It was a back and forth battle at PNC Field between the RailRiders and Red Sox but Clint Frazier’s walk-off double sent those who remained into the 11th inning home with a game to remember. The 11-10 victory now has the RailRiders win streak up to six games.
Frazier finished the game 3-6 with a home run, two doubles, and two RBI. Both his walk-off double, against Kyle Martin, and home run off Kyle Kendrick were on the first pitch. He improved his season average to .261 and now has six home runs and 14 doubles.
“I would have been disappointing to not come out with the win in that game. It’s fun that the guys continued to keep pushing and we got the win.”, said Frazier. “I try to be aggressive at all times and when im feeling the best I square up the ball early in the count. It’s starting to feel good that I am able to square up balls whenever they are in the zone.
Making his Triple-A debut was Domingo German and it came with a little bit of everything. German went 6.2 innings but gave up five runs, walked three, and served up two home runs. German did finish strong throwing 1.2 scoreless innings before Colton Brewer relived him.
German who pitched all of this year in Double-A went 1-4 with a 3.00 ERA in six games. He struck out 38 batters over his 33 innings, with Trenton.
Rusney Castillo welcomed German to Triple-A with a home run on the second pitch of the game. German’s first inning could have been a lot worse if it was not for Francisco Diaz who threw out a runner from his knees. Diaz also added a three RBI double that was thought to be the icing on the cake.
“I give him a lot of credit. He had one bad inning where they scored three runs. After that I thought he settled down.”, said manager Al Pedrique. “It’s not easy to play a 10:30 game. I do not think anyone can be ready to play that early.
In the top of the ninth, however, Brewer struggled to get outs. In fact, he did not get any. He was relieved and in came Ernesto Frieri to face Matt Dominguez with the bases loaded and nobody out. Dominguez fouled a 1-2 fastball straight back so Frieri went to his slider, but Dominguez did not miss it. His grand slam tied the game at 10.
Rob Refsnyder added two hits as well bumping his hitting streak up to 18 games.