Rochester Red Wings Game Notes - Friday, June 1 vs. Columbus (Indians)June 1, 2012 - International League (IL) Rochester Red Wings
GAME #54 - HOME GAME #23 - 7:05 P.M.
COLUMBUS CLIPPERS (25-28) at ROCHESTER RED WINGS (22-31)
RHP COREY KLUBER (4-4, 4.41) vs. LHP LUKE FRENCH (0-1, 5.27)
SAILING THE OCEAN BLUE: The Rochester Red Wings tonight open an 8-game homestand with the first of 4 against Columbus (Indians). Following Columbus' 2nd regular-season trip to Rochester (the Clippers lost 3 of 4 against the Empire State Yankees May 8-10), Norfolk (Orioles) will pay its only regular-season visit to the Flower City beginning Tuesday.
a The Wings yesterday concluded an 8-game roadtrip in which they went 3-5, losing 3 of 4 at Gwinnett (Braves) before splitting a 4-game series at Charlotte (White Sox).
SAD TO SEE YOU GO: The Red Wings and Yankees yesterday concluded Baseball Month in Rochester. Twenty-nine games were played in 25 days at Frontier Field, including 2 local high school section championship contests. More than 90,000 fans came through the turnstiles and more than $9,000 was raised for 35 local not-for-profit organizations.
a The Red Wings tomorrow will celebrate the 80th birthday of Rochester's Mr. Baseball, Joe Altobelli. The Red Wings Hall of Famer played, managed, broadcasted, and worked in the front office for the franchise. His actual birthday was May 26.
a A 3-foot by 5-foot Baseball Month in Rochester logo, autographed by each of the 8 teams that played at Frontier Field, will be raffled off during tomorrow's game . The 2012 Toyota Camry, presented by Hoselton Toyota, will also be given away to one of the qualifying fans.
ROSTER NEWS: The Minnesota Twins today reinstated right-handed pitcher Kyle Waldrop from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester. To make room for him on the Red Wings' 25-man roster, the Twins released righthander Daryl Thompson. The 26-year-old Waldrop made 4 rehab appearances with Single-A Fort Myers before his arrival, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 in 4.0 scoreless innings.
a Thompson went 1-5 with a 4.71 ERA in 9 starts. Waldrop spent the entire 2010 season and the majority of 2011 with the Red Wings.
APRIL SHOWERS BROUGHT MAY FLOWERS: The Red Wings closed out May with a 13-17 record, including an 8-8 mark beginning May 15. The Wings did play 7 more games in May than they did in April, but the numbers are, indeed, up:
Record 9-14 13-17
Runs A0 103
Runs per game 3.4
Batting average .236 (175-for-743) .257 (255-for-993)
Home runs A0 15
ERA 3.73 (82 ER/197.2 IP) 3.85 (109 ER/255.0 IP)
Home runs allowed A0 18
a Sean Burroughs led the club in May with a .319 average (23-for-72). Pedro Florimon, Michael Hollimon, and Chris Parmelee led the team with 3 home runs. Danny Valencia led the squad with 11 RBI.
HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE: The Red Wings tonight return to Frontier Field, where they are 16-14, including a 12-10 mark as the home team. The Wings, meanwhile, are just 6-17 in true road games. The Rochester pitching staff has a 2.93 ERA (85 ER/261.0 IP) in 30 games along Morrie Silver Way compared to a 4.98 ERA (106 ER/191.2 IP) in 23 games outside the Flower City.
a The Red Wings have logged 9 come-from-behind wins, 7 of which have come at Frontier Field.
HEATING UP?: The Red Wings have scored more than 5 runs on just 7 occasions, but 5 of those efforts have come in their last 12 games. Rochester has scored 51 runs in its last 12 games, an average of 4.3 per game in that time.
a The Red Wings still rank last in the league with 174 runs scored, 13 behind Durham's (Rays) 187.
TITLE DEFENSELESS: The Red Wings tonight being a 4-game series against the defending International League champion Columbus Clippers. Rochester hasn't faired well against defending champs, last winning a season series in 2005 against Buffalo (Indians) after it won the 2004 title. The list going back to 2005:
Year IL champ Record vs. def. champ
2011 A0 ???
2010 Columbus 1-7
2008 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4-12
2007 A0 4-4
2004 0 9-7
EXTRA! EXTRA!: The Red Wings have recorded at least one extra-base hit in 27 consecutive games, their longest such streak in one season since the final 27 games of the 2010 campaign. That streak began with the 2nd game of an August 10 doubleheader vs. Gwinnett. Do note, the Wings logged at least one extra-base hit in their first 4 games of 2011 to extend their run to 31 games.
a The Red Wings last went at least 28 straight games with an extra-base hit in one season April 16-May 16, 2010, when they went 30 games in a row with at least one extra-base knock.
CALLING ALL STARS: Online voting for the 2012 Triple-A All-Star Game is underway. The game, featuring the International League and the Pacific Coast League, will be played July 11 at Buffalo's Coca-Cola Field. Fans can vote by visiting RedWingsBaseball.com and clicking on the "Fan Zone" tab.
a Leading Red Wings candidates include Anthony Slama, owner of 9 saves, a 0.40 ERA, and a 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings streak; and Matt Carson, who leads Rochester with a .291 average, 50 hits, 19 extra-base hits, 15 doubles, 16 RBI, 75 total bases, and 23 runs. Slama has already matched Jim Hoey's team high of 9 saves from the 2011 Red Wings squad.
Date Opponent Time Probable A0 TV/Radio
Saturday, June 2 vs. Columbus 7:05 p.m. LHP Chris Seddon (5-3, 4.30) vs. RHP David Bromberg (0-1, 6.75) TWCS/WHTK 1280 AM
Sunday, June 3 vs. Columbus 1:05 p.m. RHP Zach McAllister (3-2, 2.93) vs. RHP Nick Blackburn (0-0, A0 WHTK 1280 AM
Monday, June 4 vs. Columbus 7:05 p.m. LHP David Huff (3-1, 2.88) vs. RHP Liam Hendriks (3-0, A0 WHTK 1280 AM
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