Rochester Red Wings (64-77) vs. Buffalo Bisons (72-67)
Tuesday – 6:05p.m. ET – Sahlen Field- Buffalo, NY
Radio: Fox Sports 1280/iHeartRadio TV: MiLB.tv
RHP Joan Adon (2-2, 4.73) vs. RHP Bowden Francis (5-10, 6.95)
DON’T LET US GET HOT: The Rochester Red Wings hit their way to a 12-2 victory in the series finale against the IronPigs Sunday afternoon behind a season-high 22-hit effort…2B Jake Alu went 4-for-6, just a double shy of the cycle while DH Onix Vega went 4-for-5 in his first game above High-A…all nine batters for Rochester recorded a hit and seven collected multiple…C Wilmer Perez hit his first Triple-A home run as part of his three-hit day at the plate…RHP Patrick Murphy turned in five innings of work, allowing just one earned run in his start, striking out seven in the process…the 22-hit effort is tied (five other times) for the most hits in a contest since 2012 (25 in 2012)…the Wings will travel to Buffalo in search for their seventh win in their last eight games which would mark the first time they’ve done so since their nine-game winning streak in May (7th-15th).
HIT ‘EM UP: The Rochester Red Wings recorded a season-high 22 hits in Sunday’s series final, four more than their previous high of 18, which came on 4/16 vs. Buffalo…the Wings were led by four-hit games from 2B Jake Alu, and DH Onix Vega… all nine starters collected at least one hit and seven of nine collected multiple hits.
The last time all nine starters recorded a base hit was 8/18 against Worcester.
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGA-S STAYS IN VEGA-S: Recently promoted C Onix Vega made his Triple-A debut in Sunday’s game becoming the 78th player to make an appearance in a Red Wings’ uniform this season, surpassing last year’s record of 77 players…the right-hander went 4-for-5 with three RBI, recording the first four-hit game of his career in his first game above High-A.
RAKE ALU: 3B Jake Alu hit a three-run home run in the first inning Sunday, his 10th with the Red Wings and his 19th of the season between Rochester and Double-A Harrisburg…the lefty has now reached base safely in 13-straight games dating back to 9/4 and has picked up multiple hits in seven of those 13 games.
The Boston College alum finished the game 4-for-6 with a home run, a triple, four RBI, and two runs scored…just a double away from becoming the first Red Wing since Michael Restovich in 2004 to hit for the cycle…Alu was…