Indianapolis Indians 8, Toledo Mud Hens 7 (box)
The Mud Hens out-hit Indianapolis 13 to 7, but sloppy defense and a wild game from Matt Hall was enough to hand the Indians their fifth win in a row over Toledo to start the year. Hall coughed up an early 4-0 lead, allowing seven runs (five earned) in just four innings. The Hens committed three errors in all on the day. They were able to tie the score in the top of the ninth on an RBI groundout from Dawel Lugo, but another error from second baseman Harold Castro allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth.
Castro: 2-5, HR, R, 4 RBI
Cameron: 2-5, R, SO, SB
Mahtook: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, SB
Hall: 4.0 IP, 5 H, 7 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 3 SO
Coming up next: Tyler Alexander will get the ball for the Hens on Thursday as they continue to look for their first win of the season against Indianapolis.
Erie SeaWolves 8, Bowie Baysox 3 (box)
The SeaWolves offense exploded for six of their eight runs in the middle innings to cap off a road sweep against Bowie. Matt Manning was inefficient in this game, throwing 88 pitches across 4 2⁄3 innings, but he limited the Baysox to two runs on four hits while striking out eight hitters. Jose Azocar led the way for Erie’s offense with three hits, and catcher Chace Numata drove in three runs. The SeaWolves were able to pile up eight runs, but did so without a single extra-base hit.
Azocar: 3-5, 2 R, RBI
Gibson: 2-5, RBI
Numata: 1-2, R, 3 RBI, BB
Manning: 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo will take the mound for the SeaWolves as they return home to kick off a three-game series against Binghamton.
Casey Mize allowed just one hit and one walk across seven scoreless innings and the Flying Tigers eventually pushed across a run to win against Palm Beach. Mize struck out six and finished his outing in a tidy 82 pitches, while Jason Foley and Wladimir Pinto combined to finish off the shutout. Offensively, the two teams combined for just six total hits. Austin Athmann’s walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth was the difference. Shortstop Cole Peterson reached base three times and did not score.
Athmann: 1-4, HR, R, RBI
Peterson: 2-2, BB
Mize: 7.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: The Flygers will travel to Dunedin on Thursday to start a series with the Blue Jays. Jesus Rodriguez will start for Lakeland.
Jason Foley (on in relief of Mize T8) just threw 100 and 101mph pitches back to back. Whew! #DTMLT— Terri A Nummer (@NterriA) April 18, 2019
Lansing Lugnuts 8, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
Adam Wolf took it on the chin on Wednesday as the Lugnuts finished off a three-game sweep of the Whitecaps. The lefthander gave up seven runs on 11 hits in just 3 2⁄3 innings for his second loss of the year. Reliever Jose Vasquez also didn’t have a great day, but the game was basically over by that point. Offensively, the Whitecaps came up with 10 hits, but all were singles.
Tuck: 2-4, 2 SO
Bojarski: 2-4, R, 2 SO
Wolf: 3.2 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: Wilkel Hernandez will start for the ‘Caps on Thursday as they look to snap a five-game losing streak.