Toledo Mud Hens 5, Louisville Bats 4 (box)
The Mud Hens jumped out to a 5-0 lead, scoring runs in the second, third, fourth, and fifth innings off Louisville starter Rookie Davis. The Bats pulled within one over the next couple innings, but a bullpen stalemate over the final three frames gave Toledo their 59th win of the season. Buck Farmer picked up the win for the Mud Hens; he allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits in six innings. Steven Moya and the rehabbing Jose Iglesias homered for Toledo.
Jones: 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBI, SO
Krizan: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, BB
Moya: 2-4, HR, R, RBI, 2 SO
Iglesias: 1-4, HR, R, RBI
Farmer (W): 6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R (2 ER), 4 SO
Coming up next: Donn Roach (1-0, 0.82 ERA) will start for Toledo as they continue their series with Louisville. Cody Reed (6-3, 3.20 ERA) will start for the Bats.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Richmond Flying Squirrels 2 (box)
The Flying Squirrels took an early 2-0 lead with runs off Erie starter Tyler Alexander, who was only charged with one earned run in six strong innings. Richmond took their 2-0 lead into the eighth inning, where the SeaWolves responded with four runs off reliever Rodolfo Martinez. Connor Harrell and Christin Stewart drove in runs to tie the game, and Harold Castro’s two-out single scored two runs to give Erie the lead. Paul Voelker worked around a walk in the ninth for his 10th save. Castro and Grayson Greiner had multi-hit games for Erie.
Castro: 2-4, 2 RBI
Greiner: 2-3, 2B, R, BB, SO, SB
Gerber: 1-3, R, BB, SO
Alexander: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 5 SO
Coming up next: Josh Turley (6-8, 4.20 ERA) starts for Erie on Tuesday against Richmond’s Tyler Beede (6-6, 2.91 ERA).
South Bend Cubs 8, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
The Cubs punished Whitecaps pitching on Monday, racking up eight runs on 14 hits and four walks. West Michigan starter Eudis Idrogo was tagged for five of those runs, resulting in his fifth loss of the season. He struck out six in five-plus innings of work. The bullpen didn’t fare much better, with Trent Szkutnik and Yordy Cabrera also allowing runs. Meanwhile, the Whitecaps offense was largely silent. They scored a pair of runs on two hits in the fourth, but were blanked in the final five innings.
Maddox: 1-3, R, BB, 2 SO, SB
Perez: 1-4, R, SB
Idrogo (L): 5.0 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: Sandy Baez (6-9, 3.86 ERA) will start for West Michigan on Tuesday against South Bend. Oscar De La Cruz (1-1, 3.57 ERA) will start for the Cubs.
Connecticut Tigers 1, Staten Island Yankees 0 (box)
Austin Athmann drove in center fielder Daniel Woodrow with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to give Connecticut a 1-0 lead on Monday evening. It was all zeroes after that, and the Tigers capped off a three-game sweep of the Yankees. Connecticut managed eight hits to Staten Island’s seven, and the Tigers pitching staff struck out 13 in their combined shutout. Jordan Smith collected the win with four solid innings in relief; he allowed two hits and struck out five.
Woodrow: 2-4, R, SO
Athmann: 2-4, RBI, SO
Ledezma: 2-2, 2B, BB
Sodders: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 5 SO
Smith (W): 4.0 IP, 2 H, 5 SO
Coming up next: The Tigers will kick off a three-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades on Tuesday. Kyle Funkhouser (0-1, 2.48 ERA) will start for Connecticut.
The Lakeland Flying Tigers were off on Monday. They are back in action on Tuesday with a doubleheader against the Daytona Tortugas. The first game was a July 23 matchup that was suspended due to inclement weather. A.J. Ladwig (10-9, 3.90 ERA) will start for the Flying Tigers in the nightcap. He will face Daytona’s Ismael Guillon (6-2, 2.46 ERA).