MiLB Recaps: CT-Tigers Slug Way to Win

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: Jeff Holm and Tyler Collins each had a home run and drove in two runs to lead Connecticut.

July 27th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Norfolk 5, Toledo 4
48-58, 4th in West Division

A four run eighth inning doomed the Mud Hens. Andy Oliver got the start, allowing three runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings with three walks and seven strikeouts. Lester Oliveros took the loss for giving up the go-ahead runs in that same eighth inning. Casper Wells had three hits and fell a home run shy of the cycle with a pair of RBI. Brandon Inge and Clete Thomas also each drove in a run.

AA Erie Seawolves - Richmond 4, Erie 2
48-56, 5th in Western Division

Brooks Brown took the loss for Erie, giving up all four Richmond runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Luis Marte finished the game up, not allowing a run while striking out five in 2 2/3 innings. Bryan Holaday and Jamie Johnson each had a hit and an RBI, while Brandon Douglas and Justin Henry each had a pair of singles.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Postponed: Rain
13-17, 6th in North Division

Lakeland and Palm Beach were rained out and will make it up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Postponed: Rain
16-14, 5th in Eastern division

The Whitecaps and Lugnuts were rained out as well, and will also make the game up on Thursday as part of a doubleheader.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - Connecticut 9, Brooklyn 6
17-20, 3rd in Stedler Division

Luis Angel Sanz got the start and the win for the club, giving up two runs in five innings of work with four walks and six strikeouts. Pedro Perez had a rough outing, allowing four runs in 1 1/3 relief innings, but a trio of relievers combined to pitch a shutout the rest of the way, with Daniel Bennett earning the save. Tyler Collins and Jeff Holm each had a solo home run and drove in two runs apiece, while Zachary Maggard added two hits including a double and drove in three runs.

R GCL Tigers - Suspended: Rain
13-19, 5th in North Division

R DSL Tigers - Cubs2 6, Tigers 4
18-30, 3rd in DSL SPM Division

Fernando Perez got the start and pitched well, giving up just one hit and no runs in his four innings with four strikeouts. Ricardo Ciriaco would take the loss at the end, allowing three runs in one inning of work. Felix Santana ripped a two run home run, while Confesor Lara and Alwin Delgado each added a hit and an RBI.

R VSL Tigers - Mariners 5, Tigers 4
23-38, 6th in VSL

Carlos Alvarado got the start and took the loss for the team, giving up four runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Angel Nesbitt and Jose Rodriguez combined to allow just one unearned run after that, but the offense couldn't quite mount a comeback despite a three run eighth inning. Carlos Perez ripped a triple, scored a run and drove in one. Gabriel Tenia also had a hit and scored a run.

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