Created: 05/16/2014 11:39 PM WHEC.com
The Red Wings strung together a three-run, 7th inning rally which snapped a 1-1 tie and sent the Wings to a 6-2 win and a four-game series sweep over the Columbus Clippers Friday night. The series sweep was Rochester’s second this season and first of the four-game variety. It was the Red Wings’ first sweep against the Clippers since 2006. The Wings swept four, 4-game series at Frontier Field last season.
The Wings extended their season-high home winning streak to 7 games and have now won 10 of their last 12 at Frontier Field.
Mike Pelfrey made his Red Wings debut Friday night in a Major League rehab start for Rochester. Pelfrey allowed a run in the first inning on three hits (all singles) before yielding just three base runners over his final four frames. After a lead-off double in the third inning, Pelfrey would retire 9 of the last 10 batters he faced. The former first rounder struck out three and walked just one over his 81-pitch outing.
Josh Willingham went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his first rehab game since going on the DL with a fractured left wrist on April 12 (retro to April 7).
Chris Herrman went 2-for-4 and is now batting .467 (14-for-30) with five XBH and four RBI in eight games since being optioned down to Rochester on May 8. He has three straight multi-hit games and five in the last eight games.
Deibinson Romero finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Romero went 6-for-15 with two doubles, two homers, five runs and 6 RBI in the series. He had just four extra-base hits in his last 20 games prior to this series.
Oswaldo Arcia hit the Red Wings’ 6th home run of the series after the team came in with just 12 all season in the first 36 games. Arcia finished 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and finished the series with two homers, six runs scored and four RBI.
Eric Farris saw his 8-game hitting streak snapped after an 0-for-4 night. Over the streak, his second 8-gamer of the season, Farris went 12-for-30 (.400) with a home run, two doubles and two RBI. The eight games matches the Wings’ second longest streak this season behind Chris Parmelee’s 15-gamer.