Toledo Mud Hens 4, Durham Bulls 2 (box)
Steven Moya hit a pair of home runs, including one off of former Tiger Andy Oliver, to power Toledo to the win. Moya's home runs give him eight on the year. Buck Farmer returned to the Mud Hens after a spot start for Detroit and shut down Durham, walking nobody en route to his seventh win of the year. Alexi Casilla was in the odd position of being forced to change dugouts after being traded into Detroit's system, but he chipped in a hit and scored a run of his own. Alex Avila proved that he is about ready to rejoin the Tigers by grounding into a double play.
Moya: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SO
Jones: 2-3, 2B, R
Avila: 0-3, RBI, GIDP
Farmer (W, 7-2): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 8 SO
COMING UP NEXT: The two teams play again tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET, with Thad Weber starting for Toledo.
Bowie Baysox 6, Erie Seawolves 3 (box)
In the shortened first game of a doubleheader, Bowie managed to jump on Chad Green for six runs and cruise to victory. The SeaWolves were held to just four hits by Bowie starter Elih Villanueva, who settled in nicely after giving up three first inning runs. Jeff McVaney led the early rally with an RBI triple, but the game went downhill from there.
McVaney: 1-3, 3B, RBI, R, 2 SO
Gaynor: 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB
Green (L, 2-10): 6.1 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 4 SO, 2 BB
Bowie Baysox 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Bowie edged out Erie in the second half of the doubleheader with a bullpen start that held the SeaWolves to one run in seven innings. Mychal Givens pitched the fifth and sixth to officially earn the win. Warwick Saupold only allowed two runs, but they proved to be greater than his margin of error on this night. Wynton Bernard had the only multihit game of either end of the doubleheader for Erie, while newly acquired Alberto Gonzalez doubled.
Gonzalez: 1-2, 2B
Saupold (L, 2-6): 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 SO, 1 BB
COMING UP NEXT: Erie begins a series at home against Binghamton tonight. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Jupiter Hammerheads 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 3 (box)
Jonathan Maciel was roughed up by Jupiter's batters last night, not even lasting five inning while raising his season ERA to 5.84. The offensively dormant Grayson Greiner had a three-hit day for Lakeland while Dominic Ficociello added a solo home run in the loss. Meanwhile, an old friend doubled, tripled, and scored a run for Jupiter.
Ficociello: 3-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Greiner: 3-3, 2B, R, BB
Maciel (L, 2-7): 4.2 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 2 SO, 1 BB
Don Kelly: 2 hits, 6 good deeds done for the citizens of Jupiter
COMING UP NEXT: The Flying Tigers play home against Jupiter tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ET, giving everyone plenty of time to watch the game and still get the early bird special.
West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Lake County Captains 1 (box)
Unlike the other struggling pitchers in the Tigers' system, Jeff Thompson was able to earn his third win. He pitched six solid innings for the Whitecaps, striking out six and lowering his ERA to 5.34. Austin Schotts had the big two-out two-run single in the second inning to earn the margin of victory for West Michigan. The Whitecaps only scored three runs despite having twelve baserunners.
Gonzalez: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, SO
Schotts: 1-2, 2 RBI, BB
Thompson (W, 3-7) 6 IP, 1 ER, 4H, 6 SO, 3 BB
Belisario (SV, 7) 1 IP, 1 K
COMING UP NEXT: The Whitecaps still have two games left with Lake County, including a bout tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Connecticut Tigers 7, Tri-City ValleyCats 1 (box)
Chase Edwards and Gerson Mureno were dominant last night, holding Tri-Cities to just three hits. The Tigers racked up 12 hits on the night, including an RBI knock from newly signed Christin Stewart.
Mackenzie: 3-5, 3B, 2 RBI, R
Stewart: 1-4, R, RBI
Edwards (W, 1-1): 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 5 SO, 1 BB
COMING UP NEXT: Connecticut plays one more game with Tri-Cities tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET.