Rain Cancels Games Down Stretch (8/30 Recaps)

The Tigers have farm clubs battling for playoff slots, but Mother Nature doesn't seem interested in cooperating, as games continue to be cancelled or postponed due to heavy rains. Both Toledo and Lakeland were rained out on Wednesday. Among the games that did happen, Cameron Maybin blasted his second career grand slam for the 'Caps.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – PPD: RAIN
74-64, t-1st in West division
Toledo's game with Charlotte was postponed on Wednesday night due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday with Charlotte, starting at 5:35pm.
- Tim Law, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – GM1: TRENTON 2, ERIE 0
GM2: TRENTON 1, ERIE 0

58-78, 6th in Southern division
Erie lost both games of their doubleheader with Trenton on Wednesday, despite excellent pitching in both games. Virgil Vasquez took the loss in the first game, giving up both runs (one earned) over seven innings, including three strikeouts. Unfortunately, they managed just two hits at the plate, singles from Brent Clevlen and Jackson Melian.

In the nightcap, the pitching was even better, as three pitchers combined to give up just one run. P.J. Finigan pitched four shutout innings as the starter, but Mark Woodyard's one earned run in relief turned out to be enough to get the win. The offense only managed three hits in the second game, and once again no extra base hits. Erie faces Trenton again on Thrusday evening at 7:05pm.
- Sam Ginsburg, Erie Correspondent

HiA Lakeland Tigers – CCLD: RAIN
30-34, 5th in West division
Lakeland's game with Dunedin was cancelled due to rain. Lakeland travels to Tampa on Thursday as they finish up the season with a home-and-home with the Yankees. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm.
- Steve Varcardipone, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps –W. MICH. 9, LANSING 3
43-22, 1st in Eastern division

With the help of Cameron Maybin, the Whitecaps jumped all over Lansing early and then coasted to victory 9-3. Matt O'Brien picked up his second win, giving up a run on eight hits over seven innings. But Maybin was the one that brought the fireworks, blasting a grand slam in the third inning. Matt Joyce and Justin Justice also each had a pair of hits in the winning effort for West Michigan. West Michigan and Lansing square off again on Thursday evening at 7:00pm.
- Jared Wells, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ABERDEEN 6, ONEONTA 3
36-30, 2nd in Stedler division

Aberdeen topped the O-Tigers on Wednesday, winning 6-3. Brendan Wise took the loss, giving up four runs (but just two earned) in five innings of work. The Oneonta offense wasn't able to do enough, but you can't fault James Skelton or Brennan Boesch for that. The two combined for six hits and drove in a pair of runs. Oneonta and Aberdeen face off again on Thursday at 7:00pm.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers – END OF SEASON
32-18, 1st in North division

The GCL Tigers closed the season as North division champs, but fell in the playoffs to the GCL Dodgers.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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