Norfolk Tides 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (F/10) (box)
Jordan Zimmermann threw four scoreless innings in a rehab start, but Thad Weber and the bullpen could not make an early 2-0 Mud Hens lead stand up. Zimmermann threw 50 pitches in the outing, allowed four hits, and struck out two. Steven Moya hit a game-tying solo home run in the top of the ninth inning, but reliever Preston Guilmet allowed a run after an L.J. Hoes triple in the bottom of the 10th. John Hicks had a double and two RBI for Toledo.
Moya: 2-5, HR, R, RBI
Machado: 2-5, SO
Hicks: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Presley: 1-4, BB, SO, 2 SB
Zimmermann: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens travel to Durham on Monday to kick off a three-game series with the Bulls, Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate. Jacob Faria (1-2, 6.10 ERA) will start for Durham.
Bowie Baysox 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Michael Gerber capped off a strong first weekend in Double-A with two hits and an RBI, their lone run despite flooding the bases for most of the afternoon. The SeaWolves offense managed seven hits and seven walks, but went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 baserunners in the loss. Wynton Bernard drew four walks at the top of the lineup, and Jason Krizan and Dominic Ficociello reached base twice. Josh Turley was effectively wild with 10 strikeouts and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Angel Nesbitt allowed a run in the bottom of the eighth for the loss.
Gerber: 2-4, 2B, RBI, SO
Krizan: 1-3, 2B, BB, SO
Bernard: 1-1, 4 BB, SB
Turley: 5.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 4 BB, 10 SO
Nesbitt (L): 2.1 IP, 2 H, ER, SO
Coming up next: Artie Lewicki (1-2, 4.66 ERA) will start for Erie on Monday as they start a series against the Altoona Curve. Alex McRae (3-5, 7.88 ERA) will start for Altoona.
The Mets scored a run off Lakeland starter Jeff Thompson in the fourth inning to go up 1-0, but the Flying Tigers took a commanding lead after they scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth. Ross Kivett started the inning off with a solo home run, then singled home two more runs later in the frame to put his team up 7-1. Meanwhile, Thompson was sharp, holding the Mets to two runs on seven hits in six innings. Jairo Labourt worked the final three frames for his first save of the season.
Stewart: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Kivett: 2-5, HR, R, 3 RBI, 2 SO
Verlander: 2-4, 2B, R, BB, SO
Thompson (W): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Labourt (S): 3.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, SO
Coming up next: The Flying Tigers are off on Monday. They will travel to Dunedin to face the Blue Jays in a three-game series starting on Tuesday evening.
West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Burlington Bees 0 (box)
Kyle Dowdy took just 82 pitches to throw a five-hit shutout on Sunday. Dowdy limited the Bees to five hits and a walk while striking out three for his seventh win of the season. The Whitecaps offense did their part, scoring eight runs on 12 hits (including four doubles) in the win. Rashad Brown and Jose Zambrano each had three hits and an RBI. Franklin Navarro drove in two runs, and every Whitecaps starter reached base safely at least once.
Zambrano: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brown: 3-5, RBI
Maddox: 2-5, 2B, R, RBI, SB
Dowdy (W): 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps and Bees will play the rubber match of their three-game series on Monday evening. Ronnie Glenn (2-7, 5.56 ERA) will start for Burlington.
The Connecticut Tigers saw their game against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers postponed due to rain on Sunday. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Monday starting at 6:05 p.m. ET. Kyle Funkhouser (0-0, 3.46 ERA) will start the first game for the Tigers against Mahoning Valley's Micah Miniard (1-2, 2.38 ERA). Alfred Gutierrez (1-3, 3.53 ERA) will start the nightcap.