The Erie SeaWolves and Akron Aeros will meet three times in a 24-hour span thanks to Monday’s rain out at Canal Park.
The team’s will now play a doubleheader Tuesday, with the first of two seven-inning contests scheduled for 5 p.m. They’ll turn around and meet a third time in Wednesday’s originally scheduled 10:35 a.m. series finale.
Erie’s record remains at 13-15 in the Eastern League’s Western Division. The first-place Aeros maintain the league’s best record at 19-8.
– Mike Copper
The SeaWolves will welcome back two players who began this season on their roster.
The parent Detroit Tigers recalled first baseman Rawley Bishop and relief pitcher Austin Wood from Triple-A Toledo. They’ll take the place of third baseman Wade Gaynor and reliever Patrick Cooper, who were sent back to Single-A Lakeland (Fla.)
Gaynor was demoted even though Sunday saw him hit a grand slam for his first career Double-A home run in Erie’s 9-4 victory over Reading.
The SeaWolves handed Reading starter Trevor May, deemed the Philadelphia Phillies’ top minor league prospect, his first loss this season when Erie beat him Saturday.
However, May’s loss came in the month of May, which didn’t prevent him from being voted the league’s player of the month for April. The right-hander went 5-0 with a 2.40 earned-run average over those 30 days.
Monday also saw the league announce its latest player and pitcher of the week winners. Trenton third baseman/outfielder Ronnier Mustelier and right-handed starter Steven Wright of Akron were cited.
Mustelier was honored even though the New York Yankees promoted him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.