Updated: 05/02/2014 11:29 PM
Created: 05/02/2014 10:35 PM WHEC.com
The Red Wings got a strong start from Scott Diamond and a balanced offensive attack as they took Game Two of the four-game series against the Louisville Bats, 6-1, Friday night at Frontier Field. Rochester is now 3-2 on this seven-game home stand.
Diamond went a season-high 6 2/3 innings and struck out a season-best six Louisville hitters. Diamond entered the day with the highest WHIP in the IL (2.50), ranked 2nd in runs allowed (41) and T-2nd in hits allowed (41). The southpaw lowered his ERA over two points from 10.35 down to 8.10 with his second “quality start” of the season.
Chris Parmelee extended his hit streak to a tied for career-high 15 games with a solo home run to right-center. He finished the day 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI. His 15-gamer is the longest in the IL this season and the longest by a Red Wing since Chris Colabello’s 16-game streak last season. Over the streak, he’s batting .404 (23-for-57) with four home runs, five doubles and 12 RBI. Parmelee now has five of the Red Wings’ nine home runs on the season.
A.J. Achter tossed a perfect final 2 1/3 innings to pick up his 2nd Triple-A save of the season. Achter has now set down 14 straight hitters and over his last three outings has tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings allowing just one hit with 6 strikeouts. With 2 1/3 scoreless tonight, the Wings bullpen hasn’t allowed a run over the last four games -- spanning 12.0 IP
The Red Wings scored first for the 19th time in 26 games this season on Friday night -- the most of any team in the IL. Rochester is now 12-7 when scoring first this season and 2-5 when they don’t.
Logan Darnell was recalled by Minnesota for the first time in his career on Friday after OF Aaron Hicks was placed on the DL. Darnell had posted a 1.69 ERA in four starts with the Wings this season, limiting the opposition to a .195 (15-for-77) batting average against. Dating back to last season, over Darnell’s last 11 Triple-A starts he was 4-2 with a 2.41 ERA.