Knights Fall Short on Tuesday to ‘Wings 3-1
Outfielder Rymer Liriano Finishes a Triple Short of the Cycle
(ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth inning, but fell just short in Tuesday’s 11:05 a.m. game from Rochester, NY by a score of 3-1. With two outs in the top of the ninth and Rymer Liriano on first base, outfielder Tyler Ladendorf flied out to end the game.
Liriano led the way offensively for the Knights on Tuesday. The 26-year-old slugger reached base a total of four times and finished the game 3-for-4 with a single, double, and a home run. He was just a triple short of hitting for the cycle. His home run -- a solo shot in the fourth inning -- was his eighth of the season.
RHP Tyler Danish (2-9, 4.52) did not allow a run over the first five innings of the game, but ran into trouble in the sixth. Danish, who was saddled with the loss, allowed an RBI groundout to Matt Hague and an RBI triple to Niko Goodrum in the sixth inning -- the only runs of the game he allowed. The ‘Wings took a 2-1 lead at that point and never looked back. In all, Danish gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings.
Rochester tacked on an insurance run against Charlotte reliever Brad Goldberg in the eighth inning with help from ByungHo Park, who drove home a run on a sacrifice-fly.
LHP Nik Turley (4-2, 2.49) earned the win for the Red Wings after he allowed one run on four hits over 6.2 innings pitched on Tuesday. Turley walked just two batters and struck out 10 on the day. Three Rochester relievers also combined to record the final seven outs of the game. RHP John Curtiss struck out three batters in the ninth to earn his second save of the season.
The Knights will conclude their series against the Rochester Red Wings with a 7:05 p.m. game on Wednesday from Frontier Field in Rochester, NY. RHP Carson Fulmer (6-6, 5.58) will get the start for the Knights against Rochester RHP Justin Haley (1-0, 2.08). Pre-game radio coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m. on ESPN Charlotte (730 AM) and CharlotteKnights.com. The “Voice of the Charlotte Knights” Matt Swierad will have the call for all of the action.
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