Columbus Clippers 11, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)
Ryan Carpenter coolly retired the side with a strikeout in the first inning of this one. Then all hell broke loose. Carpenter was eventually knocked from the contest in the fourth and ultimately surrendered 11 earned runs for the day. John Schreiber, Bryan Garcia, and Caleb Thielbar kept the Clippers off the board the rest of the way, and gave the Hens a faint chance at a comeback.
The Hens actually rallied impressively from this onslaught, racking up 15 hits and three walks on the day. Jake Rogers got them on the board with yet another solo shot, his 12th home run on the year and fourth in the last nine games. Not sure why they’re hitting him eighth either. Rogers, Dustin Peterson, and Danny Woodrow all had three hit games, but the big hits just didn’t come often enough to overcome the deficit. The Hens scored two in the sixth and two in the top of the ninth, but this one was out of reach already.
Rogers: 3-5, HR, R, RBI, 2 SO
Candelario: 2-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI, SO
Peterson: 3-5, 2 RBI
Carpenter (L, 2-5): 3.2 IP, 9 H, 11 ER, BB, 2 SO
Coming up next: Gregory Soto (0-1 7.79 ERA) is slated to pitch on Tuesday night against the Clippers’ Shao-Ching Chiang (4-5, 5.43 ERA).
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2, Erie SeaWolves 1 (box)
Alex Faedo threw another good game, but the SeaWolves’ offense was stifled by a wily veteran in the form of journeyman Mickey Jannis. Faedo tossed 6 2⁄3 innings of two run ball with four strikeouts. Faedo got into real trouble in the second when he loaded the bases. He was able to limit the damage to just one run, and the SeaWolves tied the game on Derek Hill’s RBI single in the sixth. Unfortunately Faedo allowed a solo shot in the bottom of the frame to give the Ponies a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
Schwindel: 2-3, 2B, R
Azocar: 2-4, SO
Faedo (L, 0-1): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO
Binghamton Rumble Ponies 3, Erie SeaWolves 0 (F/7) (box)
Logan Shore gave the SeaWolves a decent outing, but the offense struggled again in the second game of Monday’s doubleheader. The SeaWolves managed just two hits, while Shore went all six innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks, with three strikeouts.
Coming up next: First pitch on Tuesday night is set for 6:35 p.m. ET as the series continues.
Lakeland Flying Tigers (idle)
Jesus Rodriguez gets the start on Tuesday morning as the Flygers welcome in the Clearwater Threshers at 10:35 a.m. ET.
West Michigan Whitecaps (idle)
The Whitecaps take on the Dayton Dragons on Tuesday night with Brad Bass on the mound.
Connecticut Tigers (idle)
The Tigers send Jack O’Loughlin to the mound on Tuesday against the Vermont Lake Monsters.
Young Mr. Greene may get his own section if he keeps this up. The Tigers’ first round pick in the 2019 draft made his debut in Gulf Coast League action on Monday and announced himself with a pretty awesome display of power. Greene cracked a pair of home runs for GCL Tigers West, including a moonshot grand slam to right field off some guy you’ve never heard of because it’s rookie ball. Still, the advanced approach, gorgeous swing, and crackling raw power are going to make him the center of attention wherever the Tigers play him this season. Seems as though he’s pretty comfortable with the situation.
All five ABs from #Tigers ‘19 first rounder Riley Greene’s GCL debut today.— James Chipman (@_jchipman) June 24, 2019
When I hear prep bat, I think RAW.
He’s far from raw.
Tracks the ball well.
Beautiful swing w/ natural loft.
Solid barrel control.
Homers were loud and long.#swoon pic.twitter.com/AGL1aoXWVX