WooSox Rewind: Worcester launches into first place with 5-1 week

The Worcester Red Sox took five of six from Rochester at Frontier Field in a week that saw many teams making a move toward the top of the International League’s East Division, and when the dust settled the WooSox found themselves in a four-way tie for the top spot in the division.

WooSox 4, Rochester 2
WP: Kutter Crawford (1-0); S: Kaleb Ort (12)
Big hits:
Ronaldo Hernández 1st inning two-run single

Hernández 3rd inning RBI single

Connor Wong 8th inning RBI double (No video)
Unsung heroes: Christin Stewart 2-4, double, run; Pedro Castellanos 3-4, run; Eduard Bazardo 2 perfect innings of relief (2K).

WooSox 6, Rochester 5 (10 innings)
WP: Zack Kelly (3-1)
Big hits:
Jeter Downs 10th inning two-run homer

Unsung heroes:

WooSox 8, Rochester 6
WP: Chris Murphy (1-0); S: Kaleb Ort (13)
Big hits:
Deivy Grullón 2nd inning three-run homer

Pedro Castellanos 3rd inning two-run home run

Devlin Granberg 4th inning two-run shot

Johan Mieses 8th inning solo homer

Unsung heroes: Ronaldo Hernández 2-5, double, run; Michael Feliz one inner perfect relief (1K)

WooSox 5, Rochester 4
WP: Brayan Bello (6-2); S: Kaleb Ort (14)
Big hits:
Connor Wong 1st inning RBI double (No video)
Jeter Downs 1st inning RBI double (No video)
Ronaldo Hernández 8th inning solo home run

Unsung heroes:
Nice catch from Jeter Downs

WooSox 10, Rochester 4
WP: Brian Keller (2-3); S: Eduard Bazardo (1)
Big hits:
Pedro Castellanos 2nd inning two-run double

Christin Stewart 3rd inning homer

Johan Mieses 5th ining RBI double

Yolmer Sánchez 5th inning three-run blast

Jeter Downs 9th inning homer

Unsung heroes:
Connor Wong 3-5, run, RBI, and stole home

Rochester 9, WooSox 8
LP: Frank German (1-1)
Big hits:
Devlin Granberg 4th inning three-RBI triple

What went wrong: Pitchers just couldn’t get anyone out

210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Pedro Castellanos 11-25, double, triple, home run, seven RBI, six runs.
Pitcher: Kaleb Ort had three saves, and six strikeouts in three innings.

Last week’s transactions
*Monday, June 27: Boston recalled Connor Seabold from Worcester, and selected the contract of Yolmer Sánchez from Worcester. Worcester added Chris Murphy from Portland and released Thomas Pannone and Roberto Ramos.
*Tuesday, June 28: Boston optioned Connor Seabold to Worcester and selected the contract of Silvino Bracho from Worcester.
Thursday, June 30: Boston reinstated Jarren Duran and Tanner Houck from the restricted list, returned Yolmer Sánchez to Worcester, and traded Silvino Bracho to Atlanta in exchange for cash considerations.
*Friday, July 1: Worcester released Taylor Cole.
*Saturday, July 2: Boston recalled Phillips Valdez from Worcester.
*Sunday, July 3: Boston recalled Connor Seabold from Worcester and optioned Phillips Valdez to Worcester. Worcester added Chase Shugart and Caleb Simpson from Portland.

This week’s schedule
vs Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees)
Monday: 6:45pm
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 6:45pm
Thursday: 6:45pm
Friday: 6:45pm
Saturday: 4pm
Sunday: 1pm
Schedule subject to change

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