Toledo Mud Hens 5, Gwinnett Stripers 4 (box)
Tim Adleman survived three home runs, and the Hens offense came through late to win on Tuesday. Adleman kept it clean through three innings, but solo shots in the fourth and fifth and then a two-run homer in the sixth ended his day. These accounted for all the Stripers’ scoring. The Hens loaded the bases in the third and scored two on a Jake Rogers single to take an early lead. After Adleman’s home run troubles, the Hens were down 4-2 before they loaded the bases again in the seventh, when Dustin Peterson came through with a two-run single. The game was still tied in the eighth when red-hot hitting shortstop Willi Castro came through with a solo shot to left field that proved to be the game winner.
W. Castro: 3-4, HR, 3 R, RBI, SB
Cameron: 2-2, BB
Rogers: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Adleman: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: The Hens and Stripers meet up again at 10:35 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Reading Fightin’ Phils 7, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Reading beat up on Logan Shore, and the offense had an off night courtesy of Phils starter David Parkinson. Shore lasted just 2 2⁄3 innings for the SeaWolves, surrendering five earned runs. Mark Ecker bailed them out with three good innings of relief, but the Erie offense managed just two hits and three walks. A sacrifice fly from catcher Kade Scivicque scored Isaac Paredes in the fourth to account for Erie’s only offense.
Paredes: 1-3, R, BB
Scivicque: 1-2, RBI
Shore (L, 2-4): 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo gets the ball for the SeaWolves on Wednesday with first pitch set for 6:45 p.m. ET.
Bradenton Marauders 8, Lakeland Flying Tigers 5 (box)
Elvin Rodriguez threw a really good game on Tuesday, and the offense did their part as well. Unfortunately the bullpen came apart rapidly in the late innings and blew this one. Rodriguez was in charge for six innings. He punched out eight hitters, allowing just two runs, one earned. Catcher Joey Morgan gave the Flygers an early lead with a three-run shot, his first of the year, in the top of the second inning. Nick Ames added a solo shot in the third, his first home run in a Lakeland uniform. It was all for naught, as Liarvis Breto and then Brandyn Sittinger and Wladimir Pinto really struggled and allowed the Marauders to storm back and pull this one out in the seventh and eighth innings.
Morgan: 1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Ames: 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Clemens: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 SO
Rodriguez: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R (ER), BB, 8 SO
Coming up next: Tom de Blok will throw for Lakeland on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 4 (box)
Adam Wolf wasn’t able to build any momentum off his last outing. He surrendered five runs in five innings, and a late rally from the offense wasn’t enough to pull out the game. Yaya Chentouf gave them the opportunity, shutting down the TinCaps for four innings of relief. Wenceel Perez tripled in Jordan Pearce in the fifth, while Chris Proctor and Ulrich Bojarski had RBI singles in the seventh to close the TinCaps’ lead to two runs. That brought up an entertaining, but ultimately frustrating bottom of the ninth. Jose King reached on an error to leadoff the inning, and moved to second when Perez drew a walk. Fort Wayne reliever Carlos Belen threw away a pickoff throw to second, and Jose King raced around the score on the play. Perez had to hold at first, but the Whitecaps had a man on and no outs, down by just a run. Parker Meadows struck out, and Proctor and Bojarski made routine outs to end it.
Perez: 2-4, 3B, R, RBI, BB, 2 SO
Bojarski: 3-4, 2B, RBI, SB
Wolf (L, 2-6): 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: Wednesday is School Kids Day with first pitch set for 11:00 a.m. ET.