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Tigers prospect Matt Hall and the Mud Hens win big in Lehigh Valley

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens 13, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 0 (box)

Matt Hall and the Hens bullpen were excellent in this one, and the offense delivered a beatdown. Hall spun six innings of scoreless ball in only 79 pitches with seven strikeouts and no walks. Bryan Garcia dominated for two innings, and Caleb Thielbar closed out the ninth. Together they allowed eight hits, no walks, and struck out 12 IronPigs. The Mud Hens got all the offense needed in the fourth inning when Pete Kozma and Dawel Lugo each came up with two-run knocks. They also took advantage of three wild pitches by Pigs’ reliever Tom Windle in the sixth, scoring three more times, and then blew them away with six more in the eighth.

Lugo: 4-6, 2 R, 2 RBI SB
Robson: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, SO, SB
Cameron: 1-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, BB, SO, SB
Hall (W, 5-3): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 7 SO

Coming up next: Beau Burrows (1-4, 4.73 ERA) is sitting just a couple of strong outings from potentially seeing his first major league action. He will take on the IronPigs on Thursday night.

Erie SeaWolves 7, Altoona Curve 4 (box)

Kyle Funkhouser was good for the second outing in a row since his demotion, and the offense erupted late to blow the Curve away. Staked to a one-run lead in the second inning by a Frank Schwindel solo home run, Funkhouser tossed seven innings of one-run ball with six strikeouts. In the sixth, Kody Eaves mashed home run number 12, a two-run blast to make it 3-0. After Funkhouser allowed a run in the sixth, the SeaWolves came right back. Daniel Pinero cracked a three-run shot en route to a four-run inning that put this one to bed despite a ninth inning meltdown from Zac Houston.

Hill: 3-4, BB, SO, SB
Pinero: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB
Paredes: 2-4, 2B, R, BB
Eaves: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Funkhouser (W, 2-1): 7.0 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 6 SO

Coming up next: The Trenton Thunder come to town on Thursday for a doubleheader starting at 5:00 p.m. ET. Tarik Skubal (0-1, 0.56 ERA) goes for the SeaWolves in game one. Anthony Castro (3-2, 4.43 ERA) is slated to take the ball in the nightcap.

Florida Fire Frogs 3, Lakeland Flying Tigers 2 (box)

The Flying Tigers jumped out to an early lead, but the offense stalled and the Frogs were able to come back and put them away on Wednesday. Kody Clemens started things off on the right foot, coming through with a two-run single to score Brock Deatherage and Cole Peterson in the first inning. Tom de Blok didn’t miss many bats and eventually ran into trouble in the fourth. He surrendered three runs in the frame, and while the Flygers had scoring opportunities, they were unable to answer.

Peterson: 2-4, 3B, R, 2 SB
Clemens: 1-3, 2 RBI, BB, SO
de Blok (L, 0-10): 6.1 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: Jesus Rodriguez (2-12, 5.79 ERA) gets the start on Thursday night as the Flying Tigers head to Fort Myers to take on the Miracle.

West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Lansing Lugnuts 3 (box)

After a close fought contest over seven innings, the two clubs finally exchanged blows in the eighth inning and the ‘Caps came out on top. Both teams got on the board in the second inning, with a Cooper Johnson sacrifice fly to plate Andre Lipcius accounting for the Whitecaps run. The score stayed 1-1 until the eighth, with Wilkel Hernandez throwing a strong six innings, and Sandel De La Cruz taking over in the seventh. But in the eighth, De La Cruz allowed an RBI double and then wild pitched a run home to boot. The Whitecaps answered right back. Wenceel Perez led off with a single and sped home on a Parker Meadows double to center field. The Whitecaps pushed across two more runs in the frame and Zac Hess got the final three outs.

Meadows: 1-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB
Lipcius: 1-4, 2 R, RBI
Quintana: 1-3, BB, SO, SB
W. Hernandez: 6.0 IP, 8 H, ER, 4 SO

Coming up next: Robbie Welhaf (3-4, 2.63 ERA) starts on Thursday night against the Lugnuts.

Staten Island Yankees 3, Connecticut Tigers 1 (box)

Carson Lance was knocked around in his start, and the offense couldn’t get anything going in this one. Lance surrendered three runs in 3 23 innings with four walks allowed. The Tigers pushed across a run in the fifth inning and the bullpen was solid, but no comeback was forthcoming.

Navigato: 2-3, SO
Liniak: 1-3, R
Lance (L, 1-3): 3.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: The two clubs lock up again at 7:05 p.m. ET on Thursday.