Toledo Mud Hens 3, Durham Bulls 1 (F/7) (box)
Christin Stewart doubled and drove in a pair of runs to help the Mud Hens win a weather-shortened game at Fifth Third Field on Monday. Stewart’s first RBI came on a bases-loaded walk as part of a two-run first inning, and he doubled home Edwin Espinal in the third to stretch Toledo’s lead to 3-0. Warwick Saupold threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts, and Josh Turley picked up the win with three strong innings in relief. Zac Reininger worked a scoreless seventh inning for his third save of the year. Dawel Lugo’s hit streak came to an end, but he still drove in a run.
Stewart: 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Gerber: 1-4, R, 2 SO, SB
Mahtook: 1-3, R, BB, SO
Saupold: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens are back in action on Tuesday night against the Bulls.
Erie SeaWolves 8, Trenton Thunder 3 (box)
The SeaWolves exploded for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back in an easy 8-3 win over the Thunder. Every Erie hitter reached base on the evening, and the SeaWolves notched 11 hits as a team. Jake Robson, Kenny Wilson, and Herlis Rodriguez had two hits apiece, while Gabriel Quintana led the way with two RBI. Tyler Alexander was solid on the mound, working five innings while allowing two runs for his first win of the year. The Erie bullpen held Trenton to one run on three hits in four innings to seal the win.
Robson: 2-3, R, RBI, BB, SO, SB
Wilson: 2-3, 3B, R, RBI, BB, SB
Rodriguez: 2-5, 2B, R, SO, SB
Alexander (W): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 SO
Coming up next: Beau Burrows (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for the SeaWolves on Tuesday against Trenton. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers: scheduled off day
The Flying Tigers were off on Monday, but were the only Tigers affiliate to play on Sunday as rainy and icy conditions blanketed the entire Midwest. The Flying Tigers lost to the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday, 9-6, dropping their record to 4-7. Derek Hill had a pair of hits in that game, including a double, but is still only batting .194 on the season. Isaac Paredes hit his second home run of the year. The Flygers are back in action on Tuesday as Gregory Soto (0-0, 3.86 ERA) will take the mound against the Jupiter Hammerheads.
West Michigan Whitecaps: scheduled off day
Like the Tigers, the Whitecaps haven’t played any baseball since Friday. Their Saturday and Sunday games against the Lansing Lugnuts were wiped out by weather, and they had a scheduled off day on Monday. The Whitecaps return to action on Tuesday against Bowling Green at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Remember when the Tigers had to trade a prospect to the Atlanta Braves in order to get rid of Mike Aviles? Turns out that trade didn’t haunt them so much, as catcher Kade Scivicque is back in the Tigers organization.
Thrilled to have Kade Scivicque back in the #Tigers system. Scivicque was originally half of the two-piece exchange with the #Braves, along with Mike Aviles for Erick Aybar in 2016. Kade slashed .272/.344/.370 in AAA in 2017 and adds much-needed depth behind the plate.— Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) April 16, 2018
Scivicque will report to Double-A Erie and partner with top Tigers catching prospect Jake Rogers behind the plate.