Durham Bulls 6, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)
Bulls second baseman Nick Solak had Tim Adleman’s number on Wednesday. The Hens right-hander gave up a three-run shot to Solak in first inning, and then he came back for seconds in fourth, mashing a two-run jack. Adleman managed to strike out eight hitters in his four innings of work, but there was a lot of traffic on the basepaths. Meanwhile the offense was stymied by Bulls’ pitching. Jeimer Candelario smacked an RBI single in the thrid to plate Daniel Pinero in the third, but that was all the Hens could manage. They had their chances, going just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position, but couldn’t find the key hits.
Candelario: 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
Castro: 1-4, 2B, 3 SO
Adleman (L, 2-2): 4.0 IP , 5 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: The Hens will look to salvage the final game of this three-game set at 7:05pm ET on Thursday. Gregory Soto will take on Jose De Leon in what could be a fun pitching matchup.
Erie SeaWolves 2, Reading Fightin’ Phils 1 (box)
Alex Faedo was outstanding once again on Wednesday. The big right-hander struck out 10 and allowed one run over six innings of work. Of course, the run came via solo shot. He struck out the side in both the third and the sixth innings in collecting his third double-digit strikeout game in his last six starts. Putting aside his rain-shortened outing on June 5, Faedo has 29 strikeouts in his last three full starts totaling 18 1⁄3 innings of work, with only two earned runs allowed.
The SeaWolves weren’t exactly knocking the cover off the ball either. A one-out single from Derek Hill sparked a two-run third inning that gave Faedo and the bullpen a slender lead to protect. The SeaWolves didn’t manage an extra-base hit in the contest. Will Vest and Drew Carlton cleaned up the final three inning without issue, and Carlton earned his fifth save.
Scivicque: 2-4, RBI
Azocar: 1-3, BB, 2 SO
Faedo (W, 4-4): 6.0 IP, ER, 5 H, BB, 10 SO
Coming Up Next: Casey Mize will be on the mound Thursday night as the SeaWolves and Fightin’ Phils match up again.
The Flying Tigers brought their home run power to the park, but starter Garrett Hill just wasn’t sharp on Wednesday. Brock Deatherage led off the first inning with a home run, just his third on the year. The Tortugas put together a good deal of traffic and pushed across a run in the first, and then two more in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead deep into the game. Max Green was pretty electric as usual in his two innings of work, but allowed a run in the seventh. The Flygers came back in the bottom of the frame. Dylan Rose led off with a home run to close the lead to two runs, and three straight two-out singles eventually scored Jon Rosoff, but that was as close as Lakeland’s comeback would get.
Deatherage: 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Rosa: 2-4, HR, R, RBI, SO
Hill (L, 1-1): 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: The Flying Tigers will look to avoid a four-game sweep on Thursday before headed into the All-Star break.
Also enjoy this look at LHP Max Green, courtesy of James Chipman in Lakeland. The kid is nasty. Another nice relief candidate in the future mix.
#Tigers LHP Max Green is one of the most slept on prospects in their system. Some role 40 upside. Dude throws gas and draws ridiculous swing & misses.— James Chipman (@_jchipman) June 13, 2019
FB 92-94 t97 CB 79-81 & a version at 69-71 mph. Don’t sleep. @RoadtoDetroit @LkdFlyingTigers pic.twitter.com/xvOlVzrZ55
Dayton Dragons 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (box)
For seven innings, there was a pretty good pitching matchup going on in Dayton. Robbie Welhaf struck out seven and went seven innings for the ‘Caps, allowing two runs. The Dragons got to Welhaf in the fourth for two, and the Whitecaps didn’t get on board until the sixth, when they took advantage of some sloppy defense to tie the game. Yaya Chentouf took over from Welhaf, and promptly got into a tight spot, with a fielding error by Hector Martinez at second base compounding his troubles. With the bases yoked, Juan Martinez tripled to clear the bases and the Whitecaps’ offense continued to struggle as they went down in order in the ninth.
Meadows: 1-2, 2 BB, SO, CS
Proctor: 1-4, RBI, SO
Welhaf: 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps will try to avoid the sweep on Thursday night.