Toledo Mud Hens 8, Norfolk Tides 3 (box)
Josh Turley still had walk issues on Sunday, but overall was a little better. He allowed two runs in four innings, with five strikeouts. The Hens scored a run in the third on a Ronny Rodriguez solo shot, then poured it on with a three-run fourth to take a lead they’d never relinquish. With the bases loaded, Chad Huffman singled to drive in a run, followed by Grayson Greiner drawing a walk to push across another. Pete Kozma rounded out the scoring with a sacrifice fly. Paul Voelker gave the Hens’ two innings of one-hit relief, and the offense poured it on from there. A four-run seventh inning put this in the bag. Greiner launched a home run, while Mikie Mahtook had a two-RBI triple in the inning.
Greiner: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR, BB, SO
Rodriguez: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, HR, SB
Turley: 4.0 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The Mud Hens head to Indianapolis Indians on Monday, with first pitch is set for 7:05pm ET.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Reading Fightin Phils 0 (box)
Spencer Turnbull came back with a monster outing on Sunday. Turnbull went the distance, pitching a four-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks. He threw 115 pitches, with 80 of them strikes in perhaps the best pitched game in the Tigers’ farm system this season. The SeaWolves got Turnbull an early one run lead, and finally blew this open in the seventh and eighth. Jake Rogers fourth home run, a three-run shot, was the big blow as Turnbull and the SeaWolves cruised to victory.
Rogers: 2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, HR, BB
Castro: 1-4, R, RBI, 2B, SO, SB
Turnbull (W): 9.0 IP, 4 H, 11 SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves will take the day off on Monday, and head to Hartford for a three-game set with the Yard Goats beginning on Tuesday. Kyle Funkhouser gets the call with first pitch set for 7:05pm ET.
Tom de Blok gave the Flygers a strong six innings on Sunday, and the offense built a big early lead. De Blok struck out six strikeouts to two walks, allowing a pair of runs over six innings. The Flying Tigers jumped right on the Mets in the first inning, loading the bases. Luke Burch drew a walk, followed by a two-run single from Anthony Pereira. It was Danny Pinero in the second inning, doubling home Daz Cameron and Isaac Paredes. They scored three more runs in the fourth and it was way too much for the Mets to handle.
Gibson: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, HR, 2 SO
Pinero: 2-5, 2 R, 5 RBI, HR, 2B, BB
de Blok (W): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 2 H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The Flying Tigers will get right into their next series as they welcome the Jupiter Hammerheads in starting Monday night at 6:30pm ET.
Matt Manning got into a little trouble in the first inning, walking a pair and allowing two runs. From there he settled in to go six innings, striking out six with three walks. He allowed a solo shot in the sixth, but overall it was an encouraging outing as learning to limit damage and correct control issues in-game remains a challenge to be overcome. The Whitecaps scored two runs each in the fourth and the fifth to take a 4-2 lead. The solo shot against Manning made it a one-run lead, and Brandyn Sittinger couldn’t hold it.
Peterson: 1-5, R, SO
Azocar: 1-4, R, RBI, SB
Manning: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The final game of a five-game set against the Cubs goes down on Monday at 7:05pm ET. It included a makeup game on Saturday.