Today was a big day for prospect watchers, as Jacob Turner made his pro debut for the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps, and also of interest was Duane Below returning to Double-A Erie from Tommy John Surgery.
Louisville 7, Toledo 1 (box)
Armando Galarraga got the start and gave up just a run and three hits in five innings. He had six strikeouts. Casey Fien and Robbie Weinhardt accounted for all the other runs allowed. Ryan Strieby had a pair of doubles and three hits. The rest of the offense didn't do much.
If you're in the Toledo area, much-heralded Cuban import Arnoldis Chapman makes his pro debut against the Hens on Sunday.
Trenton 4, Erie 1 (box)
The SeaWolves still can't find any scoring and fell to 0-3 on the season. Duane Below got the start for Erie after returning from Tommy John Surgery. (Nick Underhill has more). He allowed three runs in four innings but had seven strikeouts with no walks. The offense was non-existant. SS Cale Iorg's batting average fell to .083. CF Wilkin Ramirez went 0-for-4 to fall to .167
Tampa 2, Lakeland 0 (box)
The Flying Tigers were held to just one hit: Christopher White in the sixth inning. They also got just one walk. Lakeland SP Brayan Villarreal had eight strikeouts and allowed no walks in four innings, while giving up two runs.
Lake County 6, West Michigan 4 (box)
Much ballyhooed Tigers pitching prospect Jacob Turner made his professional debut with five scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and struck out seven. (More here). However Victor Larez couldn't hold onto the win, so West Michigan lost. Third baseman Wade Gaynor hit a home run. Second baseman Mike Gosse had a triple and double.