Columbus Clippers 11, Toledo Mud Hens 5 (box)
Ryan Carpenter’s return to Toledo went very, very badly on Monday night. The left-hander lasted just three brutal innings, giving up an incredible 14 hits and nine earned runs. Carpenter started the fourth, but couldn’t record a single out. Chad Huffman launched a two-run shot, while Jim Adduci was on base three times and scored a run.
Huffman: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR, BB
Adduci: 1-3, R, 2 BB
Carpenter (L): 3.0 IP, 9 ER, 14 H, BB, 2 SO
Columbus Clippers 5, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
Kyle Dowdy tossed another decent game on Tuesday, his second for the Hens. Dowdy went five innings, allowing a three-run fifth, but punched out eight. Christin Stewart doubled and scored twice, while Jim Adduci drove in a pair of runs on two hits to pace the offense. The Hens closed the deficit with a two-run eighth, but the Clippers got to Phillippe Aumont for a run to put this one in the bag.
Lugo: 2-4, R
Adduci: 2-4, 2 RBI, SO
Dowdy (L): 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Drew VerHagen takes on Adam Wilk on Wednesday night at 6:35pm ET.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Reading Fightin Phils 3 (box)
Kyle Funkhouser had some trouble putting Phils hitters away on Monday, but lasted seven innings anyway, allowing just three runs, two earned. The two teams exchanged some early runs, and the SeaWolves tied it up at 3-3 in the sixth when Dominic Ficociello launched his second home run of the season. Mark Ecker and Zac Houston each turned in a strong inning of relief to get it to the bottom of the ninth tied up, and Jake Rogers came through as the hero, cracking a walkoff homer, his second of the season.
Here is the @_JROG_ walk-off home run from Monday night at UPMC Park that gave the SeaWolves a 4-3 win over Reading. @Greg_Gania with the call. #RoadToDetroit #Tigers pic.twitter.com/2xRgwXzKl2— Erie SeaWolves (@erie_seawolves) May 22, 2018
Ficociello: 2-4, R, RBI, 2 RBI, SO
Alcantara: 1-3, RBI
Funkhouser: 7.0 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 2 SO
Harrisburg Senators 2, Erie SeaWolves 0 (box)
Tyler Alexander gave his team a good chance to win but Senators pitching held sway on Tuesday. Kyle McGowin punched out 10 SeaWolves, allowing just two hits over seven innings. Fine relief work from Trent Szkutnik and Gerson Moreno gave Erie a chance to come back, but the offense just couldn’t get anything going.
Ficociello: 0-2, 2 BB, 2 SO
Alcantara: 1-3, SO
Alexander (L): 5.1 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Beau Burrows will take on Luis Reyes on Wednesday, with first pitch set for 6:30pm ET.
Palm Beach Cardinals 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Gregory Soto was outstanding for the Flying Tigers on Monday. Unfortunately, the Cardinals Austin Warner was even better, going the distance to throw a shutout while punching out 10 Flygers. Soto struck out seven, tossing seven innings of two-run ball on five hits and two walks. Eduardo Jimenez allowed a run in his two innings of relief work. Austin Athmann had a double, while Daz Cameron chipped in his first triple of the year, but as you’d imagine, there wasn’t much to say about the offense as Warner dominated them all night long.
Cameron: 1-3, 3B, BB
Soto (L): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 SO
Lakeland Flying Tigers 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 6 (box)
The Flying Tigers bombed their way to an early lead, but the bullpen just barely withstood a furious late rally from the Cardinals. Dylan Burdeaux was the hero, mashing a pair of home runs in this one and racking up five RBI on the night. Austin Sodders went five solid innings, allowing a pair of runs with five strikeouts. Eudis Idrogo, recently arrived from West Michigan, made a relief appearance. It went dismally as Idrogo allowed three runs in the seventh to tighten things up. Fernando Perez and Drew Carlton were able to lock it down, with Carlton throwing two perfect innings for the save.
Burdeaux: 2-3, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR, BB, SO
Cameron: 1-4, R, SO, SB
Sodders (W): 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: No starters are announced yet, but the Flygers and Cardinals will wrap their series at 6:30pm ET on Wednesday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 1, Fort Wayne TinCaps 0 (Gm 1)(F/7)(box)
Matt Manning seems to be hitting his stride. The Tigers #2 prospect per MLB Pipeline mowed down the TinCaps on Tuesday, allowing just three hits and a walk, striking out nine. He struck out the side in the second inning, and was never in any real trouble. Meanwhile the offense couldn’t get anything going. Finally, in the bottom of the seventh, they strung together a pair of singles and an intentional walk. Joey Morgan then waltzed home when the TinCaps’ Ben Sheckler balked this one off for West Michigan.
Peterson: 2-3, 2B, BB
Manning: 6.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 9 SO
SS Cole Peterson also did this to back up Mr. Manning.
This may be the best catch you’ll see at any level all season pic.twitter.com/mgaiGMtNkZ— #PitchersWhoRake (@pitcherzwhorake) May 22, 2018
West Michigan Whitecaps 8, Fort Wayne TinCaps 1 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)
The Whitecaps got their second good outing from a starter as Burris Warner led them to a sweep of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Warner only made it 4 2⁄3 innings, but he punched out eight against just two hits, allowing one run. Will Vest came on to finish the final 2 1⁄3 and had no troubles, earning the win. RF Cesar Gonzalez paced the offense with a double and two RBI. Reynaldo Rivera and Brady Policelli also had two-hit games with a pair of RBI apiece.
Peterson: 2-3, R, RBI, BB
Rivera: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, SO
Warner: 4.2 IP, ER, 2 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps have already split the TinCaps series at a minimum with the doubleheader sweep. They’ll take them on again Wednesday morning, with first pitch set for 11:00am ET. No starters are announced as of yet.