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Top prospect Michael Fulmer allows 3 home runs in Mud Hens loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Columbus Clippers 7, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)

Top prospect Michael Fulmer is human after all. Fulmer was tagged for six runs, including three home runs, in 4 1/3 innings, raising his ERA to 4.11 on the season. All three Clippers homers came from players with some major league experience, including former Astros outfielder Robbie Grossman. Mud Hens catcher Miguel Gonzalez hit a home run of his own, a two-run shot in the fourth inning.

Gonzalez: 1-2, HR, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
Machado: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, BB
Bernard: 2-3, RBI, BB, SO, SB
Fulmer (L): 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: Matt Boyd (1-2, 2.25 ERA) will try to get back in the win column as the Mud Hens return home to face the Charlotte Knights. Chris Volstad (1-0, 1.02 ERA) will start for Charlotte.

Erie SeaWolves 4, Binghamton Mets 2 (box)

Fresh off a demotion to Double-A, righthander Lucas Harrell dominated the Mets for five innings, allowing a run on four hits while striking out eight. The SeaWolves had a cavalcade of baserunners, with eight hits and six walks on the night, but could only push four runs across. Dean Green added a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning with a two-run homer. Kody Eaves hit a pair of doubles and reached base three times.

D. Green: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Eaves: 2-3, 2 2B, R, BB
Ficociello: 1-3, BB, SO
Harrell (W): 5.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 8 SO

Coming up next: Cory Riordan (1-1, 4.50 ERA) will face Binghamton's Rainy Lara (1-1, 2.38 ERA) as the SeaWolves and Mets face off for the seventh time already this season.

West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Dayton Dragons 1 (box)

The Whitecaps jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead and finished the night with eight runs on 16 hits. This is far more offense than starter Matt Hall would need. Hall took a perfect game into the fifth inning and finished off six stellar innings with only one unearned run surrendered. He got some help from a spectacular Derek Hill catch in the outfield and struck out five. Hill also reached base three times and scored twice, while catcher Shane Zeile had a four-hit game.

Zeile: 4-5, 2B, R, RBI
Hill: 2-4, 2 R, BB, SO
Allen: 2-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI, SO
Azocar: 2-5, RBI, 2 SO
Hall (W): 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (0 ER), 5 SO

Coming up next: Top prospect Beau Burrows (0-1, 4.15 ERA) will make his third start of the season on Saturday, facing Dayton's Jacob Constante (0-2, 5.91 ERA).


The Lakeland Flying Tigers and Dunedin Blue Jays were postponed on Friday due to inclement weather. The two clubs will play a doubleheader on Saturday at Henley Field, with the first game starting at 5:00 p.m., ET. Endrys Bricenos (0-1, 10.32 ERA) and Tyler Alexander (0-2, 5.84 ERA) will start for Lakeland.