Erie SeaWolves (58-50) – 3rd place in Double-A Northeast, Southwest Division
The Erie SeaWolves had a solid 4-2 performance against the Harrisburg Senators and remained within shouting distance of the playoffs, but the week was most notable for the return of one 2020 draft pick, the arrival of another, and a celebration of the classic film That Thing You Do.
After missing nearly a month with a broken hand, the Detroit Tigers’ #3 prospect Dillon Dingler made his return to Erie last week, going 5-for-16 with a double. He was joined by fellow 2020 draft pick Daniel Cabrera, who went 5-for-23 in his Double-A debut, blasting his first home run at the level.
Josh Lester went 3-for-7 with a home run and a triple and took home August Player of the Month honors, but by that time he had already been shipped up to the Mud Hens. Andre Lipcius (6-for-17, 2B, HR, 4BB) had one of his best weeks of the season, but Erie had a bit of a strange performance overall on offense. They batted .274 as a team, but managed just four home runs and struck out 57 times. The starting rotation was strong, however, combining to post a 2.97 ERA over 33.1 innings, which allowed the Wolves to pull out the series win.
Unfortunately, one of their losses came on Saturday night with three of the original Wonders (or Oneders) in attendance. Erie will try to make up for that this week as they head southeast for a six-game series in Altoona.