Early conclusion: Tigers organization succeeds well in run prevention, fails at getting runners on bases.
Louisville 2, Toledo 1 (box)
Cuban Aroldis Chapman made his pro debut by striking out nine MudHens in 4-2/3 innings. He hit 101 on the radar gun three times, even. However Toledo did manage five hits an an unearned run. OF Brennan Boesch drove in the runner (catcher Mike Rabelo), who reached on an error. Enrique Gonzalez took the loss for Toledo, giving up two runs in 4-1/3 innings.
Trenton 5, Erie 1 (box)
LF Andy Dirks got a double and OF Wilkin Ramirez an RBI but the SeaWolves still failed to score more than a run in a game. SP Thad Weber took the tough-luck loss, allowing two runs in five innings. Luis Marte pitched 1-1/3 perfect innings in relief.
Tampa 3, Lakeland 0 (box)
The Flying Tigers got shut out. Again. This time they managed to get three hits, two by OF Ben Guez.. SP Adam Wilk got the loss by allowing two runs in four innings.
West Michigan 4, Fort Wayne 3 (box)
Giovany Soto struck out 10 in five innings while earning the Whitecaps the win in their home opener. He gave up just two hits. Third baseman Avisail Garcia had two hits and two RBI. Center fielder Jamie Johnson had a triple and two RBI.