Another Rough Day on the Farm (8/1 Recaps)

The Tigers were off on Monday, and there wasn't much activity among their minor league clubs, as only four of the six were in action. Unfortunately, of the four that were, not too many came up on the winning side of things.

Detroit Tigers - 50-54, 4th in AL Central
The Tigers had the day off on Monday, but on Tuesday host Seattle for the first game of a three game series. Jorge Campillo will get the start for Seattle, as he makes his first career big league start. He'll face Jason Johnson at 7:05pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 66-42, 1st in West division
Toledo had the day off on Monday, but they host Richmond for four games starting on Tuesday at 7pm.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 56-52, 3rd in Southern division
Erie fans enjoyed partly cloudy skies and an 83 degree game-time temperature for Monday night's home game with Altoona. Unfortunately, for Erie fans the game was not as pretty or enjoyable as the weather. Altoona out-hit the SeaWolves 14-5 and out-scored the SeaWolves 13-2. The Curve scored in every inning except the fourth and seventh. Erie starter Lee Rodney (4-1)took the loss after giving up three runs in two innings of work. The Curve hit Erie's relievers hard, scoring two off Rob Henkel, six off Corey Hamman and (yes) two off 3B Chris Maples who moved from 3B to the pitching mound in the ninth. For Erie hitters, the highlight reel was short, with C Max St. Pierre going 2 for 4, including a home run and 2 RBI's. Erie will be hoping for a better outcome when the teams meet in their next game, which will be on Tuesday night at 7:05 P.M.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 21-13, 1st in West division
The L-Tigers also had the benefit of a day off on Monday, as they prepared for the final month of their season. On Tuesday, they host Palm Beach to start a four game series. Game time is set for 7pm.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 22-16, 1st in East division
West Michigan closed out their current series with a 3-1 win over the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, splitting the four-game contest 2-2. The 'Caps came out strong in the 1st, taking the lead with a two-run homer. Center fielder Clete Thomas once again started the game with a hit, a big triple to left field. Left fielder Jeff Frazier sent Thomas home on a fly ball homer to left field, his 8th round trip of the season. Getting in on the homer action, right fielder Luis Sabino blasted a solo run to left field in the bottom of the 6th that put the 'Caps ahead 3-1. Promising young pitcher Jair Jurrjens (8-5, 3.14) took down four Devil Rays on strikes and earned the win for his six innings on the mound. West Michigan now travels to Beloit to face the Snappers in a four-game road series. Game time Tuesday is 8:00 p.m.
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - 24-15, 1st in Stedler division
The O-Tigers weren't able to pull out a victory on Monday as they dropped their game to Hudson Valley 7-6. Matt O'Brien took the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) in 6 1/3 innings. Jake Baxter gave up another two runs in just 1/3 of an inning. Hudson Valley's big five run seventh inning broke open the game, and while the O-Tigers got those runs back with five of their own in the eighth, it wasn't quite enough to take the lead and get a win. Their five run inning was an interesting one, as the team managed just six hits for the entire game, four of which in the eighth – they were helped along by an error that scored two runs and a pair of walks in that stretch. William Rhymes went 1-for-4 with two runs. Cory Middleton also had an RBI double, and Rafael Mendez went 1-for-2 with a run and two walks. They play Hudson Valley again at 7:11pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - 13-20, 4th in North division
A good outing wasted as the GCL Tigers lost to the GCL Braves 3-2 on Monday. Matt Rusch turned in an excellent start, giving up two unearned runs in 7 2/3 innings. Rusch gave up just three hits, while walking one and striking out four. Unfortunately, Miguel Trejo and Adriano Santos couldn't hold the lead, as Trejo gave up an inherited run from Rusch, then Santos gave up a run in the tenth inning to end the game. The GCL Tigers had 11 hits, but could only turn those into two runs. Santo de Leon, Daniel Sandoval and Pedruin Bautista each had a pair of hits apiece, while Angel Reyes blasted a solo home run, his 8th of the year. They host the GCL Braves on Tuesday at noon.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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