MiLB Recaps: Smyly, Garcia Lead Lakeland

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 six strong innings and Avisail Garcia had four hits as Lakeland cruised.

June 28th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Columbus 5, Toledo 4
32-48, 4th in West Division

The Mud Hens fell to Columbus 5-4 on Tuesday. Adam Wilk took the loss in his first start since returning to Toledo, giving up three runs on four hits in four innings of work with no walks and five strikeouts. L.J. Gagnier and Matt Hoffman each allowed a run in their relief stint which combined spanned three innings, while Brendan Wise kept the Clippers scoreless in his one inning. The long ball provided all of the run support for the Hens, as Ryan Strieby went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run, while Danny Worth added a three run blast.

AA Erie Seawolves - GM1: Binghamton 6, Erie 3
GM2: Erie 4, Binghamton 2

38-39, 4th in Western Division

Erie split their doubleheader with Binghamton on Tuesday, falling in the first game 6-3, but taking the second 4-2. Jay Voss took the loss in the first game, giving up five runs (three earned) on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. He did strike out five without issuing a walk though. Rob Waite pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run. Francisco Martinez had a double and drove in two runs for the club, while Jamie Johnson added a hit and an RBI. In the second game, Ramon Garcia got the start, allowing a pair of runs (one earned) on three hits in 4 2/3 innings but took a no decision. Austin Wood got the win in relief for tossing 1 1/3 innings of scoreless, no-hit relief. Chance Ruffin then pitched the final inning for his tenth save. Rawley Bishop went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run, while Jeff Kunkel added a hit and drove in two runs.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 7, Clearwater 1
2-2, 5th in North Division

The Flying Tigers picked up a 7-1 win over Clearwater on Tuesday. Drew Smyly got the start and picked up the win, giving up a run on five hits in six innings of work with a walk and eight strikeouts. Michael Morrison, Tyler Stohr and Matt Little then each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to close the game out. Corey Jones and Avisail Garcia led the way at the plate, with Garcia going 4-for-4 with a triple, scoring once and driving in a run. Jones had two hits including a double and drove in three runs. Wade Gaynor also added two hits and scored twice.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - South Bend 7, West Michigan 1
2-3, t-5th in Eastern division

West Michigan fell to South Bend again on Tuesday, losing 7-1. Kyle Ryan got the start and took the loss, making it just 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. Michael Torrealba came on in relief and was excellent, tossing 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief, and Antonio Cruz followed that up with two scoreless innings, but Ramon Lebron gave up three runs in his inning to put the game out of reach. Hernan Perez drove in Luis Castillo for the club's only run. Each player had a double.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Tri-City 6, Connecticut 5
5-5, 3rd in Stedler Division

Connecticut fell in a close game to Tri-City, losing 6-5 as their comeback attempt fell just short. Down 6-3 heading into the ninth, the CT-Tigers got a pair of runs and had the tying run Samir Rijo on second base, but Jeff Holm flied out to end the game. Luis Angel Sanz got the start and took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work. Melvin Mercedes also allowed a run in his two innings, while Josh Barfield tossed a scoreless inning. Colin Kaline went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for the club, while Dean Green went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

R GCL Tigers - GM1: Yankees 6, Tigers 5 (10)
GM2: Yankees 3, Tigers 2

3-5, t-5th in North Division

The GCL Tigers fell twice on Tuesday, losing the completed game from Monday 6-5 in ten innings and then losing the regularly scheduled game 3-2. In the first game, Endrys Briceno got the start giving up four runs (three earned) in five innings. Emmanuel Del Orbe tossed two scoreless innings, but Scott Matyas would take the loss for allowing the tying run in the ninth and then the winning run in the tenth. Danry Vasquez went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run, driving in three runs for the club. Eugenio Suarez also added three hits including two doubles and scored twice. Jake Sabol got the start in the second game and pitched well, giving up a run in five innings of work. But Scott Green struggled, giving up a pair of runs on four hits while recording just one out to take the loss. Suarez had an RBI in the game, while Carlos De Los Santos added a triple and scored a run.

R DSL Tigers - Braves 6, Tigers 5 (12)
9-16, 3rd in DSL SPM Division

The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Braves 6-5 in 12 innings on Tuesday. Fernando Perez got the start, giving up two runs (one earned) in 3 1/3 innings, while Harold Rosario then tossed 4 2/3 innings of shutout relief. But, Ricardo Ciriaco struggled, giving up four runs in the final 3 1/3 innings, taking a blown save and the eventual loss. Samuel Ortiz had a triple, scored once and drove in a run, while Samuel Crafort added two hits and an RBI.

R VSL Tigers - Rays 12, Tigers 8
12-24, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Rays 12-8. Angel Nesbitt got the start, allowing six runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings of work. Angel Vasquez would take the loss for allowing four more runs in 1 2/3 innings. Gabriel Tenia had two hits including a solo home run, driving in two runs and scoring two himself. Jesus Ustariz also added two hits, scoring twice and driving in one more.

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