Toledo Mud Hens 7, Syracuse Chiefs 3 (box)
The Hens smacked around our old friend Jacob Turner on Wednesday. Jeimer Candelario cracked a solo shot and a triple in his first game back at Triple-A. Jason Krizan added a double and a pair of RBI. Anthony Vasquez gave up nine hits and only struck out three in five innings of work, yet managed to give up just two runs. The Hens bullpen was strong, with only Zac Reininger giving up a run in relief.
Candelario: 3-5, 3 R, 2 RBI, HR, 3B, SO
Krizan: 2-3, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
Vasquez: 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki (1-0, 6.00 ERA) starts for the Hens on Thursday.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (F/12) (box)
Christin Stewart got the SeaWolves started with his 24th home run of the year. In the fifth, light-hitting shortstop A.J. Simcox hit a two-run shot, and they led 3-0. From there though, the offense couldn’t get anything going, and the bullpen started taking on water. Starter A.J. Ladwig was pulled in the sixth after loading the bases with no outs. Mark Ecker got out of the inning, allowing two runs to come across. It was Paul Voelker who blew the lead in the bottom of the ninth, sending this one to extras, where the Rumble Ponies finally pulled it out in the twelfth inning.
Stewart: 1-5, R, RBI, HR, SO
Quintana: 3-5, R, 3 2B, 2 SO
Ladwig: 6.1 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Crouse (6-4, 4.28 ERA) looks to salvage a game from this three game series against the Rumble Ponies.
After four months of excellence, Austin Sodders finally had a tough night at the office on Wednesday. He gave up five runs on six hits in 5 1⁄3 innings of work. The Flying Tigers never led in this one, but they repeatedly pulled within a run. Each time the Marauders had an answer. Jacob Roson had a double and a pair of RBI out of the leadoff spot. Mike Gerber added a three hit game, while Jose Azocar drove in a pair. The bullpen did quality work, but the Tigers weren’t able to mount a comeback.
Gerber: 3-4, BB, SO
Robson: 1-5, 2 RBI, 2B, SO
Sodders (L): 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Kyle Dowdy (7-9, 3.02 ERA) takes on the Clearwater Threshers on Thursday.
Connecticut Tigers 6, Auburn Doubledays 4 (box)
Brad Bass put together a decent outing for the Tigers, striking out four over four innings. He allowed two runs, one earned. His relievers weren’t all that strong, but kept the Doubledays in check to earn the victory. Shortstop Cole Peterson stood out on offense with a four hit game, and scored three of the Tigers’ six runs. Randel Alcantara added a pair of hits and an RBI, as did Jordan Pearce.
Peterson: 4-5, 3 R
McCain: 1-4, R, RBI, SO
Bass: 4.0 IP, 2 R, ER, 4 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Dane Myers (0-1, 1.90 ERA) starts for the Tigers on Thursday.
The West Michigan Whitecaps took a break from whaling on the Midwest League on Thursday. Tom de Blok (3-0, 1.92 ERA) gets the call as they resume action on Thursday.