Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
Tim Adleman tossed a decent game and the Hens clawed their way back from an early deficit only for the bullpen to come unglued. Adleman allowed three runs in five innings of work. The Hens actually got on the board first with a Victor Reyes solo shot in the top of the second inning. Down 3-1 in the seventh after Adleman departed, Jake Rogers came through with a two-run blast, his second in as many days, to tie things up. Unfortunately Austin Adams had a rocky eighth inning, allowing the Pigs to score two and recapture control of the game.
Reyes: 2-4, HR, R, RBI, SO, SB
Rogers: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Adleman: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Drew VerHagen (4-2, 4.42 ERA) takes the ball for the Hens at 7:05pm ET as the series with Lehigh Valley continues.
Erie SeaWolves 4, Altoona Curve 3 (Gm 1)(F/10)(box)
The SeaWolves persevered through a rainswept contest on Tuesday evening, eventually winning in 10 innings. Matt Manning allowed a run in three innings of work with a steady drizzle building until action was delayed after the third inning. Manning allowed a run, but the Hens were up 3-1 at that point. Jose Fernandez took over after the rain delay and allowed a pair of runs, and ultimately the game headed to extra innings. An error on Altoona’s second baseman Mitchell Tolman in the 10th allowed Derek Hill to score from second and take the lead. Nolan Blackwood closed it out with a fine inning with a pair of strikeouts for his first save.
Eaves: 3-5, R, 2 RBI, SO
Manning: 3.0 IP, ER, 3 H, BB, SO
Erie SeaWolves 3, Altoona Curve 1 (Gm 2)(F/7)(box)
Logan Shore and Drew Carlton combined for seven strong innings in the nightcap, as the SeaWolves pulled off the sweep. Shore went five scoreless innings with four strikeouts as his teammates built an early lead. Isaac Paredes mashed his eighth home run of the season with Derek Hill aboard in the third inning to make it 2-0. Josh Lester doubled home Jose Azocar in the sixth to increase the margin, and Carlton had little trouble closing it out despite allowing a run in the bottom of the sixth.
Paredes: 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, SO
Lester: 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Shore (W, 4-7): 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: Kyle Funkhouser (1-2, 2.53 ERA) takes on the Curve at noon on Wednesday.
Despite his wanderings between levels to help plug holes in the system, Spenser Watkins continues to perform pretty well. Coming off 8 2⁄3 innings of no-hit ball his last time out for Erie, Watkins spun six innings with six punchouts in game one, allowing just one run. Dylan Rosa got that run back with a solo shot in the second inning. Angel De Jesus allowed a pair of runs to score in the seventh to lose.
Rosa: 2-3, HR, R, RBI
Watkins: 6.0 IP, ER, 4 H, BB, 6 SO
Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Florida Fire Frogs 3 (Gm 2)(F/8)(box)
The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early lead in this one. Dylan Rosa and Nick Ames started things off with a pair of solo shots in the second inning. The Fire Frogs managed to fight their way into the game and take a one-run lead when they scored a pair of sixth inning runs against reliever Max Green. Catcher Jon Rosoff evened things up in the seventh with an RBI double. That sent the game to extra innings beyond the scheduled seven, and with Cole Peterson on third in the eighth inning, Reece Hampton dropped down a bunt to squeeze Peterson home with the walkoff victory.
Hampton: 2-2, R, RBI, BB, SB
Rosa: 1-4, HR, R, RBI, 2 SO
Tobey: 3.0 IP, ER, H, 2 BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Tom de Blok (0-9, 4.24 ERA) is slated to toe the rubber for a 6:30 pm ET start on Wednesday night.
West Michigan Whitecaps (idle)
The Whitecaps were off on Tuesday as they returned home from Wisconsin. Wilkel Hernandez (7-5, 4.14 ERA) welcomes the Lansing Lugnuts to town on Wednesday night.
Staten Island Yankees 3, Connecticut Tigers 2 (box)
The Tigers jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday, but the bullpen faltered late as the offense fell into a funk. Ryan Kreidler got them started in the first, doubling home Riley Greene and then scoring on a single from Kona Quiggle. Jack O’Loughlin gave the Tigers four innings of one-run ball, but the bullpen allowed single runs in the fifth and seventh to lose the lead.
Greene: 1-3, 2B, R, BB, SO
Kreidler: 1-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SO, SB
O’Loughlin: 4.0 IP, ER, 6 H, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The series continues at 11:05am ET on Wednesday.