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Rochester, no Red Wings (Reineke vs. Betances)

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Frontier Field, Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY (June 9, 2012) - Frontier Field is a pretty little ballpark in downtown Rochester. (The building looming over left field is the Kodak building - Rochester has long been known for its optics/imaging industry.) It's the home of the Rochester Red Wings, the Twins' AAA affiliate. However, they were not playing the day I was there. The Empire State Yankees, homeless this year while their ballpark is being renovated, borrowed the park for a few games.

One neat thing at Frontier Field is this sculpture. It's called "Horsehide," and it's a horse made out of old baseball gloves.

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Many of the gloves look like they belonged to children. There's writing and drawing on them, like you'd expect from elementary school kids. Grownups who donated their old childhood gloves, maybe?

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Paul Janish greeting an old friend:

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He was waving at the Yankees' center fielder, former teammate Chris Dickerson.

Taking the mound for the Bats, Chad Reineke.

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Starting for the Yankees was hot prospect Dellin Betances. (The other "Killer B," Manny Banuelos, is on the DL.)

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Willie Harris, since called up.

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Mike Costanzo, recently sent down, in the on deck circle

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Costanzo worked a walk in the second. Janish was coaching first base.

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Cody Puckett singled, scoring Costanzo.

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Felix Perez singled in the third.

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Corban Joseph tripled off Reineke in the third, then scored on a Corky Miller passed ball. Corky made a good effort, but the throw was not in time.

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Danny Dorn got the run back in the 4th, hitting a home run.

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Bill Rhinehart also homered in the 5th.

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Costanzo doubled in the 7th.

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He was stranded.

Travis Webb, in in relief in the 8th, accidentally beaned Colin Curtis.

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Curtis was all right, and stayed in the game.

Corky Miller greeting someone in the stands.

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Chris Dickerson hit a double off Jordan Smith in the 9th.

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Too little, too late. Bats win, 9-5.

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