Rochester Red Wings shutout 3-0 by Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Created: 06/13/2014 11:10 PM WHEC.com

The Rochester Red Wings were shutout 3-0 by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Friday night at Frontier Field despite outhitting the IronPigs 10-7. The Wings were shut out for the fifth time this year and for the first time since May 24 at SWB. It was just the second time the Wings have been shutout at home this season and first since May 20 vs. TOL. The Wings bullpen shutout the IronPigs for seven innings, but the offense left a season-high 14 men on base and went 0-for-10 with RISP. 

Alex Meyer lasted just two innings allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out one. Meyer’s 55-pitch outing was his shortest this season. He entered his start 3-1 with a 1.98 ERA over his previous five starts.

Scott Diamond entered in the third inning, making his first relief appearance since July 27, 2008 with Myrtle Beach. Diamond faced the minimum over three innings, allowing just one walk while striking out three on 27 pitches (19 strikes). Deolis Guerra came on in relief of Diamond and threw two perfect innings with one strikeout. The bullpen had held the IronPigs hitless for 15 straight batters before Edgar Ibarra gave up a single to the first batter he faced in the 8th, but held Lehigh Valley scoreless through two innings. The bullpen combined for seven scoreless innings allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out four.

Chris Herrmann went 2-for-4 in his first game back in the Wings lineup after missing 12 games with a right wrist sprain. In his last 13 games with Rochester, Herrmann’s batting .396 (19-for-48) with HR, 3B, 3 2B and 4 RBI –  including seven multi-hit games in that span.

James Beresford (1-for-5) extended his season-long hit streak to 10 games, batting 15-for-42 (.357). Beresford also has a hit in 13 of his last 14 games, batting .333 (19-for-57) with 5 2B, 1 3B, and 11 R.

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