MOOSIC, PA. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) saved their best for last. In the sixth inning of a seven-inning game, the team batted around to put a six-spot on the board in a 7-2 defeat of the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) at PNC Field on Friday night. The victory followed a 3-0 loss in the conclusion of Thursday’s suspended season opener. Each team stands 1-1 on the young year.
Eddy Rodriguez broke the seal with a bases-loaded single that drove in a pair of runs for a 3-2 lead in the fateful sixth. Run-scoring blows from Jonathan Diaz and Ben Gamel followed later in the frame.
James Pazos (1-0) got the win in relief with a perfect sixth. Rochester starter Pat Dean (0-1) suffered the loss.
The RailRiders hit the road for their first journey away from PNC Field this season. Saturday’s scheduled opener has been postponed until April 29 due to frigid temperatures and biting winds. As a result, the teams will play just one game at Frontier Field on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.
The team returns home for an eight-game homestand starting on Thursday, April 14 with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals). The Thirsty Thursday will feature $1 Bud Lights and Pepsi products. And each Thursday college students can get a $5 lawn walk-up ticket with their college ID. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.