Toledo 1, Lehigh Valley 8 (Phillies)
Lehigh took a quick 4-0 lead after 1 and did not relent. Toledo’s starter, Thad Weber (RHP), lasted only 4 innings and allowed 5 ER on 6 hits and 4 walks. He was relieved by Chris Oxspring (RHP) who allowed 3 ER in 1 1/3 innings of work. Fu Te Ni and Robbie Weinhardt combined to finish out the game and did not allow an ER or a hit over the final 3 2/3 innings.
Scott Thorman (DH) had the only RBI of the night off of a solo home run in the 6th. Despite a complete lack of hitting with RISP, every Mud Hen except for Argenis Diaz (3B) had a hit.
Additionally, Ben Guez (RF) played in his first game at the AAA level. In 30 games and 100 ABs at AA, Guez hit .340 with a .404 OBP. He went 2-4 with a double in his Toledo debut.
Erie 1, Akron 4 (Indians)
Casey Crosby (LHP) was the losing pitcher despite a quality start: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 5K. Even though he pitched himself around 9 base runners, 9 BB/9 is too much. Rob Waite (RHP) and Zach Simons (RHP) each allowed 1 ER in relief.
Only three SeaWolves recorded a hit: Johnson, Douglas, and Roof. Shawn Roof (LF) went 1-2 with a walk.
Lakeland 0, St. Lucie 6 (Mets)
In 13 plate appearances, the first three men in the Lakeland order reached base 8 times. Unfortunately, the rest of the lineup could not muster the offense to clear the table, and the Flying Tigers were blanked.
Cole Nelson (LHP) threw 6 1/3 innings and allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits and 4 walks. Jordan Pratt (RHP) pitched the final 1 2/3 innings and also allowed 3 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits.
Brent Wyatt (OF) went 1-2 and drew 2 walks.
West Michigan 1, South Bend 6 (Diamondbacks)
Josue Carreno (RHP) allowed 5 ER on 9 hits and a walk through 6 innings of work in a losing effort. He has not allowed fewer than 4 ER in his last 4 starts. Michael Torrealba (RHP) threw 3 innings of relief and allowed 1 ER on 1 hit and 2 walks.
Luis Castillo (CF), Hernan Perez (2B), and Steven Moya (OF) all went 2-4. James Robbins (1B) recorded the only RBI for the ‘Caps.
Castillo and Perez have been productive all season. In 98 ABs, over 29 games, Luis Castillo is hitting .357 with a .413 OBP and .439 SLG. Hernan Perez is hitting .342 and slugging .491 over 114 ABs. Additionally, Perez has stolen 9 bases in 11 attempts.
At 20, Perez is a young talent who is producing terrific numbers at the A level. I would imagine he’ll get a mid-season promotion.