Created: 04/28/2014 11:32 PM WHEC.com
ALEX MEYER pitched six scoreless innings tying a career-high with 11 strikeouts for a second straight start as the Red Wings blanked the Charlotte Knights 1-0 on Monday night. Meyer, who now has thrown 12 2/3 scoreless innings with 22 strikeouts over his last two starts, earned his first career Triple-A victory. Chris Parmelee knocked in the lone run of the game with an RBI double in the third inning. The Wings will seek the series victory on Tuesday morning (11:35 am).
MEYER, who has struck out 11 in back-to-back starts, now has four double-digit strikeout games in his career. Eight of his 11 punch outs on Monday were looking and two more came on check swings. The Red Wings as a team have now struck out at least nine batters in seven straight games. Monday’s 12 K’s gives them 79 in 62.0 IP over their last seven games.
CHRIS PARMELEE extended his International League best hitting streak to 13 games. The power-hitting lefty lined a 1-1 pitch into right field for a run scoring double, pushing Danny Santana across the plate for the lone run of the game. Parmelee went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Monday night. During the 13-game stretch, he has batted .412 (21-for-51) with three home runs, four doubles and 10 RBI. Parmelee is now two games away from tying his career-high of 15 games set with Rochester in 2012.
OSWALDO ARCIA went 0-for-2 with a walk in seven innings in his third rehab game, while playing right field and batting fifth. During his rehab with Rochester he has gone a combined 3-for-7 with two walks and three strikeouts.
MATT HOFFMAN had retired 15 batters in a row, after a 1-2-3, 7th inning in relief of Meyer, before Gorkys Hernandez singled into right field in the eighth ending the streak. The lefty pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings lowering his ERA to 0.96 (ER/9.1 IP).
MATT GUERRIER touched the Frontier Field mound as a Rochester Red Wing for the first time since August 21, 2004, on Monday night. He came in relief of Hoffman in the eighth, and stranded a runner in scoring position. The veteran righty stayed on to pitch the ninth recording his first save in baseball since 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his first save with the Wings in his career.
THE RED WINGS clinched their first winning record in the month of April since 2007 (13-4). Over the last six seasons, Rochester was just 57-81 (.413) during the season’s first month. This will be just the fifth winning April in 18 seasons at Frontier Field.
THE RED WINGS notched their third shutout of the season and first nine-inning shutout of the year. The Wings yielded a tied for season-low three hits (also, 4/24 @ PAW). The Wings bats were also limited to a season low, collecting just four hits.