Durham Bulls 6, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Spenser Watkins was called up from Lakeland to make a spot start on Saturday. It didn’t go so great. Watkins allowed five runs in 4 2⁄3 innings of work. The bullpen quieted the Bulls, but outside of a two-run shot from catcher Kade Scivicque, the offense couldn’t get on track.
Scivicque: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Watkins (L): 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Artie Lewicki gets the call on Sunday. He will take on veteran Vidal Nuno, with first pitch set for 5:05 p.m. ET.
Altoona Curve 5, Erie SeaWolves 2 (F/7) (box)
This game was rescheduled from Friday, forcing spot starts from both sides. Kyle Dowdy got knocked around, giving up three earned in 2 2⁄3 innings of work. Jeff Thompson and Zac Houston each surrendered a run in relief. The offense squandered some opportunities, pushing across just two runs despite nine hits and three walks on the day.
Robson: 1-4, 2B, SO
Eaves: 2-4, 2B, R
Dowdy (L): 2.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 SO
Erie SeaWolves 2, Altoona Curve 0 (F/7) (box)
Beau Burrows was the star of the show in this one. He blanked the Curve through six innings, allowing just two hits while striking out five. Kody Eaves and Sergio Alcantara drove in the SeaWolves’ runs on what was a quiet day for the offense. John Schreiber picked up his fourth save with a clean seventh inning.
Alcantara: 1-2, R, RBI, BB
Quintana: 1-3, 2B
Burrows (W): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Sandy Baez will duel rehabbing Pirates’ starter Joe Musgrove on Sunday. First pitch is set for 2:00 p.m. ET.
Daytona Tortugas 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)
Alex Faedo put together another solid outing on Saturday, but the offense remained in a funk as the Flygers lost their fourth in a row. Faedo went 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing one run on five hits. Anthony Pereira and Jose Azocar were the only two hitters in the Flying Tigers lineup to reach base twice. Chad Sedio’s sacrifice fly accounted for the only RBI on the day.
Azocar: 1-2, BB
Pereira: 1-2, R, BB
Faedo (L): 5.2 IP, 5 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Austin Sodders will look to avoid the sweep as he duels Wennington Romero at 5:35 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Cedar Rapids Kernels 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)
Starter Brad Bass put together a pretty good outing, but his middle relief faltered badly and put a comeback out of reach in this one. Bass went five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, with six strikeouts. Oswaldo Castillo was the guilty party out of the pen, surrendering four runs, including a pair of homers, in two innings of work. The Whitecaps rallied in the eighth when Dylan Rosa cracked a three-run shot to pull within one, but that was as close as they got.
Rosa: 3-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Rivera: 2-4, 2B, 2 R
Bass: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Eudis Idrogo takes on Bryan Sammons in the rubber game of the weekend series with the Kernals. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. ET.