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Game Preview: Rochester Red Wings look to defeat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs tonight
The Rochester Red Wings look to defeat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs tonight at Frontier Field in Rochester. RHP Logan Verrett gets the ball tonight for the Red Wings as they look to win their sixth-straight game.
Rochester, NY - The Rochester Red Wings look to defeat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs tonight at Frontier Field in Rochester. RHP Logan Verrett gets the ball tonight for the Red Wings as they look to win their sixth-straight game. Verrett is entering his 10th professional season, first with the Nationals after signing as a minor league free agent on February 9, 2022. Originally selected by New York-NL in the third round of the 2011 Draft out of Baylor University.
Varrett earned Eastern League mid-season All-Star honors in 2013 with Double-A Binghamton. He was named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week on July 16, 2012, with Class-A Savannah.
The Rochester Red Wings defeated Lehigh Valley 5-1 in game four of a six-game set, winning their fifth-straight game and securing a series victory for the first time since early June.
The Rochester Red Wing's offense broke the game open in the third inning, scoring four runs on three hits and a Hans Crouse wild pitch that allowed 3B Jake Alu to score from third.
The Rochester Red Wings picked up nine hits in the game, including two hits apiece from Alu, DH Nick Banks, and recently acquired LF DJ Peters.
Rochester used just three pitchers to shut down the IronPigs in this contest, with rehabbing LHP Mackenzie Gore getting the start and pitching 2.2 scoreless innings. Piggy-backing off of Gore was RHP Tommy Romero, who made his longest appearance as a Red Wing, pitching 5.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two batters.
Rehabbing LHP MacKenzie Gore made his second start with the Red Wings last night, pitching 2.2 scoreless innings, allowing four hits and walking two while striking out two batters. Since being acquired in a trade, along with SS CJ Abrams, OF Robert Hassell III, RHP Jarlin Susan, and OF James Wood for Juan Soto and Josh Bell, Gore has pitched five scoreless innings for the Wings, allowing six hits and walking two, while striking out two batters.
RHP Connor Sadzeck got the ball for the final inning, sitting Lehigh Valley down to close the game.
Washington Nationals News, September 16, 2022
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (72-66) vs. Rochester Red Wings (63-76)
LHP Cristopher Sanchez (2-2, 3.50) vs. RHP Logan Verrett (7-9, 4.07)
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – 6:05p.m. ET – Frontier Field – Rochester, NY
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