Norfolk Tides 6, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
Josh Turley just didn’t have command of his distinctive stuff on Thursday, giving up six runs in just 4 1⁄3 innings. Turley walked six hitters along the way. Christin Stewart thumped his 12th long ball of the season, and Jason Krizan chipped in three hits, but the Hens just couldn’t sustain a rally. Victor Alcantara was excellent in 2 2⁄3 innings of relief work.
Stewart: 2-5, HR, R, RBI, SO
Turley (L): 4.1 IP, 4 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Norfolk and Toledo will start at 7:05 p.m. ET. No starting pitchers have been announced.
Trenton Thunder 11, Erie SeaWolves 6 (box)
Things went quite ill for Spencer Turnbull on Friday night. The big right-hander lasted just 3 2⁄3 innings and was rocked for seven runs. Both Kurt Spomer and Gerson Moreno blew up a bit in relief as well, putting this one out of reach. The SeaWolves had the game tied in the third after RBI hits from Will Maddox and Dominic Ficociello. But other than a Jake Rogers solo shot in the fourth, the offense was shut down from that point on until tacking on a pair of runs in the ninth.
Rogers: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Maddox: 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, SO
Turnbull (L): 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: The SeaWolves need a win, having lost four in a row. They will take on Trenton again at UPMC Park on Saturday at 1:35 p.m. ET.
The Flygers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a string of singles and a Jays’ error. Alex Faedo limited damage despite a lot of traffic on the bases over his 4 2⁄3 innings of work. The bullpen was another story with three different relievers allowing runs. The SeaWolves offense came back with solo runs in the eighth and ninth innings to pull this one out. Daz Cameron and Isaac Paredes each had two hits and were in the thick of the run scoring.
Cameron: 2-4, 3B, 3 R, SO, SB
Paredes: 2-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB
Faedo: 4.2 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 BB, 7 SO
Coming up next: The road series with the Blue Jays continues, as Gregory Soto duels Yennsy Diaz at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Brad Bass wasn’t bad for the Whitecaps on Friday, but the three runs he surrendered over six innings was too much for the offense to overcome. Cole Peterson had a pair of hits and scored a run, while Reynaldo Rivera added another multi-hit night with a single and a double with an RBI, but stranded three runners. Oswaldo Castillo allowed a run in two innings of relief work.
Rivera: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Peterson: 2-5, R
Bass (L): 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: Jose Vasquez will take on the Cubs’ Erich Uelmen at 7:05 p.m. ET.