Lehigh Valley IronPigs 9, Toledo Mudhens 3 (box)
Luis Cessa was underwhelming to say the least in his debut in the Tigers system. He gave up three runs in the first inning before even recording an out. The Mudhens could not overcome the gap Cessa's poor outing created despite the efforts of utilityman Josh Wilson (three hits) and Mike Hessman (two hits and an RBI).
Cessa (L, 0-1): 5 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
VerHagen: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
Wilson: 3-4, R
Hessman: 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB
COMING UP NEXT: Kyle Ryan (0-9, 5.26) looks for his first win of the season against Lehigh Valley tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Portland Sea Dogs 7, Erie SeaWolves 6 (box)
Two runs in the seventh inning proved the difference in Portland's road victory over the SeaWolves. Tommy Collier was thoroughly unimpressive for Erie, allowing five runs in five innings and taking a no decision. The Erie attack was led by Harold Castro, who knocked in three runs, as well as Dean Green, who reached base three times.
Lara (L, 1-2): 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
Collier: 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Castro: 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Green: 1-3, 2 BB, R
COMING UP NEXT: Erie continues their series with Portland at 7:05 p.m. EDT.
Clearwater Threshers 7, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Kyle Lobstein's rehab stint did not go according to plan. He allowed two runs (one earned) in three innings of work, striking out one and walking one. Endrys Briceno was rocked after him, allowing another five, and the Lakeland bats never woke up. The Flying Tigers managed just one extra base hit on the entire evening while striking out ten times.
Lobstein (L, 0-1): 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 SO
Briceno: 3.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
James: 2-3, 2B, BB
COMING UP NEXT: The Flying Tigers play in Clearwater tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT with Brennan Smith (4-2, 2.71) pitching.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Clinton LumberKings 4 (box)
The Whitecaps came back from a three run deficit to claim victory from Clinton last night. Two runs in the bottom of the sixth proved the margin of victory for West Michigan. Arte Lewicki, Gabe Speier, and Dominic Moreno struck out a combined 11 against three walks. Rashad Brown played the sparkplug of the Whitecaps, reaching base five times.
Speier (W, 4-2): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Moreno (SV, 2): 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Lewicki: 5.2 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 7 SO
Brown: 2-2, 3 BB, R, RBI
COMING UP NEXT: Whitecaps ace Spencer Turnbull (8-3, 3.26) gets the nod at home tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT against Clinton.