Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 5, Toledo Mud Hens 0 (box)
Kyle Funkhouser struggled with his control in his debut with the Mud Hens, but still limited the RailRiders to just two runs in six innings of work. Warwick Saupold and Kevin Comer struggled in relief as well, and the offense could do nothing to contest the outcome. Leonys Martin doubled to account for the only Hens hit. Nestor Cortes struck out 10, allowing just the hit and a walk to Jacob Robson.
Martin: 1-3, 2B, 2 SO
Funkhouser (L): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The RailRiders and Mud Hens play at 12:05pm ET on Tuesday. Neither starter has been announced.
Erie SeaWolves 2, Richmond Flying Squirrels 0 (box)
Alex Faedo scattered three hits in seven innings of shutout baseball as the SeaWolves picked off the Squirrels. Faedo walked just one batter, striking out four to earn his first win with the SeaWolves. Daz Cameron and Sergio Alcantara had RBI hits, as Danny Woodrow scored both SeaWolves’ runs. Joe Navilhon and John Schreiber closed it out without much trouble, as Schreiber earned his 11th save.
Woodrow: 2-4, 2 R, SO, SB
Cameron: 1-4, RBI
Faedo (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Liarvis Breto takes on Jake McCasland on Tuesday as the SeaWolves and Squirrels meet up at 6:35pm ET.
Eudis Idrogo pitched a solid game, but gave up a three-run third inning with some help from his defense. The Flying Tigers rallied late but couldn’t pull it out. Isaac Paredes launched his 11th home run in the sixth. It was a solo shot to get the Flying Tigers on the board. In the seventh, they loaded the bases and took advantage of a Cardinals error to score two more runs. Wladimir Pinto and Drew Carlton were good in relief, but the comeback attempt had already hit its high water mark.
Paredes: 1-4, R, RBI, HR, BB, SO
Pinero: 2-4, R, SO
Idrogo (L): 5.0 IP, 4 R, ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro toes the bump for the Flying Tigers in a noon game on Tuesday. The Cardinals’ Jesus Cruz will oppose him.
Beloit Snappers 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (F/12)(box)
Dane Myers tossed six scoreless innings, as he and Billy Lescher combined for nine innings of shutout ball on Monday evening. Unfortunately the Snappers were blanking the Whitecaps’ lineup as well. West Michigan battled back in the 10th to tie it after the Snappers scored a pair of runs off of Will Vest in the top of the frame. Rey Rivera cracked a two-run shot, his eighth home run of the season, to save the Whitecaps’ bacon. Unfortunately, a costly error by Brady Policelli in right field allowed a run in the 12th and the Whitecaps couldn’t answer back.
Rivera: 1-2, R, 2 RBI, HR, SO
Clemens: 1-4, BB, SO, CS
Myers: 6.0 IP, 5H, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps will be off on Tuesday as they travel to Geneva, Illinois for a three-game set with the Kane County Cougars. Elvin Rodriguez gets the start for the Whitecaps at 7:30pm ET on Wednesday night. Jayson McKinley goes for the Cougars.
Connecticut Tigers 2, Vermont Lake Monsters 1 (box)
Gio Arriera tossed a nice game, throwing 6 2⁄3 innings of one-run ball, and the Tigers scratched out a late run to win on Monday. Sam McMillan doubled, and scored the Tigers first run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Dayton Dugas. In the eighth, Nick Ames and Sam McMillan drew walks with no outs. They moved up a base on a Luke Sherley ground out. Yomar Valentin came in to pinch run for Ames and raced home on a wild pitch with the game winner.
McMillan: 1-2, R, 2B, BB
Dugas: 1-2, RBI, SO
Arriera (W): 6.2 IP, ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Chance Kirby punched out 12 and threw six innings of one-hit ball in his first start for Connecticut. He’ll take the mound on Tuesday as the Tigers travel to Hudson Valley to take on the Renegades.