MiLB Recaps: Third Sackers Leading the Way

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: Francisco Martinez and Nick Castellanos both had big run-producing games in wins.

May 7th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Charlotte 1, Toledo 0
14-16, 3rd in West Division

Typically when you allow just one hit for an entire game, the results go in your favor. Unfortunately, that didn't happen for the Toledo Mud Hens on Saturday, as Charlotte was able to get a run across the plate via that lone hit, and that was all they needed. Charlie Furbush got the start and took the loss, giving up the lone run on one hit in eight innings of work. He also walked two and struck out eight. Lester Oliveros tossed a perfect ninth, but Toledo couldn't get a run across the plate. The Hens managed five hits, and did get a hit with a runner in scoring position, but couldn't get a run across, including a threat in the bottom of the fourth that saw the bases loaded. Scott Thorman had three hits in the loss, while Will Rhymes added a double.

AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 10, Bowie 2
12-15, 6th in Western Division

After a rough game Friday night, the SeaWolves rebounded in a big way on a Saturday night, cruising to a 10-2 victory. L.J. Gagnier got the win in a strong outing, giving up a run on five hits in seven innings of work. Francisco Martinez though was the story at the plate, ripping a triple and a home run, driving in three runs and scoring three himself. Rawley Bishop added three hits including a double and scored twice. Audy Ciriaco also went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI, while Ben Guez chipped in with a solo home run.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Tampa 7, Lakeland 1
14-16, t-3rd in North Division

The Flying Tigers fell to the Yankees in Tampa on Saturday, 7-1. Victor Larez got the start but was chased early, giving up six runs on ten hits in 3 2/3 innings as he took the loss. Zach Samuels, Michael Morrison and Jordan Pratt combined to allow just one run the rest of the way, but the Lakeland offense managed just one run on four hits. Wade Gaynor went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in the team's only run.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 6, Dayton 4
11-17, t-7th in Eastern division

The Whitecaps got their series with Dayton kicked off on the right foot with a 6-4 win on Saturday. Kevin Eichhorn got the start and picked up the win, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings, but walking none and striking out eight. Logan Hoch tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Michael Torrealba finished the game out, recording the final two outs, to earn the save. Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double, driving in two runs, and scoring one himself. James Robbins also added a double and an RBI, while Rob Brantly had three hits and scored twice.

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