WooSox Rewind: Worcester enters All-Star week after series split with Norfolk

The Worcester Red Sox headed south to Norfolk Tides Baseball Club at Harbor Park Stadium in Norfolk, VA to take on the Tides in a pre-All-Star break series, and with the 3-3 split with Norfolk the WooSox kept themselves in the top half of the closely packed International League’s East Division. They are currently tied for fourth in the division, a game and a half out of the top spot.

WooSox 2, Norfolk 1
WP: Chris Murphy (2-0); S: Zack Kelly (2)
Unsung heroes: Ronaldo Hernández 1-3, sac fly; Devlin Granberg 1-4, scored on wild pitch

PPD, rain. Rescheduled for Thursday

Game one
Norfolk 2, WooSox 1
LP: Eduard Bazardo (2-1)
Big hits:
Christin Stewart 4th inning solo home run

What went wrong: Not going to win many games scoring just one run.
Unsung heroes: Brian Keller 5IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 5K

Game two
Norfolk 11, WooSox 4
LP: James Norwood (0-1)
Big hits:
Nick Sogard 6th inning two-run double

Connor Womng 7th inning RBI double (No video)
What went wrong: They gave up 11 runs. What more do you need to know?
Unsung heroes: Pedro Castellanos 2-3, RBI

WooSox 6, Norfolk 2
WP: Jay Groome (1-0)
Big hits:
Christin Stewart 3rd inning RBI double (No video)
Stewart 7th inning two-run single (No video)
Unsung heroes: Devlin Granberg 2-5, RBI, 2R; Grant Williams 2-3, R, RBI.

WooSox 6, Norfolk 3
WP: Phillips Valdez (1-0)
Big hits:
Nick Sogard 2nd inning RBI single

Ronaldo Hernández 5th inning two-run homer

Unsung heroes: Devlin Granberg 3-6, double, run.

Norfolk 1, WooSox 0
LP: Geoff Hartlieb (1-4)
What went wrong: If you don’t score, you can’t win.
Unsung heroes: Chris Murphy 5IP, 3H, 3K; Andrew Politi 2IP, H, 2K; Johan Mieses 2-4.

210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Johan Mieses, 6-15, 3 doubles, 2 runs, stolen base.
Pitcher: Chris Murphy, 1-0, 12IP, 0R, 5H, 6K

Last week’s transactions
*Monday, July 11: Boston recalled Connor Wong from Worcester.
*Tuesday, July 12: Boston optioned Brayan Bello to Worcester. Worcester placed Triston Casas in the FCL on a rehab assignment and added Nick Sogard from Portland.
*Wednesday, July 13: Boston optioned Connor Wong to Worcester, and outrighted Michael Feliz. Feliz elected free agency.
*Thursday, July 14: Boston recalled Darwinzon Hernandez from Worcester. Worcester added Jay Groome from Portland.
*Saturday, July 16: Boston recalled Connor Wong from Worcester.

This week’s schedule
vs Syracuse Mets (Baltimore Orioles)
Monday: off
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: off
Thursday: off
Friday: 6:45pm
Saturday: 4pm
Sunday: 1pm
Schedule subject to change

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