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Rochester Red Wings Game Notes: Buffalo Bisons (5-5) vs. Rochester Plates (2-8), April 13, 2023
The Rochester Red Wings offense broke out in the Wednesday afternoon game, using a season-high 17 hits to beat Buffalo 8-4 and face the Buffalo Bisons Thursday.
Matchup: Buffalo Bisons (5-5) vs. Rochester Plates (2-8)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Zach Thompson (0-0, 5.19) vs. RHP Joan Adon (0-1, 4.35)
Game Info: Thursday, April 13, 2023, | 6:05 p.m. ET
Location: Innovative Field – Rochester, NY
Rochester Red Wings StoryLine:
The Rochester Red Wings offense broke out in the Wednesday afternoon game, using a season-high 17 hits to beat Buffalo 8-4. LF Yadiel Hernandez led the way with three hits on the day, joining six others who also had multi-hit performances in the win, including RF Franklin Barreto, who launched two homers.
What you need to know
For the first game in 2023, Red Wings' pitchers did not record the hardest thrown pitch in a game. Wednesday's velo crown goes to Buffalo's RHP Nate Pearson, who registered a 99.4 MPH heater in the bottom of the sixth.
Rochester turned in a season-high 17 hits in the victory yesterday afternoon, including seven multi-hit performances and hits from all nine starters
Rochester reliever RHP Jordan Weems did record the second hardest-thrown pitch in the game, tossing a fastball at 98.6 MPH
RF Franklin Barreto launched two homers in the win yesterday, his first and second hits in a Red Wings uniform. Barreto is now the third Wings batter this year to record their first two hits of the season in such fashion (Garcia, Adams).
1B Travis Blankenhorn launched his second homer of the year off the familiar foe, Bisons RHP Casey Lawrence, in the 2nd yesterday. In his career, Blankenhorn boasts a .545 (6-for-11) batting average against Lawrence, including a homer and three doubles.
INF Jake Alu returned from Rehab Assignment and was reinstated from the Injured List.
Bisons' hitting coach Matt Hague is a familiar face around Innovative Field as the 2015 International League MVP played for the Red Wings in 2017 when he led the squad with a .297 (149-for-502) batting average in 136 games.