Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders 10, Toledo Mud Hens 5 (F/7) (box)
Drew VerHagen’s first start of 2019 did not go well. The twice-designated righthander gave up five runs on six hits in two innings, putting the Hens in a hole they would never dig out of. Eduardo Jimenez and Joe Navilhon quieted things down for the next three innings, but John Schreiber and Caleb Thielbar were touched up for five more runs in the next two frames. Offensively, the Hens were led by Victor Reyes, who went 3-for-4 with a double. Bobby Wilson and Jeimer Candelario added a couple of hits.
Reyes: 3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Candelario: 2-4, 2 R
Wilson: 2-4, 2B, R, SO
VerHagen (L): 2.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, SO
Toledo Mud Hens 5, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 0 (F/7) (box)
New pickup Tim Adleman held the RailRiders to just one hit across six scoreless innings to help Toledo split their doubleheader against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Adleman struck out four and walked four, and only allowed two baserunners to move into scoring position. The Mud Hens offense backed him with five runs, four of which came in the fourth inning. Jake Rogers opened the scoring with a bases-clearing double, and Jake Robson followed with a triple to score Rogers. Harold Castro drove in a fifth run for good measure in the sixth. Jeimer Candelario tripled, and finished the doubleheader 3-for-7.
W. Castro: 2-3, 3B, R, BB, SO
Robson: 2-2, 3B, RBI, BB
Rogers: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SO
Adleman (W): 6.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: The Mud Hens and RailRiders will continue their series on Saturday at 5:05 p.m. ET.
Bowie Baysox 4, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
The SeaWolves took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but Bowie scored three runs against Nolan Blackwood, then a fourth off Will Vest to steal a come-from-behind victory on Friday. Starter Logan Shore dominated, holding the Baysox to just two hits in five scoreless innings on just 73 pitches in his first start off the injured list. Josh Lester drove in two of Erie’s three runs, one via a solo home run in the fifth inning. Kade Scivicque also drove in a run and had a pair of hits.
Scivicque: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Lester: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Shore: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo will start for the SeaWolves on Saturday against Bowie’s Hunter Harvey at 6:35 p.m. ET.
Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Dunedin Blue Jays 1 (box)
Elvin Rodriguez threw six scoreless innings, extending his home shutout streak to 27 2⁄3 innings on the year. He limited Dunedin to just three hits while striking out five on 93 pitches. The Flying Tigers offense backed him with three runs, almost entirely thanks to Brady Policelli and Kody Clemens. Policelli led the way with three of Lakeland’s 10 hits and scored twice, while Clemens drove in all three runs. Nick Ames collected two hits in his first home game with the Flygers.
Policelli: 3-3, 2B, 2 R
Clemens: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: The Flying Tigers will continue their series against Dunedin on Saturday evening.
Elvin Rodriguez has yet to give up a run at Joker Marchant in 2019.— Detroit Tigers MiLB Tracker (@Tiger_Lifer) May 18, 2019
5 starts at home, 27.2 IP, 0.00 ERA
3 starts on the road, 12.2 IP. 10.66 ERA
Photo from tonight’s 6 shutout inning effort, courtesy of @sherricousin. #RoadToDetroit #MotorOn pic.twitter.com/3FbMW5TPBH
Great Lakes Loons 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)
Wilkel Hernandez was sharp early on, but fell apart in the fifth, allowing four runs on four consecutive hits and a walk. He got out of his jam and worked six frames in all, but his offense couldn’t quite pick him up in the loss. Jose King and Ulrich Bojarski drove in runs for the ‘Caps, who managed six hits and a walk on the evening. Catcher Christopher Proctor reached base three times, with two singles and a walk, but he did not score a run.
Proctor: 2-3, BB
King: 1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Hernandez (L): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 SO
Coming up next: The Whitecaps and Loons will continue their series on Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m. ET. Carlos Guzman will start for West Michigan.