Double-A Erie SeaWolves (26-15) 1.5 GB Double-A Northeast-Southwest Division
Team stats: Run differential +46
Team batting average: .264
Team ERA: 3.68
Call ups to Toledo: Perdo Payano, Mark Leiter Jr, Gerson Moreno
New faces in Erie: Spencer Torkelson, Dillon Dingler, Chavez Fernander, Brady Policelli (From Toledo) Chance Kirby, Jesus Rodriguez
The SeaWolves salvaged a split in the series with a 6 to 4 victory over Altoona last night. Spencer Torkelson went yard for the second time in the series and Chavez Fernander picked up his second save for Erie since he was called up from West Michigan. Andre Lipcius went 3-for-4 and showed some leather throughout the series but we will circle back to that in a second.
Spencer Torkelson’s first week in Erie was a good one as he put up a slash line of .304/.346/.652 and an OPS of .998 with two home runs and seven RBI. With those two home runs, he has now 7 on the season and has driven in 35. In three games against Altoona, he had three multiple-hit games and his first one in Erie was a memorable one, as it lifted Erie to a 4-2 victory on Friday night.
Dillon Dingler got off to a good start in Erie, batting .294/.381/.294 including his first stolen base yesterday.
As far as the defense was concerned, both Altoona and Erie were making plays throughout the series but Lipcius, who has been all over the infield this season since starting the season at West Michigan, continues to hold down the hot corner.
Riley Greene will also miss Altoona pitching as he has a five-game hitting streak as he almost hit for the cycle on Saturday night and collected two three-hit games in the series. He had the best week of any player in the system, batting .435/.519/.826 with an OPS of 1.345 with 19 total bases.
The SeaWolves travel to Akron for a series that starts on Tuesday, including a doubleheader on Wednesday.