Omaha Storm Chasers 9, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)
Ricardo Pinto had a really rough outing in this one. The Hens hung in there early, but a disastrous four-run sixth inning for Omaha sealed the deal. Pinto allowed seven runs in 5 1⁄3 innings of work. Only four were charged, but an error on Isaac Paredes that sparked a three-run second inning for the Storm Chasers still largely has to be laid at Pinto’s feet. The Hens took advantage of a leadoff walk and an error to open the scoring with two in the second inning, and they got another in the third, but beyond that it was a pretty quiet night for the offense.
Greene: 1-4, 2B, BB, SO
Paredes: 1-2, R, RBI, 2 BB
Pinto (L, 8-2): 5.1 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: They’ll play two on Wednesday. RHP Logan Shore (4-2, 4.06 ERA) gets the start in game one, with first pitch set for 5:35 p.m. EDT.
Erie SeaWolves 6, Harrisburg Senators 5 (box)
Joey Wentz threw his best outing of the year, and the SeaWolves survived some shaky defense to walkoff to victory on Tuesday. Wentz threw 4 2⁄3 innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits and two walks, while striking out seven. The Senators were up 2-0 when Kerry Carpenter opened the scoring for Erie with a solo homer, his 13th of the year. They came back for three more in the fifth, taking advantage of an error to score three runs, capped by Josh Lester ripping an RBI triple to right field. Yaya Chentouf was charged for just one of three runs the Senators scored in the sixth. Chentouf hit the leadoff hitter, who eventually scored, and Andre Lipcius made an error on a play that should’ve ended the inning, allowing a pair of runs to score in the process.
The SeaWolves came right back to tie things at five apiece when Lester smacked his 25th home run of the season in the seventh inning. In the bottom of the ninth, Eric De La Rosa walked and then raced around to score on a Yariel Gonzalez double for the game winner.
Lester: 2-3, R, 2 RBI, 3B, BB, CS
De La Rosa: 2-3, 2 R, BB
Wentz: 4.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 SO
Coming Up Next: The two clubs meet up at UPMC Park at 6:05 p.m. EDT on Wednesday night.
West Michigan Whitecaps 4, Peoria Chiefs 1 (box)
Austin Bergner put together a great start, and the Whitecaps eventually got to Peoria’s bullpen to win on Tuesday night. Bergner allowed just an unearned run in six innings of work, striking out eight. The Whitecaps didn’t get a run until they broke through for three in the sixth, starting with Parker Meadows scoring from third when the Chiefs catcher hit Colt Keith with the ball while throwing it back to the pitcher. The live ball ricocheted into foul territory. The inning was capped by a two-run double from Eliezer Alfonzo to score Gage Workman and Jake Holton. In the seventh, Reynaldo Rivera led off with a solo home run, his 15th of the year, and Angel Reyes and Bryce Tassin shut down the Chiefs to hold the lead with Tassin collecting his fifth save.
Perez: 2-4, SO, 2B
Alfonzo: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2B
Bergner (W, 3-0): 6.0 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: RHP Chance Kirby (3-3, 3.25 ERA) starts for the Whitecaps at 7:05 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. The Chiefs have yet to announce a starter.
Clearwater Threshers 5, Lakeland Flying Tigers 4 (box)
Lakeland jumped out to an early lead, but Ricky Davila’s outing ended in flames as Clearwater roared back in the middle innings and went on to win. Things were certainly promising in the first inning. With one out, Dillon Dingler doubled home Ben Malgeri and then rode home on a Nick Quintana home run that put the Flygers on top 3-0. However, Davila had some rough batted ball luck along with some hard contact in giving up four runs in the third inning. Lakeland scored in the bottom half to tie things up, but Davila got into another jam in the fourth and eventually wild pitched home a run that would prove the decider in this one. Dillon Dingler did post a three hit game in his rehab assignment, so we’ve got that going for us.
Dingler: 3-3, R, RBI, 2B
Schultz: 2-4, R, SO
Quintana: 1-3, R, 2 RBI, HR, BB
Davila (L, 5-7): 5.0 IP, 5 ER, 10 H, BB, 8 SO
Coming Up Next: First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.