rochester Knighthawks
*Marketview Liquor
*Breathe Yoga
*YMCA
*lululemon Clover View Plaza
*Scott Miller Salon

 

Click here for the official Facebook event page and let your friends know you are supporting this special event and cause!



 

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Garver, Granite Named IL Postseason All-Stars

By Rochester Red Wings | August 30, 2017 10:47 AM ET

Rochester Red Wings catcher Mitch Garver and outfielder Zack Granite have been named to the International League Postseason All-Star Team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Garver had one of the best offensive seasons by a Red Wings catcher in recent memory. He appeared in 66 games at catcher but also played defensively in left field and first base. Garver hit .291/.387/.541 with 29 doubles, 17 home runs, 45 RBI, 50 walks and 56 runs scored in 88 total games.

The Rochester backstop earned his first MLB promotion on August 18. At that time, the former ninth round selection out of the University of New Mexico ranked among the league leaders in slugging percentage (2nd), OPS (2nd, .928), extra-base hits (T-3rd, 46), doubles (T-3rd), on-base percentage (4th) and batting average (9th).

The 14 home runs hit as a catcher are the most by a Wings backstop since at least 1990. Garver became the first Red Wing and only the second player in Frontier Field history to hit three home runs in one game on July 9 vs. Syracuse. He is just the third Rochester catcher since WWII to be named to the IL Postseason All-Star Team, following John Bucha (1951) and Jose Morales (2007).

Granite started slow after dealing with an oblique issue that delayed the beginning of his season by roughly a month. He appeared in 71 games, all starts in center field, while batting .338/.392/.475 with 16 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 29 RBI, 46 runs scored and 15 stolen bases.

After batting .237 in 22 May games, the former 14th round pick out of Seton Hall exploded in June to earn the league's Player of the Month honor. He led the league with a .470 batting average, 55 hits, 16 extra-base hits, 23 runs scored, 78 total bases, a .527 on-base percentage and a 1.193 OPS in June while appearing in 29 games. Granite also ranked among the minor league leaders in batting average (1st), hits (1st), on-base percentage (1st), plate appearances (T-1st, 132), total bases (2nd), at-bats (T-3rd, 117), OPS (4th), doubles (T-5th, 11), runs scored (T-6th) and extra-base hits (T-9th) for the month while reaching base safely in all 29 games.

He earned his first big league promotion on July 8 and has since been recalled by Minnesota a second time. Granite is the first Rochester outfielder named to the IL Postseason All-Star Team since Jason Kubel in 2004.

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Wings wallop PawSox in season finale

Playoff spot eludes despite win

By Nick Sciarratta and Ben Wilke / Rochester Red Wings | September 4, 2017 3:57 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 10-1 Monday afternoon at Frontier Field, in the final game of the 2017 season. With Lehigh Valley's win Monday, the Iron Pigs claim the wild card playoff spot via the tie breaker based on the regular season series; the Red Wings finish the season with an 80-62 record. It's the first time the Wings have won 80 games in back-to-back seasons since 1974-75. Monday's paid attendance of 9,336 brought the season total to 445,581. 

 

Rochester had a chance to get on the board early in this one as in the second inning, back to back singles off Jaylen Beeks by Daniel Palka and Leonardo Reginatto gave the Wings runners on the corners with only one out. The Red Wings cashed in on this opportunity with a sacrifice fly by J.B. Shuck that scored Palka making it 1-0 Rochester.

The Red Wings padded their lead in the bottom of the third when Robbie Grossman, who is on a rehab stint from the Minnesota Twins, blooped a single behind first base that plated Matt Hague making it 2-0.

Pawtucket cut the lead in half in the top of the fourth inning with a RBI double by Mike Miller off of Wings starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia making it 2-1 Rochester.

Jonathan Rodriguez took Beeks to deep left field in the bottom of the fifth for a two run home run that brought home Robbie Grossman. The home run was Rodriguez's first in a Rochester uniform and it also expanded the lead to 4-1 Red Wings.

That homer brought Beeks' afternoon to a close. Beeks finished with 4.2 innings pitched, allowing six hits, four runs, and three walks while striking out five. He totaled 96 pitches, 59 for strikes.

Mejia was relieved in the top of the sixth by Dietrich Enns. Mejia delivered five innings of work, allowing six hits, one run and two walks. He struck out two on 61 pitches, 42 for strikes.

Hague tacked another run on in the bottom of the seventh by taking Shawn Haviland deep for a home run to left field and making the score 5-1. Reginatto also drove home Levi Michael with an RBI single that added another run to the Rochester total, making it 6-1.

Still in the seventh, J.B. Shuck added three more runs with a home run to deep left field that scored both Palka and Reginatto and stretched the Red Wing lead to 9-1.

Hague added one more run in the eight after he went yard in his second straight at bat that made it 10-1.

Enns added four solid innings of relief out of the bullpen allowing no runs and only giving up four hits while striking out two.

Rochester out-hit Pawtucket 12-10.

 

 

Winning Pitcher: Mejia (1-1)
Losing Pitcher: Beeks (6-7)
Save: Enns (1) 
Box Score - Click here for the box score and play-by-play narrative.

 

 

NOTES: Daniel Palka extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the second inning...With two hits Monday, Matt Hague finished the season leading the league with 149 hits.

 

 

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY

1976 - Red Wings 2B Rich Dauer went 2-for-5 in an 11-6 loss to the Syracuse Sky Chiefs, clinching the International League batting title by one point over Charleston's Miguel Dilone. Dauer became the 17th IL batting champion in Red Wings history with his .336 batting average.

2005 - Garrett Jones' two-run homer capped a four-run eighth inning as Rochester rallied past Ottawa 7-4 on Sunday afternoon at Lynx Stadium. With the Red Wings trailing 4-3, Luis Rivas tied the game with a sacrifice fly and Brian Buchanan gave Rochester the lead with an RBI groundout. Jones followed with his team-high 23rd long ball. Corky Miller went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored, while Luis Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice. Jason Miller (2-0) picked up the win, allowing one run on two hits in two innings.

 

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

1995 -
In its third season as the home of the Norfolk Tides, Harbor Park hosts its first postseason game. To reach the playoffs, Norfolk matched a franchise record with 86 wins, matching a feat of twenty years earlier. It is the first trip to the postseason since 1988 for a club that graduated more than a dozen players to the New York Mets, earning Norfolk designation by "Baseball America" as the Minor League Team of the Year. Unfortunately for the hometown fans, the playoffs don't begin well on this night, as Bobby Valentine's Tides are blanked 2-0 by the Richmond Braves in Game 1 of the semi-finals. The tense five-game series would ultimately be won by Norfolk, but the Tides' couldn't complete their dream season, losing in the Governors' Cup Finals to Ottawa 3 games to 1.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1901- William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars)... 1918 - Paul Harvey, news commentator (Rest of the story) ... 1949 - Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83)

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1993 - Jim Abbott pitched the New York Yankees' first no-hitter in 10 years in a 4-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

1998 - The New York Yankees reached 100 wins on the earliest date in Major League history - five days before the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians - with an 11-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The '06 Cubs set the Major League record for fewest games to reach 100 victories (132).

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1965 - Beatles, "Help!" 1975 - Glen Campbell, "Rhinestone Cowboy" 2005 - Mariah Carey - We Belong Together"

 

 

 

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Wings drop 7-2 contest to PawSox

Playoff spot comes down to final game Monday

Matt Hague had two hits and scored a run Sunday.

By Nick Sciarratta and Jim Erbland / Rochester Red Wings | September 3, 2017 9:17 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings lost to the Pawtucket Red Sox 7-2 Sunday night at Frontier Field. The defeat, combined with Lehigh Valley's doubleheader sweep Sunday, means the International League wild card race will come down to the final game of the regular season Monday. Lehigh Valley and the Red Wings are tied for the wild card spot with a game to play, and the IronPigs own the tiebreaker; the Wings will need to win Monday's regular season finale and have Lehigh Valley lose Monday for the Wings to snag the wild card spot

Monday's game here at 1:35 p.m., is Fan Appreciation Day featuring the FOX Fall Fanfest with an "out of this world" post-game helicopter drop.

