Toledo Mud Hens 5, Charlotte Knights 3 (box)
It was a big night for Jeimer Candelario. The Tigers’ top position prospect cracked a three-run shot in the first inning, and added a double later in the game. Jim Adduci went 4-5 on the night, scoring a pair of runs. Starter Anthony Vasquez was solid, giving up three runs in 6 1⁄3 innings of work, with six strikeouts to his credit. Blaine Hardy, Bruce Rondon, who struck out all four batters he faced, and Edward Mujica closed it out for the Hens.
Candelario: 2-5, R, 3 RBI, HR, 2B, SO
Adduci: 4-5, 2 R, SO
Vasquez: 6.1 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki (2-0, 3.86 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday night.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 5, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
Matt Crouse went seven innings, but surrendered five earned runs in this one. Mike Gerber walked twice and scored a pair of runs. Gabriel Quintana added a solo shot on a quiet night for the SeaWolves’ offense, which managed just four hits.
Moya: 2-4, RBI, 2B
Gerber: 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB
Crouse (L): 7.0 IP, 5 ER, 7 H, HR, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Hall (0-0, 5.40 ERA) starts for the SeaWolves on Wednesday, taking on Robert Gsellman.
West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Dayton Dragons 5 (box)
Derek Hill continues to be a red hot catalyst at the top of the Whitecaps’ order. The centerfielder scored a pair of runs, reaching three times and lacking just a home run for the cycle. Danny Pinero scored two runs and drove in two as part of a four hit night, including a solo shot in the fifth inning. Spencer Watkins dominated the Dragon for six innings, punching out eight and allowing two runs. The Dragons made a push in the late innings, scoring three of Brandyn Sittinger, but John Schreiber came on for a five out save to extinguish their rally.
Hill: 3-5, 2 R, 2B, 3B, SO
Pinero: 4-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, 2B
Woodrow: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, 2B, 3B, SO
Watkins (W): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, HR, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Tom de Blok (3-0, 2.47 ERA) has been rolling of late. He’ll start for the Whitecaps in game three of their four game set against the Dragons on Wednesday.
The New York-Penn League All-Star game took place on Tuesday night, with the South winning 5-2. The Tigers’ Colby Bortles homered in a pinch hit appearance in that game. The Connecticut Tigers will return to action on Wednesday with a doubleheader against Staten Island.
The Lakeland Flying Tigers were rained out on Tuesday. They’ll play two on Wednesday, with Kyle Dowdy (8-9, 2.89 ERA) slated to start the second game.