MiLB Recaps: LFT Picks Up Win Behind Smyly

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: Drew Smyly tossed seven strong innings with seven strikeouts as Lakeland picked up a 4-3 win.

June 21st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Columbus 4, Toledo 3
30-43, 4th in West Division

It's become a bad trend for Toledo, as they fell again on Tuesday in another close battle, losing 4-3, their fifth straight loss. Duane Below got the start and took the loss, giving up four runs in six innings. Brad Thomas pitched the final two innings and didn't allow a run. At the plate, Brandon Inge belted a pair of solo home runs to help lead the charge. However, the club managed just one other hit, a single from Will Rhymes.

AA Erie Seawolves - Erie 4, Reading 1
35-34, t-3rd in Western Division

Erie topped Reading again on Tuesday, winning 4-1. Brooks Brown was excellent as the starter, giving up a run on four hits in seven innings of work as he picked up his first win of the year. He also walked two and struck out seven. Luis Marte and Austin Wood then each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, with Wood earning his third save. At the plate, Francisco Martinez had two hits and drove in two runs, while Jamie Johnson had two hits and scored twice. Michael Rockett and Brandon Douglas also each chipped in with an RBI.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 4, Daytona 3
36-33, 5th in North Division

While Toledo dropped a close game 4-3, Lakeland picked up a 4-3 win over Daytona as they moved to three games over .500. Drew Smyly got the start and a no decision, giving up two unearned runs on three hits in seven innings. He also struck out without walking a batter. Meanwhile Ryan Robowski got the win, giving up a run in his one inning of work. Kenny Faulk tossed the ninth for his 18th save. Four Flying Tigers had multi-hit games, with Daniel Fields adding two hits and an RBI, Corey Jones adding two hits and scoring twice, and Brent Wyatt also managing two hits and driving in a run.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - All-Star Break
32-37, 6th in Eastern division

The Whitecaps have reached the midway point and are on break until Friday, when they return to action on the road to face South Bend.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Connecticut 5, Tri-City 2
3-2, t-1st in Stedler Division

The CT-Tigers picked up a 5-2 win over Tri-City on Tuesday. Tyler Barrett got the start but went only two innings, allowing a run on two hits and four walks. Pedro Perez then tossed four scoreless innings, but it was Melvin Mercedes who would earn the win in relief thanks to Connecticut's five run eighth inning. Kevan Hess then pitched the ninth for his first save. P.J. Polk had two hits including a run and an RBI for the team, while Jason King and Samir Rijo each added a run driven in as well.

R GCL Tigers - Phillies 8, Tigers 2
0-2, t-4th in North Division

The GCL Tigers fell to 0-2 to start the year as they lost to the GCL Phillies 8-2. Endrys Briceno got the loss, giving up four runs (three earned) in five innings. Guido Knudson however let the gam get out of reach, allowing four more runs while recording just two outs. Eric Heckaman and Scott Matyas did combine to close the game out with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. Eugenio Suarez had a double and an RBI for the club. Patrick Smith drove in the team's other run.

R DSL Tigers - Angels 8, Tigers 3
8-11, 3rd in DSL SPM Division

The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Angels 8-3. Yoel Espinal got the start, allowing two runs in five innings, while Harold Rosario took the loss for allowing two runs in 1 2/3 innings. Alvin Acosta allowed a pair of unearned runs in his 1 1/3 innings, while Rafael Manzanillo allowed two runs without recording an out. At the plate, Francisco Contreras ripped a pair of triples and drove in a run. Alwin Delgado also added two hits including a double and scored once.

R VSL Tigers - Pirates 11, Tigers 4
11-19, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers dropped their game with the VSL Pirates, falling 11-4. Johan Belisario got the start and took the loss, giving up six runs on ten hits in 3 2/3 innings. Junior Camaripano tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, but Yonny Mosquera then gave up five more runs (four earned) in his three innings of work. On offense, Gabriel Tenia ripped a double and a solo home run for the club. Luis Cortez also added a hit, a run and an RBI.

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