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Game Recap: Rochester Red Wings completed their fourth straight
Rochester Red Wings hit six home runs to extend their win streak to four as they beat the Syracuse Mets Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Rochester struck first in the bottom of the first inning, leaping out to a 2-0 lead when 3B Carter Kieboom launched a 425-foot home run that hit off the new video board beyond the left field fence. This was his second home run of the season and first since 5/10 against WOR.
C Drew Millas continued scoring for the Wings the following inning when he sent the first pitch of his at-bat over the left field wall for Rochester’s second home run of the day and Millas’ first in Triple-A. 2B Erick Mejia *followed suit with another solo home run the very next at-bat, his first Triple-A long ball since 9/18/22 with TAC, to give the Wings an early 4-0 lead over the Mets. It was the first time since 7/9/22 that Rochester had recorded back-to-back home runs. CF *Derek Hill completed the three-run inning with a single to center field that Syracuse’s Lorenzo Cedrola couldn’t gather. The two-base error brought Hill to third and allowed SS Richie Martin to score.
The score would stand at 5-0 until the eighth, as RHP Joan Adon dazzled in his second six-inning outing of the season, holding Syracuse to just three hits and two walks, while allowing only one runner to reach third base. The Wings would go on to collect five extra-base hits against the Mets’ pitching while drawing six walks on Wednesday. LF Jake Alu added a finishing touch in the bottom of the eighth, driving in Mejia on an RBI double to extend the Wing's lead to 6-0.
Syracuse tacked on their first run of the game in the top of the ninth off of LHP *Jose Ferrer *when pinch-hitter Nick Meyer singled in DH Jaylin Davis, breaking up the shutout. Ferrer then induced a double play the next at-bat, the Wings’ second of the game, to close the door and give Rochester the win, 6-1.