Columbus Clippers 12, Toledo Mud Hens 2 (box)
Kyle Funkhouser was mauled on Monday night in Columbus, and new acquisition Trevor Rosenthal fared no better. That was the story of the game. Funkhouser had one of those starts where everything looks flat and the Clippers pounded him out of the game with two outs in the second inning. He was ultimately charged with seven runs. Caleb Thielbar settled things down briefly, but Rosenthal allowed three runs in the sixth and had to be replaced with John Schreiber. Jacob Robson hit a two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth to end the shutout. Shortstop Pete Kozma ended up pitching the final two innings.
Robson: 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Rogers: 1-3, 2B, R
Funkhouser (L, 1-4): 1.2 IP, 7 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, SO
Coming Up Next: Beau Burrows (0-2, 4.40 ERA) is back on the mound tomorrow at 7:05pm ET to take on Aaron Civale (2-0, 2.04 ERA) and the Clippers.
Erie SeaWolves 5, Binghamton Rumble Ponies 4 (box)
Anthony Castro produced a pretty classic Anthony Castro start, and Isaac Paredes provided the offensive power as the Wolves won on Monday. Castro basically cruised for three innings before losing control and walking three straight Ponies to start the fourth. He settled down to induce a double play ball and then a flyout to escape the jam. Castro then came out and induced a weak fly ball and a pair of strikeouts in the fifth before surrendering a two-run shot in the sixth for the only blemish on his card. Isaac Paredes stayed hot with a solo shot, his sixth, in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. In the ninth a key Sergio Alcantara single paved the way for Kody Eaves to score from third a Cam Gibson sacrifice fly to walk off the Ponies.
Gibson: 2-3, 2 RBI
Paredes: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Castro: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 5 BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Matt Manning (6-4, 2.60 ERA) makes his final start of the first half before taking part in the Futures Game this weekend. He hasn’t been quite as dominant recently, but through 86 2⁄3 innings Manning holds a 2.60 ERA and 2.42 FIP. His strikeout rate stands at 29.4 percent with a WHIP of 1.03. Things are going well. He’ll take on Andrew Church (0-2, 5.28 ERA) on Tuesday night at 7:05pm ET.
Garrett Hill shoved with authority as the Flygers built an impressive lead and kept adding on to win going away. Hill one-hit the Cardinals over seven innings of one-run ball with eight punchouts. Brady Policelli was a spark again on offense as he kicked off the scoring with a two-run single in the second inning. He came around again in the third to cap off a four-run inning with another two-run single. The Flying Tigers added runs in the fifth and again in the eighth before Kody Clemens mashed his ninth homer of the season, and third in as many games, in the ninth for the final score.
Policelli: 2-5, 4 RBI, SO
Deatherage: 3-4, 2B, SB
Rosoff: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Hill (W, 2-2): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: The Cardinals will have their hands full again with lefty Tarik Skubal (4-4, 2.70 ERA) on the mound on Tuesday night for the Flying Tigers.
Lake County Captains 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 1 (Gm 1)(F/7)(box)
Hugh Smith was knocked around a little bit, and the offense never got off the ground in game one of Monday’s doubleheader. Smith struck out six and only walked one, but lasted just four innings with three runs in. Clark Brinkman’s first home run of the season in the third inning was the only offense the Whitecaps managed as they were two-hit in this one.
Brinkman: 1-2, HR, R, RBI
Smith (L, 0-4): 4.0 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, BB, 6 SO
West Michigan Whitecaps 5, Lake County Captains 1 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)
The Whitecaps flipped the script in game two behind a great spot start from Sandel De La Cruz. He went 4 2⁄3 innings of one-hit ball out of the bullpen, allowing an unearned run while punching out six to just one walk. Pretty good. Yaya Chentouf and Angel Reyes were perfect in taking this one to the house. The ‘Caps took a slim early lead on an RBI single from Andrew Lipcius in the third inning. In the fifth they took advantage of back-to-back bases-loaded walks to post a four run inning that wrapped this one up.
Lipcius: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Quintana: 0-0, RBI, 3 BB, SB
McMillan: 2-3, 2 R
De La Cruz: 4.2 IP, ER, H, BB, 6 SO
Coming Up Next: Brad Bass (0-0, 1.80 ERA) gets the start as the Whitecaps travel to South Bend to battle the Cubs.
Connecticut Tigers 2, Aberdeen IronBirds 1 (box)
Carson Lance was pretty nearly unhittable for the Tigers as he racked up 10 strikeouts in a one-hit, six inning outing. Cooper Johnson gave Connecticut the lead with an RBI single in the fourth, while a Jack Kenley sacrifice fly produced the eventual game winner in the fifth. Zac Shepherd and Zach Hess each blanked the Birds in their relief appearances, with Hess picking up his first save, while Austin Anderson allowed a run in the eighth inning.
De La Rosa: 1-3, R
Johnson: 1-3, RBI
Holton: 2-4, R, SO
Lance (W, 1-1): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, H, 10 SO
Coming Up Next: The Tigers and IronBirds meet up at 7:05pm ET on Tuesday night.