 

Pawtucket jumped ahead early in the game with a four-run second inning off of Wings starting pitcher Hector Santiago. The inning was highlighted by a two-run home run by Matt Dominguez.

The Red Sox added another two-run homer in the fifth inning to make the score 6-0. Bryce Brentz hit his IL-leading 31st home run of the season, which also put an end to Santiago's night.

Santiago went 4.0 innings in a rehab start from the Twins, giving up six earned runs, eight hits, two home runs and one walk. He struck out four batters while throwing 75 pitches (54 strikes). Chris Heston finished the inning in relief.

The PawSox tacked on another run in the top of the sixth inning. Dominguez launched his second home run of the night, to push the lead to 7-0.

Pawtucket starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick started off the game setting down 14 of the first 16 Wings. He worked an efficient 6.0 scoreless innings, throwing 74 pitches (54 strikes), scattering three hits. He added two strikeouts.

Drew Rucinski entered in the eighth inning for the Wings, and tossed two scoreless innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Wings ended the shutout on a two-run double from Daniel Palka to make the score 7-2.

 

Winning Pitcher: Kendrick (5-7)
Losing Pitcher: Santiago (1-2) 
Save: none
Box Score - Click here for the box score and play-by-play narrative.

 

 

NOTES: The game start was delayed 41 minutes by rain and wet grounds...Twins outfielder Robbie Grossman joined the Wings Sunday for a rehab assignment. Grossman was 0-for-4 in Sunday's game, reaching once on a fielding error... Matt Hague added two more hits to improve his IL-leading season total 147 with one game to go; Hague has led the IL in hits three times in his career.

 

NEXT HOME GAME

FAN APPRECIATION DAY - We'll celebrate another season of Red Wings baseball by giving away prizes to fans all game long! As part of Fan Appreciation Day, the Wings will be wearing the faces of our fans on their jerseys! These #ROCtheSummer Selfie Jerseys will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the Red Wings Community Foundation.

KIDS EAT FREE! - The first 500 kids 12 & under will receive a voucher good for a FREE hot dog, soda and snack item thanks to our friends at Basch & Nickerson LLP.

FOX FALL FAN FEST pres. by FOX Rochester - Celebrate the fall premieres of FOX series "The Orville", "The Gifted" and "Ghosted" with free souvenir cups -1st 500 fans - and a pre-game player autograph session. After the game, a FOX "Out of This World" experience helicopter drop with prizes including a behind the scenes VIP tour of "FOX Rochester's Good Day Rochester" set, behind the scenes VIP tour of Frontier Field, Red Wings Diamond Dollars, Team Store merch, and 2018 tickets.

Get complete promotions info and ticket ordering links anytime at RedWingsBaseball.com/Fun

 

UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS
9/4 vs PAW 1:35 pm LHP Adalberto Mejia (0-1, 3.04 - rehab start) vs LHP Jalen Beeks (6-6, 3.66)
END OF REGULAR SEASON

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY

1990 - Rochester beat Syracuse to set a franchise record with 89 wins in the regular season. The win was the Red Wings eleventh in their final twelve regular season games.

2005 - The Red Wings defeated rival Syracuse 5-1 Saturday in the final home game of the season. 12,251 fans witnessed starting pitcher J.D. Durbin allow just one run over seven innings of work. Josh Rabe's three-run home run in the first was all Durbin needed. Brian Buchanan and Garrett Jones led the second inning off with back-to-back singles before Rabe drilled a three-run homer into the visiting bullpen. The home run gives Rabe 11 for the season in just 88 games played. Buchanan added a two-run blast in the sixth inning, scoring Luis Rodriguez, giving Rochester a 5-1 lead.

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

1926 -
Buffalo's William "Big Bill" Kelly crushes his 41st home run of the year to add to his International League record for long balls in a season. He had surpassed the previous high of 34 (Red Wingo, Toronto, 1922) weeks earlier, securing his second IL home run title in three years. Days later Kelly would end the season with 44 homers to go along with his .330 average and 151 RBI, giving him the League's best RBI total for the 3rd straight season. Kelly's playing career ended in 1930, but he remained in baseball for over 20 more years in a variety of positions. In 1954 he was inducted into the IL Hall of Fame, recognized as the only man to play, manage, and umpire in the International League during his career.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1856 - Louis Sullivan, American architect (father of skyscrapers)... 1955 - Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols)... 1965 - Charlie Sheen, [Carlos Estévez], American actor (Wall St, Platoon)

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1977 - Japan's Sadaharu Oh hits the 756th home run of his career to surpass Hank Aaron's total and make him the most prolific home run hitter in professional baseball history.

1981 - The Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners played the longest game in Fenway Park's history, 19 innings, before the game was suspended with the score tied 7-7. The Mariners won 8-7 in 20 innings when the game resumed the next day.

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1995 - Coolio, "Gangsta's Paradise" 1998 - Aerosmith, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" 2003 - Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee, "Shake Ya Tailfeather"

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursdays Are For The Plates

Wings to become the Plates every Thursday home game in '18

By Rochester Red Wings | August 11, 2017 2:25 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings will become the Rochester Plates for each and every Thursday home game beginning in 2018 due to the overwhelming enthusiastic response of the August 10 promotion, both in Rochester and nationwide.

The Plates Night crowd of 13,281 was the fifth-largest baseball crowd and the third-largest regular season baseball crowd in Frontier Field history. 

SHOP THE PLATES

Rochester players and staff will wear Plates uniforms and hats for Thursday games at Frontier Field in 2018. More details will be announced after the season.

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FOX Fall Fanfest Sept. 4

Helicopter drop, prizes part of the fun

By Rochester Red Wings | August 30, 2017 7:01 PM ET

The Red Wings and FOX Rochester celebrate our final regular season home game Monday, September 4 with the FOX Fall Fanfest - featuring an "out of this world" post-game experience on the field.

 

To help get you ready for the FOX Rochester fall premieres of "The Orville," "Ghosted," and "The Gifted," join us September 4 when the Wings host the Pawtucket Red Sox at 1:35 p.m. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and the day will include:

* meet Wings players at the front gates, handing out great FOX show merchandise to the first 1,000 fans

* three seating sections will be designated with signage in a random drawing right before the gates open: "The Orville" section, the "Ghosted" section, and "The Gifted" section. Fans in those sections will be part of the action during a post-game "out of this world" experience with a helicopter drop over the outfield. The helicopter will drop hundreds of tennis balls down toward corresponding targets in the outfield; fans in the designated sections will have the chance to win prizes based on which target captures the most tennis balls.

* the Grand Prize: a VIP behind the scenes tour and meeting with FOX Rochester personalities on the "Good Day Rochester" set, a VIP behind the scenes Frontier Field tour, and a personalized Red Wings or Rochester Plates jersey with the winner's name and number on the back

* other post-game prizes part of the helicopter drop include 300 FOX Sports totes and "The Orville," "Ghosted," and "The Gifted" t-shirts... 20 $25 Red Wings Diamond Dollar packs good at the Team Store...and 10 4-ticket voucher packs good for any home game in 2018.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. Entrants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian if chosen as a winner. Full-time, part-time, seasonal and game day employees of Rochester Community Baseball and RCB Enterprises and their immediate families are not eligible to enter or win. To enter by mail or in person, print your name, address with ZIP code, daytime phone number, and e-mail address, the words "FOX Fall Fanfest," and one of the three featured FOX shows "The Gifted," "Ghosted," or "The Orville," on a sheet of paper and mail it to:

FOX Fall Fanfest
One Morrie Silver Way
Rochester, NY 14608
(must be received by 5 pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017 )

or drop it off at the Red Wings' main office at Frontier Field during regular office hours: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and after 9 a.m. on game days Saturday and Sunday Sept. 2-3.

