Rochester Red Wings 2, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Myles Jaye gave the Hens a strong six inning outing, but they could only manage five hits and a walk offensively. Jaye punched out seven on the night, but allowed both the Red Wings’ runs. Logan Kensing and Blaine Hardy each pitched a clean inning of relief.
Navarro: 1-4, 2B
Jaye (L): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Buck Farmer (3-3, 4.57 ERA) gets the start on Saturday.
Reading Fighting Phils 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
Artie Lewicki pitched a solid game, but was matched by the Phils, who walked this one off courtesy of reliever Paul Voelker. Gabriel Quintana mashed his 16th home run for the SeaWolves. Meanwhile, new acquisition Dawel Lugo had a single and a walk, while Christin Stewart had a double and an RBI.
Quintana: 2-4 R, RBI, 2 H, HR, SO
Castro: 1-3, R, RBI, 2B
Lewicki: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Beau Burrows (2-3, 5.19 ERA) gets the ball on Saturday night from Reading.
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Josh Turley spun his best game of the season, but Blue Jays’ pitching one-hit the Tigers on Friday. Turley allowed the game’s only run, allowing just four hits and a walk, while striking out eight. Mark Ecker contributed a perfect inning with a pair of strikeouts in relief. Blaise Salter’s single was the only thing standing between the Blue Jay and a no-hitter.
Turley (Lol): 7.0 IP, ER, 4 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Sandy Baez (3-7, 3.80 ERA) takes on Dunedin on Saturday evening.
Brooklyn Cyclones 10, Connecticut Tigers 6 (box)
Matt Manning only lasted two innings on Friday, giving up three runs. CF Luke Burch had a pair of hits, a run and two RBI, while 1B Jordan Pearce had a three hit game. C Andres Sthormes added a double, a triple and two runs scored. The Tigers actually led this one late, but a catastrophe of an eighth inning for reliever Max Green blew this one wide open. Green allowed six runs, including a grand slam. Though the box score claims all these runs were unearned, everyone else begs to differ.
Sthormes: 2-4, 2 R, 2 H, 2B, 3B, 2 SO
Hoffman: 1-4, R, RBI, HR, 2 SO
Manning: 2.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Ryan Castellanos (2-2, 4.64 ERA) starts for the Tigers on Saturday night.
The West Michigan Whitecaps were rained out on Friday. Gregory Soto (8-1, 2.44 ERA) looks to continue his stellar season on Saturday evening.