WooSox win series against RailRiders

The Worcester Red Sox returned to Polar Park last week for a week-long series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and went 4-2 on the week to win the series. The WooSox are now tied with Lehigh Valley for fifth place in the International League East Division.

RailRiders 8, WooSox 6
LP: James Paxton (0-3)
Key Plays for Worcester:
5th inning Ryan Fitzgerald two-run double
8th inning Jorge Alfaro solo homer
9th inning Bobby Dalbec two-run double
WooSox Highlights:

What went wrong: Down 8-0 after 4.5 innings, and the bats couldn’t make up the deficit.

RailRiders 4, WooSox 1
LP: Andrew Politi (2-1)
Key Plays for Worcester:
WooSox Highlights:

What went wrong: Aren’t going to win many ballgames scoring one run

WooSox 5, RailRiders 4
WP: Norwith Gudiño (2-3); S: Chase Shugart (1)
Key Plays for Worcester:
1st inning Wilyer Abreu (two-run) and Ronaldo Hernández (solo) home runs on consecutive pitches
7th inning Ryan Sherriff strikeout and pick-off out to end the rally
WooSox Highlights:

WooSox 4, RailRiders 2
WP: Chris Martin (1-0); S: Chase Shugart (2)
Key Plays for Worcester:
4th inning Bryan Mata strikeout of Wilmer Difo with bases loaded to end the inning.
5th inning back-to-back homers by Nico Goodrum and Bobby Dalbec on consecutive pitches.
6th inning Ryan Fitzgerald RBI single.
8th inning Jorge Alfaro RBI double.
WooSox Highlights:

WooSox 7, RailRiders 6 (11 innings)
WP: Jake Faria (2-0)
Key Plays for Worcester:
6th inning Jorge Alfaro triple, and bases loaded walks by Nick Sogard and Nico Goodrum.
9th inning Ronaldo Hernandez double and Greg Allen RBI triple
10th inning Alfaro sacrifice fly
11th inning Marcus Wilson steal of third and Allen game-winning sac fly.
WooSox Highlights:

WooSox 5, RailRiders 0
WP: James Paxton (1-3)
Key Plays for Worcester:
2nd inning Daniel Palka RBI single
2nd inning Ryan Fitzgerald RBI double
6th inning Palka RBI single
8th inning Palka RBI single
WooSox Highlights:
None available

210Sports’ WooSox of the week
Batter: Jorge Alfaro, 8-20, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 4 R
Pitcher: Bryan Mata 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K

Last week’s transactions
*Monday, April 24: Boston optioned Brayan Bello to Worcester and recalled Brennan Bernardino from Worcester.
*Tuesday, April 25: Boston recalled Enmanuel Valdez from Worcester. Worcester activated Marcus Wilson from the development list.
*Friday, April 28: Boston recalled Brayan Bello from Worcester, claimed Justin Garza off waivers from Los Angeles (AL) and optioned him to Worcester, and placed Chris Martin in Worcester on rehab assignment.
*Saturday, April 29: Boston optioned Kaleb Ort to Worcester.

This week’s schedule
vs Buffalo Bisons (Toronto)
Tuesday: 6:45pm
Wednesday: 6:45pm
Thursday: 4pm, doubleheader
Friday: 6:45
Saturday: 4pm
Sunday: 1pm

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