Toledo Mud Hens 10, Rochester Red Wings 5 (box)
The Hens offense pounded Red Wings pitching and a decent Spenser Watkins outing held up on Tuesday. Watkins pitched into some trouble in his five innings of work, but limited the damage to just three runs against him. The Hens scored three in the fourth inning on RBI hits from Daz Cameron and Dawel Lugo to take a 4-3 lead, and they didn’t look back. Mikie Mahtook had a four hit game and continues to mash International League pitching, while Cameron and Lugo piled up the RBIs.
Cameron: 2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI, BB, 2 SO
Lugo: 2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI, BB, SO
Mahtook: 4-4, 2B, 3 R, RBI, BB, 2 SB
Watkins: (W, 2-0): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: Tyler Alexander will look to keep momentum from his last outing as he duels the Red Wings’ Zack Littell on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Erie SeaWolves 2, Akron RubberDucks 0 (box)
Four SeaWolves pitchers combined to shut out the RubberDucks on Tuesday. Lefty Gregory Soto was pulled after three innings of one hit ball. Fernando Perez allowed four hits in his three innings of work, but Trent Szkutnik and Drew Carlton smothered Akron’s hopes the rest of the way. The SeaWolves offense was held in check as well, but scratched out single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to provide the margin of victory. Taylor Motter scored Derek Hill with a sacrifice fly for their first run, while a single from Sergio Alcantara brought Jose Azocar home for an insurance run. Jake Rogers had a two hit night, and is off to a great start with a 1.012 OPS and five home runs.
Azocar: 2-3, R, CS
Rogers 2-2, BB
Hill: 1-4, 2B, R, SO
Soto: 3.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Alex Faedo looks to keep the SeaWolves’ 45 inning streak without allowing an earned run intact against the RubberDucks on Wednesday night.
Florida Fire Frogs 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Tom de Blok needed 83 pitches to collect 11 outs, and couldn’t make it out of the fourth inning on Tuesday, but it mattered little as the offense just couldn’t take advantage of their opportunities. Rey Rivera had two hits, while catcher Jon Rosoff, just promoted out of extended spring training, posted a three hit game with a triple.
Rivera: 2-4, SO
Rosoff: 3-4, 3B
de Blok (L, 0-2): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming up next: It is All You Can Eat featuring Granger & Sons BBQ night at the ballpark on Wednesday night as the Frogs and Flying Tigers match up again at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Peoria Chiefs 9, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)
The Chiefs took advantage of every opportunity Gio Arriera gave them and pulled away to win on Tuesday night. Arriera only allowed six hits and a walk, but surrendered five earned runs in six innings. He punched out six before giving way to his bullpen. The Whitecaps offense did a great job fighting back and Arriera left with a one-run lead. Ulrich Bojarski stayed red-hot, scoring twice and rapping out three hits including a double and a stolen base. Nick Ames and Parker Meadows were the other big contributors at the plate. Unfortunately, the combination of Sandel De La Cruz and Angel Reyes fell apart in a four-run eighth inning that gave Peoria the victory.
Bojarski: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, SO, SB
Meadows: 1-2, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB
McMillan: 1-2, RBI, 2 BB
Arriera: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, BB, 6 SO
Coming up next: The two teams will meet up for a brunch-time affair at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning.