Rochester Red Wings Game Notes - Thursday, June 7 vs. Norfolk (Orioles)June 7, 2012 - International League (IL) Rochester Red Wings
GAME #60 - HOME GAME #29 - 11:05 A.M.
NORFOLK TIDES (27-34) at ROCHESTER RED WINGS (26-33)
RHP JASON BERKEN (0-1, 2.45) vs. LHP LUKE FRENCH (1-1, 4.45)
HIGH TIDE: The Rochester Red Wings today play the 3rd game of their 4-game series vs. Norfolk (Orioles). Rochester started the 8-game homestand by taking 3 of 4 from Columbus (Indians) and splitting the first 2 games of the Tides' lone regular-season visit to the Flower City. Following this 4-game set with Norfolk, the Wings will embark on their longest roadtrip of the season, a 9-day, 8-game adventure to Indianapolis (Pirates) and Louisville (Reds). Rochester has 4 other 8-game trips, but all are 8 days long.
BETTER BASEBALL: The Red Wings have won 3 of their last 4, 4 of their last 6, and 6 of their last 9. The Wings are 12-10 in their last 22 games beginning May 15 and are playing .500 baseball beginning May 2, going 17-17 in that time.
a The Red Wings have scored 4 runs in each of their last 3 games. They have scored 4 runs or less in 7 straight games, yet are still 4-3 in that span.
a Rochester last night used just 4 hits in defeating Norfolk 4-1. It marked the first time the Red Wings won a 9-inning game with 4 or less hits since August 24, 2009, when they mustered only 3 hits in a 2-1 walk-off win vs. Norfolk.
a The Red Wings yesterday won for the first time in 22 games this season when being outhit by their opponent. The Wings had 4 hits to Norfolk's 6.
HOME BODIES: The Red Wings are 4-2 thus far on the homestand and have won 11 of their last 16 games at Frontier Field. The Wings are 20-16 along Morrie Silver Way overall, including a 16-12 mark as the home team. The Wings, meanwhile, are just 6-17 in true road games. The Rochester pitching staff has a 2.65 ERA (91 ER/309.0 IP) in 36 games at Frontier Field compared to a 4.98 ERA (106 ER/191.2 IP) in 23 games outside the Flower City.
a Should the Red Wings win their final 2 games of the series, they would finish the homestand 6-2 for their best record in a homestand longer than 4 games since going 6-2 August 10-16, 2010 vs. Gwinnett (3-1) and Lehigh Valley (3-1).
EXTRA! EXTRA!: The Red Wings have recorded at least one extra-base hit in 33 consecutive games, their longest such streak in one season since July 31-September 5, 2009, when they had a 38-game streak.
a Rochester yesterday got a double from Michael Hollimon and home runs from Wilkin Ramirez and Sean Burroughs.
a The Red Wings' 33-game extra-base hit streak is the longest active streak in the International League. Syracuse has the 2nd longest, with an extra-base hit in 28 straight games.
HOMER HAPPY: The Red Wings have homered in a season-high 3 consecutive games for the 4th time. The Wings last homered in at least 4 straight games August 7-11, 2011, when they went 5 games in a row with a long ball.
a Home runs have accounted for 8 of the Red Wings' 12 runs in the last 3 games.
a Sean Burroughs last night became the 16th different player to homer for the Red Wings in 2012. Rochester had 23 different players homer at least once in 2011.
a The Wings have hit a league-low 30 home runs overall in 2012.
ON THE FLIP SIDE: The Red Wings' pitching staff has given up only 3 home runs in the last 12 games. Rochester hurlers went 47 consecutive innings without giving one up until Joe Mahoney went deep off Matt Maloney in the 2nd inning Tuesday vs. Norfolk.
a Rochester hurlers have given up just 38 homers all season, the 4th-lowest mark in the league. Charlotte (White Sox) leads the circuit with only 33 homers allowed.
MAKING THEIR PITCH: The Red Wings enter today ranked tied for 7th in the league with Buffalo (Mets) with a 3.54 ERA. The success comes on the heels of ranking last in the league in ERA in both of the last 2 seasons and 2nd to last in 2009.
a Red Wings' pitchers have allowed 4 runs or less in 18 of the last 22 games beginning May 15.
a Red Wings' pitchers have surrendered 4 earned runs or less in 17 straight games at Frontier Field, including 12 contests with one or no runs allowed. In fact, Rochester hurlers have allowed one or no runs in 5 of their last 6 games.
CRUSHING CHICKEN PARM: Chris Parmelee ranks 2nd in the IL in hitting beginning May 17, when he joined the Red Wings after being optioned from the Twins. He is batting .375 (18-for-48) in 15 games. Here's the list of the Top 5 in that time:
Rank Player Club Batting Average Games
1. Lew 0 NOR .382 (29-for-76) 19
2. Chris Parmelee ROC .375 (18-for-48) 15
3. Ryan Lavarnway PAW .365 (19-for-52) 14
4. Jordan Danks CHR .365 (23-for-63) 19
5. Jeff Clement IND .359 (23-for-64) 18
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 and a 0.40 ERA.; and Matt Carson, who leads Rochester with a .285 average, 53 hits, 19 extra-base hits, 15 doubles, 17 RBI, 78 total bases, and 24 runs scored. Slama is tied for 6th in the league in saves while Carson is tied for 6th in doubles.
0 Opponent Time Probable A0 TV/Radio
Friday, June 8 vs. Norfolk 7:05 p.m. TBD vs. WHTK 1280 AM
Saturday, June 9 at Indianapolis 7:05 p.m. RHP Liam Hendriks (4-0, 2.39) vs. LHP Rudy Owens (4-2, A0 WHTK 1280 AM
Sunday, June 10 at Indianapolis 1:15 p.m. LHP Matt Maloney (0-1, 4.86) vs. LHP Justin Wilson (4-4, A0 WHTK 1280 AM
Monday, June 11 at Indianapolis 7:05 p.m. RHP Steve Hirschfeld (0-0, 0.00) vs. WHTK 1280 AM
Tuesday, June 12 at Indianapolis 7:05 p.m. LHP Luke French vs. LHP Jeff A0 WHTK 1280 AM
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