Bostick goes 1-3, Wings blanked by Indians 5-0
Rochester native Chris Bostick's latest homecoming wasn't flashy, but it didn't have to be on Tuesday.
Bostick went 1-3 with two walks and a strikeout, his lone hit being a single in the seventh. But the Red Wings bats never got going in a 5-0 loss.
The 25-year-old Aquinas graduate has seen his stock steadily rise throughout the course of his now eight-year professional career. Drafted in the 44th round by the Oakland Athletics, Bostick is now a legitimate major league prospect. His .319 average is third in the international league, and he has shown the ability to play multiple positions (he was in center field on Tuesday).
For now, he waits for his next call-up. Bostick played in 20 games with Pittsburgh last year, but has yet to make the trip to the big leagues this season.
As for the Wings, they were led by Nick Gordon. The 22-year-old shortstop went 3-4, upping his average to .357 in his limited AAA action thus far. But the Wings as a team managed just six hits.
The loss continued one disappointing trend for the Red Wings this season - that being their performance at home. Rochester's record after Tuesday's loss is just 10-16 at Frontier Field, easily the worst mark in the International League. On the flip side, their 18-9 road record is easily the best.