Fort Wayne TinCaps RHP Michel Baez continued his dominance of Midwest League batters Monday, striking out nine while scattering four hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings against the Great Lakes Loons.
The San Diego Padres prospect from Cuba improved to 5-0 with a 0.74 ERA, 56 strikeouts and four walks in 36.2 innings (six starts) for the TinCaps.
Jorge Ona, A.J. Kennedy and Buddy Reed drove in runs for the TinCaps, as Fort Wayne beat Great Lakes 3-1 at Dow Diamond. Carlos Rincon knocked in the Loons’ only run.
Peoria’s Warner Ks 11
Chiefs LHP Austin Warner struck out 11 and gave up only one run on three hits and a walk in 7.2 innings against the LumberKings on Monday. He got the win in Peoria’s 3-1 victory over Clinton at Ashford University Field.
The St. Louis Cardinals prospect from Kentucky is 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA, 32 strikeouts and six walks in 23 innings (four starts) for the Chiefs this season.
Juan Yepez led the Chiefs offense with three hits and two runs batted in. Brian O’Keefe and Stefan Trosclair each had two hits for Peoria.
Manning struggles in MWL debut
Top Detroit Tigers prospect Matt Manning struggled in his Midwest League debut Monday, giving up four runs on three hits and three walks in 1.2 innings. He struck out three batters.
The West Michigan righty didn’t get hung with a loss, however, as the Whitecaps rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Lake County Captains 9-5 in 10 innings at Classic Park. Three of West Michigan’s four runs in the top of the 10th scored on Isaac Paredes’ second homer for the Whitecaps since joining the team July 31.