Toledo Mud Hens 5, Rochester Red Wings 1 (box)
Lefty Matt Hall continued to make the most of his promotion to Triple-A on Tuesday night. Hall mowed down the Red Wings for seven innings, scattering three hits while punching out nine on the night. Mikie Mahtook turbo-charged the offense with a four-hit night, including a double and a triple. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two hits and an RBI, while Christin Stewart walked three times and scored a run. Josh Smoker made his debut after being acquired by the Tigers on Monday, and he struck out the side in the ninth.
Mahtook: 4-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B, 3B
Saltalamacchia: 2-4, RBI, 2B, SO
Hall (W): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 9 SO
Coming Up Next: Warwick Saupold duels the Red Wings’ Chase De Jong on Wednesday night.
Erie SeaWolves 5, Portland Sea Dogs 3 (box)
Spencer Turnbull bounced back with a strong outing on Tuesday, and the big bats did damage to earn the victory. Turnbull spun 5 2⁄3 innings, allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Josh Lester launched a solo shot in the fourth to open the scoring. Jake Rogers ended it with a three-run blast in the sixth, his 13th on the year, to put the Sea Dogs to bed.
Rogers: 2-4, R, 3 RBI, HR, 2 SO
Paredes: 1-4, R, 2B
Turnbull: 5.2 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The Sea Dogs and SeaWolves meet up again Wednesday night as their battle for seapremacy continues.
Fort Myers Miracle 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Matt Manning is coming to understand the Tigers traditional lack of run support for aces. He took a perfect game into the fifth inning on Tuesday, when he allowed a single to break the spell. He eventually ran into a little jam in the seventh, and allowed a run before Spenser Watkins came on to end the frame. Ultimately, Manning struck out six, allowing five hits and no walks in 6 2⁄3 innings, and threw 62 of 94 pitches for strikes. Unfortunately, Watkins leaked runs in the eighth and ninth, while the offense couldn’t get on the board. Austin Athmann had two hits but otherwise there was nothing happening on the bases for the Flying Tigers. Derek Hill singled and stole two more bases to reach 33 nabbed on the year.
Athmann: 2-4, SO
Shepherd: 1-3, 2B, 2 SO
Manning (L): 6.2 IP, ER, 5 H, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The two clubs meet up again Wednesday at 6:30pm ET on All You Can Eat Night!
West Michigan Whitecaps
The Caps were off after their comeback win over the Dayton Dragons on Monday. They’ll move to Bowling Green on Wednesday night, to tangle with the Hot Rods.
Tri-City ValleyCats 5, Connecticut Tigers 2 (box)
Gio Arriera continues to fluctuate between good and bad outings. He was tagged for four runs in five innings on Tuesday night. Isrrael De La Cruz singled and scored a run out of the leadoff spot. Cam Warner had the Tigers only RBI, while Eric De La Rosa struggled through a four-strikeout night.
De La Cruz: 1-4, R, 2 SO
Arriera (L): 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Chance Kirby takes the ball for the Tigers on Wednesday night as action moves to Brooklyn where the Cyclones await.