The Worcester Red Sox began their 2022 campaign with a first-ever trip to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Miami Marlins), and ended the first week of the season at the top of the International League East standings taking five of six games played in The Sunshine State.
We’re changing things up from last season’s posts, switching from just game straight recaps to the current format. If you like this way better, or would rather it go back to the old way, don’t be afraid to say something. If you’ve got an idea of something that should be added feel free to mention it.
WooSox 6, Jacksonville 5
WP: Kyle Hart (1-0); S: Kaleb Ort
Franchy Cordero’s 4th inning RBI single tied it 2-2
Jarren Duran’s 5th inning RBI double
Ryan Fitzgerald’s 6th inning homer ends up being the game-winner.
Unsung heroes: Derek Holland (3K) and Zack Kelly (2K) held the Jumbo Shrimp scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings; catcher Connor Wong 2-4 with a walk and a run scored.
WooSox 7, Jacksonville 6
WP: John Schreiber (1-0); S: Durbin Feltman (1)
Yolmer Sanchez’s 3rd inning homer
Triston Casas and Franchy Cordero go deep in the 6th to tie it
Seventh inning Rob Refsnyder game-tying single and Cordero eventual game-winning run
Unsung heroes: Geoff Hartlieb’s 16 pitch three up, three down in the 8th inning; Ryan Fitzgerald 3-4 with an RBI.
Jacksonville 8, WooSox 4
LP: Silvino Bracho (0-1)
Ryan Fitzgerald’s lead-off homer (not a great view)
Roberto Ramos game-tying homer in 5th inning
Fitzgerald gives the WooSox the lead in the 5th inning
What went wrong: The Jumbo Shrimp bats stayed hot while the WooSox struggled at the plate in the late innings as the final 12 Worcester betters failed to reach base.
Unsung heroes: Rob Refsnyder 2-3 with a stolen base; Derek Holland (1K) with a scoreless eighth frame on the mound.
WooSox 8, Jacksonville 4
WP: Josh Winckowski (1-0)
Franchy Cordero 3rd inning grand slam
Johan Mieses 6th inning blast
Roldani Baldwin 6th inning double followed by Jeter Downs RBI double
Downs 8th inning homer
Unsung heroes: Geoff Hartlieb (2IP, 2K) and Zack Kelly (2K) with three innings of scoreless relief; Triston Casas 2-4 with a run and a stolen base.
WooSox 5, Jacksonville 1
WP: John Schreiber (2-0)
Christin Stewart 1st inning seeing-eye single
Johan Mieses three-run homer in the 3rd inning
Unsung heroes: Franchy Cordero 3-5 with a double and three runs scored; Tyler Danish (2K), Taylor Cole (2K), and Durbin Feltman (1K) an inning each of scoreless relief.
WooSox 9, Jacksonville 4
WP: Kyle Hart (2-0)
Roldani Baldwin 2nd inning two-run homer
Franchy Cordero 5th inning three-run homer
Johan Mieses 7th inning two-RBI double
Unsung heroes: Darwinzon Hernandez (6K) three-inning start; Zack Kelly (2K) and Derek Holland 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.
210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Franchy Cordero, in 6 games went 10-26 (.385) with two doubles, three homers, and 11 RBI, and had a .808 slugging and 1.237 OPS.
Pitcher: Zack Kelly, in 3.1 innings over 3 games pitched stuck out 6 batters and didn’t allow a hit, recording one hold.
Last week’s transactions
*Monday, April 4: Worcester transferred Jay Groome and Brayan Bello to Portland.
*Tuesday, April 5: Worcester placed Bryan Mata, Dan Altavilla, and Caleb Simpson on the IL and placed Deivy Grullon on the development list.
*Thursday, April 7: Boston optioned Tyler Danish to Worcester.
*Sunday, April 10: Boston outrighted Eduard Bazardo to Worcester.
This week’s schedule
vs Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies)
Schedule subject to change
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