Columbus Clippers 11, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)
Old friend Adam Wilk baffled the Hens offense in this one, while Jacob Turner was rocked early and often. Jacob Robson had a double, a walk and a stolen base, while Dawel Lugo picked up their only RBI on the night. Turner allowed six runs in just three innings, with four walks. Kevin Comer and Junichi Tazawa didn’t do any better in relief.
Robson: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, SO, SB
Lugo: 1-4, RBI, SO
Turner (L): 3.0 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Fifth Third Field will shake with the tang and bang of Rock ‘N’ Blast Backyard BBQ. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET. Starters are TBD.
Erie SeaWolves 11, Bowie Baysox 1 (box)
For the second straight day, the SeaWolves offense went off in a big way, led again by a red-hot Daz Cameron. Erie also got another excellent pitching performance from Matt Hall, who scattered two hits and a walk over 6 1⁄3 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts. Hall now holds a 1.76 ERA with 66 strikeouts to 24 walks in 51 innings of work. Since returning to a starting role on June 22, he hasn’t allowed a run over three outings.
As for Cameron, he started the scoring with a two-run, opposite field shot in the first inning, his fourth tater in 14 games with the SeaWolves. They poured it on from there with a 16 hit attack. Chad Sedio and Cam Gibson each had three-hit games with a double for each, but most of the lineup got in on the fun.
Gibson: 3-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB
Cameron: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, SO
Hall (W): 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: UPMC Park will rock with the thunder of MEGA BLAST Fireworks on Tuesday night after another contest between the Baysox and SeaWolves.
Gregory Soto struggled again in this one, and the Threshers pulled away against the Flying Tigers bullpen. Isaac Paredes homered, as did Dylan Burdeaux, but otherwise the lineup was quiet. Wladimir Pinto tossed three no-hit innings late in this one.
Burdeaux: 2-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
Paredes: 2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
Soto (L): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Spenser Watkins is coming off a fantastic outing in his last start. He will duel the Threshers’ Alejandro Requena.
Lansing Lugnuts 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (box)
Wilkel Hernandez struggled mightily with his control on Monday. The Whitecaps bullpen held them in the game, but the offense just couldn’t put anything together. In the third, Eric De La Rosa and Brock Deatherage were each hit by pitches. With two outs, they pulled off a double steal, but Rey Rivera took a called strike three to end the inning. Deatherage tripled in the eighth with one out, but Rivera and Jordan Pearce struck out to end that modest threat as well.
Deatherage: 1-3, 3B, SO, SB
Clemens: 1-3, BB, SO
Hernandez (L): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, SO
Coming up next: Lansing and West Michigan meet up again in Comstock Park at 7:05 p.m. ET, with fireworks after the game.
Kody Clemens singled and walked on Monday, and he also pulled off a highlight reel play to introduce himself to the Fifth Third Ballpark faithful.
Lowell Spinners 3, Connecticut Tigers 1 (box)
Recent draft picks Adam Wolf and Tarik Skubal had a piggyback start in this one. Wolf allowed two runs, and Skubal one, as each went three innings of work. Dayton Dugas, a 16th rounder out of Wichita State, had a two-hit game with the Tigers’ only RBI. Ulrich Bojarski and Ryan Karstetter each doubled in the contest.
Karstetter: 1-4, 2B, 2 SO
Skubal: 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Jose Vasquez goes for the Tigers on Tuesday as they face the Spinners’ Brian Brown.
Gulf Coast League
It didn’t take the Tigers’ second round pick in the 2018 draft, former prep outfielder Parker Meadows, long to announce his presence. He homered in his third professional game for GCL Tigers East. Their 20th round selection, shortstop Kelvin Smith, also homered in the game. Smith was signed out of high school for $140k. Here’s a quick look from James Chipman of TigsTown.