Joey Meneses collected three hits, including a homer and two RBI to help propel Rochester to their fourth straight win over the Toledo Mud Hens Saturday night at Fifth Third field.
Right-hander Jefry Rodriguez got the start for the Red Wings, hurling three innings of no-hit ball and collecting five strikeouts to set the tone for the Rochester pitching staff.
A first inning two-run blast by Joey Meneses, his first of the season, got the party started early driving in Luis Garcia, who reached on a double. Meneses began yet another rally in the fourth, singling to begin the inning. Nick Banks continued the scoring in the very next at-bat, sending the first pitch he saw over the center-field fence for the Wings second two-run-shot of the game to push the lead to 4-0. After a sacrifice-fly by center-fielder Cole Freeman later the inning and three more runs in the 6th, the lead swelled to the eventual final score of 9-0.
Left-hander Sam Clay earned the win for Rochester after relieving Rodriguez in the fourth and hurling two innings of shutout ball. He was followed by RHP Tyler Clippard, LHP Jace Fry, RHP Jordan Weems, and RHP Hunter Harvey who each threw an inning to preserve the shutout.
The two teams wrap up this six-game series on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 p.m.