WooSox Rewind: Worcester wins series 4-2 over Buffalo but loses ground on first place

The Worcester Red Sox took four of six against the Buffalo Bisons last week at Polar Park, and while they gained one spot in the standings they still lost ground on first place Durham. The WooSox are now in fifth place in the International League’s East Division, six games behind the first-place Bulls.

Buffalo 14, WooSox 3
LP: Chase Shugart (2-2)
Big hits:
Enmanuel Valdez 3rd inning two-run single

Connor Wong 8th inning solo homer

What went wrong: The pitching was, to be kind, sub-par. To be unkind, it was freakin’ terrible
Unsung heroes: Ryan Fitzgerald 2-4 with a double.

WooSox 9, Buffalo 1
WP: Connor Seabold (7-1)
Big hits:
Connor Wong three-run homer

Abraham Almonte 2nd inning RBI single

Triston Casas 2nd inning RBI single

Pedro Castellanos 2nd inning RBI single

Unsung heroes: Nick Sogard 2-3 with a double and two runs scored.

WooSox 4, Buffalo 3
WP: Brian Keller (4-5); S: Frank German (6)
Big hits:
Triston Casas 5th inning solo blast

Pedro Castellanos 6th inning two-run homer

Unsung heroes: Victor Santos 5-inning start, 0R, 5K.

Buffalo 10, WooSox 8
LP: Chris Murphy (3-4)
Big hits:
Enmanuel Valdez 1st inning RBI double

Triston Casas 1st inning RBI single

Jarren Duran 3rd inning solo home run

Abraham Almonte 7th inning RBI single

Jaylin Davis 7th inning RBI single (No video)
Pedro Castellanos 8th inning RBI single

What went wrong: Gave up too many crooked-number innings

WooSox 9, Buffalo 0
WP: Durbin Feltman (3-5)
Big hits:
Enmanuel Valdez 4th inning solo homer run

Jarren Duran 8th inning two-run double

Ryan Fitzgerald 8th inning two-run double

Unsung heroes: Pedro Castellanos 3-5 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored

WooSox 5, Buffalo 2
WP: Bryan Mata (1-0); S: Frank German (7)
Big hits:
Enmanuel Valdez 4th inning RBI double

Valdez 6th inning RBI triple

Valdez 8th inning two-run homer

Unsung heroes: Abraham Almonte 1-1, 3BB, 3R; Caleb Simpson 2IP, 0R.

210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Enmanuel Valdez 10-24, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R
Pitcher: Connor Seabold 7IP, win, 0 R, 7 K.

Last week’s transactions
*Monday, August 29: Boston selected Zack Kelly and recalled Kaleb Ort from Worcester.
*Tuesday, August 30: Worcester added Bryan Mata from Portland and placed James Norwood on the 7-day injured list (right elbow inflammation).
*Wednesday, August 31: Boston outrighted Hirokazu Sawamura to Worcester.
*Thursday, September 1: Boston recalled Connor Wong from Worcester and selected Eduard Bazardo from Worcester.
*Friday, September 2: Boston recalled Tyler Danish from Worcester.
*Saturday, September 3: Boston selected Triston Casas from Worcester, recalled Josh Winckowski from Worcester, and optioned Bobby Dalbec to Worcester.

This week’s schedule
at Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies)
Monday: 5pm
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 7pm
Thursday: 7pm
Friday: 7pm
Saturday: 6:30pm
Sunday: 1:30pm
Schedule subject to change

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