Rochester 9, Toledo Mud Hens 7 (box)
Daniel Norris struggled, allowing four runs on six hits in five innings of work. The outing raised his season-long ERA to 5.24, and he suffered his sixth loss of the season. The Mud Hens’ bullpen continued to leak runs after Norris departed, with both Dustin Molleken and Angel Nesbitt allowing multiple runs over a combined three innings of work. Toledo’s offense did their best to keep the pitching staff in the game, but came up just short in a five-run ninth.
McGehee: 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Machado: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Gose: 0-4, BB, 3 SO
Norris (L): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens will take on Yankees' stud prospect Luis Severino (1-0, 2.79 ERA) as they begin a four-game series with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Erie SeaWolves 3, Trenton Thunder 2 (box)
Thanks to another strong outing from starter Myles Jaye, the SeaWolves were able to win a close game and split their four-game series with Trenton. Jaye worked six innings with two runs allowed and six strikeouts. He has a 2.88 ERA and 3.13 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his last six starts. Joe Jimenez worked a scoreless ninth to steal the win, but only after Wynton Bernard hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Bernard finished with four hits in the game, including a triple.
Bernard: 4-5, 3B, R, RBI
Krizan: 3-4, 3B
Greiner: 2-4, 3B, R
Jaye: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 6 SO
Jimenez (W): IP, H, 0 ER
Coming up next: Erie has the day off on Monday. Tommy Collier (5-4, 3.78 ERA) will start against Akron's Rob Kamisky (1-3, 4.83 ERA) on Tuesday as the SeaWolves and RubberDucks begin a three-game series.
The Flying Tigers’ offense got on the board early, with RBI from Kade Scivicque, Michael Gerber, and Wade Hinkle to take an early 4-1 lead. After Fort Myers scored a run in the top of the third, however, it was zeroes the rest of the way for both teams. Tyler Alexander picked up his fifth win of the season, holding the Miracle to one earned run over 6 2/3 innings. Relievers Joe Rogers and Adam Ravenelle made the lead stand up for the win.
Gerber: 2-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB
Hinkle: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Simcox: 1-4, 2B, R, 3 SO
Stewart: 1-4, 2B, 2 SO
Alexander (W): 6.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (1 ER), BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Jeff Thompson (3-1, 2.98 ERA) and the Flying Tigers will face Randy LeBlanc (0-1, 7.20 ERA) in the second of a four-game series against the Miracle.
Lansing Lugnuts 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (11) (box)
Whitecaps reliever Adenson Verastegui walked in two consecutive Lugnuts hitters in the top of the 11th inning, snapping a 3-3 tie in the worst way imaginable. Verastegui walked three straight batters before being lifted, but the two-run deficit was too much for the Whitecaps offense to handle. David Gonzalez had the lone RBI for the Whitecaps, while No. 9 hitter Cam Gibson scored two of their three runs.
Gonzalez: 3-4, RBI, BB
Gibson: 2-5, 3B, 2 R, 3 SO
Hill: 2-5, R, 2 SO
Baez: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, SO
Coming up next: Matt Hall (7-0, 0.65 ERA) goes for his eighth win of the season as the Whitecaps kick off a three-game series against the Fort Wayne TinCaps.