Drew VerHagen is on a bit of a roll in Toledo. He wasn’t exactly dominant on Wednesday, but despite the lack of strikeouts managed to blank the Indians for 5 2⁄3 innings. VerHagen has now allowed seven runs total in his last six starts. The offense didn’t light the world on fire, but Efren Navarro cracked a solo shot in the fourth, while Brendan Ryan drove a two-run home run out in the fifth to pace the offense.
Ryan: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, HR, BB
VerHagen (W): 5.2 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: The Mud Hens move to Columbus on Thursday night for a weekend series.
Portland Sea Dogs 4, Erie SeaWolves 2 (box)
Myles Jaye managed to pitch through 10 hits, striking out six and allowing two runs. The SeaWolves offense managed only one run through seven innings, but tied this one up in the eighth when Logan Watkins singled home pinch-runner Kody Eaves. Zac Reininger couldn’t hang on, allowing a pair of runs in the top of ninth to lose it.
Greiner: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, SO
Jaye: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 10 H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Tyler Alexander (3-5, 4.98 ERA) gets the call on Friday as the SeaWolves welcome in the Bowie Baysox after an off day on Thursday.
Dustin Frailey, Will Maddox and Wade Hinkle landed the big blows as the Flying Tigers’ offense got loose in this one. Starter Kyle Dowdy went six, allowing three runs, one earned. The most notable pitching performance was a pair of clean innings with three strikeouts from centerfielder turned lefty flamethrower, Anthony Gose.
Frailey: 2-3, 4 R, 2 BB, SO
Maddox: 4-5, R, 3 RBI, 2B, 3B
Hinkle: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B
Dowdy (W): 6.0 IP, 3 R, ER, 7 H, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Lefty Matt Hall (4-5, 3.84 ERA) gets the start as the Flying Tigers welcome in the Bradenton Marauders.
Connecticut 6, Aberdeen IronBirds 3 (box)
Tom de Blok struck out five in 3 2⁄3 innings, while Ken Figueroa went four innings, allowing a pair of runs to get the win. 2B Hector Martinez had a pair of hits and two RBI. CF Ariel Serrano drove in a pair in the fifth with a triple. Will Savage and Israel de la Cruz each had a pair of hits as well, though overall the offense generated a small hurricane with 17 strikeouts on the night.
Coming Up Next: The series continues from Dodd Stadium on Thursday night with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.