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Rochester Red Wings Post-Game Notes - 5.18 G1

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


JUST DREW IT: C DREW MILLAS roped a two-run single in the first inning and finished the contest 1-for-3 with two RBI...across 12 games in May, the switch-hitter is hitting .354 (17-for-48) with four homers, four doubles ...Millas has now driven in 11 two-out RBI this season, tied with CF JAMES WOOD for most on the team.

DARREN TO DREAM: 2B DARREN BAKER extended his hitting streak to a team-leading five consecutive games dating back to 5/12 at Scranton/WB, going 1-for-4 with a run scored in game one...across 27 games against Buffalo since he made his Triple-A debut in the 2023 season opener, the lefty is hitting .319 (36-for-113) with a homer, a triple, three doubles, 17 RBI and 17 walks...

Baker has collected a total of 37 hits this season, tied for second-most among Nationals Minor Leaguers.

PEZ DI-SPENSER: RHP SPENSER WATKINS made his seventh start (9th app.) of the season tonight, turning in 4.2 innings of work and allowing four earned on eight hits while striking out five and walking two...he has now turned in seven consecutive starts (since 4/13-G2 at BUF) of at least 4.0 innings for the first time since he turned in 12-straight from 6/25-9/26 in 2022 with Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk...

Watkins leads all Red Wings starting pitchers with 31.1 innings pitched this season.

HAPPY LEIF ERICK-SON DAY: 3B ERICK MEJIA logged two hits in three at-bats in game one, his third multi-hit game of the season...after starting the year 3-for-32 (.094) through the month of April, he has collected seven hits in his last 18 at-bats (.389) since 5/3...he has now scored a run in a team-leading six consecutive games, the third-longest active streak in the International League...

Mejia now has seven stolen bases this season, one shy of his 2023 total.

GONE STREAKIN': CF JAMES WOOD extended his on-base streak to an International League-leading 23 games in game one with a walk in the bottom of the fifth...this is the longest on-base streak by a Red Wing since Richie Martin also reached in 23-straight games from 5/26-6/30 in 2023, and is tied for the third-longest since the team became a Nationals affiliate in 2021...

Wood averages 94.9 MPH on all batted balls this season, fifth-best among all MLB and Triple-A players (min. 50 AB).

Since the streak began on 4/20 against Toledo, Wood is reaching base at a .467 clip, second-best in the IL over that span.

BISONS NOTES:

FOUR SCORE AND SERVAN YEARS AGO: C BRIAN SERVAN connected on a pair of hits in game one, going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored...he has now logged six consecutive multi-hit games dating back to 5/9 against Worcester, collecting 13 hits in 26 at-bats (.500) over that span...since playing in his first game with Buffalo on 4/20, the California native is hitting .415 (22-for-53) with a homer, four doubles and seven RBI...

Coming into 2024, Servan had not logged more than four consecutive multi-hit games in his professional career.

NEXT GAME

Buffalo v. Rochester

Saturday, May 18, 2024

First Pitch: TBA

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


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