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Rochester Red Wings Game Notes - May 18 vs. Buffalo

May 18, 2024 - International League (IL)
Rochester Red Wings News Release

Buffalo Bisons (24-18) vs. Rochester Red Wings (19-19)

Saturday - DH, G1: 4:05 p.m. ET - Innovative Field - Rochester, NY

Radio: Fox Sports 1280/iHeartRadio TV: Bally Live, MiLB.TV

G1: RHP Andrew Bash (1-0, 4.39) vs. RHP Spenser Watkins (1-0, 4.68)

G2: RHP Paolo Espino (1-1, 4.50) vs. LHP DJ Herz (0-2, 5.23)

RAIN DANCE: The Rochester Red Wings and Buffalo Bisons were postponed last night, Rochester's ninth postponement or cancellation this season...the two teams will play in a doubleheader this afternoon...RHP SPENSER WATKINS takes the mound against Buffalo RHP Andrew Bash in game one, and LHP DJ HERZ and former Red Wing and current Bisons RHP Paolo Espino toe the rubber in game two.

STAMPEDED: The Red Wings picked up the win on Thursday, 6-2, retaking the series lead...CF JAMES WOOD extended his hitting streak to 12 games and on-base streak to 22, and the Wings offense combined to steal a total of seven bases in the win...Rochester pitching combined to hold Buffalo to no earned runs, highlighted by scoreless relief appearances from four different relievers.

WOODY TWO SHOES: CF JAMES WOOD extended his on-base streak to 22 games with a walk in the first Thursday, the longest active streak in the International League, and most by a Red Wing since Richie Martin reached 23-straight games from 5/26-6/30 in 2023...he later singled in the bottom of the seventh to push his current hit streak to 11 straight games, the second-longest active streak in the International League and longest by a Rochester hitter in 2024...

Wood leads the IL with 52 hits, comes in second with 85 total bases and a .460 on-base percentage, and ranks fourth with a .356 batting average (52-for-146).

THE BRADY BUNCH: C BRADY LINDSLY knocked in his ninth and 10th RBI of the season on a two-RBI double in the fourth Thursday night, and finished the contest 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored...the lefty catcher is now hitting .276 (8-for-29) across nine night games, versus a .188 batting average (6-for-32) during the day.

EZ-BAKE: 2B DARREN BAKER picked up an RBI double, two RBI, a walk, two stolen bases and a run scored in Thursday night's contest...he now has 16 stolen bases this season, most on the team and fourth-most in the International League...Baker has also collected a hit in four consecutive games dating back to the series finale on 5/12 at Scranton/WB, posting six hits in 17 at bats (.353) over that span...

Baker posts' a .310 batting average (36-for-116) across the entire season, good for 16th-best in the IL

KLEPTOMANIACS: The Red Wings offense combined to steal seven bases yesterday, including three from RF ERICK MEJIA , and two each from 2B DARREN BAKER , LF ALEX CALL ...this is the second time the Wings have stolen at least seven bases in a single game in 2024 (8 on 4/13 at BUF, most in IL in 2024)...Rochester has now stolen 55 bases this season, fourth-most in the International League despite playing the fewest games among all 20 teams...through 38 games in 2023, Rochester had combined for 27 stolen bases...that squad finished with a total of 156, second-most in franchise history...

Three stolen bases from Mejia is tied for the most by a Red Wing in a single game this season.

THE BULLY-PEN: The Red Wings bullpen held Buffalo to no earned runs Thursday night, highlighted by scoreless outings from LHP JOE LA SORSA , LHP TIM CATE , RHP AMOS WILLINGHAM , and RHP RICO GARCIA ...this is the ninth time this season that Wings relievers have held opponents to no earned runs, and first time since 5/11 at Scranton/WB...

The Wings bullpen has walked 81 batters this season, second-fewest in the International League.

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