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No Dice: SWB drops Wednesday affair to WooSox

Estevan Florial has homered in two of his last three games.
Estevan Florial hit his fourth home run of the year, but the RailRiders fell 5-2 on Wednesday at Worcester. (Cheryl Pursell)
May 18, 2022

WORCESTER, MA (May 18, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped their second consecutive game to the Worcester Red Sox on Wednesday night by a 5-2 final. Greg Bird picked up a pair of doubles in a losing effort. Luis Gil returned to the RailRiders rotation after a brief stint with New

WORCESTER, MA (May 18, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders dropped their second consecutive game to the Worcester Red Sox on Wednesday night by a 5-2 final. Greg Bird picked up a pair of doubles in a losing effort.

Luis Gil returned to the RailRiders rotation after a brief stint with New York. The righthander pitched into the fifth inning for the first time this season but was forced to exit mid-at bat with two outs in the inning with an apparent right inner-elbow injury. Gil wound up with just one earned run allowed on three hits, three walks and six strikeouts. Worcester starter Brayan Bello made his Triple-A debut and chalked up ten strikeouts to match a season-high, which he set with the Portland SeaDogs.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the third thanks to an Estevan Florial solo home run, his second long ball in the last three games. He also has hits in ten of his last twelve games played. The WooSox tied the game in the bottom of the inning courtesy of a Jarren Duran solo shot.

The RailRiders regained the advantage with back-to-back doubles from Bird and Phillip Evans to put them ahead 2-1. The game remained there until the Sox put up a three-spot in the bottom of the sixth keyed by a go-ahead two-run double from Yolmer Sánchez. The RailRiders brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth but failed to score, falling 5-2.

Bello earned his first Triple-A victory in his debut. Michael Gomez (1-2) took the loss. WooSox closer Kaleb Ort (5) tallied his second save in as many days.

The series continues on Thursday night at 6:45 PM with Hayden Wesneski on the hill for SWB. All the action can be heard on swbrailriders.com starting at 6:25 PM.