Toledo 2, Lehigh Valley 6 (Phillies)
Andy Oliver (LHP) dropped to 7-9 after allowing 4 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings. He gave up 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Jose Ortega (RHP) was equally mediocre as he gave up two more runs in 3 innings of relief.
Inge had a totally dominant performance: 4-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI. In fact, other than Ryan Streiby’s single, no other Mud Hen recorded a hit against Lehigh pitching. In his last 4 games, Inge is 7-15 with a double, 2 HR, and 6 RBI.
Erie 6, Portland 2 (Red Sox)
LJ Gagnier (RHP) earned the win after allowing just 1 ER over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out an impressive 10 batters while walking just 3. Luis Marte (RHP) struck out 4 over 3 1/3 to pick up his 2nd save.
Justin Henry (LF) was 3-4 with a double, a triple, and 2 RBI. Jamie Johnson (CF) went 1-4 with a double, a walk, and a RBI.
Lakeland 3, Brevard County 4 (Brewers)
Brian Stroud (RHP) was the losing pitcher after he gave up 4 runs (3 earned) over just 4 1/3. The worst part of his outing was that he gave up 8 hits and 2 walks in 4.1 – a WHIP of 2.3. Despite 2 wild pitches, Tyler White (RHP) had a solid outing: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB. White boasts a 0.69 ERA over 13 innings of relief work with Lakeland.
Jordan Lennerton (1B) went 1-3 with a double and 2 RBI. Despite a season average of .251 with Lakeland, Lennerton is hitting .324 in his last 10 games. During that span he’s gone 12-37 from the plate with 2 2B and 3 HR while driving in 9 runs. Additionally, he’s struck out 10 times and walked 7. I think he may be starting to “get it” and might start next year with Erie if this pattern continues through the end of the season.
West Michigan 10, Dayton 5 (Reds)
Victor Larez (RHP) looked dominant in a starting role for WM: 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W. Larez was relieved by Nate Newman (RHP) who tried his best to lose. In 2/3 of an inning of work, Newman gave up 3 runs (2 earned) on a hit and 3 walks. Jade Todd (LHP) salvaged the game over an inning and a third of scoreless relief work.
Jason Krizan (OF) went 2-5 with a run scored, a HR, and 3 RBI. In 114 ABs with WM, Krizan is hitting .272. Nick Castellanos (3B) was 3-5 with a run scored and 2 RBI. In 423 ABs, Castellanos is producing .307/.358/.435 with 20 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, and 66 RBI.