Toledo Mud Hens (idle)
The Hens will welcome in Lehigh Valley for three beginning on Tuesday. Tim Adleman is slated to take on the IronPigs’ Drew Anderson.
Portland Sea Dogs 6, Erie SeaWolves 3 (box)
Logan Shore and reliever Trent Szkutnik were knocked around in this one as the SeaWolves squandered an early lead on Monday night. Josh Lester cracked a two-run single in the first to put the SeaWolves up, but they wouldn’t score again until Kody Eaves’ RBI double in the sixth. In the meantime, the Sea Dogs got to Shore for four runs in the second, and two more in the fifth, with Shore getting the hook with one out in the inning. Szkutnik allowed two more in the sixth to put this out of the reach of an offense that walked six times and had its chances, but managed just five hits in the contest.
Azocar: 1-3, 2B, 2 R, BB, 2 SO, SB
Lester: 1-4, 2 RBI, SO
Shore (L, 2-6): 4.2 IP, 4 ER, 7 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves will spend the day as the Erie Piñatas on Tuesday for Copa de la Diversiòn with the first pitch coming at 7:05pm ET.
It wasn’t an auspicious start to the second half of the Florida State League season for the Flygers as the offense was meager as usual. Chad Sedio tripled in the top of the fourth to plate Kody Clemens and briefly give them an early lead. That was about all for the lineup, unfortunately. On the plus side, Beau Burrows’ rehab start went very well, as the Tigers’ prospect tossed four innings of one-hit ball with five strikeouts. Jason Foley’s post-Tommy John season has been understandably erratic, and it was so again on Monday as Foley took over for Burrows in the fifth and was clobbered for four runs. Mark Ecker allowed a run in relief, as did Dane Myers, who took over for the final three frames to wrap this one up.
Clemens: 2-4, R, SO
Sedio: 1-2, 3B, RBI
Burrows: 4.0 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Tom de Blok gets the call on Tuesday at 6:30pm ET as this series from St. Lucie continues.
West Michigan Whitecaps (idle)
The Midwest League All-Star break began Monday, with the contest itself set for 7:35pm ET on Tuesday from Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana, home of the South Bend Cubs. OF Ulrich Bojarski is the Whitecaps’ lone representative.
Connecticut Tigers 3, Vermont Lake Monsters 0 (box)
Chavez Fernander tossed a nice game for the Tigers on Monday, and his relievers made a three-run fourth inning hold up to take down the Monsters. The 21-year-old Fernander was a JUCO player out of the Bahamas when the Tigers picked him 35th in the 2018 draft. He threw five innings of two-hit ball with two walks to four strikeouts on his outing. The offense gave him a lead in the fourth, when Kelvin Smith lashed a two-run single with the bases loaded, and then Matthew Jarecki plated Jeremiah Burks—recently transferred from West Michigan—to score the final run of the contest.
Smith: 1-2, 2 RBI, SO, 2 SB
Fernander (W, 1-0): 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Lefty Jack O’Loughlin gets the start on Staten Island on Tuesday as the Tigers battle Wellington Diaz and the Yankees at 7:00pm ET.