Rochester Red Wings Post-Game Notes - Tuesday, April 17 at Empire StateApril 17, 2012 - International League (IL) Rochester Red Wings
OH, THAT'S NICE: The Red Wings improved to 7-6, their best 13-game start since the 2007 club went 10-3...Rochester also improved to 5-2 when scoring first.
CHILL OUT!: Tonight's gametime temperature of 49 degrees was 25 degrees cooler than Monday's gametime temperature of 74 degrees.
FIRST THING'S FIRST: Daryl Thompson notched his first win in his 3rd start...Thompson last year didn't get his first win until his 8th start...he became the 5th different Red Wings pitcher to earn a victory this year.
FIRST THING'S FIRST: Red Wings pitchers have gone 3 straight games without giving up a first-inning run...they had given up a first-inning run in 2 of their previous 3 contests...the Wings have outscored the opposition 5-4 in the first inning overall.
HIT PARADE: The Red Wings collected 5 hits in their 2-run 5th inning, their most hits in an inning this year...3 of the 5 knocks were infield singles.
RUNS IN BUNCHES: By scoring 2 runs in the 5th and 2 runs in the 7th, the Red Wings posted multiple "crooked numbers" in a game for the first time.
A DOZIER OF REALITY: Brian Dozier has hit safely in 11 of his 12 games...he has reached base safely in all 12...with his 2-run double in the 7th, he is now tied with Brian Dinkelman for the team lead with 6 RBI.
YO, TSUYOSHI: Tsuyoshi Nishioka has recorded back-to-back multi-hit efforts (5-for-9 combined) after going 11 straight games to open the season without one.
FEEL SO CLOSE: Twelve of the Red Wings' 13 games have been decided by 3 runs or less.
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