For this blog, I thought I'd try to do something a little bit new. After each series I worked with the Red Wings, I'm going to post the best pictures (one per game) from the series. So leading off this little segment on this blog, I present the Rochester Red Wings vs. Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles).
In game one, Matt Tolbert went 1-3 with a triple and a run. He was the Wings' lone run in that game, as they dropped the first game of the series, 2-1.
Game 2 brought a lot more excitement, however they lost the game 4-3. They were down 3-1 in the bottom of the 8th inning and tied it on a Dustin Martin's 2-run double. However, the Tides pulled out a rally in the top of the ninth inning and beat the Wings. In the picture, Glen Perkins, who has been struggling the whole season, had a decent outing, throwing seven strong innings and gave up only two runs, notching himself a quality start.
The third game of the series, the Wings picked up their first victory of the series, winning the match 5-4. In the game, the Red Wings were wearing green jerseys to help promote United Way. Shortstop Trevor Plouffe smashed a go-ahead 2-run home run in the fifth inning.
In the final game, the Red Wings split the series with a dominating victory of 9-0. Starting Jeff Manship was outstanding, as he threw a complete game shutout. He picked up 6 strikeouts and allowed only 4 hits along the way. He also only needed 92 pitches to get through the game.
The Red Wings face the Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers) this weekend. I've been looking forward to this series for a while for two reasons: Ryan Ketchner and Danny Worth. Ketchner is a pitcher for the Mud Hens and he is deaf. Worth is the older brother of a good friend of mine at RIT. Should be fun to watch them.