Gwinnett Stripers 7, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)
A.J. Ladwig struggled in this one, but the Hens stormed back with a three-run ninth before Phillipe Aumont allowed a walkoff to lose the game. Ladwig went four innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. Zac Houston was great in relief, but James Chapman and the aforementioned Aumont, were not. Mike Gerber and Mikie Mahtook led the way offensively, though Dawel Lugo raised his average to .291 with a three-hit game. Mahtook and Gerber each homered, and Gerber drove in four runs on the night.
Gerber: 2-5, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR, SO
Mahtook: 2-3, 3 R, RBI, HR, 2 BB
Lugo: 3-5, R, SO, SB, CS
Ladwig: 4.0, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Jacob Turner’s first two outings for the Hens have gone well. He’ll take the bump on Friday against Spencer Adams of the Charlotte Knights.
The SeaWolves were idle on Thursday. They’ll welcome in the Altoona Curve on Friday at 7:05pm ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers
The Flying Tigers and St. Lucie Mets were rained out on Thursday. The two teams will attempt to play two on Friday. Gregory Soto and Will Prevost were the originally scheduled starters.
West Michigan Whitecaps
Elvin Rodriguez, who has been a nice surprise thus far this year, gets the start on Friday as the Whitecaps open the second half. He’ll take on Osvaldo Hernandez at 5:35pm ET.
Brooklyn Cyclones 6, Connecticut Tigers 0 (box)
Wilkel Hernandez struggled, going just 1 2⁄3 innings, and allowing three runs though only one was earned. He did punch out six for the outing, which is amusing. A passed ball on catcher Gresuan Silverio on a swinging third strike, to the first batter of the game, made such a thing possible. Mitchell Stasberg pitched well, striking out five and getting the Tigers through six innings, but the offense had nothing to offer. Isrrael De La Cruz and Ryan Karstetter each singled to account for the Tigers’ only hits.