The Deuce went off in a big way on Tuesday night, powering the Mud Hens to victory. Jim Adduci launched a grand slam in the very first inning to put the Indians in a deep hole. They battled back but the Hens’ offense continued to pour on the fire. Dawel Lugo and Jason Krizan added multi-hit games to back Adduci’s blow. Warwick Saupold had a short, and not particularly effective, stretch out start. The bullpen backed him with solid middle relief, though Zac Reininger struggled again in the ninth.
Adduci: 3-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, 3B, HR
Lugo: 2-5, R, RBI, 2B, SO
Alcantara: 1.2 IP, R, 3 H, BB, 3 SO
Hardy (W): 1.0 IP, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Ryan Carpenter will look to settle in after a few rough outings. He’ll take on Nick Kingham in a peculiar brunch-time matchup at 11:05am ET.
Bowie Baysox 5, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)
The SeaWolves’ got manhandled a bit by Baysox starter John Means. They managed a late rally to tie this one up before Kyle Dowdy’s fine relief appearance finally came unglued in walkoff fashion. Starter Josh Turley had a decent appearance, giving up four runs, three earned, across five innings of work before turning it over to Dowdy. The SeaWolves scored two in the seventh, and two in the ninth, mainly as the result of a pair of clutch Sergio Alcantara singles. He also raced home on a passed ball in the ninth to tie it up.
Alcantara: 2-4, R, 3 RBI, SO
Robson: 2-4, BB, SO
Dowdy (L): 3.2 IP, ER, H, BB 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Fresh off a 10 strikeout performance last time out, Sandy Baez will take on Jordan Kipper of the Baysox at 6:35pm ET as the SeaWolves road trip continues.
Lakeland Flying Tigers-Bradenton Maruaders (postponed)
The Flying Tigers and Marauders were rained out of Lakeland on Monday, and have rescheduled the game as part of a Wednesday evening double-header. Gregory Soto will take on the Marauders’ Eduardo Vera in the first game at 5:00pm ET, while starters aren’t yet announced for the nightcap.
West Michigan Whitecaps 10, Great Lakes Loons 4 (box)
The Whitecaps’ Jesus Rodriguez had a bit of rocky short start, surrendering an early two-run lead, but Brandyn Sittinger and Max Green combined for five innings, two runs, one earned, and the offense roared back to crush the Loons on Tuesday. Colby Bortles had a solo shot as part of a three-hit game. Jordan Pearce had a pair of hits, included the finishing blow, a seventh inning grand slam that finally blew this one wide open.
Pearce: 2-3, 2 R, 5 RBI, HR
Peterson: 2-5, R
Green (S, 1): 3.0 IP, 2H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Brad Bass will make his first start of the season at 6:35pm ET on Wednesday evening. The Loons have yet to announce a starter.
Tweets of Interest
.@erie_seawolves manager Andrew Graham on Beau Burrows missing his scheduled start Tuesday: Nothing serious, had a little tightness in his hip flexor. He will make his next start, but we are being cautious early in the season with the weather. #tigers— Tom Reisenweber (@ETNreisenweber) April 10, 2018
ICYMI: #Tigers #MiLB Injury Updates:— Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) April 11, 2018
Reynaldo Rivera was placed on the DL, due to low back spasms. Per team, he’ll be ready for non restricted play in around a week.
Kody Eaves has been battling right elbow inflammation and expected to be cleared in a few days.