 

FOX Rochester's Alexis Arnold will throw out the first pitch at the September 4 game.

 

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Reginatto named Batavia Downs POTW

By Rochester Red Wings | August 28, 2017 5:07 PM ET

Infielder Leonardo Reginatto has been named the Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel Player of the Week for Aug. 21-27.

 

Reginatto was 10-for-23 (.435) for the week, with 3 runs scored, a homer, and 4 RBI. In Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of first place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Reginatto delivered the go-ahead hit in the first game, and the walk-off winning hit in the second game

More on Melville:
9th pro season...has played second and third base, shortstop this season.. pitched two scoreless relief innings Aug. 20 at Louisville...originally signed as undrafted free agent by Tampa Bay 2/9/09.

Stats: Leonardo Reginatto player page

Video: Leonardo Reginatto video highlights


Batavia Downs Racetrack and Batavia Downs Gaming recognize the Red Wings Player of the Week each week during the regular season. Batavia Downs Gaming is a Video Gaming Center owned and operated by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation in association with the New York Lottery. Western OTB is a public benefit corporation in the State of New York.

Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel
Batavia Downs has nearly 800 Video Gaming Machines with over 100 of the most popular game titles. Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 8 am - 4 am. The Batavia Downs Gaming Player's Club provides exclusive Players' Club discounts, coupons, invitations, and opportunities for prize giveaways.

Dining choices include Fortune's, Thurman Thomas's 34 Rush Sports Bar, Homestretch Grill and the Clubhouse & Rail Bar; click here for dining menus.

The all new Hotel at Batavia Downs offers luxury guest rooms and suites, free breakfast, and much much more...some rooms overlook the track. Click here for The Hotel at Batavis Downs website.

Batavia Downs Racetrack
Batavia Downs Racetrack, America's oldest lighted harness track, features live races beginning July 26 until December 16. There will be Sunday afternoon racing at Batavia Downs from July 30 through August 27 with a 1:15 p.m. post. Matinees are also scheduled for Labor Day September 4 and Columbus Day, October 9 also with 1:15 p.m. starts. Click here for this season's race schedule.

Stay connected: Batavia Downs Gaming/Racetrack Twitter | Facebook | foursquare | Pinterest

 

2017 Player of the Week winners:
April 6-16: P Jose Berrios
April 17-23: P Jason Wheeler
April 24-30: P Jose Berrios
May 1-7: C John Ryan Murphy
May 8-14: OF Zack Granite
May 15-21: P Alan Busenitz
May 22-28: INF/OF Niko Goodrum
May 29-June 4: INF/OF Niko Goodrum
June 5-11: P Nik Turley
June 12-18: OF Zack Granite
June 19-25: C Mitch Garver
June 26-July 2-P David Hurlbut
July 3-9: C Mitch Garver
July 10-16: P Dillon Gee
July 17-23: P Aaron Slegers
July 24-30: P Tim Melville
July 31-Aug. 6: INF Matt Hague
Aug. 7-13 : P Tim Melville
Aug. 14-20: C Mitch Garver
Aug. 21-27: INF Leonardo Reginatto

 

 

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LEGO Play Ball Tour Visits Frontier Field Sept. 1-3

Participation is FREE for all fans with a game ticket.

By Rochester Red Wings | March 13, 2017 12:31 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings are excited to announce that the 2017 LEGO Play Ball Tour will visit Frontier Field September 1-3. Families can arrive early for playtime before enjoying the game. Participation in the LEGO Play Ball Tour is FREE for all fans with a game ticket.

The Wings host the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday, September 1 (7:05), Saturday, September 2 (6:05) and Sunday, September 3 (6:05) as part of the final homestand of the 2017 season.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

The LEGO Play Ball Tour provides an interactive opportunity for kids to have fun before first pitch. Activities on the LEGO Play Ball Tour include building tables for creative play, family challenges, photo opportunities with life-size LEGO models and a chance to build and launch your own LEGO creations down a race ramp.

LEGO Play Ball Tour activities begin when gates open and will continue throughout the game.

"The opportunity for families to enjoy both the affordable fun of a ballgame and a free LEGO creativity experience is a total home run. We are excited to bring this new way to play to stadiums around the country," LEGO Systems, Inc. Event Marketing Manager Vince Rubino said.

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Update Card Set giveaway Aug. 26

30-card super set includes Gonsalves, Colon

The 1st 1,000 fans will get a Wings Update card set on Saturday.

By Rochester Red Wings | August 18, 2017 4:55 PM ET

Collectorfest Monthly presents the first-ever Red Wings Team Update Set giveaway on Saturday, August 26. The first 1,000 fans will get an updated Red Wings team set, with the gates opening at 5 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. game against Buffalo (Blue Jays)

 

Inspired by the classic baseball cards of the 1950's and 60's, this 30-card set includes 14 players who have played for the Wings since our first team set came out in June - including Stephen Gonsalves, Bartolo Colon, and Byron Buxton.

The giveaway is sponsored by local card collector and promoter Ernie Orlando. His Collectorfest Monthly event in Webster is the only regularly scheduled monthly collectibles show in Western New York.

"I'm excited to be able to combine my love for collecting with the great history of the Rochester Red Wings," said Orlando. His father and grandfather ran Ness' Barber Shop on Park Avenue, and Orlando said he remembers his dad and grandfather telling him which Wings players used to come to their barber shop - especially his favorite player, Roric Harrison, from the memorable season of 1971.

"There are always Red Wings fans at my sports card and collectible shows. The team update set is a great old-fashioned way to help inspire people to collect," Orlando said.

The 30-card set list:

Tommy Field
Mason Melotakis
Zack Granite
Michael Tonkin
Anthony Recker
J.B. Shuck
Aaron Slegers
John Curtiss
Byron Buxton
Matt Hague
Mitch Garver
Bartolo Colon
Niko Goodrum
Daniel Palka
Trevor Hildenberger
D.J. Baxendale
David Hurlbut
Engelb Vielma
Tim Melville
Jose Berrios
Leonardo Reginatto
Jake Reed
Stephen Gonsalves
Nik Turley
ByungHo Park
Drew Rucinski
Luke Bard
Dietrich Enns
Kennys Vargas
Edgar Corcino

 

Fans can also meet WWE Hall of Famer Ivan "The Polish Power" Putski at Saturday's game.

Putski will sign at Frontier Field from 5-5:40 p.m., and again from 6-6:30 p.m. There will be a $20 fee for autographs and includes an 8 x 10 photo, and photos of and with Putski will also be available for purchase.

Putski's appearance is presented by Collectorfest Monthly as part of their annual Card and Collectibles Show in the concourse that day, beginning when the gates open at 5 p.m. The show will feature sports cards and collectibles, plus pro wrestling items.

Putski will also be appearing at the Sunday, August 27 Collectorfest Monthly show in Webster, signing autographs between 12:30-2 p.m.

 

WWE Hall of Famer Ivan Putski

There have been many powerhouses who competed in the ring, but few were any stronger than the man known as "The Polish Power," Ivan Putski. Although he rarely was the biggest Superstar in a battle, the Krakow, Poland native's tremendous strength, power and quickness allowed him to go toe-to-toe with the sport's best and usually come out on top.

Putski came to WWE in the 1970s, establishing lengthy rivalries with some of the dirtiest grapplers in the game, including Bruiser Brody, Stan Hansen and Ivan Koloff. More often than not, his opponents would challenge him to some type of strength competition, and usually, they would come out on the short end of the stick. Putski was so strong that he competed in the 1978 World's Strongest Man competition.

While primarily a singles star, Putski won his only WWE championship teaming with fellow Hall of Famer Tito Santana. In 1979, Putski & Santana defeated the loudmouth Valiant Brothers (Jerry & Johnny) to capture the World Tag Team Championship, a title they would hold for six months before losing to another pair of Hall of Famers, the unpredictable Wild Samoans.

