A.J. Ladwig was rocked again on Tuesday night. He gave up two runs in the first, and then melted down in the third as the Indians plated five runs against him. Paul Voelker gave the Hens three strong innings of relief with which to make a comeback, but Chad Huffman’s ninth inning solo shot was all the offense the Hens could muster.
Huffman: 1-2, R, RBI, HR, BB, SO
Ladwig (L): 3.0 IP, 7 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 HR
Coming Up Next: With their victory, the Indians are now just a game-and-a-half back of the Hens in the West Division. The Mud Hens will look to salvage the series on Wednesday night at 7:05pm ET.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Reading Fightin Phils 1 (box)
Matt Hall was excellent for the SeaWolves on Tuesday. He spun five shutout innings with three hits and three strikeouts. Jacob Robson continues to have the hot hand, racking up a pair of hits, an RBI, and two runs scored. Daz Cameron has been on fire since his promotion, collecting a pair of hits, a walk and two RBI on the night. Mark Ecker and Joe Navilhon tossed two innings apiece to close this one out.
Cameron: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Robson: 2-3, 2 R, RBI, 3B, BB, SO
Hall (W): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Liarvis Breto takes on the Phils’ Franklyn Kilome on Wednesday evening.
Lakeland Flying Tigers, Charlotte Stone Crabs (postponed)
After a rainout on Tuesday, the Crabs and Flygers will play two on Wednesday. Game one is set for 5:00pm ET. Gregory Soto and Willy Ortiz, Tuesday’s scheduled starters, will duel in the nightcap.
The Whitecaps’ offense was efficient in this one, plating runners when the chances arose and erupting for a pair of four-run innings. However, the story was Matt Manning. Coming off a seven inning shutout at home his last time out, Manning took his act on the road and throttled the Cubs on Tuesday night. He spun seven innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts, no walks, and numerous cheap hits among the eight singles he allowed. Lakeland is calling. Offensively, Colby Bortles, Rey Rivera and Dylan Rosa all doubled in the contest, and all three drove in two runs to lead the Whitecaps’ attack.
Rosa: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB, SO
De La Rosa: 1-4, 2 R, 2 SO
Manning (W): 7.0 IP, ER, 8 H, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: Dane Myers will take his 3.22 ERA to the mound against the Cubs’ Tyler Thomas on Wednesday evening.
Hudson Valley Renegades 6, Connecticut Tigers 1 (box)
Wilkel Hernandez got knocked around for four runs in four innings of work to take the loss, though he did punch out five Renegades. The Tigers’ offense continues to lack punch, collecting just three hits in this one. Sam McMillan walked twice and was the only Tigers’ hitter to reach base more than once. Connecticut in now 2-10 on their season, and could use some help offensively.
Coming Up Next: The Tigers are idle on Wednesday. They’ll welcome in the Staten Island Yankees on Thursday evening.