By Tiffany Williams –
Wednesday night with 5,166 fans in the stands, it was game two of the Worcester Red Sox homestand against the IronPigs in the Canal District. Tuesday night the Worcester Red Sox beat the IronPigs 5-4, to win their seventh straight game since August 31st. With a 4-3 win Wednesday night, the Worcester Red Sox claimed their 8th straight win.
The first inning ended scoreless on both sides. The second inning ended 2-1 with IronPigs’ Nick Maton hitting his 5th homer of the season and getting an RBI (Mickey Moniak) at the top of the second. In the bottom of the second, Franchy Cordero hit his 8th homer of the season and his second for September. The game remained scoreless on both sides from the third inning up to the bottom of the 6th and then Franchy Cordero hit his 9th homer of the season, second of the game tonight and his third for September. Cordero also got his 42nd RBI of the season (Joey Meneses) to end the sixth inning 2-3, Worcester lead. Bottom of the seventh Johan Mieses had his second stolen base of the season, 56th stolen base for his career. Jack Lopez then hit a single and got his 31st RBI of the season (Johan Mieses) to end the seventh inning 2-4. The ninth inning ended 3-4, Worcester lead. At the top of the ninth the IronPigs just didn’t want to go away and Arquimedes Gamboa hit his first homer of the season.
This week at Polar Park, just like each week thus far this season, the Worcester Red Sox continue their community engagement. Throughout the city there are LGBT+ Pride events all week but this weekend, the Worcester Red Sox will recognize the LGBTQ+ community with some pride events. Following Friday night’s game there will be a Pride themed fireworks show. Saturday morning, there will be a Drag Brunch and then Sunday is Pride at Polar Park.
Also, this weekend, the Worcester Red Sox announced Wednesday that, “Thanks to the generosity of Dave Sarlitto and Ocean State Job Lot every fan leaving our game on Saturday evening will receive an 8 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer and a small box of 100 sanitizing wipes.”