Created: 07/12/2014 11:31 PM WHEC.com
THE ROCHESTER RED WINGS used a four-run eighth inning -- capped by a Dan Rohlfing two-run homer -- to beat the Scranton/WB RailRiders, 5-2, Saturday night at Frontier Field. The victory snaps a four-game losing streak for the Wings and puts them back to 10 games over .500 (54-44). With the win, the Wings have now won seven straight games over Scranton/WB at Frontier Field dating back to 2013 and have earned at least a split of the season series with the RailRiders for a second straight season.
DAN ROHLFING (1-for-3; HR) capped the four-run eighth inning with a two-run homer -- his second of the season and first since June 4 at Charlotte. It was his first long ball at Frontier Field since June 16, 2013 -- ironically, off tonight’s Red Wings starter Sean Gilmartin, then with Gwinnett. The homer snapped the Wings’ 61-inning homerless drought dating back to the first inning of Game Two on Sunday vs. Buffalo (Nate Hanson 3-R HR).
DEIBINSON ROMERO (2-for-5; 2B) who came in tied for the league lead in doubles, put the Wings on the board in the 1st inning with an RBI double. Romero has now reached base safely in 21 consecutive home games, batting .342 (26-for-76) with 9 doubles and 12 RBI. The 21 games is the second longest active home on-base streak in the IL.
CHRIS RAHL (2-for-4; 2B) put the Wings ahead with a run scoring double in the 8th inning. He now has a hit in 8 of his last 11 games, batting .295 (13-for-44) with 4 doubles and 10 RBI. Rahl now has 15 RBI in his last 18 games.
SEAN GILMARTIN turned in his second straight quality start for Rochester, allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks over 6.1 innings as he lowered his ERA to 4.13 over his first 6 starts with Rochester. Gilmartin has pitched well over his first 3 home starts at Frontier Field, posting a 2.81 ERA (5 ER/16.0 IP).
RYAN PRESSLY picked up his first win of the season by tossing 2.2 scoreless innings of relief behind Gilmartin. Pressly has turned in five consecutive scoreless innings -- spanning 8.2 innings over which he’s allowed 8 hits and 0 walks while striking out 10. The 8.2 scoreless innings is just one shy of his season-high 9.2 innings (4/8-4/23).
ERIC FARRIS (2-for-4) picked up his team-leading 34th multi-hit game of the season. Farris now has a hit in 15 of his last 19 games, batting .309 (25-for-81) with 6 doubles and 10 RBI.