Gwinnett Stripers 9, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box)
Gregory Soto and Matt Hall were each hit hard in succession and the Stripers cruised to a comfortable win on Wednesday. The offense did a pretty nice job responding to Gwinnett’s offense early on, but ran out of gas once Hall allowed them to run away a bit with a four-run sixth inning. Daniel Pinero doubled in Mikie Mahtook in the second inning to match a Stripers’ home run. After Soto allowed three runs in the third inning, the Hens caught them again when Pete Kozma cleared the bases with a triple in the fourth. Bryan Garcia provided a scoreless inning with two hits allowed against two strikeouts in his return to Toledo, and the bullpen held their own overall. The Hens had a few scoring opportunities late that they couldn’t convert, and the Stripers evened the three-game set at a game apiece.
Robson: 2-3, R, BB
W. Castro: 2-5, SO
Woodrow: 2-5, 2B, R, 2 SO
Hall (L, 3-3): 2.2 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: The Hens and Stripers will decide the series at 6:30pm ET on Thursday.
Erie SeaWolves 3, Reading Fightin Phils 0 (box)
Alex Faedo was fantastic against the Phils, punching out 12 and taking a shutout into the seventh inning. He had the slider working to full effect and mixed in some nice changeups along the way to master a Reading offense that beat up on the SeaWolves back on Tuesday. Faedo looks like he’s been working on his posture and improving his extension over his last few outings, so he’ll bear extra attention in his next few outings.
The SeaWolves offense revolved around Jose Azocar and Isaac Paredes. Azocar went deep to left-center with Paredes aboard in the first inning. In the third, Paredes doubled, took third on a passed ball, and scored on an Azocar single. Trent Szkutnik and Drew Carlton were perfect in relief with five strikeouts to put a bow on this one.
Azocar: 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI, 2 SO
Paredes: 2-4, 2B, 2 R, SO
Faedo (W, 3-3): 6.1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 12 SO
Strikeout No. 12 tonight for @FaedoAlex comes against former No. 1 overall selection Mickey Moniak, establishing a single game career high.— Detroit Tigers Player Development (@RoadtoDetroit) May 30, 2019
Final line: 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 12 SO pic.twitter.com/2mt7drsDzk
Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro gets the start on Thursday evening looking to take the rubber game of this three game set with the Fightin Phils.
Pitching ruled on Wednesday, and starter Tom de Blok and the Flygers lost a close one to Bradenton. One pitch hurt de Blok as a three-run shot he allowed in the third inning proved to be the difference. Nick Ames drove in Brady Policelli in the sixth for Lakeland’s only run. Jason Foley and Dane Myers did a nice job in relief for the offense never got a rally going.
Clemens: 1-4, 2B, SO
Policelli: 0-2, R, 2 BB
de Blok (L, 0-4): 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Jesus Rodriguez gets the ball as the Flygers and Marauders meet up again at 6:30pm ET.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 1, West Michigan Whitecaps 0 (Gm 1)(F/7)(box)
Wilkel Hernandez struck out eight and pitched a fine game, but the Tin Caps’ staff did him one run better. Hernandez went 5 2⁄3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and two walks. Sam McMillan doubled, but only six Whitecaps reached base in this one.
Hernandez (L, 4-5): 5.2 IP, ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 SO
West Michigan Whitecaps 10, Fort Wayne TinCaps 1 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)
After being smothered in game one, the Whitecaps offense erupted for a 10-run, 13-hit attack in the afternoon matchup, a makeup game from April 20. The ‘Caps started off the third inning with six straight hits to chase starter Adrian Martinez, ultimately scoring six runs in the frame. Ulrich Bojarski mashed a three-run shot in the sixth, but the outcome was already decided by that point. Robbie Welhaf threw a nice game, allowing just three hits and an unearned run against five strikeouts.
Bojarski: 2-3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Meadows: 2-4, R, RBI, SO, SB
Proctor: 2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB
Welhaf (W, 2-0): 5.0 IP, R, 3 H, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The two clubs meet up on Thursday at 7:00pm ET.