Putski's in-ring career began to wind down in the 1980s, but he remained one of WWE's most popular Superstars in the early part of the decade. In 1995, Putski was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by son Scott, who followed in his father's sports-entertainment footsteps and achieved some success in WWE and WCW.

Meet WWE Hall of Famer Ivan Putski at Frontier Field on Saturday, August 26.

 

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Red Wings, RailRiders Suspended Tuesday Night

Game will resume at 5:05 Wednesday, game two will begin 30 minutes after

By Rochester Red Wings | August 22, 2017 10:22 PM ET

Tuesday's game between the Rochester Red Wings and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Frontier Field has been suspended with one out and runners on first and third in the top of the 4th inning with the game tied 4-4.

The first game will resume at 5:05 p.m. and will be a nine-inning game. Upon completion of game one there will be a 30-minute break prior to the second game, which will be seven innings. Gates will open for the single-admission doubleheader at 4 p.m.

As part of our Back to School Night, Mr. Belding will still begin his autograph appearance at 6 pm. The first 1,500 kids 18 and under will recieve a Jose Berrios pencil pouch courtesy of Alfred State.  

Fans with tickets to Tuesday's game can exchange them for equal value seats to any of the nine remaining regular season home dates in 2017 OR any 2018 home game in April or May, excluding Opening Day. All ticket exchanges must be made in person at the Frontier Field Ticket Office. For more information regarding the exchange policy, call 423-WING (9464). 

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Nitro Circus Live Coming to Frontier Field August 18

By Rochester Red Wings | December 1, 2016 7:37 PM ET

 

After crisscrossing the globe this year on its biggest tour yet, the greatest action sports show on the planet - Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live - will come to Frontier Field on Friday, August 18! Gates are at 6:00 pm (VIP at 5:00), show starts at 7:00!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW...

Coming from out of town and need a hotel room? Click here to book a room at the Holiday Inn Downtown for just $99!

Nitro Circus Live will feature over 30 world-class action sports athletes. It's an all-star international lineup, loaded with the best riders in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, scooter and inline, including multiple X Games medalists. They will perform the biggest tricks in action sports, plus many unbelievable world firsts never attempted before, with an all-new show geared for an outdoor stadium experience. Rochester will also witness a host of outrageous new contraptions that will fly off the famous 40-foot Giganta Ramp (safe landings, however, are not guaranteed).

Since it's 2010 debut, Nitro Circus Live has thrilled fans on five continents. The tour has sold out New York City's iconic Madison Square Garden and played a double sellout at London's O2 arena. Over 35,000 people poured into Johannesburg's FNB Stadium for a massive 2014 show. Now Rochester fans will get to experience the heart-pumping rush that is Nitro Circus Live. 

Check out this video:

Fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience will want to get their hands on the Nitro Club VIP package. Starting at just $79 each (plus applicable service fees), these passes include the best seats in the house, a sneak peak at rider rehearsal, plus a chance to see a different side of the Nitro Circus athletes during a pre-show Q & A session. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and an electronically signed Nitro Circus poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro Circus swag.

Fans interested in purchasing a suite for Nitro Circus should call the Red Wings front office at (585) 454-1001. Twelve-person suite packages are available for $1,250 and include 12 tickets, 4 VIP parking passes, 12 hots dogs, 12 burgers, 2 pizzas and 3 six-packs of soda/water. Additional suite tickets avaiable for $80/person.

About Nitro Circus:
Named #22 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of, "America's Most Promising Companies," Nitro Circus continues to position itself as the world's leading youth action sports & entertainment brand. From humble beginnings in 2003 - with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and soon to be action sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a Utah garage -- to a smash TV series which has aired in over 60 countries, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity. In 2012, Nitro Circus: The Movie, featuring cast members from the hit television series, was released in cinemas worldwide. In 2015, Nitro Circus announced a partnership with NBC Sports Ventures. The multi-year strategic alliance features TV specials, such as the recent Nitro World Games, and series programming airing nationally in the U.S. on NBC and NBCSN as well as streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra. 

The TV show was transformed by action sports industry guru, now current CEO, Michael Porra into a must-see live event in 2010, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since its inaugural Australian trek six years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. Nitro Circus has now rolled across five continents, blown away over three million fans and sold out shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, China, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa. After over 70 shows globally in 2016 and with more shows coming up worldwide in 2017, Nitro Circus is undoubtedly the world's most successful action sports touring brand. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com

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Red Wings to become the Plates for Aug. 10 game

Plates merchandise on sale online and in-store

By Rochester Red Wings | July 4, 2017 1:37 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings are changing their name…for one night anyway. The Wings will take the field as the Rochester Plates on Thursday, August 10 at 7:05 pm paying homage to the cuisine most synonymous with our great city - the garbage plate!

To commemorate the one-night name change, the Plates unveiled a new on-field cap and jersey to be worn on August 10.

"There is nothing more Rochester than the Garbage Plate," said Plates General Manager Dan Mason. "There isn't another food item that Rochesterians are more proud of or that is more celebrated in our city than the Garbage Plate and we can't wait to take the field as the Plates!" 

THE ORIGIN:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Garbage Plate which originated at Nick Tahou Hots just around the corner from Frontier Field.
 
"When my grandfather opened the business in 1918 they called it 'Hots and Potatoes', then in the 80's we started to get a bunch of college kids who came in and didn't know what it was, so they would just say 'Gimme a plate with all that garbage on it' and the name stuck," recalled Alex Tahou owner of Nick Tahou Hots.

*For those not from Rochester: A Garbage Plate is two burgers (or two hot dogs) served on a bed of mac salad and home fries and topped with meat hot sauce and onions.

Over the years, several local establishments have put their own spin on the Garbage Plate.

MERCHANDISE:

GET YOUR PLATES GEAR HERE

Plates merchandise, including on-field, adjustable and flex fit caps, replica jerseys and t-shirts are on sale now at RedWingsBaseball.com and at the Team Store at Frontier Field. The Team Store is open Monday-Friday from 10 am - 5 pm.

All fans who purchase Plates merchandise prior to August 10 will receive a coupon for $2 OFF a ticket to the August 10 game. If purchasing online, customers will be sent an email with a promo code for $2 OFF tickets to Plates Night.

Fans are encouraged to share their Plates merchandise on social media using #ROCPlates for a chance to win a Plates Prize Pack which includes four premium tickets to Plates Night, a Plates cap and team-signed Plates jersey.

ABOUT THE HATS AND JERSEYS:
Our on-field caps and jersey were designed by Brandiose. The cap features two cheeseburgers on a bed of golden home fries and creamy mac salad topped with Rochester meat hot sauce, sprinkled with chopped onions and adorned with a mustard 'R' all served on a home plate.
 
With the jersey we went with a throwback layered concept including a layer of home fries, mac salad, cheeseburgers, hot sauce and onions. As Rochesterians know, the only way to eat a plate is with a plastic fork so we included that as well with the word plates drizzled in mustard.

PLATES NIGHT - THURSDAY, AUGUST 10:
Plates Night will be just that, a tribute and celebration of the Garbage Plate. Our in-game promotions will feature a plate-eating contest, a bobbing for burgers promo and everything else Plates!

For one night only, Nick Tahou's will have their trailer set up on the concourse serving up the original Garbage Plate.

Each of our concession stands will be creating their very own plate. Here's the rundown:

RED OSIER - Osier Plate: Seasoned baked potato, split and piled with sandwich size Red Osier beef smothered with cheese, hot sauce and diced onion.

BIG RED BBQ - Que Plate: Baked beans and coleslaw with Big Red pulled pork piled on top. Add nacho crumbs, nacho cheese and sliced jalapeño.

HOME PLATE - Home of the Home Plate and the Trash Can!

BATTER UP - Chicken Finger Plate: Home fries and mac salad with three chicken fingers, meat hot sauce and diced onions piled on top.

MAMA MITTSY'S - Plate Calzone: Home fries and pepperoni wrapped in our fresh pizza dough and covered with meat hot sauce.

