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Thorpe, Red Wings Quiet RailRiders

April 23, 2019 - International League (IL) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

ROCHESTER, NY - The story Tuesday night in Rochester was Red Wings starting pitcher Lewis Thorpe, and he stifled the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offensive attack over eight innings en route to an 8-1 victory on a blustery night at Frontier Field.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jumped on Thorpe early with a solo home run by Gosuke Katoh. It was the fifth homer of the year for Katoh in his 41stat-bat, to tie Mike Ford for the team lead just over two weeks into the season. A season ago, Katoh homered five times, needing 392 AB fewer to hit the mark in 2019. After drilling a home run to right-centerfield for his first Triple-A homer in Buffalo during the opening series of the season, the left-hander's last four homers have all been driven to left-centerfield, including Tuesday's 369-footer.

After allowing the home run, Thorpe dialed in and retired the next 18 men that he faced until Ryan McBroom doubled in the 7thinning. One night after going 0-for-their-final-17, Thorpe added to the pitching dominance for Rochester as the difficult stretch ran to 1-for-37 at one point spanning the two games.

Thorpe set a new career-high with 8.0 innings pitched and matched his career-high with 12 strikeouts, which he logged in his previous start. After not having struck out 10+ batters multiple times in any season in his career, he exited Tuesday night having done it in consecutive starts.

The RailRiders and Red Wings return to action Wednesday night with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch coming from Frontier Field. RHP Chance Adams (0-1, 10.32) takes the ball for the RailRiders against a to-be-determined starting pitcher for Rochester. Pregame coverage begins at 5:35 p.m. with Adam Marco and Adam Giardino on the RailRiders Radio Network.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Record:

8-8


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