Toledo Mud Hens 5, Charlotte Knights 0 (box)
Matt Boyd was scratched from his scheduled start, as the Tigers are expected to call him up to bolster an overtaxed bullpen. The Mud Hens didn't miss a beat, starting Warwick Saupold in Boyd's stead, and posting a combined no-hitter against the Knights. After Saupold's five innings, Preston Guilmet pitched two perfect innings, Logan Kensing handled the eighth, and Bobby Parnell finished off the no-no with a perfect ninth. A walk and two hit batsmen prevented the perfect game, but it was the first Mud Hens' no-hitter since 1996.
Cameron Maybin also returned to action for the first time since his rehab stint was recalled last Sunday. He went hitless in two at-bats and drew a walk, but he left the game with a shoulder injury after a diving catch. Currently there is no word on the severity of the injury.
Maybin: 0-2, R, BB
Machado: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Parnell: 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 SO
Coming up next: Buck Farmer (0-0, 3.00 ERA) makes his second start for the Mud Hens in the second game of a three-game series against the Knights.
Veteran Corey Riordan limited the damage through five innings and rode the support of six extra-base hits from his offense to a win over the Mets. Jason Krizan had a huge day, going four-for-four with a double and a home run, and Domonic Ficociello chipped in a two-RBI triple to carry the Wolves to their fourth consecutive win.
Castro: 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI, SO
Krizan: 4-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, RBI,
Ficociello: 1-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Riordan (W): 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Myles Jaye (0-1, 5.14 ERA) looks to extend the winning streak against Mickey Jannis (1-1, 4.91 ERA) and the Mets.
With yesterday's game postponed due to weather, the Blue Jays and Flying Tigers played a twilight double-header on Saturday, which the Dragons swept. The first game was started by Endrys Briceno, who twirled all seven innings, striking out seven (including big-leaguer Michael Bourn) and allowing only two runs. But the solid outing wouldn't be enough, as the Flying Tigers could only scrape across one run on an RBI double from A.J. Simcox.
Kivett: 1-2. BB, R
Simcox: 1-2, 2B, RBI
Briceno (L): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 7 SO
Dunedin Blue Jays 2, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
The Flying Tigers got no-hit in the seven-inning nightcap, as three Blue Jays' pitchers combined to shut them down. Like Briceno, Flying Tigers' starter Tyler Alexander took the tough loss, who struck out an impressive nine batters during his five innings. He allowed one run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, and reliever Adam Ravenelle allowed another run to score in the sixth.
Kivett: 0-1, 2 BB, CS
Gerber: 0-3, 3 SO
Alexander (L): 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 9 SO
Coming up next: Jairo Labourt (1-0, 0.00 ERA), the forgotten piece of the David Price trade, tries to extend his scoreless streak in his second start of the season against Ryan Borucki (1-1, 10.22 ERA).
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Dayton Dragons 2 (box)
2015 first-round pick Beau Burrows tossed a gem in a no-decision against the Dragons. Over five innings, Burrows allowed one run on only two hits, striking out six, but was outdone by Dragons' starter Jacob Constante. The Whitecaps rallied for two runs in the sixth and two more in the eighth, as relievers Kevin Dowdy and Josh Laxer nailed down the win.
Maddox: 3-3, 2 2B, R, BB, CS
Azocar: 1-3, 2 RBI
Zeile: 1-4, RBI, SO, threw out two base stealers
Burrows: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: Eudis Idrogo (1-1, 5.59 ERA) faces Jose Lopez (2-1, 6.60 ERA) of the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.