Warwick Saupold (1-1, 1.00 ERA), was on point again Thursday, allowing just one hit through six scoreless innings. Unfortunately, the Mud Hens needed a lot more than that to break their losing streak in a game that stretched out over fifteen innings. Seven different Mud Hens pitchers would take the mound in relief of Saupold. A Mud Hens staff that threw a combined no-hitter last week once again acquitted themselves quite well.
Steven Moya doubled and scored the Mud Hens' first run to take a 1-0 lead in the seventh. Bobby Parnell walked three and allowed an unearned run in a save situation in the ninth to tie it up. The teams exchanged a pair of runs in in the 13th inning, with Jose Valdez giving them up for the Mud Hens. In the top of the fifteenth, the Braves manufactured the winning run off of Dustin Molleken. The loss was the fifth straight for the Mud Hens.
Moya: 1-6, R, 2B, 2 H, 2 SO, BB
Machado: 3-6, R, BB, SO
Schierholtz: 3-7, RBI, 2 SO
McCann: 1-6, RBI,3 SO, BB
Saupold: 6.0 IP, 3 H, SO
Parnell: BS, 1.0 IP, R, 3 BB
Coming Up Next: Matt Boyd (1-2, 2.25 ERA) will get the start as the Toledo Mud Hens hit the road to play the Charlotte Knights Friday evening.
Erie SeaWolves 10, Altoona Curve 4 (box)
Relentless, opportunistic hitting was the order of the day for the Erie SeaWolves, as they put 10 runs on the board with just three extra-base hits. Curve pitching was crooked, walking nine, while the SeaWolves rapped out 11 hits Thursday night. After Matt Crouse gave up three runs in the sixth inning, Confesor Lara came on for the Mud Hens and pitched a clean seventh and eighth inning to collect the win.
Nunez: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
D. Green: 1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
A. Green: 2-4, R, RBI, 2B
Crouse: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, BB, SO
Lara: W, 2.0 IP, H, SO
Coming Up Next: No starter has been announced for the SeaWolves Friday night game to oppose the Trenton Thunder's Jordan Montgomery (2-0, 1.59 ERA).
The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early lead, but ultimately couldn't hold it on Thursday night. Edgar de la Rosa combined a throwing error and a wild pitch to allow three runs in the eighth inning for the loss. Starter Endrys Briceno combined with reliever Willy Paredes for seven innings of three-run ball for the Flying Tigers. It was a rough go offensively as singles from Ross Kivett, Kade Scivicque and Zach Shepherd were all the Flying Tigers could muster at the plate.
Scivicque: 1-4, RBI
Kivett: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Briceno: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
De La Rosa: BS, L, 1.0 IP, R, H, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Left-hander Tyler Alexander (0-3, 4.67 ERA), will take the mound for the Flying Tigers on Friday. He'll by opposed by Ranfi Casimiro (3-0, 1.69 ERA), for the Clearwater Threshers.
Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)
The Whitecaps offense patiently racked up six runs, but a rough start for Fernando Perez (1-0, 6.43 ERA) squandered much of the lead, and the Kernels went on to take this one. Hard throwing relief prospect, Gerson Moreno, took something of a hard-luck loss, giving up a pair of unearned runs in the eighth. Offensively, the Whitecaps drew seven walks, and got RBI from four players, with shortstop David Gonzalez having the only multi-hit game.
Azocar: 0-2, R, SB, 2 BB
Hill: 1-4, R, RBI, BB
Gonzalez: 2-4, R, 2B
Perez: 3.1 IP, 5 ER, 4 H, 5 BB, 2 SO
Moreno (L, BS): 0.2 IP, 2 R, 2 H, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Hall (2-0, 0.54 ERA) looks to continue his great start for Whitecaps this season. He'll take on Kevin McCanna (0-1, 2.84 ERA) of the Quad Cities River Bandits in a road game Friday evening.