POP 'N' HOTS - Slugger Plate: French fries topped with a ½-pound Zweigle's hot dog, chili, grated cheddar and diced onion.

BLACK ANGUS GRILL - Philly Plate: Philly cheesesteak atop fries and mac salad. Hot sauce, diced onion and sautéed peppers and onions on top.

SAY CHEESE! - Mac Plate: Mac 'n cheese with meat hot sauce and diced onions.

ICE CREAM PLUS - Compost Can: A cup of vanilla ice cream layered with brownie and chocolate chip cookie bits and topped with whipped cream and gummy worms.

'SUP DOG! - Home to the Plate Dog!
 
August 10 is also our final pre-game happy hour of the season. Enjoy $2 beers, live music (act TBD) and tailgate games out by the 10th Inning Bar. Every Thursday this season is College Night - students who present a valid college ID at the box office can buy a $10 ticket which includes $5 Diamond Dollars which can be used at the Team Store or concession stands.

Tickets are available at RedWingsBaseball.com, at the Red Wings Ticket Office or by calling (585) 423-WING (9464)!

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Wings of Hope event set for Aug. 13

Auction part of suicide awareness initiative

Jason Wheeler and his teammates at the "Wings of Hope" press conference on May 24.

By Rochester Red Wings | May 24, 2017 12:04 PM ET

Rochester Community Baseball, Sharing Kindness, Inc., and Villa of Hope present "Wings of Hope" to raise awareness of suicide risk factors, suicide prevention and community resources for treatment. The event takes place Sunday, August 13 - presented by McDonald's and Young Explosives. 

Pitcher Jason Wheeler and his family know the effect suicide has on a family, "Mental illness and suicide have personally affected me and my family. We lost my 16 year-old brother-in-law Jeremy, almost eight months ago. Since this tragedy, we have been astonished at not only how common mental illness and suicide are, but also how unable we are as a society to speak about them because of the strong stigma associated with these issues. As a family, we are working towards eliminating stigma surrounding suicide, and changing the perception in our communities that mental illness is different from any other illness. We feel very fortunate to be partnering with the Red Wings and Villa of Hope, with the support of McDonald's and Young Explosives, to help raise mental health awareness, improve education, and start an ongoing conversation about suicide, both in the Rochester community and nationwide."

Click here to read the May 24 press release announcing the event (PDF file)
 Click here to see a photo gallery from the May 24 press conference.

 

JASON WHEELER UPDATE: The life of a professional baseball player is unpredictable. After working with the Red Wings and the Villa of Hope to put together Wings of Hope and speaking at the May 24 press conference to announce the event, Wheeler was called up to the Twins, and made his major league debut with the Twins on May 30. He was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers the following week, then traded to the Orioles organization July 2. As luck and fate would have it, Jason is currently with the Orioles' Triple-A Norfolk club - the Wings' opponent for the August home series that includes Wings of Hope on August 13.

"Although I may not be wearing a Wings uniform anymore, I would like to let everyone know that the city of Rochester and the Red Wings organization still means a lot to me," Wheeler wrote in a July 10 e-mail. "I spent the majority of the last four years playing for you all, and your support was always evident. I am happy to announce that I am still planning on attending our Wings of Hope event on August 13 and I hope to see you all there."
 

Special Red Wings jerseys, hats, and unique collectibles and experiences will be available for auction at the Sunday, August 13th game. All proceeds of the auction will benefit Villa of Hope and Sharing Kindness, Inc. That game is a designated "Kids Club Day" and will include sports entertainer "BirdZerk!" and a chance for kids to run the bases with Spikes and Mittsy after the game

Here's a look at the jersey/cap combo that the Wings will be wearing on August 13, which will be autographed by the team and available for auction:

 

 

A partial list of Aug. 13 collectible and experience auction items (check back here for new items being added)

* Honorary Red Wings Bat Kid experience for a 2018 home game
* Behind the scenes VIP ballpark tour, tickets, parking and dinner at a 2017 or 2018 home game
* Guest co-host all on-field promotions with Grant Anderson at a 2017 home game
* One of a kind Wilson A2000 green and white glove signed by Jason Wheeler
* One of a kind New Balance green and white baseball spikes signed by Jason Wheeler
* Game-worn Twins cap and game-used Major League ball signed by Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson
* Rawlings Joe Mauer model bat signed by Twins first baseman Joe Mauer
* Target Field exclusive Legacy series Harmon Killebrew statue
* Orioles pitcher Darren O'Day signed Major League baseball
* Orioles pitcher Zach Britton signed Major League baseball
* Norfolk Tides (Orioles) gift bags with team card set, signed player cards and
giveaway items (two gift bags)
*Nationals catcher Matt Wieters signed Adirondack Pro bat
*"Field of Dreams" star Dwier Brown signed International League baseball
*Tigers/Jays/Twins pitcher Jack Morris signed International League baseball 
*Red Sox/Blue Jays pitcher Mike Timlin signed International League baseball
*Dodger/Padres first baseman Steve Garvey signed International League baseball
*2017 Red Wings team signed International League baseball

 

The day will also feature relevant resource information tables staffed by Villa of Hope, Delphi Drug & Alcohol Council, WikBrothers.com, and 46Climbs.com.

 

Learn more about Jason Wheeler's personal connection to teen suicide, as told by his in-laws -  the Walters family:

 

 

About Sharing Kindness

Sharing Kindness is a newly-formed non-profit, started by the Walters family after the death by suicide of their 16 year old son Jeremy, in October of 2016. It is dedicated to overcoming the stigma surrounding mental illness, depression and suicide. Sharing Kindness is about having the courage and compassion to start and sustain the conversation in our communities about these issues that have traditionally been so difficult to talk about. We are currently developing and helping fund various awareness and education programs in the lower and outer towns of Cape Cod, MA, an area plagued with higher than average rates of suicide, with special focus on our schools.


About Villa of Hope

Through a network of high quality programs and services, Villa of Hope specializes in helping at-risk youth overcome emotional and behavioral challenges and build lifelong strengths. The Villa's community-based, residential and educational programs address mental health needs, trauma-informed care, life-skills development, and chemical dependency. Founded in 1942, today Villa of Hope serves more than 3,000 young people and their families annually.

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Wings team up with Rohrbach for custom brew event Aug. 9

Sinker Slider Citra to benefit Challenger Miracle Field

By Rochester Red Wings | August 2, 2017 11:10 AM ET

The Red Wings team up with Rohrbach Brewing Company for a special event to benefit the Webster Challenger Miracle Field on August 9.

 

Red Wings pitchers Michael Tonkin, D.J. Baxendale, John Curtiss, Alex Wimmers, and former Wing Nick Tepesch worked under Brewing Director Jim McDermott and lead brewer Eric Bishop to develop the ingredients and concept for "Sinker Slider Citra," a New England-Style India Pale Ale.

The beer will debut at a special event on Wednesday, August 9 at 6 p.m., at the Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall at 97 Railroad Street. Tonkin, Curtiss, and Wimmers will be joined by other Red Wings players and coaches, along with front office members, to celebrate the event. Red Wings player will serve as guest bartenders at the event.

Wings players scheduled to appear: Michael Tonkin, Alex Wimmers, John Curtiss, Jake Reed, Aaron Slegers, Drew Rucinski, Mitch Garver, Dietrich Enns, Tim Melville, Niko Goodrum, Zack Granite, Tommy Field, David Hurlbut, Luke Bard, Stephen Gonsalves.  

Sales from the limited batch, custom brew will benefit the local Challenger Miracle Field, in Webster. The Challenger Miracle Field is specifically designed for individuals with physical and/or cognitive challenges, and will be made with a rubberized surface that is fully wheelchair accessible. Bases and pitching mounds are painted onto the surface so that there are no raised obstacles, and the dugouts are enlarged to accommodate wheelchairs and other apparatus. The Red Wings host the Challenger Baseball World Series each June at Frontier Field, and have been a longtime supporter of the local Challenger Baseball programs.

