March 2, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Danny Worth (29) slides safely into second base after he hit a double against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Mud Hens lost again — they’re now just 1-5 — but the fun of following the minor leagues is rarely about wins and losses. Shawn Hill got the start and pitched a solid 7.1 innings (3 K, 0 BB, 1 HR, 3 ER). Evan Reed and Matt Hoffman both struck out the lone batters they faced in relief, but Luis Marte (1.0+ IP, 1 K, 2 BB, 1 ER) took the loss.
Andy Oliver trolled the organization by throwing five scoreless innings with five strikeouts for Indianapolis. He now has a 0.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 11 innings this season, though his 6 walks allowed suggest he hasn’t figured everything out.
Erie and Binghamton combined for 18 hits in this ballgame, but the two teams could only muster a total of three runs. Ramon Cabrera went 4-4 with a double, Jamie Johnson had two singles, and Tyler Collins, James Robbins, and Brandon Douglas each had a double.
Kyle Lobstein got the start for the SeaWolves. He went 5.2 innings, struck out four, walked one, allowed five hits, and gave up one run. Michael Morrison (2.1 IP, 1 K) and Justin Souza (1 IP, 2 K) combined to hold Binghamton scoreless in relief.
Erie moves to 3-3
Kevin Eichhorn gave up two runs in 4.2 innings with four strikeouts and zero walks as the starter. Jeff Ferrell struck out three, walked one, and allowed one run in three innings of relief. Ryan Robowski finished the game with 1.1 innings of scoreless ball with two strikeouts and no walks.
Lakeland is 2-3 on the season.
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