Toledo Mud Hens 6, Columbus Clippers 1 (box)
Artie Lewicki has been a major mover in the Tigers’ farm system this season and continued to serve notice on Tuesday. Lewicki punched out eight while scattering three hits over seven inning of one run ball. Bruce Rondon and Blaine Hardy wrapped things up with a pair of scoreless innings of relief. Jim Adduci and Jeimer Canderlario led the way at the plate. Candelario had a three hit game, while Adduci had a pair of hits, a walk and a pair of RBI in the winning effort.
Adduci: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
Candelario: 3-4, RBI, 2B, SO
Lewicki (W): ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Myles Jaye (2-6, 3.67 ERA) gets the start on Hens and Hounds night part two at Fifth Third Field.
Richmond Flying Squirrels 10, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
The Flying Squirrels collected another bushel of runs from SeaWolves’ pitching on Tuesday. After a substantial rain delay pushed back the start time, Beau Burrows came out and promptly got smacked around, surrendering four runs in the first inning. To his credit, he settled down and shut the Squirrels down for 4 2⁄3 innings before departing. Christin Stewart launched his 27th home run of the season, but the margin was too much for the offense to overcome after the bullpen gave up another six runs along the way.
Stewart: 1-3, R, RBI, HR, BB, 2 SO
Burrows (L): 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Hall (1-0, 4.50 ERA) makes his second start for the SeaWolves on Wednesday night.
Austin Sodders had a solid outing and the offense did just enough to win this one. Derek Hill had the sole RBI for the Tigers in his first game since being promoted from West Michigan, while Cam Gibson had their only extra base hit. Sodders went 5 2⁄3 scoreless innings, striking out four. Eduardo Jimenez had a bit of a sloppy ninth, but picked up his fifth save with the Tigers.
Hill: 1-5, RBI, 2 SO
Gibson: 1-3, 2B, 2 SO
Sodders: 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Kyle Dowdy (8-10, 3.17 ERA) starts for the Flying Tigers on Wednesday.
Tom de Blok was dominant for four innings on Tuesday. Unfortunately, he pitched into the fifth, where he gave up three runs that proved the difference. Still de Blok punched out five and continues to be a solid and surprising performer this season. Clate Schmidt went 3 1⁄3 scoreless innings of relief to give the offense a chance, but they mustered only five hits on the day. A pair of doubles from Anthony Pereira was the only bright spot for the Whitecaps’ bats.
Pereira: 3-3, 2 2B, BB
de Blok (L): 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro (9-5, 2.75 ERA) looks to take down the Cubs on Princess Night, which will be capped with Family Fare Fireworks at Fifth Third Park.
Connecticut Tigers 2, Tri-City ValleyCats 1 (box)
This was the resumption of a postponed game from June 30th. Ryan Castellanos struck out three and allowed the ValleyCats only run in four innings of work. The game was deadlocked at one apiece until the bottom of the ninth, when Hector Martinez sacrifice fly to centerfield scored Cole Peterson for the walkoff win.
Savage: 2-3, R, BB
Castellanos: 4.0 IP, ER, 4 H, 3 SO
Connecticut Tigers 1, Tri-City ValleyCats 0 (F/7) (box)
The Tigers’ offense managed just three hits in this shortened game against the ValleyCats, but their pitching was dominant. Dane Meyers allowed just two hits in five innings of work, while Drew Carlton struck out the side in the seventh to earn the save. Colby Bortles had the Tigers’ lone RBI hit.
Myers (W): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Oswaldo Castillo ( 1-2, 2.86 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday.