Toledo 4, Columbus 5 (Reds)
Adam Wilk (LHP) dropped to 4-5 on the season after allowing 3 ER in 4IP to take the loss. Wilk was relieved by LJ Gagnier (RHP) and Matt Hoffman (LHP) who each allowed a run each. Brendan Wise (RHP) closed out the game with a scoreless 9th.
Ryan Strieby (1B) went 3-5 with a double, a homer, and a RBI. Danny Worth (3B) was 1-3 from the plate but drove in 3 with a three-run homer in the 6th inning.
Lakeland 7, Clearwater 1 (Phillies)
Carols Guillen DH’ed and went 1-5 with a run scored. His ABs went as follows:
Drew Smyly (LHP) started for the Flying Tigers and earned his 4th win after allowing just 1 ER over 6 IP.
Corey Jones (2B) had a big night with the bat as he drove in 3 runs and went 2-4 with a double.
West Michigan 1, South Bend 7 (D-Backs)
Kyle Ryan (LHP) gave up 4 ER in the 3rd inning and got the hook after just 2 2/3 as the starter. Predictably, he was charged with his 6th loss. Torrealba and Cruz held South Bend at bay over 5 1/3 innings until Ramon Lebron (RHP) entered the game. Lebron gave up 3 ER, 4 H, and a walk in the top half of the 9th – mercilessly killing any hope of a comeback. To his credit, an outing like this only inflated his season ERA to 1.97. In fact, Lebron had only given up 2 ER in his previous 14 2/3 innings of work.
Hernan Perez (2B) drove in the only run of the night and went 1-4 with a double. Robbins went 0-4 with 3 K’s.
Normally, I don’t have any interest in, nor do I cover, opposing pitchers; however, David Holmberg (LHP) who started for South Bend, struck out 7 in 7 innings and held West Michigan to just one hit. On the season, he’s 8-3 with a 2.39 ERA in 83 innings. He’s struck out 81 while walking only 13. He’s also 6’4’’, 219lbs., 20 years old, and ½ human ½ sasquatch. If DD ever stumbles across the pages of DTW – this is my official request to add Mr. Holmberg to the Tigers farm system.