Toledo Mud Hens: no game
Coming up next: The Mud Hens will kick off their 2018 season on the road against the Louisville Bats on Friday at 7:00 p.m. ET. Lefthander Ryan Carpenter will take the mound for Toledo after pitching in Detroit last Sunday.
Erie SeaWolves 7, Reading Fightin’ Phils 1 (box)
The SeaWolves offense staked top prospect Beau Burrows to an early lead, scoring four runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth. Burrows hardly needed the support, though, working five scoreless innings in his season debut with just one hit and two walks allowed. He also struck out six and departed after just 70 pitches, with a fastball that ranged between 90-94 miles per hour. Offensively, the SeaWolves were paced by Jacob Robson and Jake Rogers, who drove in two runs apiece, though one source noted Rogers “struggled at the plate” in a 1-for-4 effort. Robson had three hits, including a double, and shortstop Sergio Alcantara added two doubles of his own.
Robson: 3-5, 2B, R, 3 RBI, SO
Alcantara: 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Rogers: 1-4, 2 RBI, BB, SO, SB
Burrows (W): 5.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: Sandy Baez will make his season debut against Reading’s Harold Arauz on Friday at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Gregory Soto held the Tarpons to a hit and two walks in five scoreless innings, but saw his chance at a win slip away when the Flying Tigers bullpen coughed up four runs in the final three innings. Shortstop Isaac Paredes had a strong High-A debut; he hit a home run in his first at-bat, and also drove in Lakeland’s second run later in the game. He and designated hitter Chad Sedio were the only Flygers with multi-hit games.
Paredes: 2-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Sedio: 2-2, BB
Hill: 1-5, R, 2 SO, SB
Soto: 5.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo will make his professional debut on Friday for the Flying Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. He will face off against Yankees prospect Freicer Perez.
Righthander Dane Myers was solid in his Midwest League debut, limiting the Cubs to a run on four hits in four innings. He walked three, but also struck out five. The Whitecaps offense roared to life in the third inning with a couple of runs, and padded their lead a few innings later. Jordan Pearce led the way with three RBI, while Joey Morgan and Alexis Garcia had two hits apiece. Garcia hit the Whitecaps’ first homer of the year in the fifth inning.
Garcia: 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
Morgan: 2-4, 2B, SO
Pearce: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Myers: 4.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps and Cubs will continue their series on Friday at 6:35 p.m. ET at Fifth Third Ballpark.