Paw Sox 4 - Rochester 2
W- Okajima (4-0)
L- DeVries (2-2)
S- Bowden (8)
A Brandon Roberts single followed by a Plouffe walk (his 4th of the doubleheader) pave wave for Aaron Bates to pinch hit for Delmon Young (0-3 on the night). Bates grounds into a 5-4-3 double play to end the game.
Alex Valdez picks up his first hit of the night to go along with a pair of walks. Lin follows with a walk but Rochester RP Jim Hoey strikes Nava out on 3 pitches to squash the threat.
Bottom 5, Top 6, Bottom 6:
Okajima looked excellent in 2 innings of work. 3Ks, 1BB.
Bermudez singles to start the inning. He is 5-5 tonight between both games.
Okajima in to pitch after Kehrt surrenders singles to Bailey and Gardenhire and he gets out of the inning. Methodical.
Nava walks and Lavarnway doubles to left. He has certainly rebounded nicely after last night.
Paw Sox leave the bases loaded. Despite such a seemingly one sided affair, Red Wings only trail by 2.
Brendan Roberts solo HR. 4-2 Paw Sox.
Plouffe walks. Who woulda thought to pitch around him!?
Scott Atchison begins to warm for the Paw Sox.
There's something eerily satisfying about a hot dog on a semi-stale bun.
DeVries pulled after the Paw Sox take a 4-1 lead. He allowed 10 baserunners of 18 faced. Tom Diamond in with the bases loaded, 2 outs to face Lin.
Bermudez doubles to the gap in right. DeVries looks overmatched, working at a molasses-like pace. Valdez walks and Lin with an infield single to load the bases. Nava grounds out 3-1 and the Paw Sox lead 3-1.
Trevor Plouffe has 3 HR in his last 3 ABs (walked in the 6th of game 1). 2-1 Paw Sox.
Lin with a leadoff triple and is singled home by Lavarnway. Paw Sox make it 2 on an RBI groundout following a double from Anderson. 2-0 Paw Sox.
7:55 start time. Lineups have been announced.
It was initially announced that Gibson would be making the start for Rochester. Expect him to throw tomorrow.