Syracuse Chiefs 7, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)
Jacob Turner struggled a bit in a four inning start on Tuesday. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks, while striking out four Chiefs. He left with a 4-2 lead, and while the offense tacked on a few more runs, the bullpen couldn’t hold it. Dawel Lugo had the biggest hit of the game for Toledo, knocking an opposite field single to score Christin Stewart and take a one-run lead in the eighth.
Stewart: 2-4, R, 3B, BB
Lugo: 1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Barbato (BS, L): 1.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H
Coming Up Next: The Chiefs send Phillips Valdez against the Hens’ Ryan Carpenter on Wednesday night in the rubber game of the series.
Harrisburg Senators 15, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
After a good spring and solid initial jump to the Double-A level in mid-June, Alex Faedo has just been torched by the long ball. It happened again on Tuesday as the Senators hit three home runs to knock him from the game in the fourth inning with six runs in. Two of them were smacked by Carter Kieboom, who raged to a a monster four-hit night as the Senators went on to punish the SeaWolves’ bullpen as well. Four of Faedo’s last seven outings have now featured multiple home runs surrendered, with seven total allowed in just his last two starts. The promotion to Erie was relatively aggressive and designed to challenge the 2017 College World Series MVP. So far it’s working.
Jake Rogers got the SeaWolves on the board with an opposite field solo shot in the second inning. His 15th long ball in just 300 at-bats actually had the game tied briefly. Sergio Alcantara doubled as part of a three-hit night. Willi Castro kept rolling with a single and a walk. They just had no shot in this one.
Rogers: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, HR, SO
Alcantara: 3-4, 2B, BB
Faedo (L): 3.2 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: No starters are announced yet for the deciding game of the series set for 7:05pm ET on Wednesday.
Michael Fulmer made his first rehab start since hitting the disabled list with a strained oblique back on July 20th. Things went quite well. Fulmer threw two perfect innings with four strikeouts and 16 of his 18 pitches were strikes. Gregory Soto had a tough act to follow, but came through with a superb outing, going the distance and allowing just a solo home run to earn the win. He allowed six hits, struck out five, and, miracle of miracles, didn’t walk a soul. The offense erupted for a six-run fourth inning which put this one in the bag, punctuated by Chad Sedio’s two-shot.
Sedio: 1-4, R, 3 RBI, HR
Burch: 1-5, R, 2 RBI, 2B
Soto (W): 7.0 IP, ER, 6 H, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The two clubs meet again at 6:30pm ET on Wednesday night.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (box)
Elvin Rodriguez didn’t has his best outing, but gave his club six innings of three-run ball. The offense just couldn’t get firing and the TinCaps kept adding a run here, a run there. Rodriguez didn’t walk a man, allowing seven hits against four strikeouts. For their part, the Caps’ lineup faced off against one of the San Diego Padres’ top prospects, hard-throwing left-hander MacKenzie Gore. Brock Deatherage had two hits and a walk, and Kody Clemens picked up the lone RBI, but Gore limited the damage without too much trouble.
Deatherage: 2-3, BB, SO
Clemens: 1-4, RBI
Rodriguez (L): 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The Lansing Lugnuts come to town on Wednesday night. No starters are announced yet.
The Tigers will get back into action on Wednesday night after a few days off. They travel to take on the Tri-City ValleyCats.
Parker Meadows is doing just fine
The Tigers second round pick in the 2018 draft, outfielder Parker Meadows, is doing just fine in his introduction to pro ball. In 66 at-bats, Meadows has four home runs, two doubles, a triple, three steals and an .884 OPS.