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Rochester Red Wings Game Notes – May 17 at Buffalo

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May 17, 2023 – International League (IL)Rochester Red Wings News Release

Rochester Red Wings (15-23) vs. Buffalo Bisons (19-21)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – 6:05 p.m. ET – Sahlen Field – Buffalo, NY

Radio: Fox Sports 1280/iHeartRadio TV: Bally Live, MiLB.TV

RHP Paolo Espino (2-1, 2.76) vs. RHP Luke Bard (2-0, 4.26)

MILD WINGS: The Rochester Red Wings opened up their Thruway series against the Buffalo Bisons with a 7-4 loss Tuesday night…LF JAKE ALU picked up three knocks including a pair of doubles and two RBIs in his return to the Wings lineup for the lone multi-hit effort of the night…four Rochester batters drew a pair of walks as the Wings collected a season-high nine on the night including four free passes in the third inning…2B DARREN BAKER, CF DEREK HILL and SS RICHIE MARTIN each logged a knock while 1B TRAVIS BLANKENHORN collected his team-leading 10th double of the year off former Wing RHP Drew Hutchison…for the second consecutive game, Buffalo will send a former Red Wing to the mound as RHP Luke Bard gets the ball to start game two…RHP PAOLO ESPINO looks to bounce back and collect his third win of the year which would lead all Wings pitchers.

MAKE ME PROUD: Dating back to 4/12, the Red Wings have posted the fifth-highest batting average (.274, 262-for-957) in the International League…their 61 doubles over this span is good enough to rank 6th in the IL…

​Over the entire 2023 season, Rochester ranks 19th (314) among IL teams in the hit column.

WE DID IT FIRST: After striking first for the 16th time this season (in 38 games), the Wings dropped to 9-7 in games they’ve scored first…

​Rochester’s run differential through the early innings (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) is -15.

​This marked the first loss when scoring first since 5/10 against Worcester.

RETURN OF RAKE ALU: LF JAKE ALU returned to the Red Wings lineup after being optioned by Washington…the lefty went 3-for-5 in the loss, recording two doubles, two RBI, and a run scored…

Alu recorded his second three-hit game and fifth multi-hit game of the year.

​Two three-hit games are tied for second-most on the club with TRAVIS BLANKENHORN, just behind DARREN BAKER for the team lead.

WALK IT LIKE I TALK IT: Rochester hitters accumulated a season-high nine walks in last night’s contest…Baker, Barreto, Mazara, and Martin all recorded a pair of free passes…

​This marked the most walks in a contest for Rochester since they recorded nine against Toledo on 9/1/22.


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