Buffalo Bisons 7, Toledo Mud Hens 5 (box)
Although Mud Hens starter Chad Bell was chased from the game early after allowing five runs in three innings, reliever Angel Nesbitt took the loss when he allowed a run in the bottom of the fifth after Toledo had tied the score at five. The Mud Hens offense couldn't get anything going against Buffalo's bullpen, and lost their 21st game of the season. Tyler Collins hit a two-run homer for Toledo, while Chad Huffman stayed hot with two hits and two RBI of his own.
Collins: 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Huffman: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Gose: 1-4, R, BB, 2 SO
Bell: 3.0 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 BB
Nesbitt (L): 2.0 IP, 3 H, ER
Coming up next: Following their series in Buffalo, the Mud Hens kick off a four-game set with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Thursday.
Harrisburg Senators 3, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Once again, Erie's offense was silenced by Harrisburg pitching as the Senators rolled to a three game sweep. The SeaWolves only managed five hits, two of which came from JaCoby Jones. His RBI double opened the scoring in the bottom of the fourth, but it was short-lived. Erie starter Tommy Collier allowed three runs (all unearned) in the top of the fifth. Harrisburg starter Reynaldo Lopez was dominant, with nine strikeouts in seven innings of work. Erie's record dropped to 16-23 after the loss.
Jones: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Nunez: 1-4, R, SO
Collier (L): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R (0 ER), 3 BB
Coming up next: After a day off on Thursday, the SeaWolves return to action on Friday against the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Palm Beach Cardinals 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)
For the second day in a row, the Flying Tigers were unable to get anything going against a dominant Palm Beach starter. This time, Ian McKinney did the heavy lifting for Palm Beach, striking out six in seven strong innings. Meanwhile, Lakeland starter A.J. Ladwig struggled, allowing three runs on 10 hits in six innings of work. The Flying Tigers only managed five hits, including Christin Stewart's RBI double in the third.
Stewart: 1-4, 2B, RBI
Verlander: 1-3, R, SO
Ladwig (L): 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 ER, 5 SO
Coming up next: Jeff Thompson (2-0, 1.59 ERA) will start for Lakeland as they close out their series with Palm Beach. Jack Flaherty (0-4, 5.97 ERA) will start for the Cardinals.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 6, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
The Whitecaps outhit the Hot Rods 10-7, but a 1-for-10 performance with runners in scoring position doomed them to their 17th loss of the season. Will Maddox stayed hot for West Michigan, collecting three hits in four at-bats. Leonard Laffita and Arvicent Perez also had multi-hit games. Starter Jordan Smith struggled, allowing three runs in five innings, while reliever Adenson Verastegui gave up three more in 2 2/3 frames.
Maddox: 3-4, SO
Laffita: 2-4, R
Perez: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Smith (L): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, SO
Coming up next: Matt Hall (4-0, 0.83 ERA) will put his spotless record on the line against Bowling Green's Taylor Hawkins (1-2, 3.80 ERA) on Thursday morning, an 11:00 a.m. ET start at Fifth Third Ballpark.