Quiet Day on the Farm (6/12 Recaps)

Toledo picked up a win led by a strong effort from Chad Durbin and Mike Hessman, while West Michigan lost a close battle despite a strong start from Luke French. Erie was off, while Lakeland got its first taste of the summer weather, getting rained out due to the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Alberto.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 5, OTTAWA 0
31-32, 2nd in West division
After another solid pitching performance by starter Chad Durbin, the Toledo Mud Hens took the fourth and final game of their series with Ottawa, shutting out the Lynx 5-0 on Monday night. Durbin (5-3) went the distance, striking out 10 batters, walking just two and scattering six hits on the night to pick up his fifth win on the season. Durbin received good run support from the Mud Hens bats beginning in the home half of the first, as Toledo exploded for four runs, which included a three-run blast by Mike Hessman. After an RBI single by Ryan Raburn, Hessman belted his 12th home run of the season with two men on, to put Toledo up 4-0 after just one inning. David Espinosa singled home another run in the sixth; as the Mud Hens went on to blank the Lynx. Toledo, who still remains three back of division leading Indianapolis, will remain at home and begin a four game series with the Syracuse SkyChiefs on Tuesday night.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - OFF DAY
28-34, 4th in Southern division
Erie got an off day on Monday, but hosts Reading Tuesday night at 7:05 pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers - LAKELAND 4, DUNEDIN 1
34-28, 2nd in West division
As was the case with most of the Florida State League, Lakeland was rained out on Monday, and with Tropical Storm Alberto looming, there's no telling when they'll be able to return to playing. The team is scheduled for a game on Tuesday with Dunedin at 7pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - DAYTON 1, W. MICH. 0
38-24, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps came out on the wrong side of a pitchers duel 1-0, as starting pitcher Carlos Fisher led the Dragons to victory. Fisher was dominant for seven innings, striking out ten while allowing only three hits and a walk. 'Caps starting pitcher Luke French (5-4) was sharp through six, allowing only the one run on four hits, two walks, along with five strikeouts. Matt Rusch pitched two scoreless innings of relief. Mike Hernandez was one of three 'Caps with a hit, and he finished 1-for-3 with a double. Justin Justice and Matt Joyce were the only other 'Caps with hits. The 'Caps face the Dragons again the 13th at 7pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

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