Toledo Mud Hens 3, Syracuse Chiefs 2 (F/10)(box)
He didn’t exactly rack up the strikeouts on Tuesday, but starter Josh Turley did a nice job checking the Chiefs. He tossed six innings of one run ball despite four walks and just a pair of strikeouts. Turley was in line for the win but Jeff Ferrell couldn’t hold the one run lead, allowing the tying run in the save opportunity. Bryan Garcia walked a pair in the top of the 10th but escaped unscathed to set up a comeback. Omar Infante came through with a sac fly to plate Brendan Ryan for the walk-off game winner.
Ryan: 2-4, R
Turley: 6.0 IP, ER, 5 H, 4 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Vasquez (6-7, 4.05 ERA) takes on the Chiefs on Wednesday.
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 3, Erie SeaWolves 0 (box)
Tyler Alexander was pretty strong Tuesday night. He surrendered three earned runs including a pair of dingers, but he also punched out nine, allowing only five hits overall. Ultimately the SeaWolves’ offense was shut out anyway. Will Maddox and Zach Cox each had a pair of hits, while Victor Alcantara tossed a pair of sharp innings in relief, racking up four strikeouts along the way.
Cox: 2-4, 2B
Alexander (L): 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 2 HR, 2 BB, 9 SO
Coming Up Next: A.J. Ladwig (7-4, 4.71) will try to wrangle the Rumble Ponies on Wednesday.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 5, Bradenton Marauders 4 (box)
Gregory Soto’s first start at Advanced A-ball went well. His usual strikeout totals were absent, but he went six, giving up a pair of runs. Mike Gerber doubled, scored a run and drove in another one. Jacob Robson and Cam Gibson each contributed two-hit games as well. The Marauders took a one-run lead in the eighth on a walk, a throwing error on catcher Arvicent Perez, and a sac fly. The Tigers promptly came right back. Sergio Alcantara drove in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth before Gerber’s RBI double sent the home crowd home happy.
Gerber: 2-4, R, RBI, 2B, BB, SO
Alcantara: 1-4, R, RBI, BB, SO
Soto: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Austin Sodders (2-3, 1.16 ERA) battles the Marauders on Wednesday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 15, Lake County Captains 7 (box)
Another day, another butt-kicking issued by the Whitecaps. They erupted for 11 runs in the third and fourth innings combined. Isaac Paredes continues to look outstanding in his short tenure with the Tigers’ organization. He launched a pair of home runs, racking up four RBI and a four-hit game. Derek Hill cracked a pair of doubles out of the leadoff spot, while catcher Austin Athmann launched a two-run shot of his own. Spenser Watkings didn’t have a great outing, but he spent long stretches in the dugout watching his offense rage. Watkins went five, giving up four runs, three earned, with three strikeouts.
Last 2 games combined for #Tigers Isaac Paredes: 6 H, 4 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, BB, 0 K.— Emily Waldon (@emilywaldon2080) August 9, 2017
Paredes: 4-6, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 HR
Hill: 2-5, R, 2 RBI, 2 2B, BB, 2 SO
Pereira: 3-6, R, RBI, 2B
Coming Up Next: Tom de Blok (3-0, 1.92 ERA) looks to continue rolling on Wednesday.
Auburn Doubledays 7, Connecticut Tigers 4 (box)
The Tigers’ offense had a pretty good day on Tuesday. Starter Ryan Castellanos did not. He surrendered six earned runs on 10 hits, lasting just four innings in this one. Hector Martinez and Colby Bortles each had a pair of hits including a double. Burris Warner was strong in relief, throwing three scoreless innings with three strikeouts to give the Tigers a shot at a comeback. They couldn’t take advantage.
Martinez: 2-4, R, RBI, 2B, SO
Coleman: 2-3, R, 3B, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: Brad Bass (1-2, 3.18 ERA) takes on Auburn on Wednesday.