Updated: 05/01/2014 11:29 PM
Created: 05/01/2014 10:31 PM WHEC.com
The Red Wings got a fantastic outing from Trevor May on Thursday night but couldn’t produce enough offense, as the Wings fell 2-1 to Louisville in the opener of a four-game series at Frontier Field.
Trevor May bounced back from a rough outing in his last start at Pawtucket to turn in his second “quality start” of the season. The right-hander struck out 11 matching Alex Meyer, who punched out 11 Knights on Monday, for a team high this season. It was May’s first 11 strikeout game since Aug. 17, 2011 with Clearwater.
The Red Wings struck out a tied for season-high 15 hitters on Thursday and have now struck out at least nine batters in eight straight games. Over the last eight games, Wings hurlers have combined to strikeout 94 in 71.0 innings (11.9 K/9 IP). Rochester entered the day 3rd in the IL with 207 strikeouts on the season.
Chris Parmelee extended his hit streak to 14 games with a bloop double down the left field line in the 8th inning. Parmelee is now batting .407 (22-for-54) with 5 doubles, 3 homers and 10 RBI over his streak -- which is now the longest in the International League this season. With a hit on Friday, Parmelee will tie his career-high of 15 games set with the Wings back in 2012.
The Wings Bullpen turned in three more scoreless innings and have now tossed 9 2/3 scoreless frames over the last three games to lower their season ERA to 2.79 on the season.
Kris Johnson recalled by the Twins from Rochester to start Game 2 of their doubleheader on Thursday threw 4.1 scoreless innings allowing four hits and six walks while striking out five.
Oswaldo Arcia drove in the lone run and finished 1-for-4. He’s now 4-for-11 with an RBI, 2 BB and 5 K over first 4 rehab games.