The release event is family friendly and open to the public. The Red Wings players' transportation for the event is gracioulsy being provided by Roger Legault and Legault Limousine - the official limo service of the Red Wings and Frontier Field.

 

 

Rohrbach Railroad Street Beer Hall website

Challenger Miracle Field website

 

 

 

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Rochester Eating Up Plates Merchandise

Pre-orders for Plates merchandise now being accepted

By Rochester Red Wings | July 6, 2017 3:45 PM ET

Rochester's appetite for Plates has been truly incredible! Due to the overwhelming response, both in stadium and across the country via online orders, ALL Rochester Plates merchandise is currently on back order.

Pre-orders for all Plates merchandise are being accepted at ONLINE HERE, in-person at the Team Store, or over the phone at 454-1001 ext. 3056 as we've gone back to the kitchen to cook up some more merchandise

As merchandise becomes available, the Red Wings will alert fans via RedWingsBaseball.com and social media channels. Pre-orders for all Plates merchandise is the best way to insure that fans will be guaranteed merchandise for what is currently the hottest logo in Minor League Baseball. In addition to the caps and t-shirts that were available on July 4, sweatshirts and jerseys will be available in the coming weeks. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PLATES PRESS RELEASE

Fans that Pre-Order Plates merchandise will receive a voucher and online promo code for $2 off the cost of their ticket for Plates Night on August 10. Also, all fans who use #ROCPlates when posting Plates merchandise to twitter or Instagram will be entered for a chance to win a Plates Prize Pack!

The Red Wings will play a game as the Rochester Plates on Thursday, August 10 at 7:05 vs. Syracuse. Tickets are available now at RedWingsBaseball.com, the Ticket Office Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by calling 423-WING (9464).

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PawSox rally to beat Wings 5-3

Loss stalls playoff spot bid

Levi Michael had a clutch 2-RBI double in the third inning Saturday.

By Nick Sciarratta and Sam Weber / Rochester Red Wings | September 2, 2017 9:06 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings dropped a 5-3 contest to the Pawtucket Red Sox Saturday night at Frontier Field. With Lehigh Valley rained out Saturday night, the Wings' magic number for clinching a playoff spot remains at two. The series continues Sunday at 6:05 p.m., with fireworks after the game and a Byron Buxton bobble head giveaway.

 

Red Wings rookie starter Felix Jorge worked around a single in the top of the first inning, helped out by a nice sliding catch in left field by J.B. Shuck. PawSox starter Hector Velazquez set down the Wings in order in the bottom of the first, then exited the game as scheduled with former Wing Marcus Walden taking over on the mound.

After back-to-back singles by Anthony Recker and Tommy Field to begin the bottom of the third inning, Rochester jumped on the board first with a two-RBI double by Levi Michael. A Matt Hague sac fly later in the inning made it a 3-0 ball game.

Pawtucket quickly cut into the deficit as a Dan Butler two-RBI double made the score 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning.

Following a leadoff walk and single in the top of the fifth inning, the Red Sox tied the game at 3-3 on a sac fly by Matt Dominguez.

Jorge exited the game following the sac fly and was replaced by Luke Bard. The starter finished with 4.1 innings of work, allowing three earned runs on seven hits, two walks and no strikeouts. He threw 64 pitches - 36 for strikes.

Rochester loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning on a hit batsman and singles by ByungHo Park and Leonardo Reginatto, but they weren't able to capitalize on the scoring opportunity. Pawtucket was able to get out of trouble via a popout and two strikeouts.

Michael Kohn relieved Bard to begin the top of the seventh inning, making his first appearance for the Red Wings this season. Bard finished with 1.2 scoreless innings while striking out four.

The Red Sox took their first lead of the game on a Jeremy Barfield solo home run in the top of the seventh inning, giving Pawtucket a 4-3 advantage.

Kohn exited the game in favor of Jake Reed to begin the top of the eighth inning after Kohn had given up the go-ahead run in one inning of work. Pawtucket added an insurance run off Reed on an RBI single, making it a 5-3 game in the top of the eighth inning.

After giving up one run on three hits in one inning pitched, Yohan Pino came in for Reed to start the top of the ninth inning.

 

Winning Pitcher: Olmos (9-3)
Losing Pitcher: Kohn (0-1) 
Save: Taylor (2)
Box Score - Click here for the box score and play-by-play narrative.

 

 

NOTES: The Twins' minor league clubs entered play Saturday with a winning percentage of .592 (440-303), tops in baseball and just ahead of the Yankees (.589, 512-358 with one additional minor league club)...

 

NEXT HOME GAME

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (6:05 PM) vs. PAWTUCKET RED SOX (Red Sox)

BYRON BUXTON BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY - The first 1,000 fans will get a Byron Buxton bobble head courtesy of Frontier Communications.

POST-GAME FIREWORKS - Presented by Rochester Area Honda Dealers

KIDS RUN THE BASES - All kids 12 and under will have the chance to run the bases with Spikes & Mittsy following each Sunday home game courtesy of the Burger Bar at Wegmans Pittsford.

FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT - We'll celebrate another season of Red Wings baseball by giving away prizes to fans all game long!

YOUTH FOR CHRIST SHOE DONATION SUNDAY - Youth For Christ and Re-Run Shoes are sponsoring a shoe drive at all Sunday home games in 2017. Please consider donating your gently-used athletic shoes, including cleats.

Get complete promotions info and ticket ordering links anytime at RedWingsBaseball.com/Fun

 

UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS
9/3 vs PAW 6:05 pm TBA vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 6.02)
9/4 vs PAW 1:35 pm TBA vs LHP Jalen Beeks (6-6, 3.66)
END OF REGULAR SEASON

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY

1984 - Rochester was swept in a double header against Syracuse. The losses (# 86 and 87) clinched the worst record in modern history for the Red Wings.

2005 - Red Wings manager Phil Roof rejoined the club Friday night for the last home series of the season, and watched the Red Wings pound out 16 hits in a 14-6 win over the Syracuse SkyChiefs.

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

1998 -
Indianapolis first baseman Roberto Petagine is named the International League's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, becoming the first player to be so honored in back-to-back years. In 1997 Petagine earned the award as a member of the Norfolk Tides after hitting .317 with 31 HR and 100 RBI. Following an offseason trade by the Mets to Cincinnati, Petagine was assigned to Indianapolis. Playing in just 102 games before a late-summer promotion, the left-handed slugger hit .331 with 24 HR and 109 RBI for the Indians. He also led the IL in onbase percentage (.436). The only other player in League history to win multiple MVP honors was Rocky Nelson, who was named Most Valuable Player three times (1953, 1955, 1958).

BORN ON THIS DAY

1937 - Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89)... 1952 - Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion... 1965 - Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1965 - Ernie Banks hit his 400th home run off Curt Simmons as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3, at Wrigley Field.

1993 - The expansion Colorado Rockies drew 47,699 fans for their 6-1 loss to Montreal to set a single-season National League attendance record with a 62-game total of 3,617,863. Los Angeles set the previous record of 3,608,881 in 1982. Toronto set the Major League record of 4,028,318 in 1992.

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1970 - Edwin Starr, "War" 1979 - Knack, "My Sharona" 1988 - George Michael, "Monkey"

 

 

 

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Wings top PawSox in series opener

Win maintains lead for wild card playoff spot

ByungHo Park homered and drove in 3 runs Friday.

By Nick Sciarratta and Jim Erbland / Rochester Red Wings | September 1, 2017 8:41 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 6-4 Friday night at Frontier Field. The win helped the Wings maintain their two-game lead over Lehigh Valley for the wild card playoff spot, with three games remaining for both teams. The Red Wing host Pawtucket again Saturday at 6:05 p.m., with fireworks after the game.

 

The Red Wings jumped out in front in the bottom of the first inning off PawSox starting pitcher Brian Johnson. ByungHo Park hit a two-run shot over the left field fence to give the Wings an early 2-0 advantage. It was Park's 14th home run of the season.

