WooSox Rewind: Worcester wins opening series taking 5 of 6 from Jacksonville

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
Big hits:
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)
Big hits:
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)
Big hits:
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)
Big hits:
Franchy Cordero 3rd inning grand slam

Johan Mieses 6th inning blast

Roldani Baldwin 6th inning double followed by Jeter Downs RBI double
(no video)
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)
Big hits:
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)
Big hits:
Roldani Baldwin 2nd inning two-run homer

Franchy Cordero 5th inning three-run homer

Johan Mieses 7th inning two-RBI double
(no video)
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)
Monday: off
Tuesday: 3pm
Wednesday: 6:45pm
Thursday: 6:45pm
Friday: 6:45pm
Saturday: 4pm
Sunday: 4pm
Schedule subject to change

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