Toledo Mud Hens (idle)
Erie SeaWolves 5, Bowie Baysox 0 (box)
Starter Nick Ramirez and reliever Anthony Castro combined for a masterful nine innings over a hapless Baysox lineup on Monday. Ramirez threw six innings of two-hit ball with seven punchouts. Castro came on in the seventh, and punched out five of the ten hitters he saw, allowing just one single. Neither pitcher walked a batter. The SeaWolves scored three in the third, and then came back for two more in the fourth to put this one to bed.
Gibson: 3-4, 2 R, RBI, 3B, SO, SB
Azocar: 2-4, R, 2 SO
Ramirez (W, 1-0): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Manning will take the ball on Tuesday evening, opposed by the Baysox’s LHP Bruce Zimmermann. First pitch is set for 6:05pm ET.
After a hot start that saw him named to MLB Pipeline’s prospect team of the week, Tarik Skubal stumbled on Monday. The hard-throwing lefty was rocked for six runs in just 1 2⁄3 innings of work. Burris Warner fared no better in relief. Billy Lescher and Max Greene combined for five strong innings of relief, but no comeback was forthcoming. The Flygers pushed across a run in the sixth, and one in the seventh, but it was a quiet day for the offense overall.
Peterson: 1-3, R, 3B, 2 SO
Policelli: 1-4, RBI, SO
Skubal (L, 1-2): 1.2 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 7 H, 2 SO
Jason Woodell has video and a detailed write-up of Skubal’s outing.
Coming Up Next: The Mets and Flying Tigers meet for a 10:30am ET brunch-time matchup on Tuesday.
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Great Lakes Loons 1 (box)
Whitecaps’ pitching wasn’t particularly good, but they were able to shut down the Loons on Monday. Starter Garrett Hill went three innings, allowing two hits and walking four batters, but didn’t give up a run. Drew Crosby took over for three innings, allowing one run on five hits with three strikeouts to pick up the win. The offense did the rest. John Valente picked up an RBI in both the fifth and sixth innings on a sacrifice fly and a single, respectively. The big blows came from Ulrich Bojarski and Jordan Pearce, who followed Valente in the fifth with back-to-back solo shots to give the Caps’ all the cushion they needed.
Hampton: 2-4, R, RBI, 3B
Meadows: 1-5, 2B, SO
Crosby (W, 1-0): 3.0 IP, ER, 5 H, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Gio Arriera gets the ball on Tuesday night as the road series with the Loons continues at 6:05pm ET.