Bisons defeat Wings 4-2
Rochester, NY - The Red Wings dropped a 4-2 decision to the Buffalo Bisons Monday afternoon at Frontier Field, before a season high crowd of 10,213. The Wings head out on a road trip Tuesday,, and return home to host Indianapolis (Pirates) Tuesday, June 5.
Buffalo opened the scoring in the third inning after Wings starter Zack Littell hit Reese McGuire with a pitch to open the frame. A single off the bat of Ian Parmley allowed for McGuire to reach third base, who later scored on a sac fly from Richard Urena to give the Bisons a 1-0 lead.
Rochester tied the game in the bottom of the fifth after a one out rally against Buffalo starter Ryan Borucki.. Following a pair of base hits from Nick Buss and Wynston Sawyer, a sac fly off the bat of Jermaine Curtis scored Sawyer, tying the game 1-1.
The Bisons took the lead back in the top of the sixth after Littell allowed three base hits to open up the inning. After Urena singled, Dalton Pompey put the pair in scoring position after doubling to the right field corner. Danny Jansen then singled, scoring both runners to give Buffalo a 3-1 lead.
Rochester scored in the sixth after Kennys Vargas lifted a sac fly into centerfield following back-to-back singles from Gordon and Jake Cave, cutting the deficit to 3-2.
Littell was replaced by Tyler Duffey to begin the seventh inning. Littell allowed three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out six. He threw 91 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Borucki's day ended end after throwing 6.0 innings as he allowed two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out five. He threw 93 pitches, 64 for strikes.
Buffalo added a run in the eighth inning after Duffey allowed a pair of singles to open the inning, leading to a sac fly from McGuire to increase the Buffalo lead to 4-2.
The Wings had a rally attempt stifled in the bottom of the eighth inning, after a lead-off walk to Cave started the frame. A line drive double play ended the threat, and a flyout ended the inning.
Duffey allowed two hits and an earned run in 2.0 relief innings, striking out two.
Winning pitcher: Borucki (4-5)
Losing pitcher: Littell (1-1)
Save: Shafer (4)
Express Mart Thruway Cup Series: The Red Wings are now 6-9 in the season-long competition for the Thruway Cup.
NOTES: Fans enjoyed a 50-cent hot dog promotion Monday courtesy of Zweigle's, to the tune of 11,162 hots consumed during the game.