The Wings added to their lead in the bottom of the second inning. Matt Hague ripped a double down the left field line scoring Leonardo Reginatto and J.B. Shuck. Levi Michael added a sacrifice fly to score Tommy Field which pushed the lead to 5-0.

Pawtucket answered back in the top of the third. Back-to-back singles by Jake Romanski and Tzu-Wei Lin set the table for Brian Bogusevic who delivered a three-run home run off Wings starting pitcher Aaron Slegers trimming the lead to 5-3.

Johnson worked six innings, allowing seven hits, five earned runs and a walk while striking out four. He threw 102 pitches, 64 for strikes. In the bottom of the seventh against reliever Kyle Martin, a pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases with Wings. Martin struck out Daniel Palka, but Park's sacrifice fly allowed Field to slide home with the sixth run of the game. On the play, pinch-runner Engelb Vielma slipped trying to evade a tag advancing to third base; Vielma was helped off the field with an apparent ankle injury.

Slegers pitched 6.2 innings, allowing six hits and three runs. He walked one, and struck out 10 for the second consecutive start. Slegers threw 92 pitches, 66 for strikes. Mason Melotakis finished up the seventh inning, and Dietrich Enns pitched two innings as part of his rehab assignment with the Red Wings. Enns struck out three and allowed a home run to Matt Dominguez that made the score 6-4. Alex Wimmers came on with two outs and one on in the ninth inning,  

The Wings out hit the PawSox 9-8. 

The Wings are an IL-leading 56-15 when scoring first this season.

 

Winning Pitcher: Slegers (15-4)
Losing Pitcher: Johnson (3-4)
Save: Wimemrs (7)
Box Score - Click here for the box score and play-by-play narrative.

 

 

NOTES: INF Jonathan Rodriguez, INF Ryan Walker, and RHP Michael Kohn joined the Red Wings on Friday from Double-A Chattanooga. Rodriguez made his Wings debut Friday, going 0-for-3 with a walk. ... Daniel Palka extended his hitting-streak to 7 games.

 

NEXT HOME GAME

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (6:05 PM) vs. PAWTUCKET RED SOX (Red Sox)

POST-GAME FIREWORKS - Presented by ESL Federal Credit Union

MIGUEL SANO POSTER GIVEAWAY - The first 2,500 fans will receive a Miguel Sano Poster Giveaway courtesy of Dr. Michael Mayer - The Official Dentist of the Rochester Red Wings.

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UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS
9/2 vs PAW 6:05 pm RHP Felix Jorge (0-1, 4.60) vs RHP Hector Velazquez (8-4, 2.23)
9/3 vs PAW 6:05 pm TBA vs. RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-4, 6.02)
9/4 vs PAW 1:35 pm TBA vs LHP Jalen Beeks (6-6, 3.66)

 

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THIS DAY IN RED WINGS HISTORY

2005 - The Red Wings dropped both ends of Thursday night's doubleheader against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, losing 2-1 in the opener and 6-5 in the second game. Todd Dunwoody had two hits and the lone Rochester RBI in the first game, and Luis Rodriguez and Brian Buchanan homered for the Wings in game two.

2006 - Glenn Williams had a homer and two RBI, and Mike Smith combined with two relievers on a shutout to lead the Rochester Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Bisons Friday night at Frontier Field, in front of a crowd of 10,385. The win, combined with Toledo's loss Friday night, gave the Red Wings their first playoff berth since 1997.

THIS DAY IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY

2003 -
The playoff-bound Louisville Bats look to end the regular season on a high note against their division foes from Columbus. The Bats do just that - scoring a franchise record 21 runs on the final afternoon of the season. Louisville, who finishes 79-64 (3.5 games ahead of 2nd place Columbus) trounce the Clippers 21-4 in front of 8,612 fans at Louisville Slugger Field. Outfielder Michael Coleman, who had split most of his season between the Mexican League and independent baseball before being signed by the Reds in mid-August, is the hero on this day for Louisville. Coleman goes 3-4 with a double, a homer, 3 RBI, and four runs scored. First baseman Calvin Pickering, signed from the Mexican League August 4, adds a homer and 3 RBI. Despite the strong finish, Louisville would be knocked out in the first round of the Governors' Cup Playoffs by Durham.

BORN ON THIS DAY

1923 - Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56)... 1957 - Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga) ... 1981 - Clinton Portis, American football player

IT HAPPENED THIS DAY

1989 - Eight days after banning Pete Rose from baseball for life, Commissioner Bart Giamatti dies suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 51.

1998 - Mark McGwire broke Hack Wilson's sixty-eight year-old National League record for home runs in a season, hitting his 56th and 57th in the St. Louis Cardinals' victory over the Florida Marlins.

NUMBER ONE SONG ON THIS DAY

1942 - Kay Kyser, "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle" 1956 - Elvis Presley, "Don't Be Cruel / Hound Dog" 2001 - Alicia Keys, "Fallin'"

 

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Four Pre-Game Happy Hours On Tap in 2017

Enjoy $2 drafts and live music on four different Thursdays

By Rochester Red Wings | March 29, 2017 7:01 PM ET

The Red Wings will be hosting FOUR Pre-Game Happy Hours in 2017. Fans can enjoy $2 beers, live music and tailgate games out near the 10th Inning Bar down the third base line from 6-7 pm on Thursday, June 22, Thursday, July 20, Thursday, August 3 and Thursday, August 10.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ONE OF OUR PRE-GAME HAPPY HOUR NIGHTS!

Fans can play Wing Pong and Cornhole during every Thursday game our near the 10th Inning Bar!

Happy Hour Schedule:

JUNE 22 presented by Genesee and Genny Light and featuring live music from the Neil Van Dorn BandCheck them out here! The MVP of the 1991 World Series, Jack Morris, will be signing autographs this evening presented by The Rochester Area Honda Dealers and after the game we have a special Thursday night fireworks show courtesy of the United Way.

JULY 20 presented by Budweiser and featuring live music from Eli Flynn. Check him out here! This is also our Christmas in July Night featuring a Red Wings ornament giveaway to the first 1,000 fans presented by Basch & Nickerson LLP.

AUGUST 3 presented by Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light and featuring live music from the Neil Van Dorn BandCheck them out here! 

AUGUST 10 presented by Budweiser featuring live music from Rob Gioia! This is also the night we will be changing our name to the Rochester Plates for one night in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Garbage Plate at Nick Tahou's. Click here for more info on our Plates Night!

***EVERY THURSDAY students with a valid college ID can purchase a $10 reserved ticket which INCLUDES $5 Diamond Dollars that can be used for food or merchandise.

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Wings Announce Color Rush Series vs. IronPigs

Color Rush game at Frontier Field on August 3

By Rochester Red Wings | July 11, 2017 10:37 AM ET

In a Minor League Baseball first, the Red Wings and Lehigh Valley IronPigs will each don monochromatic uniforms as part of the "Color Rush Series" that kicks off on Friday, July 14 at 7:05 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Fans in Rochester will get to experience the rush on Thursday, August 3 when Lehigh Valley visits the Wings at Frontier Field.

Rochester's all-red uniform combination is a return to the club's classic look of the late 1970's. The old-school motif features the word "Red Wings" across the jersey front and a traditional red, white and blue piping combination. The Wings uniform will be completed with matching red pants and current, red alternate cap featuring the white, script "R".

BUY TICKETS TO THE AUGUST 3 GAME HERE

This uniform was the primary home look for Joe Altobelli's 1976 division-winning club that won 88 games. Only one other Red Wings team has won more games in a season in the 40 years since (89 in 1990). In 1977, these threads became Rochester's road uniform.

The IronPigs' Color Rush uniform consists of an all-black combination - a tribute to the Lehigh Valley's unparalleled steelmaking history -- in a return to the on-field look worn by the club during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. The IronPigs were the first team in professional baseball history to wear an all-black uniform combination. The uniform also features the IronPigs' popular black "Molten" cap, a jet-black jersey with steel-plated chrome lettering and all black pants with IronPigs' Steel piping.
 
