Red Wings Fall 13-8 to Lehigh Valley Saturday
The Red Wings bid for back-to-back victories for the first time this season was spoiled as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs outslugged Rochester, 13-8, Saturday night at Coca-Cola Park to win the series.
The Wings haven't won a series in Allentown since September of 2015! Since that last series win in Lehigh Valley, the Red Wings are just 23-45 against their North Division rival - including 2-8 in 2019.
Lehigh Valley blew open a one-run game with a seven-run 7th inning that saw the 'Pigs send 13 men to the plate against Wings relievers Andrew Vasquez and Austin Adams.
After falling behind early, Luke Raley's 2-out, bloop double in the fifth inning scored Ronald Torreyes and Lamonte Wade Jr to draw the Wings within a run at 6-5.
Wings starter Chase De Jong was chased from the game after two-plus innings allowing five runs on six hits and three walks.
Jake Reed did all he could to keep the Red Wings in the game striking out SIX in three innings of relief. He entered the game with no outs and the bases loaded in the third inning and struck out three straight IronPigs to keep the game within reach for Rochester.
John Andreoli hit a leadoff homer for the Wings - his 2nd homer of the season.
Randy Cesar finished 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. Andreoli, Wade and Raley also notched multi-hit nights.
The Wings will have Easter Sunday off and will begin a seven-game homestand on Monday against the Scranton/WB RailRiders - the Yankees top affiliate.
WINGS THINGS: Fernando Romero was recalled by Minnesota for their doubleheader in Baltimore on Saturday...Wings slugger Brent Rooker sat out the entire series with a sore hamstring...Wings pitchers walked 8 and struck out 13.
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