Lehigh Valley IronPigs (72-64) vs. Rochester Red Wings (61-76)
Thursday – 6:05p.m. ET – Frontier Field – Rochester, NY
Radio: Fox Sports 1280/iHeartRadio TV: MiLB.tv
LHP Michael Plassmeyer (6-3, 2.66) vs. RHP Franklyn Kilome (2-7, 8.60)
THREE’S COMPANY: The Rochester Red Wings won their third straight game for the first time since August, with their 10-3 win over Lehigh Valley…five players combined for multi-hit games, including a three-hit game from C Wilmer Perez, his first since 2019…CF Andrew Stevenson and DH Daniel Johnson each went deep with two outs, giving Johnson his first homer as a Wing…RHP Joan Adon earned his second Triple-A win, working five full innings allowing three earned runs…four pitchers would be used to hold Lehigh Valley hitless through the final four frames, including 1.1 hitless innings from LHP Matt Cronin…Rochester will look to win their fourth consecutive game for the first time since 5/29 tonight, sending RHP Franklyn Kilome to the mound.
WINNING IS FUN: The Wings won their third straight game yesterday by a final of 10-3…this marks the first time the Wings have won three straight since 8/11-8/13 against NOR…The Wings now have won at least three straight 5 separate times, including a nine-game win-streak from 5/7-5/15.
The win moves the Red Wings to 6-6 in the month of September, their best start to a month since going 6-6 to start the month of July.
HOW MANY RUNS YOU GOT? A LOT: The Red Wings offense has scored 636 runs through 137 games played…their 636 run total is the second highest total for a Wings squad in the past seven seasons (790 in ’19)…to overtake the 2019 total, this Rochester team would need to average 12 runs per game for the remaining 13 contests.
Rochester ranks 16th in the IL in the runs scored category.
KEEPING THE TEAM SEAMSTRESS IN BUSINESS: The Washington Nationals promoted UTL Jack Dunn from Double-A Harrisburg, tying the franchise record for the number of different Wings to appear in a game in a single season (78)…C Onix Vega was also added to the roster, the 81st player on the roster this season, a new franchise record…should he appear in today’s game, it would set a franchise record for most players to appear in a game for the Wings for the fourth consecutive year (79).
SMOOTH CRIMINAL: With a stolen base from recently promoted RF Jack Dunn, the Wings have totaled 140 swipes on the season…this is…