WooSox Rewind: Worcester’s playoff hopes all but dead with 2-3 week at Lehigh Valley

The Worcester Red Sox went into last week’s series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park needing at least five wins and some help from their International League East Division rivals, and they got neither in a rain-shortened series that sees them still in the middle of the standing with five teams between them at first place Durham. Only the first place team advances to the playoffs. With 16 games remaining they essentially need to win them all and get lots of help.

Monday
PPD, rain. Rescheduled for Thursday.

Tuesday
Off Day

Wednesday
WooSox 3, Lehigh Valley 1
WP: Connor Seabold (8-1); S: Andrew Politi (1)
Big hits:
Ryan Fitzgerald 7th inning two-run double

Bobby Dalbec 8th inning solo home run

Unsung heroes: Jaylin Davis 2-3, 2B, R; Hirokazu Sawamura and Darwinzon Hernandez one inning each scoreless relief.

Thursday
Game 1
Lehigh Valley 5, WooSox 1
LP: Victor Santos (1-4)
Big hits:
Jarren Duran 6th inning solo home run

What went wrong: Gave up another crooked number inning, and then couldn’t score.

Game 2:
WooSox 9, Lehigh Valley 1
WP: Brian Keller (5-5)
Big hits:
Johan Mieses 3rd inning grand slam

Kole Cottam 3rd inning RBI double (No video)
Mieses 4th inning RBI double (No video)
Unsung heroes: Bobby Dalbec 2-3, RBI, 2R

Friday
Lehigh Valley 9, WooSox 2
LP: Chris Murphy (3-5)
Big hits:
Ryan Fitzgerald 2nd inning solo homer

Unsung heroes:
Chris Murphy 1st an immaculate inning in franchise history (4th inning)

Saturday
Lehigh Valley 9, WooSox 5
LP: Josh Winckowski (2-3)
Big hits:
Nick Sogard 3rd inning RBI double and Enmanuel Valdez RBI single

Johan Mieses 5th inning three-run homer

What went wrong: Their crooked number inning was less than Lehigh Valley’s, plus the IronPigs scored more often.

Sunday
Canceled, unsafe field conditions.

210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Johan Mieses 5-11, 1 double, 2 HR, 8 RBI.
Pitcher: Connor Seabold win, 6 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.

Last week’s transactions
Monday, September 5: Boston optioned Josh Winckowski to Worcester.
Wednesday, September 7: Boston selected Abraham Almonte from Worcester and placed Franchy Cordero on the 60-day injured list (sprained ankle).

This week’s schedule
at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees)
Monday: off
Tuesday: 6:35pm
Wednesday: 6:35pm
Thursday: 6:35pm
Friday: 6:35pm
Saturday: 6pm
Sunday: 1pm
Schedule subject to change


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