Rochester Red Wings beat Norfolk Tides, 15-11

Updated: 07/01/2014 11:29 PM
Created: 07/01/2014 8:05 PM WHEC.com

The Rochester Red Wings outslugged the Norfolk Tides, 15-11, Tuesday afternoon at Frontier Field to take three of four from the last-place Tides – their third straight series win over Norfolk at Frontier Field. Chris Colabello smacked two home runs and Wilkin Ramirez tied a career-high with five hits to back starter Kris Johnson who picked up his seventh win of the season. The Wings have now won three straight games for the first time in nearly a month (June 4) and can return to a season-high 10 games over .500 with a win on Wednesday in Pawtucket.

The Red Wings have now scored eight or more runs in three consecutive games for the first time since May 28-30, 2013 vs. Lehigh Valley. Rochester pushed across a season-high 15 runs on a season-high 19 hits, while allowing a season-high 11 runs. The last time the Wings scored 15 runs in a game was Jun. 7, 2010 (1) vs. TOL and the last time Rochester had 19 hits in a contest was Jun. 11, 2011 at TOL.

With Tuesday’s win, Rochester has won a four-game series over Norfolk for a third straight season at Frontier Field and beat the Tides in a series for the fourth time in their last five meetings. They now have won 15 of their last 20 against the Tides since 2012 and are 14-6 against IL South opponents this season.

Chris Colabello (2-for-5; 2 HR, 5 RBI) hit two home runs in a game for the fifth time in his affiliated ball career on Tuesday and for the first time since Sept. 2, 2013 with Minnesota. The two-homer game is the Wings’ first multi-homer game since Wilkin Ramirez on Jun. 6 at CHA and the Wings’ third this season (also, Parmelee, May 4 vs. LOU). After not hitting a home run at Frontier Field in over a year prior to Monday’s game, Colabello now has three home runs over his last two games at home. In his affiliated baseball career, 45 of his 60 home runs over the last three seasons have come on the road (75 %). Over his last 29 games with Rochester, Colabello is batting .318 (34-for-107) with eight doubles, six home runs, and 25 RBI, including a current five-game hit streak (.450; 9-for-20).

Chris Herrmann (2-for-4; HR, 2B, RBI, BB) hit his second home run of the season in the 4th inning and his first since May 13 vs. COL. He now has a hit in a season-high six straight games, batting .364 (8-for-22) over the six-game streak. Over his last 27 games with Rochester, Herrmann’s hitting .337 (33-for-98) with two home runs, three triples, nine doubles, and 11 RBI.

Eric Farris (2-for-5; 2 R, BB) ignited both the five-run first inning and three-run second inning with lead off singles. He extended his hit streak to seven games with his team-leading 29th multi-hit game, batting .333 (11-for-33) with 3 2B, 5 R, 3 RBI over the streak.

Doug Bernier (2-for-3; 2 RBI) collected two more hits and two more RBI on Tuesday and is now batting .325 (37-for-114) with 2 HR, 4 2B, 18 R, 23 RBI over his last 36 games since May 17. Bernier leads the Wings with a .393 batting average with RISP.

Nate Hanson (3-for-4; 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R) snapped a 0-for-30 hitless streak at Triple-A over his last 9 games with hits in his first two at-bats Tuesday. The three-hit game is Hanson’s first in Triple-A.

Wilkin Ramirez (5-for-5; 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R) tied a career-high with five hits Tuesday. The only other time he had five hits in a game was Aug. 1, 2011 with Gwinnett. Ramirez now has a hit in 19 of his last 22 games, batting .356 (31-for-87) with 10 doubles, two homers, and 13 RBI over that span.

Edgar Ibarra snapped his scoreless innings streak at 15 1/3 innings allowing a run in the sixth inning in relief of Kris Johnson. Ibarra last one-third of an inning allowing five runs on three hits and two walks while striking out one. Ibarra’s scoreless streak included eight plus games pitched allowing 10 hits and four walks while striking out 12 batters.

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