|Rochester||OFF DAY||@ Syracuse, 6:35 p.m.||T. Romero (0-1, 7.71) vs. Montgomery (2-10, 6.89)|
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||vs. Akron, 6:30 p.m.||Cate (2-3, 6.05) vs. Bibee (4-1, 1.29)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||vs. Hudson Valley, 6:35 p.m.||Knowles (7-1, 3.07) vs. Castano (5-7, 3.31)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||@ Salem, 7:05 p.m.||TBD vs. Sena (0-0, 2.70)|
Rochester Red Wings, 56-73, 8th place, 17½ GB
Rochester’s tragic number was reduced to four after a 1-5 series against Toledo. This week is the Red Wings’ best chance to break their series losing streak with six against the 9th-place S-Mets.
Harrisburg Senators, 20-36, 5th place, 15½ GB (50-75 overall)
The Senators climbed back to .400 for the year and out of the E.L. Southwest cellar with a 4-2 series win against the Flying Squirrels, winners of the first half but now in last place. This week it’s the final homestand of 2022 for Harrisburg with six against the Akron RubberDucks.
Wilmington Blue Rocks, 27-33, 5th place, 9GB (62-63 overall)
Wilmington, which finished in second place in the first half, continued its downward spiral with a series loss to Brooklyn to fall below .500 for the year. Getting back over that hump will be a challenge, as they host second-place Hudson Valley for their final series and would need to win four of six to finish above .500.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 38-21, 1st place, 5½ GA (71-54 overall)
The FredNats bitch-slapped the Shorebirds for 48 runs while taking five of six last week and are now on the brink of taking the second-half title and facing Lynchburg in the CLDS, just as they did in 2018. Fredericksburg finishes the second half with seven in Salem, hoping to keep the bats hot and the arms rested, which will be a little bit difficult with a doubleheader tomorrow.