The Worcester Red Sox were hoping a return to Polar Park would get them back to their winning ways, but for the first time in franchise history the WooSox were swept in a series after going winless in six games against the Rochester Red Wings, and have fallen to 15-21 on the season. They are now nine games behind first-place Rochester in the International League East standings.
Rochester 8, WooSox 2
LP: Connor Seabold (3-1)
Jeter Downs 1st inning two-run homer
What went wrong: WooSox couldn’t recover from a Rochester 5-spot in the second, managing only two hits over the final eight innings.
Unsung heroes: Silvino Bracho (K) and Michael Feliz (3K) had two perfect innings of relief each.
Rochester 3, WooSox 2
LP: Kaleb Ort (0-2)
Rob Refsnyder 5th inning double (No Video)
Ryan Fitzgerald 5th inning RBI single
What went wrong: The usually sure-handed Kaleb Ort wasn’t, allowing all three Rochester runs in the top of the ninth.
Unsung heroes: Josh Winckowski (2K), Taylor Cole (3K), Geoff Hartlieb (K), and Zack Kelly (2K) two innings each of scoreless baseball.
Rochester 6, WooSox 2
LP: Darin Gillies (0-1)
Jaylin Davis 1st inning two-run homer
Jarren Duran 8th inning double (No video)
Ronaldo Hernandez 9th inning double (No video)
What went wrong: WooSox managed just three after hits after a two-run opening frame.
Rochester 6, WooSox 4
LP: Darwinzon Hernandez (0-1)
Christin Stewart 5th inning solo home run
Jarren Duran 5th inning two-run double (No video)
Yolmer Sanchez 9th inning solo home run (No video)
What went wrong: WooSox allowed another huge inning for Rochester and couldn’t recover yet again.
Unsung heroes: Silvino Bracho (4K) and Phillips Valdez (4K) two innings of scoreless relief each.
Rochester 9, WooSox 5
LP: Carlos Martinez (0-2)
Ryan Fitzgerald 5th inning RBI double (No video)
What went wrong: WooSox pitching once again dug a hole too deep to climb out of.
Unsung heroes: Christin Stewart 3-5.
Jarren Duran nice OF catch
Rochester 9, WooSox 5
LP: Zack Kelly (0-1)
What went wrong: WooSox lost two leads and then fell apart in the tenth.
Unsung heroes: Ryan Fitzgerald 2-4 with 2 RBI
Connor Seabold 6IP, 11K, and allowed just one hit
210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Ryan Fitzgerald 7-23 with a double, a triple, and added 5 RBI.
Pitcher: Silvino Bracho struck out 5 in 4 innings over two stints and did not allow a baserunner.
Last week’s transactions
*Monday, May 9: Worcester activated Roberto Ramos from the 7-day injured list.
*Thursday, May 12: Boston activated Jonathan Arauz from the COVID-19 related injured list and optioned him to Worcester.
*Saturday, May 14: Boston optioned Kutter Crawford Worcester.
This week’s schedule
vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (NY Yankees)
Schedule subject to change
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