Norfolk Tides 3, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)
Tyler Alexander gave up a pair of singles, and then an inside-the park-home run to the Tides’ Mike Yastrzemski in the second inning, accounting for all three runs and taking the loss. Really though it was a decent outing. He went seven innings, though only striking out a pair of hitters. Ronny Rodriguez doubled and scored the Hens only run when Mike Gerber went back up the box for an RBI single.
Gerber: 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
Rodriguez: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Alexander (L): 7.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, HR, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Hens and the Tides will get back at it Saturday night at 7:05pm ET on Veteran’s Appreciation Night.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Reading Fightin Phils 4 (box)
The SeaWolves strung together five straight singles with one out to grab a first inning 4-0 lead. Anthony Castro struggled through five innings of work in this one and allowed the Phils to tie things up. Then lefty reliever Matt Hall took the mound. Hall was pure fire, vaporizing the Phils in four spectacular innings of perfect baseball with nine punchouts. A one-out triple by Josh Lester sparked a two-run rally in the eighth that put this one in the win column.
Lester: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 3B
Scivicque: 2-4, 3 RBI, SO
Castro: 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 4 H, BB, 2 SO, HR
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves and Fightin Phils match up again on Saturday, with first pitch set for 7:05pm ET.
Leadoff man Cam Gibson singled in the Flying Tigers first at-bat of the game. They would do nothing else, as the Mets’ Josh Prevost spun a perfect game the rest of the way. Nine strikeouts, no walks, one hit. Spenser Watkins pitched well in the losing effort. He went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with seven strikeouts.
Gibson: 1-3, SO, CS
Watkins (L): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The Flying Tigers and the Mets tee it up again at 6:00pm ET on Saturday.
Jose Vasquez struggled with his control in a short outing Friday night. An error in the third didn’t help him either as he allowed four runs, two earned in 3 2⁄3 innings of work. Oswaldo Castillo and Felix Viloria gave the Whitecaps 5 1⁄3 of excellent relief work, but they couldn’t mount a comeback. Ulrich Bojarski’s first home run of the year in the eighth accounted for their only run.
Bojarski: 1-3, R, RBI, HR, 2 SO
Peterson: 2-4, SO, SB
Vasquez (L): 3.2 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps and Cubs will play a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. Game one starts at 1:05pm ET, and is the makeup game for a rainout way back on April 6th. Dane Myers will take on Jesus Camargo. No starters have been announced for the 7:05pm ET game.