|Rochester||Lost, 19-1||@ Indianapolis, 1:35 p.m.||T. Romero (5-6, 5.27) vs. Shortridge (AAA Debut)|
Indianapolis 19 Rochester 1
• Parker (L, 0-1) 3⅓ IP, 7H, 7R, 7ER, 3BB, 7K, 2HR
• Javier 2IP, 7H, 7R, 3ER, 0BB, 2K, 3-3 IR-S
• Hill 2-3, R, BB, HR, RBI
• Lindsly 1-3
Derek Hill’s one-out HR gave the Red Wings a 1-0 in the top of the 1st. Things did not get any better as Indianapolis defenestrated Rochester, 19-1. Mitchell Parker did not fare any better in his second AAA outing, giving up seven runs on seven hits (two HR) and three walks over three and a 1/3rd innings to take the loss, his first at AAA and seventh overall. He walked three and struck out seven.
Neither Odalvi Javier (7R, 2IP) nor Tyler Schoff (3R, 1IP) fared any better, which led to Jack Dunn mopping up in the 7th and 8th. He was the least ineffective pitcher with two runs over one and 2/3rds innings. Hill also singled in the 4th and drew one of the Red Wings’ three (3) walks. Brady Lindsly rounded out the Rochester hit column with a safety in the 8th.
Roster moves: OF Blake Rutherford recalled to Washington; RHP Tyler Schoff reassigned from Harrisburg; RHP Luis Reyes placed on the 7-Day I.L.
CORY ABBOTT NAMED I.L. PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Rochester RHP Cory Abbott got an early birthday present as the 28-y.o. (today) was named the International League’s Pitcher of the Week for Sept. 11-17. The 2017 2nd Rd. pick for the Cubs tossed five scoreless innings with one walk and six whiffs last Tuesday, which earned him his third AAA win. This was the first POTW award for Rochester this season.
JAMES WOOD NAMED E.L. PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harrisburg OF James Wood was named the Easterm League Player of the Week as he wen 9-for-20 with a HR, two doubles, a stolen base, and six RBI in five games. The Nats #2 Prospect had previously won POTW with Wilmington for May 8-14.
DAYLEN LILE NAMED TO CAROLINA LEAGUE POSTSEASON ALL-STAR TEAM
Daylen Lile, Washington’s 2nd Rd. pick in the 2021 Draft, was named the Carolina League Postseason All-Star team. The 20-y.o. posted a line of .291/.381/.510 with seven HR, seven triples, 21 steals, and 48 RBI in 66 games. This was his first full season as a professional, having missed all of 2022 with Nats’ elbow. Lile finished the 2023 campaign with a much more modest .667 OPS in 40 games with High-A Wilmington.