Toledo Mud Hens (idle)
The Hens traveled to Buffalo on Monday. They’ll send Beau Burrows (1-5, 4.91 ERA) against the Bisons on Tuesday night.
Erie SeaWolves (idle)
The SeaWolves headed to Portland, Maine on Monday. They’ll face the Sea Dogs in a three-game set starting Tuesday night.
Tampa Tarpons 6, Lakeland Flying Tigers 0 (box)
Elvin Rodriguez struggled in this one, and the offense was silent. Rodriguez allowed two runs in the second inning, but looked to be settling in alright. Unfortunately it all came undone in the fifth and sixth as he allowed two runs in each frame before departing. The bullpen locked things down from there, but the offense managed just four singles.
Sedio: 1-3, BB, 2 SO
Rodriguez (L, 9-7): 5.2 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Coming Up Next: Okay, we don’t care about pitcher wins here, but I’m sure Tom de Blok (0-10, 4.15 ERA) would like to get off the schneid on Tuesday night at 6:30pm ET as the series with the Tarpons continues.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 9, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)
The Whitecaps managed to overcome an early deficit on Monday night, but ultimately the offense stalled, and the pitching staff came unglued late to lose it. Brad Bass allowed three over the first two innings, but settled down and was ruthlessly efficient, or lucky, for four more frames, getting his usual heavy dose of routine groundballs. In the sixth, the ‘Caps offense finally fought back. A two-run double from Wenceel Perez closed the lead to one run, and Perez ultimately scored the tying run on a Nick Quintana sacrifice fly. Unfortunately, with Bass’s pitch count still very low, manager Lance Parrish sent him out for the seventh where he was knocked around a little bit. With a run already in, Michael Beinlein came on and allowed a walk and a two-run double before escaping the inning. He came back for the eighth and allowed three more runs to put this one on ice.
Perez: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Malis: 1-2, 2B, R, BB
Bass (L, 3-3): 6.2 IP, 5 ER, 9 H, BB, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Wilkel Hernandez (7-6, 3.83 ERA) gets the ball for the Whitecaps at 12:05pm ET on Tuesday.
Connecticut Tigers 2, Aberdeen IronBirds 0 (box)
Xavier Javier held the IronBirds off the board for six innings, and the Tigers’ offense did just enough to win. Javier went six innings, collecting just one strikeout, but he did limit the Birds to just four hits. The Tigers’ offense wasn’t much better, but they put two men on in the fifth and Ryan Kreidler singled them both home for all the run support required.
Kreidler: 3-4, 2 RBI
Munez: 1-3, 2B, R, SO
Javier (W, 3-2): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, BB, SO
Coming Up Next: The two clubs meet up again on Tuesday night at 7:05pm ET.