MiLB Recaps: Behind Below, Hens Cruise

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: The Hens cruised to an easy victory with plenty of offense and a strong start from Duane Below.

April 22nd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Toledo 7, INDIANAPOLIS 1
6-10, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie Seawolves - PPD: RAIN
6-7, 5th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DAYTONA 3, LAKELAND 1
9-7, t-2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GM1: LANSING 4, WEST Michigan 1
GM2: LANSING 5, WEST MICHIGAN 1

7-6, 3rd in Eastern division

The Mud Hens closed out their series with Indianapolis with a 7-1 win on Friday night. With the weather not pretty, Toledo was still able to put together a nice performance all-around, starting with Duane Below, who picked up his first win of the year. Below went 6 1/3 innings, giving up a run on six hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. Zach Simons pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, not allowing a hit or a run. Ryan Strieby and Scott Sizemore each drove in two runs apiece with Strieby managing two hits including a double, while Timo Perez added three hits and scored twice. Danny Worth also added a double and a triple and scored two times.

After pulling out a lot of close games early, Lakeland has found the reverse happening as of late, as they dropped another close game on Friday evening, falling to Daytona 3-1. Trevor Feeney got the loss, giving up two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. Ryan Robowski gave up the final run in his 1 2/3 innings of work. The game was tied entering the seventh but when Feeney allowed a runner on, they went to Robowski, who ended up allowing the inherited runner to score plus one of his own. The offense meanwhile was very quiet, managing just three hits on the night. The lone run came in the sixth inning, when Julio Rodriguez ripped a double that scored Brent Wyatt.

On a cold and rainy night, the Whitecaps dropped both games of their doubleheader to Lansing. Falling 4-1 in the first game, Kyle Ryan took the loss as he gave up hits left and right. 12 in total over six innings, which resulted in four runs (three earned). The 'Caps offense was quiet though, with Dixon Machado adding two hits and scoring the team's only run as part of a six hit game. The second game didn't go any better, as Kevin Eichhorn got the start and while he didn't allow 12 hits, he allowed five runs (four earned) on the seven hits he did allow, along with six strikeouts. The offense again though was quiet, with Nick Castellanos driving in Hernan Perez (who reached base in all three of his plate appearances) for the team's only run.

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