Created: 08/15/2014 11:42 PM WHEC.com
THE ROCHESTER RED WINGS built a 4-3 lead thanks to back-to-back homers from Josmil Pinto and Chris Colabello in the third inning before Kris Johnson got touched for three runs in the fifth including a Brandon Laird home run giving the Syracuse Chiefs the 6-4 lead. The Wings fall to 5.0 games back of the Chiefs in the International League North but remain just 3.0 games behind Pawtucket in the Wild Card.
→JOSMIL PINTO (2-for-4; HR, 2 RBI, R) lined a ball deep to right-center field for his sixth home run of the season in the 3rd inning. Over his last 24 games, Pinto is batting .314 (27-for-86) with 11 2B, 3B, 4 HR, and 25 RBI. Pinto has now recorded multiple hits in 8 of his last 14 games.
→CHRIS COLABELLO (1-for-2; HR, RBI, R) followed Pinto with his eighth homer of the season, giving the Wings back-to-to back home runs for a 4-3 lead. The back-to-back home runs are the first for Rochester since May 13, when the Wings hit three straight homers (Arcia, Romero, and Herrmann) vs. Columbus. His 8 HR (in just 44 G) is tied for the team lead with Romero. Colabello has 5 HR in his last 10 G at Frontier Field after going over a year without a home run in Rochester.
→AARON HICKS (2-for-4; SB) recorded his fourth multi-hit performance in his first eight games with the Wings and is now batting .357 (10-for-28) since his promotion to Rochester. Since July 1, Hicks is batting .343 (46-for-134) between New Britain and Rochester.
→KRIS JOHNSON labored his way through 6 2/3 innings allowing six runs on nine hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out one. In Johnson’s last three starts he’s 0-3 with a 9.45 ERA (14 ER/13.1 IP). It was the first time the southpaw allowed six earned runs in a start since May 3, 2013 vs. Lehigh Valley when he was with the Indianapolis Indians.
→WILKIN RAMIREZ (0-for-4) was the only Wings starter without a hit as he snapped his 10-game hit streak over which he batted .341 (15-for-44). It was his second double digit hit streak of the season and first since his career-long 12-gamer from 5/28-6/10.
→STEPHEN PRYOR tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief allowing two walks while striking out four. Since being acquired from Seattle, Pryor has thrown 12 innings allowing only two hits and 11 walks while striking out 13. His batting average against is a miniscule .054 (2-for-37).