Buffalo Bisons 6, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (F/12) (box)
Buck Farmer put together a nice outing, but the Mud Hens offense never caught fire. Farmer went six, allowing two earned runs with six strikeouts. Logan Kensing, Zac Reininger and Bryan Garcia each tossed a scoreless inning to get this to extra innings. A Matt den Dekker home run with JaCoby Jones on base constituted the only scoring for the Hens. Ruben Alaniz went two scoreless, but eventually crumbled in the 12th, with Kyle Ryan coming on to mop up.
Jones: 2-5, R, 2B, BB, 2 SO
den Dekker: 1-1, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 BB
Farmer: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, HR, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Josh Turley (1-0, 2.45 ERA) offers some intrigue as he starts for the Hens on Sunday.
Erie SeaWolves 11, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 0 (box)
This Beau Burrows guy is really quite good you know. Burrows struggled a bit in his early outings for the SeaWolves, but has settled in and is now confirmed to be on fire. Burrows tossed six no-hit innings, with eight strikeouts on Saturday in a somewhat eye-popping performance. In his last outing Burrows struck out 10 against three earned runs. Adam Ravenelle gave the SeaWolves three clean innings to wrap things up. Easy work with a 9-0 lead when he came into the game. The offense did their part with Mike Gerber launching a two-run shot in his first game back with Erie, and Harold Castro continuing his hot hand at the plate. Kody Eaves was the real star offensively though, cracking two home runs en route to a monster day at the plate.
Eaves: 4-4, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR, 2 2B
Gerber: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Castro: 4-5, 2 R, RBI, 2B
Burrows (W): 6.0 IP, 2 BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: A.J. Ladwig (7-4, 4.58 ERA) goes for the SeaWolves on Sensory-Friendly Day at UPMC Park.
Another Tigers’ pitching prospect showed out as Sandy Baez tossed another fine game on Saturday. Baez went six innings, allowing two runs against five strikeouts. In his past 10 starts, Baez has allowed more than two earned runs just once. Josh Lester powered up in this one, launching a three-run shot in the fifth. Sergio Alcantara had a pair of doubles, scoring a pair of runs and driving one in.
Lester: 3-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR
Allen: 2-5, RBI, 2B, 3B
Baez (W): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Gregory Soto (0-0, 3.00 ERA) got out to a nice start for the Flying Tigers in his first outing. He’ll look to keep it going on Sunday.
Great Lakes Loons 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
For once, the Whitecaps’ bats were quiet as their winning streak ran aground on Saturday. Eudis Idrogo and the bullpen were good, but a three run fourth inning for the Loons constituted all the scoring. Idrogo went six innings, striking out seven. He allowed three runs, one earned, though his own throwing error was at fault there. Still, another high quality outing from the young left-hander. Evan Hill struck out five in three scoreless innings of relief. The Whitecaps offense just didn’t have much to offer, collecting just five hits.
Hill: 1-4, 2 SO
Sedio: 2-4, SO
Idrogo (L): 6.0 IP, 3 R, ER, 7 H, BB 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Gutierrez (8-6, 3.51 ERA) starts on Sunday.
Batavia Muckdogs 5, Connecticut Tigers 4 (box)
Ken Figueroa gave the Tigers five scoreless innings, with four strikeouts in this one. Middle relief didn’t fare so well. Reynaldo Rivera tripled and score a run. Joey Morgan, Cole Peterson, Randel Alcantara and Colby Bortles had the Tigers’ RBI.
Rivera: 2-4, R, 3B, SO
Figueroa: 5.0 IP, 4 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Ryan Castellanos (4-3, 4.93 ERA) starts on Sunday Funday at Dodd Stadium.