Rochester Red Wings 13, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Following a call-up from Double-A Erie late Monday night, Warwick Saupold (0-1, 6.35 ERA) slipped on the Mud Hens uniform and got the spot start for Toledo. Saupold had a strong start, working over five innings without trouble until the sixth. Saupold surrendered four earned runs off seven hits and struck out three in his Triple-A debut. Angel Nesbitt (0-3, 6.14 ERA) and Alberto Cabrera (2-2, 7.65 ERA) stepped in in relief and the battering continued as they allowed a combined nine earned runs off 11 hits. Marc Krauss led Toledo with a pair of hits, including a double and a triple. The odd evening was capped off by the entrance of Mud Hens catcher Bryan Holaday on the mound in relief in the ninth. Holaday worked less than an inning, allowing no runs and posting a strikeout in the Toledo loss.
Krauss: 2-4, 2 R, 2B, 3B, SO
Robinson: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
Pina: 1-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Saupold (L): 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Toledo looks to best Rochester in two of three as they wrap their series on Wednesday at Fifth Third Field. Toledo will have a day off on Thursday before returning to action.
Reading Fightin' Phils 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
It has been 114 games for the SeaWolves (40-62) since they have produced a shutout against the opposition. Tuesday evening brought Erie to the doorstep of breaking the streak as they faced off against Reading (55-48). Erie righthander Chad Green (2-14, 4.71 ERA) went to work against the Fightin Phils in hopes of bringing life to season that just won't seem to work in his favor. Green worked six solid innings, holding Reading scoreless on two hits and striking out four. Erie hammered nine hits, five of which turned into doubles. Alberto Gonzalez extended his hit streak to 12 with a hit tonight. Erie carried their 3-0 lead into the ninth, introducing reliever Paul Voelker (0-1, 5.63 ERA) to close the door. In very uncharacteristic fashion, Voelker allowed four earned runs off four hits, his worst outing of the season. Reading closed the door, handing Voelker the loss and his first blown save for the SeaWolves.
Bernard: 1-4, R, 2B, RBI, SO
Krizan: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB
Robbins: 2-4, 2B, SO
Gonzalez, M: 2-4, R, 2B
Gonzalez, A: 1-4, 2B, RBI
Green: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Voelker (L, BS): 0.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB
COMING UP NEXT: Erie will be back to work with the Fightin Phils on Wednesday to try for the best of two on the road before heading to their next contest against New Britain.
Lakeland (40-59) was back in action with the Miracle (57-46) for game three of their four-game series on Tuesday evening, with Brennan Smith (4-2, 2.71 ERA) to toe the rubber for the Flying Tigers. Smith held the mound for six innings, allowing three earned runs off four hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth for Fort Myers. Jiwan James led a six-hit night for Lakeland with a pair of hits, including his sixth triple of the year. With the game tied at three in the ninth, an RBI single for Zach Granite off of Whit Mayberry (1-2, 0.54 ERA) lifted the Miracle to the 4-3 victory. With the run allowed, Mayberry inherits the loss, his second as a member of the Flying Tigers.
James: 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, SO
Rhymes: 1-3, BB, SO
Verlander: 1-4, SO
Greiner: 1-3, R, BB, SO
Smith: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO
Mayberry (L): 1.2 IP, 3 H, R (0 ER), 1 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Lakeland will return on Wednesday to face Fort Myers in their series finale, working to earn the four-game split. The Flying Tigers return to Joker Marchant on Thursday to play host to Charlotte.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 2, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
Activity at the plate was slim to none for West Michigan (51-49) as they settled in for game two of their travel series at the Bowling Green Hot Rods (54-48). Whitecaps righty Ross Seaton (9-5, 3.72 ERA) was the man for the job and took the hill for the Whitecaps. Seaton was tagged for seven hits, allowing a pair of earned runs and striking out three. Something just wouldn't click for West Michigan as they were only able to produce four hits in 31 trips to the plate. Detroit's eighth round selection in 2015, Dominic Moreno (0-0, 1.04 ERA), entered in relief for Seaton, holding Bowling Green to one hits through 1 2/3 innings of work. A lack of offense proved to be the undoing of West Michigan and they fell to a shutout issued by the Hot Rods, handing Seaton his fifth loss this season.
Kengor: 1-3, SO
Seaton (L): 6.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 SO
COMING UP NEXT: Phase two of the four-game series between Bowling Green and West Michigan is set to kick off on Wednesday at 8:05 pm. West Michigan will look to protect their first place standing in the Midwest League Eastern Division.
Mahoning Valley Scrappers 9, Connecticut Tigers 2 (box)
Connecticut righty Sandy Baez (1-3, 6.11 ERA) controlled the mound for the Tigers, and was successful in holding the Scrappers to one run off six hits through his four innings of work on Tuesday night. Tigers outfielder Cam Gibson cranked a solo shot in the sixth inning, his fourth this season. Joey Havrilak joined the fun with a double. Mahoning Valley couldn't be stopped at the plate, finishing with 14 hits for the night. They posted an additional four runs off Gerson Moreno, working in relief for Baez. Connecticut was not able to retaliate offensively and were forced to admit the loss.
Gibson: 1-4, R, HR, RBI, SO
Donnels: 1-4, RBI
Havrilak: 1-4, 2B, SO
Baez: 4.0 IP, 6 H, ER, 5 BB, 4 SO
Moreno, G (L): 1.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, SO
COMING UP NEXT: The Tigers will return on Wednesday to play host the Scrappers in game two of their three-game home stand. The contest is scheduled to begin at 11:05 a.m. ET.