MiLB Recaps: Robbins Slams Way to Victory

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and the daily blog recapping the previous day's action. Featured performance: With two wins on Wednesday, highlighted by a James Robbins' grand slam, the 'Caps took hold of first.

April 20th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - INDIANAPOLIS 4, Toledo 2
4-9, t-3rd in West Division

AA Erie Seawolves - OFF DAY
6-6, t-2nd in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DAYTONA 5, LAKELAND 2
9-5, t-1st in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GM1: WEST Michigan 5, FORT WAYNE 2

7-3, 1st in Eastern division

In a rare morning game, the Mud Hens fell to Indianapolis 4-2 at Fifth Third Field. Thad Weber got the start and took the loss despite turning in a quality, start, giving up three runs in seven innings of work. He also walked one and struck out four, but received little as far as offensive run support. Andy Dirks and Scott Sizemore provided most of the offense, with each managing two hits, one of Sizemore's being a double, and each scoring a run. Timo Perez and Scott Thorman were credited with the RBI's.

The Flying Tigers fell to Daytona in the series opener on Wednesday, losing 5-2. Jared Wesson got roughed up a bit as the starter, giving up all five runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Jay Voss and Zach Samuels combined to not allow another run the rest of the way, but the Lakeland offense couldn't catch up. Brent Wyatt had two hits and drove in both of Lakeland's runs on a two-run single in the top of the fourth with the bases loaded. Unfortunately, that was one of the few opportunities Lakeland was able to generate all night. Corey Jones added two hits, as did Jordan Lennerton in the loss.

With a sweep of both games of the doubleheader on Wednesday, the Whitecaps suddenly jumped into first place as they improved their record to 7-3 for the year. Antonio Cruz got the start in the first game and took a no decision, allowing two runs in five innings of work. Steve Crnkovich got the win in relief thanks to James Robbins' grand slam in the sixth inning that gave them the lead - Bruce Rondon then picked up his second save despite issuing three walks. Billy Nowlin also added a hit, scored once and drove in a run. In the second game, the Whitecaps jumped out to an early lead and then cemented it with a late push in the fifth inning. Richard Zumaya got the start, tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball before handing things over to Michael Torrealba, who got the win for giving up a run in 3 1/3 innings. Five Whitecaps drove in a run each in the win.

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