Toledo 2 Louisville 8
Interesting night for starter Virgil Vasquez. He faced 18 batters, and only 5 balls were in play. He fanned 8, walked 3, and allowed 2 homers in 3 2/3 innings. With that many K’s and walks his pitch count ran up to 76. It continued with reliever Ron Chiavacci who recorded 3 of his 4 outs with strikeouts, but allowed 4 runs on 4 hits.
The offense only managed 2 singles. Shelton, who also walked, had one of them. David Espinosa had the other.
Erie – PPD
Lakeland 2, Tampa 3
Strong start for Burke Badenhop who allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 innings on 6 hits, no walks, and 3 strikeouts. Michael Hernandez and Dusty Ryan each had 2 hits, including a homer for Hernandez. Cameron Maybin walked, stole a base, and struck out twice.
West Michigan – snowed out
- Tigs Town reports that Erik Averill is out for the season with elbow surgery
- West Michigan is now providing wi-fi access, so take your laptops.
- Detroit Tiger Tales has written season previews for the Whitecaps and the Flying Tigers.