Toledo Mud Hens
The Hens have stumbled out of the break, going 4-of-7, but retain a slim half game lead over the Indianapolis Indians in the West Division. Toledo sits 53-46 and head to Durham for three starting Tuesday night. Artie Lewicki goes for the Hens, while Austin Pruitt starts for Durham.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Richmond Flying Squirrels 4 (box)
A.J. Ladwig tossed an excellent game on Monday night, and the offense built enough of a margin to stave off the Squirrels despite some relief issues. Isaac Paredes played shortstop on Monday, and still has the hot hand at the plate, scoring two runs and driving in two as well. Danny Woodrow, Will Maddox, and Kody Eaves all had two-hit games to aid the cause. Ladwig punched out six, allowing just an unearned run on six hits and a walk across seven innings. Mark Ecker blew up for three in the eighth, but John Schreiber was there to close the door with a five-out save, including three strikeouts.
Paredes: 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B
Cameron: 0-2, R, 2 BB, SO, SB
Ladwig (W): 7.0 IP, R, 6 H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The Squirrels try to even the score against the SeaWolves at 7:05pm ET. Starters are still to be announced.
Johnny Barbato got an abbreviated rehab start in this one, and gave up three runs, failing to escape the first inning. Anthony Castro came on, and struggled a bit as well. Castro showcased pretty good stuff, but lost the plot in the fifth inning, ultimately giving up three runs total in the fifth and sixth. He walked three and struck out six. Things looked bleak for the Flying Tigers, but they erupted in the seventh and eighth innings, scoring six runs to take things to extra innings. Danny Pinero’s three-run shot was the big blow of the outburst. Eduardo Jimenez dominated for two innings, and picked up the win when Cole Peterson roared home from third on a wild pitch to walk off the Jays in 10 innings.
Friend of BYB, James Chipman, had some video of Castro from Monday’s game.
Burch: 3-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB, CS
Pinero: 1-3, R, 4 RBI, HR, BB
Castro: 4.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R, ER, 3 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The Blue Jays are back in Lakeland on Tuesday at 6:30pm ET. No starters are announced yet.
Quad Cities River Bandits 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (box)
Wilkel Hernandez was ambushed for six runs in just 2 1⁄3 innings of work. The offense and the bullpen put up a good fight anyway. Kody Clemens, Brock Deatherage and Brady Policelli each had two hits, and accounted for all the Whitecaps’ scoring. Policelli launched a solo shot in the fifth inning, while Clemens had a double and a walk, scoring twice.
Clemens: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, BB
Policelli: 2-5, 2 R, RBI, HR
Hernandez (L): 2.1 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps are idle on Tuesday. They’ll welcome in the Lake County Captains on Wednesday evening.
The Tigers were off on Monday. State College comes to Dodd Stadium for three starting on Tuesday night. No starters are announced.