In the only semblance of victory the Detroit Tigers’ minor league farm system had last night, the West Michigan Whitecaps’ All-Star contingent helped the East team beat the West in an 11-10 barnburner. Will Maddox started the game as the East’s designated hitter and drove in a pair of runs, while infielder David Gonzalez reached base and scored a run after entering the game later on.
On the pitching side, Matt Hall did not make an appearance. Reliever Gerson Moreno did, and struck out one of the two batters he faced. Kyle Dowdy recorded the final two outs of the game, earning the save for the East club. Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez was named the game’s MVP after hitting a game-tying three-run homer in the top of the ninth.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 9, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Buck Farmer only made it through four innings, allowing seven runs on eight hits for his third loss of the season. Anthony Gose doubled, homered, and scored twice, but the Mud Hens went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. Dixon Machado had two hits and an RBI, but JaCoby Jones went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Yankees top prospect Aaron Judge had a four-hit game, including two home runs and three RBI.
Gose: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI, 2 SO
Machado: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Valdespin: 1-3, BB, SO
Farmer (L): 4.0 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Nesbitt: 2.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens and RailRiders continue their series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Former Tigers prospect Chad Green (4-6, 1.83 ERA) is scheduled to start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
SeaWolves starter Cory Riordan was roughed up to the tune of five runs on 11 (!) hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out seven, but suffered his sixth loss of the season as his ERA rose to 4.82 on the year. Harold Castro went 3-for-5 with a double and a triple at the top of the Erie lineup, but got no help from those behind him and was stranded on base three times. The SeaWolves went 3-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Recently promoted catcher Grayson Greiner was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Castro: 3-5, 2B, 3B
Krizan: 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Greiner: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Riordan (L): 6.1 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming up next: The SeaWolves will look to avoid a sweep and snap a three-game losing streak in a Wednesday afternoon start against the Fisher Cats. Shane Dawson (4-4, 4.02 ERA) will start for New Hampshire.
Clearwater Threshers 14, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Jairo Labourt couldn’t make it through the third inning, allowing eight runs (six earned) on seven hits and four walks in 2 2/3 frames. Clearwater starter Shane Watson didn’t waste the big lead, working six shutout innings against a hapless Lakeland offense. The Flying Tigers finished with just five hits and 11 strikeouts on the evening. Ben Verlander and Joey Pankake reached base twice.
Pankake: 1-3, BB, SO
Stewart: 0-3, BB, 2 SO
Labourt (L): 2.2 IP, 7 H, 8 R (6 ER), 4 BB, SO
Briceno: 2.1 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, SO
Coming up next: Tyler Alexander (5-4, 2.03 ERA) will make his first start of the second half against Clearwater’s John Richy (1-2, 4.63 ERA) in the rubber match of the three-game series between the Flying Tigers and Threshers.
Vermont Lake Monsters 5, Connecticut Tigers 1 (box)
A Victor Padron single scored Keaton Jones in the top of the eighth, tying the score at one for Connecticut. Unfortunately, the bullpen couldn’t keep things together, and Vermont scored four runs in the bottom of the frame to take a commanding lead. Emanuel Chavez took the loss for the Tigers, allowing four runs on three hits and two walks. Starter Jose Vasquez was solid, holding the Lake Monsters to a run on five hits in five innings.
Padron: 2-4, RBI, SO
Jones: 1-3, R, SO, SB
Vasquez: 5.0 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 3 SO
Chavez (L): 0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Ryan Castellanos (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will start for Connecticut in their home opener on Wednesday against the Brooklyn Cyclones.