Norfolk Tides 6, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Anibal Sanchez gave the Mud Hens a dose of his crippling duality in his first start since accepting a minor league assignment. Sanchez struck out the side in the first inning, and then promptly surrendered a pair of home runs in the second. Jeff Ferrell was perfect in his one inning of relief, punching out the side in the seventh. The rest of the pitching staff was decidedly shaky against an experienced Tides’ offense that currently features Pedro Alvarez, Chance Sisco and Johnny Giavotella. On the offensive side, five different Mud Hens had multi-hit games, but they only managed to push a pair of runs across. JaCoby Jones led the way with three singles and a stolen base to extend his hitting streak to seven games.
Holaday: 2-4, R
Navarro: 2-4, SO
Sanchez (L, 0-1): 2.0 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 SO
Rondon: 1.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Drew VerHagen (2-3, 6.02 ERA) gets the start for another morning game with first pitch set for 10:30 AM ET.
Erie SeaWolves 2, Harrisburg Senators 1 (box)
Myles Jaye put together his best outing of the season by far, dominating the Senators for six innings on Tuesday. Jaye struck 11 hitters, scattering just four hits along the way. Kody Eaves drove in Dominic Ficociello in the second inning, and that was all the scoring until the ninth. SeaWolves reliever Ruben Alaniz allowed an unearned run in the top of the ninth, but Grayson Greiner doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and his pinch runner, Ross Kivett, raced home on an A.J. Simcox RBI single to walk it off.
Stewart: 0-1, 3 BB
Eaves: 2-4, RBI, 2B, SO
Jaye: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 11 SO
Alaniz (BS, 3)(W, 1-1): 1.0 IP, R, H, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: After a rocky start to his season, Tyler Alexander (2-3, 4.24 ERA) has been better of late. He’ll look to gain momentum on Wednesday morning with first pitch set for 11:05 AM ET.
Starter Matt Hall was rocked in this one, somehow hanging in long enough to record 16 outs while surrendering eight earned runs. Reliever Mark Ecker gave up another run of his own before Gerson Moreno and Bryan Garcia were able to finally cap the Cardinals’ scoring. The Flying Tigers’ offense had a solid day of their own, racking up eleven hits, but they were shut down in their attempts to make a comeback over the final four frames.
Azocar: 2-4, RBI
Fraley: 3-5, 2 R, RBI, SO
Moreno: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 SO
Garcia: 1.0 IP, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Beau Burrows (4-1, 1.18 ERA) show will get its next installment on Wednesday night as the right-hander tries to preserve a shot at a split in game three of this four-game home series against the Cardinals.
West Michigan Whitecaps 2, Fort Wayne TinCaps 1 (F/10)(box)
Eudis Idrogo was outstanding once again Tuesday night, as the Whitecaps’ pitching staff continues to dominate the Midwest League. Idrogo spun 6 1⁄3 innings of one-run ball, striking out six TinCaps. He got typically excellent relief work to back him as Eduardo Jimenez and Jason Foley punched out six in 3 2⁄3 innings of scoreless relief. They needed all of it, as the Whitecaps’ offense struggled to score as well. In the bottom of the tenth, Anthony Pereira singled, advanced to third on Cam Gibson’s double and rode home on a Blaise Salter’s walkoff single.
Salter: 3-4, 2 RBI
Robson: 2-4, R, BB
Pereira: 2-4, R, 2B
Idrogo: 6.1 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Gutierrez (3-2, 4.18 ERA) gets the call on Wednesday morning, with first pitch set for 11:00 AM ET from Fifth Third Ballpark.