Both starters went at least eight innings in the pitching duel, with Worley hurling his third complete game this season for the Red Wings. Worley, who was the opening day starter for the Minnesota Twins, finished with 9 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB and 5 K's.
After an uneventful first inning, Chris Colabello led off the second inning with a 400-foot blast to right-centerfield, his 16th homerun this season. The solo shot gave the Red Wings the early lead, and Louisville is now 8-29 this season when their opponent scores first.
The Bats would try to answer in the home half of the second, as Neftali Soto led off the inning with a single up the middle. The base hit extended Soto's current hitting streak to eight games, a span of which he is batting .400. Henry Rodriguez followed with a line drive hit sharply at third baseman Deibinson Romero, who made the play and doubled off Soto at first to eliminate any threat.
Rochester tacked a run on in the third inning, extending their lead to 2-0. Doug Bernier led off with a double down the leftfield line, and advanced to third on a ground out by Chris Herrmann. Colabello followed with a single, his second RBI in as many plate appearances. Colabello finished to go 2-for-4 with both Red Wings RBI's. Reineke was able to get out of the inning by getting Jeff Clement to ground into a 6-3 double play.
Worley faced the minimum Louisville batters through the first five innings (15), but that would change in the bottom of the sixth. Denis Phipps drew a walk to leadoff the inning. Nevin Ashley hit a one-out infield single, and both runners would advance after an error on the throw at first. Billy Hamilton grounded out to second base to get the Bats on the board and cut the deficit to a single run. Chris Heisey lined out to shortstop, ending the inning with Ashley stranded on third base.
Mike Hessman, who currently sits on 399 career homeruns, belted a fly ball to deep centerfield and was robbed from a potential game-tying blast (or an extra base hit at the very least) by the jumping catch from Eric Farris. The Bats went down in order in the eighth.
Game three of the series with the Red Wings takes place tomorrow at 6:05 p.m. Louisville's Yohan Pino (2-3, 2.32 ERA) squares off with Rochester's Andrew Albers (5-2, 3.01 ERA).
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