Toledo Mud Hens 1, Syracuse Chiefs 0 (box)
Warwick Saupold and the Hens blanked a solid Bisons lineup featuring Washington Nationals prospect Victor Robles on Monday. The Toledo offense had a rough night, though, leading to a tense pitching duel. It was Chad Huffman who came through with a solo shot in the seventh inning to break the deadlock, and Zac Reininger continued his strong run of late with two innings of no-hit ball to earn the save.
Huffman: 1-3, HR, R, RBI
Espinal: 1-3, 2B, SO
Saupold: 5.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: The Chiefs send Brady Dragmire to oppose the Hens’ Jacob Turner, who cleared waivers and was reassigned to Toledo.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Harrisburg Senators 3 (box)
Beau Burrows was strong early in his outing, but came apart with three late runs in the fifth and sixth innings. He didn’t record an out in the sixth, allowing seven hits, a walk and five strikeouts total. Fortunately, the SeaWolves responded in force, putting up a four-spot in the bottom of the sixth and holding on to win it. Willi Castro got the scoring started, drawing a walk with the bases loaded. Josh Lester followed with a two-run double, and Isaac Paredes brought home Daz Cameron from third with a sacrifice fly to complete the scoring. Trent Szkutnik, Mark Ecker — who recently returned from the disabled list — and Sandy Baez combined for four perfect innings of relief to lock this one down.
Castro: 2-3, R, RBI, BB, SB
Lester: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Burrows: 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: The two clubs meet up again at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday. No starters are yet announced.
A much needed offensive outburst featured for the Flygers on Monday. They held a 5-2 lead after three, and erupted again with a five-run eighth to bury the Tortugas. Anthony Castro was solid, going five innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits, three walks, and five strikeouts. A.J. Simcox cracked a two-run double in the second inning, while Derek Hill drilled a two-run triple in the third inning to build the early lead. Luke Burch had three hits, while the five-run eighth was more a pitcher meltdown from Daytona than anything else.
Burch: 3-5, 3 R, SO
Hill: 1-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI, BB
Castro (W): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: Daytona stays in Lakeland on Tuesday, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Starters are TBA.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
Chance Kirby was decent in this one, but leaked three early runs and the Whitecaps offense couldn’t muster a comeback. Kirby allowed three runs in five innings, while Ethan DeCaster gave them three scoreless innings of work in relief. Kody Clemens continues to roll with a double as part of another two-hit game.
Clemens: 2-4, 2B
Morgan: 1-3, 2B, R
Kirby (L): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: Elvin Rodriguez takes on the TinCaps’ ace, hard-throwing lefthander MacKenzie Gore, on Tuesday night as the set from Fort Wayne continues.
Connecticut Tigers: no game
The Tigers are idle until Wednesday, when they will head out on the road to take on the Tri-City ValleyCats.