MiLB Recaps: Robbins Leads Way in Comeback

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: James Robbins led the way as the Whitecaps overcame a late 4-1 deficit to win 5-4.

July 15th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Scranton/WB 7, Toledo 3
40-54, 4th in West Division

Toledo fell to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7-3 on Friday night after taking the first two games of the series. Duane Below got the start and took a no decision, giving up three runs in six innings. Jose Ortega got the loss, allowing three runs over just 1 1/3 innings. Cale Iorg drove in a pair of runs despite not managing a hit, while Ryan Strieby added a single and an RBI.

AA Erie Seawolves - Altoona 3, Erie 1
44-48, 5th in Western Division

The SeaWolves fell 3-1 to Altoona on Friday night with Jacob Turner taking the loss. Turner allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in five innings of work with two walks and three strikeouts. Austin Wood and Tyler Stohr combined to not allow a run over the final four innings, but the Erie offense could manage only five hits. The lone run came from Brandon Douglas, being driven in by Bryan Holaday. Jamie Johnson and Rawley Bishop each added a double in the loss.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Lakeland 2, St. Lucie 1
10-9, 2nd in North Division

Just like that, and a pair of back-to-back one-run wins has Lakeland in second place, after beating St. Lucie 2-1 on Friday. Drew Smyly stepped up with a strong start as he got the win, giving up a run on four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts. Michael Morrison then tossed two shutout innings, Luke Putkonen added a scoreless inning, and Matt Little pitched the ninth for his second save. Brent Wyatt had the club's lone extra base hit, a double, and scored a run, while Jordan Lennerton had a hit, two walks and an RBI.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - West Michigan 5, Wisconsin 4
12-9, t-3rd in Eastern division

West Michigan topped Wisconsin 5-4 when a late rally overcame a 4-1 deficit. The 'Caps got three runs in the eighth to tie the game up using a pair of walks, a single, a passed ball, an RBI groundout and an a fielding error. In the top of the ninth then, with Hernan Perez on second, James Robbins singled him home for the go-ahead run. Robbins finished the game going 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of RBI. Clemente Mendoza earned the win for pitching the final 2 1/3 innings, not allowing a run. Alex Burgos had gotten the start, allowing a run on five hits in 4 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts. Perez also had a double and an RBI in addition to scoring the winning run.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Connecticut 7, Mahooning Valley 4
11-14, 3rd in Stedler Division

Connecticut came out on top Friday, topping Mahooning Valley 7-4. Tyler Barrett got the start, giving up a pair of runs in five innings of work. Melvin Mercedes yielded a pair of runs in his two innings, taking both a blown save and the win for being the pitcher of record when the CT-Tigers reclaimed the lead for good. Ryan Woolley and Daniel Bennett each pitched a scoreless inning to seal the win, with Bennett earning the save. Jason King went 2-for-4 with three runs driven in, while Curt Casali went 3-for-5 including a solo home run and scored twice. Colin Kaline also had a pair of doubles and drove in a run.

R GCL Tigers - Pirates 8, Tigers 6 (18)
9-13, 5th in North Division

The GCL Tigers battled the GCL Pirates for 18 innings before finally falling 8-6. The club used a half dozen pitchers, with Endrys Briceno getting the start and allowing four runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings of work. Cody Satterwhite also had a relief appearance, allowing a run in a pair of innings with three strikeouts. Erick Heckaman and Bill Castillo combined to toss eight shutout innings in relief, but Montreal Robertson gave up three runs in the second of his two innings to take the loss. Juaner Aguasvivas went 3-for-8 with two doubles and a solo home run. Derrick Hudgins also added two hits and drove in two runs while Edgar Corcino contributed two hits including a double, scoring once and driving in another.

R DSL Tigers - Rangers 4, Tigers 2
13-26, 3rd in DSL SPM Division

The DSL Tigers fell again on Friday, losing to the DSL Rangers 4-2. Vijandrick Jacobs got the start and a no decision, giving up two runs in four innings of work. Pedro Aybar then allowed a run in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss with three walks and four strikeouts. Raynolds Guzman had two hits and an RBI, while Confesor Lara added a single and a walk and scored twice.

R VSL Tigers - Tigers 3, Mariners 1
17-33, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers topped the VSL Mariners 3-1 on Friday. Cruz Cedeno got the start and the win, giving up a run on two hits in five innings of work. Jose Rodriguez then tossed three shutout innings, before Angel Nesbitt earned the save by pitching the ninth. Jose Soledad had a pair of doubles and scored twice, while Carlos Perez added a single and drove in two runs. Orvin Tovar also had a hit and an RBI.

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