WooSox Rewind: Worcester slowly falling behind division leaders after 2-4 week

The Worcester Red Sox visited the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders last week and played some uninspired baseball in dropping four of the six games at PNC Field to fall to just one game over .500, and now find themselves in sixth place in the International League’s East Division.

RailRiders 10, WooSox 2
LP: Victor Santos (0-1)
Big hits:
Jeter Downs 1st inning RBI single

What went wrong: Gave up eight runs in the first four innings, and could only manage two hits in nine frames.

RailRiders 3, WooSox 2
LP: Chase Shugart (1-1)
Big hits:
Ryan Fitzgerald 1st inning two-run homer

What went wrong: Bullpen couldn’t hold a late-game lead
Unsung heroes: Franchy Cordero 2-4, double; Pedro Castellanos 2-4, run.

RailRiders 4, WooSox 1
LP: Chris Murphy (3-2)
Big hits:
Abraham Almonte 7th inning solo home run

What went wrong: Didn’t get their first baserunner until the seventh inning, and only got two hits total
Unsung heroes: Jeurys Familia 1IP, 3K.

WooSox 14, RailRiders 5
WP: Jake Thompson (1-0)
Big hits:
Abraham Almonte 1st inning two-run homer

Enmanuel Valdez 1st inning solo shot

Valdez 4th inning three-run home run

Devlin Granberg 6th inning two-run double (No video)
Almonte 7th inning two-run blast

Triston Casas 8th inning solo homer

Unsung heroes: Franchy Cordero 3-5, 3R.

WooSox 7, RailRiders 6
WP: Andrew Politi (4-0); S: Zack Kelly (3)
Big hits:
Devlin Granberg 2nd inning RBI single (No video)
Ronaldo Hernández 3rd inning three-run homer

Connor Wong 3rd inning solo home run

Unsung heroes: Enmanuel Valdez 2-4, R, RBI; Abraham Almonte 1-3, 2BB, R, RBI

RailRiders 6, WooSox 5
LP: Victor Santos (0-2)
Big hits:
Enmanuel Valdez 3rd inning tworun single

Connor Wong 7th inning two-run blast

Pedro Castellanos 8th inning RBI double

What went wrong: Fell into a deep hole early and couldn’t climb out.

210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Enmanuel Valdez 8-21, 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R
Pitcher: Brian Keller 6IP, 0 ER, 6K

Last week’s transactions
*Tuesday, August 9: Boston recalled Kaleb Ort from Worcester, and signed Jeurys Familia to a minor league deal and assigned him to Worcester. Worcester added Jake Thompson and Victor Santos from Portland.
*Saturday, August 13: Boston selected Jeurys Familia from Worcester and optioned Kaleb Ort to Worcester.
*Sunday, August 14: Boston optioned Darwinzon Hernandez to Worcester.

This week’s schedule
vs Rochester Red Wings (Washington Nationals)
Monday: off
Tuesday: 6:45pm
Wednesday: 12:15pm
Thursday: 6:45pm
Friday: 6:45pm
Saturday: 4pm
Sunday: 1pm
Schedule subject to change

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