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Game Notes: The Rochester Red Wings looks to take a 3-0 series lead against the Scranton/WB RailRiders
Rochester Red Wings looks to take a 3-0 series lead for the third time this season tonight, sending RHP Cory Abbott to the mound against RailRiders RHP Randy Vasquez.
Scranton/WB RailRiders (29-23, 63-63) vs. Rochester Plates (24-28, 58-67)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Randy Vasquez (3-8, 4.59) vs. RHP Cory Abbott (2-4, 5.77)
Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023 – 6:45 p.m. ET
Location: Innovative Field | Rochester, NY
TV: Bally Live, MiLB.TV
Radio: Fox Sports 1280/iHeartRadio
Game Story Line
Yesterday, the Rochester Red Wings beat the Scranton/WB 8-4, taking a 2-0 series lead. Today, the Red Wings look to take another win from the Scranton/WB.
With the 8-4 win over Scranton/WB yesterday afternoon, the Rochester Red Wings have now taken a 2-0 series lead for the fifth time this season, and the first time since 6/15-G1, also against the RailRiders.
Rochester now holds a 10-10 record against the RailRiders, if the Red Wings win two more games this series, they will clinch their fourth season series win against Scranton/WB since 2010 ('14, '16, '19).
Rochester has only been shut out twice this season (4/4, 4/8-G2), which would be the fewest in a single season for a Red Wings team since at least 1985, with the next-closest being four in 1993.
2B Luis Garica went 2-for-3 yesterday, with a double, and three runs batted in, while tying a career-high with three runs scored.
Garcia's 104.5 MPH double in the bottom of the fifth inning was his first career bases-clearing double. Garcia has now reached base safely in 17 of his 20 games played this year with the Wings.
1B Jake Noll went 2-for-4 yesterday with a double, and two runs batted in...since being reinstated from the Injured List on 6/3, Noll has logged the second most doubles amongst Wings players with 11, only behind DH Travis Blankenhorn who leads the team with 15.
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