The Worcester Red Sox went into last week’s six-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders needing a sweep and a lot of help to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, and they got neither as the WooSox went just 2-4 against the AAA affiliate of the New York Yankees and now find themselves further behind first-place Durham than when the week started.
Mathematically Worcester is still alive for the International League East Division crown, but with four teams between them and the Bulls in the top spot all the WooSox are playing for over their final ten games is pride.
RailersRiders 5, WooSox 4
LP: Darwinzon Hernandez (0-2)
Christin Stewart 1st inning two-run single and Johan Mieses 1st inning RBI single
Ronaldo Hernández 5th inning solo homer
What went wrong: 8th inning blown save doomed the WooSox
RailersRiders 4, WooSox 1
LP: Connor Seabold (8-2)
Johan Mieses 4th inning RBI single
What went wrong: One run isn’t going to cut it even with Seabold pitching.
WooSox 5, RailRiders 3
WP: Victor Santos (2-4); S: Andrew Politi (2)
Nick Sogard 5th inning two-run single
Jarren Duran 7th inning two-run double
Duran straight steal of home
RailersRiders 8, WooSox 2
LP: Chris Murphy (3-6)
Nick Sogard 3rd inning RBI triple (No video)
What went wrong: Another crooked number inning against early and it was all over.
RailersRiders 7, WooSox 5
LP: Geoff Hartlieb (3-6)
Bobby Dalbec 1st inning solo home run
Dalbec 3rd inning two-run blast
Johan Mieses 7th inning solo homer
What went wrong: Another blown save, and another loss.
WooSox 3, RailRiders 2
WP: Bryan Mata (2-0); S: Andrew Polit (3)
Bobby Dalbec 3rd inning solo home run
Dalbec 6th inning solo blast
Ryan Fitzgerald 6th inning RBI double
210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Bobby Dalbec 5-24, 4 HR, 5 RBI
Pitcher: Brian Keller 2 games, 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 8K
Last week’s transactions
*Wednesday, September 14: Boston outrighted Jaylin Davis to Worcester. Worcester added Ricardo Cubillan from Portland.
*Friday, September 16: Worcester added Kyle Hart and Brett Kennedy from Portland.
*Saturday, September 17: Boston selected Franklin German from Worcester.
This week’s schedule
vs Syracuse Mets (New York Mets)
Schedule subject to change
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