Toledo Mud Hens 2, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 1 (box)
Tim Adleman did a nice job avoiding damage on Tuesday, and the Hens’ bullpen was strong in closing out the IronPigs. Adleman struck out seven and walked four. He got into a tough two-out jam in the fourth and walked in a run, but was otherwise in good control of the game. The Hens got the run back when Willi Castro was hit by a pitch to leadoff the bottom of the inning, and after he stole second and third, Jacob Robson singled him home to tie things up. Daz Cameron did something similar in the fifth. Cameron walked, stole second, and then advanced to third and scored on a pair of sacrifice flies. The Hens managed just two hits in the contest. Matt Hall took over with the lead and spun a strong 2 1⁄3 innings. John Schreiber and Jose Cisnero were money in the eighth and ninth, and it was a good night for the pitching staff.
Castro: 1-3, R, 2 SB, 2 SO
Adleman: (W, 3-2): 5.0 IP, ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: Ryan Carpenter will take on Tyler Viza at 12:05pm ET on Wednesday.
Portland Sea Dogs 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Alex Faedo came through with another good effort, but the SeaWolves’ offense struggled on Tuesday night. Faedo tossed 5 2⁄3 innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out four. The adjustments on his posture and arm slot still seem like a work in progress, but Faedo wasn’t hit hard and got his share of whiffs. Chace Numata had a pickoff and one stolen base attempt foiled, but Portland did nab one stolen bag against him. He continues to look good behind the plate. Unfortunately, until Isaac Paredes’ solo shot in the bottom of the ninth, the SeaWolves’ couldn’t do a thing with Sea Dogs’ pitching, and that was all they’d get.
Paredes: 1-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, SO
Hill: 2-4, CS
Faedo: 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Anthony Castro gets the start for the SeaWolves on Wednesday at 12:05pm ET.
Franklin Perez got back on the mound on Tuesday night, and it went well. The oft-injured young pitching prospect hadn’t thrown since a May 4 appearance in which he went four innings in his only outing of the year. He threw 62 pitches and went 3 1⁄3 innings, allowing a run on three hits and a walk. Max Green took over from there and got four straight outs before giving way. In the sixth, the Flygers broke a 1-1 deadlock when Kody Clemens launched a solo shot. They loaded the bases from there though they only managed one more run. Tom de Blok came on and eventually allowed a two-run homer in the eighth to tie the game. Wladimir Pinto got Lakeland into extra innings, but threw a wild pitch that allowed the game winning run to score from third in the 10th.
Clemens: 3-5, HR, R, RBI, SO
Policelli: 3-5, 3B, 2 R, SO, SB
Perez: 3.2 IP, ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 SO
Coming Up Next: Jesus Rodriguez gets the start for the Flying Tigers at 6:30pm ET.
West Michigan Whitecaps (idle)
The Whitecaps are off for the All-Star break. They’ll get back at it against Lake County on Thursday, with lefty Adam Wolf on the mound.
Connecticut Tigers (postponed)
The Tigers get back in action against the Staten Island Yankees on Wednesday after being washed out on Tuesday night. Australian left-hander Jack O’Loughlin gets the start for his season debut in game one, as the two clubs lock up for a doubleheader to make up for the rainout.