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.
PPD, rain. Rescheduled for Thursday.
WooSox 3, Lehigh Valley 1
WP: Connor Seabold (8-1); S: Andrew Politi (1)
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.
Lehigh Valley 5, WooSox 1
LP: Victor Santos (1-4)
Jarren Duran 6th inning solo home run
What went wrong: Gave up another crooked number inning, and then couldn’t score.
WooSox 9, Lehigh Valley 1
WP: Brian Keller (5-5)
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
Lehigh Valley 9, WooSox 2
LP: Chris Murphy (3-5)
Ryan Fitzgerald 2nd inning solo homer
Chris Murphy 1st an immaculate inning in franchise history (4th inning)
Lehigh Valley 9, WooSox 5
LP: Josh Winckowski (2-3)
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.
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)
Schedule subject to change
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