The Wings' Thursday, August 3 game also features a pre-game happy hour from 6 -7 pm that includes $2 Labatt Blue and Blue Light drafts, live music from the Neil Van Dorn Band and our tailgate games - Wing Pong and Cornhole. Also, every Thursday is College Night where students with valid ID can purchase a $10 reserved ticket that includes $5 Diamond Dollars good for concessions or merchandise.
 
Single-game tickets can be purchased at the Red Wings Ticket Office open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, over the phone at (585) 423-WING (9464) or around-the-clock at RedWingsBaseball.com.

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Hurlbut Conducts Wings Past RailRiders

Rucinski, Tonkin combine to toss 2.2 perfect relief innings

By Rochester Red Wings | August 31, 2017 9:50 PM ET

David Hurlbut and two relievers combined to surrender just four hits to the best offense in the league and the Rochester Red Wings avoided a four-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Thursday night at PNC Field.

The Red Wings (78-60) kept their Wild Card lead at 2.0 games while the magic number to clinch a playoff berth went down to three with the win.

The RailRiders (86-51) took an early 1-0 lead as Hurlbut (10-8) walked rehabbing Matt Holliday with two outs and Miguel Andujar drove him in with a double. Andujar was thrown out at third base just ahead of the run scoring.

Rochester managed just one baserunner through the first three innings against Chance Adams (11-5), a two-out walk by Daniel Palka in the 1st. The Red Wings wasted listed time getting on the board in the 4th as Matt Hague led off the inning with a single and came around to score on Palka's RBI triple to tie the game. ByungHo Park followed with an RBI single to give Rochester its first lead of the four-game series, 2-1. After a strikeout and a walk, Anthony Recker doubled in Park to make it 3-1.

The Red Wings added two more in the 6th against Adams as Leonardo Reginatto doubled in a run and scored to extend the lead to 5-1.

Hurlbut, meanwhile, settled in. He retired 13 in a row before Tyler Wade blooped a single into center. Donovan Solano followed with another bloop hit to put runners at the corners. Hurlbut then got Holliday to line out to end the threat.

A one-out walk in the 7th chased Hurlbut from the game. Drew Rucinski entered and tossed 1.2 perfect innings while Michael Tonkin fired a 1-2-3 9th inning to secure the win.

Rochester tallied 11 hits as four different Wings had multiple hits, including Recker who drove in two runs.

The Red Wings finish the 2017 regular season with four games at Frontier Field against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Lehigh Valley will host Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in four games to end the year. A combination of three Rochester wins and IronPigs losses means the Wings will clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2013.

 

Next Home Game: The Red Wings end the regular season home schedule with four games against Pawtucket (Red Sox) on Friday, September 1 at 7:05 p.m. at Frontier Field.

Tickets: Order tickets online, anytime at RedWingsBaseball.com/Tickets or call 423-WING (9464) to charge by phone, Mon-Fri. 9 am-5 pm and weekend game days starting at 10 a.m.

Promotions: Check out complete, updated home game promotion details at RedWingsBaseball.com/Fun

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Wings Eclipse 30K Fans For 2nd Weekend in '17

RPO and Rodney Atkins concerts highlighted the weekend

By Rochester Red Wings | July 24, 2017 12:13 PM ET

The Rochester Red Wings drew 31,209 fans at Frontier Field this weekend, highlighted by the RPO and Rodney Atkins concerts Friday and Saturday and First Responders Day on Sunday.

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The Red Wings also drew 30,152 fans for a three-game series Friday, June 9-Sunday, June 11. This marks the first time that over 30,000 people have been drawn to two separate three-game stretches at Frontier Field in a single season since 2011: June 17-19 (33,240) and August 18-20 (30,396). 

Rochester has just 21 home games remaining, including Plates Night on August 10 and the season-ending four-game series during Labor Day Weekend. Fans can purchase tickets to Plates Night by texting "ROCPlates" to 70875 or anytime at RedWingsBaseball.com.

All fans can also receive $2 off per ticket to any Red Wings home game on August 1-3 and August 7-9 by using the promo code "ROCtheSummer" online only at RedWingsBaseball.com. 

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Wings Blasted by RailRiders

Heston allows six runs over 0.2 innings

By Rochester Red Wings | August 29, 2017 10:27 PM ET

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre used a four-run 4th inning to rout the Rochester Red Wings 8-1 Tuesday night at PNC Field.

Chris Heston (0-3) retired only two batters and allowed six runs, five earned, on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts. He also surrendered two home runs.

Heston entered in relief of rehabbing Twins starter Hector Santiago, who gave up one run on one hit and two walks with one strikeout over 2.2 innings. Santiago fired 48 pitches and departed with the game tied 1-1.

The RailRiders (85-50) got on the board first as Billy McKinney lifted a sac fly against Santiago in the 2nd. Daniel Palka tied the game for the Red Wings (77-59) with an RBI single in the 3rd.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre regained the lead off Heston as rehabbing Matt Holliday singled and Miguel Andujar followed with a homer to make it 3-1. Wilkin Castillo added a three-run blast in the 4th to stretch the lead to 6-1. The RailRiders would add another on a wild pitch and a throwing error to make it 7-1. Donovan Solano added an RBI single in th 5th to cap the scoring at 8-1.

Rochester finished 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position while leaving 11 men on base. Matt Hague went 2-for-4 with a walk in the loss.

 

Next Home Game: The Red Wings end the regular season home schedule with four games against Pawtucket (Red Sox) on Friday, September 1 at 7:05 p.m. at Frontier Field.

Tickets: Order tickets online, anytime at RedWingsBaseball.com/Tickets or call 423-WING (9464) to charge by phone, Mon-Fri. 9 am-5 pm and weekend game days starting at 10 a.m.

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Homers Lead RailRiders Past Wings

Rochester native Culver goes deep for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

By Rochester Red Wings | August 28, 2017 11:01 PM ET

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hit three home runs off Felix Jorge, including a long, two-run blast in the 4th inning from Rochester native Cito Culver, and the RailRiders clinched the International League North with a 5-3 win over the Red Wings Monday night at PNC Field.

The RailRiders (84-50) scored a run in each of the first three innings and added two in the 4th against Jorge (0-1). Jake Cave hit a solo homered in the 1st, Mason Williams went deep in the 2nd and Culver's two-run blast in the 4th made it 5-0 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Cave also added an RBI single in the 3rd.

Jorge, making just his second Triple-A start, allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out two in 4.0 innings. The three home runs surrendered match a career-high, set earlier this season in his second Major League start on July 7 vs. Baltimore.

The Red Wings (77-58) struggled to get anything going early against Bryan Mitchell (3-3). Rochester tallied just two singles off Mitchell through the first four innings.

Leonardo Reginatto continuing his hot hitting with his second single of the game in the 5th and Anthony Recker followed with a walk. Engelb Vielma then doubled in a run to put the Wings on the board and J.B. Shuck added a sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to 5-2.

Reginatto walked to open the 7th and later scored on a Vielma sacrifice fly to cap the scoring at 5-3.Nick Rumbelow, a dominant reliever for the RailRiders this season, tossed 2.1 scoreless innings to earn his fifth save. The only blemish on his line was a single by Matt Hague to open the 9th inning. Hague was erased on a double play to end the game.

Yohan Pino (2.0), Buddy Boshers (0.2) and Drew Rucinski (1.1) all tossed scoreless relief for the Red Wings.

Despite the loss, Rochester's magic number to clinch the Wild Card shrank to five after Lehigh Valley lost earlier in the night to Syracuse.

 

Next Home Game: The Red Wings end the regular season home schedule with four games against Pawtucket (Red Sox) on Friday, September 1 at 7:05 p.m. at Frontier Field.

Tickets: Order tickets online, anytime at RedWingsBaseball.com/Tickets or call 423-WING (9464) to charge by phone, Mon-Fri. 9 am-5 pm and weekend game days starting at 10 a.m.

Promotions: Check out complete, updated home game promotion details at RedWingsBaseball.com/Fun

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