Toledo Mud Hens 9, Indianapolis Indians 5 (box)
After a rough week that saw him rudely welcomed back to the majors by the Cleveland Indians, William Cuevas had better luck and the Indianapolis Indians. He went five innings on Sunday, allowing three earned runs. Angel Nesbitt took it from there, picking up the win with two strong innings. Joe Jimenez allowed a single and then slammed the door with three strikeouts to earn the save. The Mud Hens racked up eight hits and five walks to power the offense, with catcher John Hicks leading the way with three hits. Hicks is off to a scorching hot start with the bat.
Cuevas: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2BB, 2 SO
Hicks: 3-4, R, RBI, SO
Infante: 1-5, R, 2 RBI, 2B, SO
Jimenez: 1.0 IP, H, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: The Mud Hens were off Monday. They’ll get back to work on Tuesday as they kick off a six game road trip against the Syracuse Chiefs. The Chiefs send A.J. Cole (0-0, 9.00 ERA) to the mound. The Mud Hens have yet to announce a starter for the 6:35 pm ET game.
Erie SeaWolves 7, Altoona Curve 1 (box)
Anthony Vasquez gave the SeaWolves 5 1⁄3 innings of fine work as he scattered six hits, allowing just an unearned run. Victor Alcantara threw 2 2⁄3 innings of clean relief while the offense lit up Curve pitching. Mike Gerber and Jason Krizan each launched two-out, two-run home runs to lead the attack. Gerber had a four hit night in total. Dominic Ficociello and Logan Watkins each had a pair of hits while Christin Stewart added a triple into the mix.
Vasquez: (W, 2-0) 5.1 IP, R, 6 H, BB, 3 SO
Gerber: 4-5, R, 2 RBI, HR
Krizan: 3-4, R, 4 RBI, HR
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves continue their road series with Altoona, sending Myles Jaye (0-1, 0.00 ERA) to take on the Curve’s Alex McRae (2-0, 0.82 ERA) at 6:00 pm ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 2 (box)
The Tigers’ No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft continued a fine start in High-A ball. Beau Burrows went five shutout innings, striking out four to earn the win on Sunday. The high leverage relief tandem of Mark Ecker and Gerson Moreno each allowed an earned run, but struck out four batters between them to pick up a hold and a save, respectively. Right fielder Ben Verlander had a double, a single and an RBI, while catcher Arvicent Perez contributed a double and an RBI of his own.
Burrows: (W, 1-0) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 4 SO, BB
Verlander: 2-3, RBI, 2B, BB, SO
Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Jupiter Hammerheads 1 (box)
Pitching led the way again, as A.J. Ladwig and Zac Reininger were outstanding for the Flying Tigers on Monday. They combined to allow just an unearned run on five hits, while striking out seven without a walk. Second baseman Will Maddox and right fielder Ben Verlander each drove in a pair of runs to lead a balanced attack.
Ladwig: 6.0 IP, R, 3 H, 5 SO
Reininger: (W, 1-0) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 SO
Maddox: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2B
Verlander: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
Coming Up Next: The homestand continues, as Spencer Turnbull (0-1, 6.75 ERA) duels Scott Squier (0-1, 2.00 ERA) on Tuesday, with first pitch set for 6:30 pm ET.
West Michigan Whitecaps 3, Fort Wayne TinCaps 2 (box)
The Whitecaps got a lot of outstanding pitching Monday night, which was great, because they needed 13 innings of it to pull this one out. Austin Sodders gave them four innings of two-run ball to kick things off. But it would take nine more innings of scoreless ball before they pulled this one out. Joe Navilhon and Eduardo Jimenez were fantastic in middle relief, combining for 10 strikeouts over five innings. Alfred Gutierrez got the win for his three innings of work, with Bryan Garcia earning the save when DH Cole Bauml launched a solo shot in the thirteenth to finally put this one to bed.
Navilhon: 2.2 IP, H, BB, 5 SO
Jimenez: 2.1 IP, H, BB, 5 SO
Gutierrez: (W, 2-0) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO
Bauml: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, HR, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Gregory Soto (0-0, 0.00 ERA) gets the start for the Whitecaps on Tuesday. Hansel Rodriguez (0-1, 7.20) will go for the TinCaps, with first pitch set for 7:05 pm ET.