By Tiffany Williams –
On Sunday, a beautiful day for baseball in western New York as the Worcester Red Sox played game six of six against the Syracuse Mets.
What an amazingly epic six game stretch this was for the Worcester Red Sox who struggled in their six game stretch against the Rochester Red Wings to begin June.
The media sports gods were probably losing confidence in this team after watching that first June homestand. Rochester was a tough six game contest but the Worcester Red Sox, last Tuesday came out looking like a brand new team and their bats really came alive in this stretch against Syracuse.
Tuesday night the Worcester Red Sox beat Syracuse 11-4. Wednesday night, again the Red Sox beat Syracuse, 12-5. They struggled a little on Thursday night but they rallied together to beat Syracuse, 5-2. On Friday night, again they struggled in this contest but they beat Syracuse 5-3. On Saturday night, these guys were lit and they sealed an 11-2 win and set a record of nine consecutive wins on the road. When they were the PawSox, they never achieved nine straight wins on the road.
On Sunday, the Worcester Red Sox came into the game with their bats alive.
In the top of the first, Jeter Downs hit his 4th homer this season and got his 11th RBI (Jarren Duran) to get the WooSox on the board early and make it a 2-0, WooSox game.
Then to dominate Syracuse in the first, as if a homer and an RBI weren’t already a huge statement, the WooSox scored an additional four runs with Franchy Cordero, Michael Chavis, Connor Wong and Jonathan Araúz to make it a 6-0, WooSox game.
In the top of the second, the WooSox cemented their place in this game with Johan Misses hitting his 14th homer of the season and getting his 28th RBI this season (Michael Chavis) to make it an 8-0, WooSox game.
In the top of the third, Jarren Duran hit his 10th homer of the season and got his 17th RBI (Michael Gettys) this season to make it a 10-0, WooSox game.
In the bottom of the third, Syracuse had two scoring runs with Drew Ferguson and Khalil Lee to make it a 10-2, WooSox game.
In the top of the fifth, Jack Lopez had a scoring run to make it an 11-3, WooSox game.
In the bottom of five they came alive, Orlando Calixte and Patrick Mazeika both hit homers for Syracuse to make it an 11-4, WooSox game.
In the bottom of the eighth, David Rodriguez hit a homer for Syracuse to make it an 11-5, WooSox game.
In the top of the nineth, the WooSox came back with an answer to the two scoring runs and three homers hit by the Syracuse Mets. Michael Gettys hit his third homer of the season and Jeter Downs hit homer number five of the season to make it a 13-5, WooSox game.
In the bottom of the nineth, Khalil Lee and Cesar Puello both had scoring runs for the Syracuse Mets to make it a 13-7, WooSox game.
The final for this game was Worceter 13 and Syracuse 7. The WooSox swept this six game stretch against Syracuse and again another achievement for the WooSox as the PawSox, never had a six game stretch sweep.
Franchy Cordero (Cordy), has been an impactful player for the WooSox since he was optioned to Worceter back on May 27. In this series against Syracuse, Cordy had 24 at bats, 7 runs, 9 hits, 1 homer and 6 RBI’s. Since May, Cordy has had 61 at bats, 14 runs, 23 hits, 5 homers and 15 RBI’s.
The WooSox had Monday off and will return to Polar Park on Tuesday night to begin a six game homestand against the Phillies Triple-A team, the IronPigs.
Back in May when the WooSox Played the IronPigs, the WooSox won four out of six games. In the two games that the IronPigs won, they were low scoring with less than seven points both games. WooSox right now are in second place in the Northeast and are 23-13. The IronPigs are in third place and are 18-18. The WooSox have won 11 of 18 games at home. On the road, the IronPigs have won 9 of 18 games.
There should be a lot of scoring opportunities for the WooSox if they can keep their bats alive and they can maintain double digit scoring, they should be able to pull off a win Tuesday night after getting a day of rest Monday.
The WooSox on Monday afternoon sent out a statement that Single game tickets to all remaining Worcester Red Sox home games in 2021 will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at WooSox.com, by phone at (508) 500-8888, or at the Polar Park Ticket Office, 100 Madison Street.