Mesa Solid in Rehab Start (5/1 Recaps)

Jose Mesa returned to the mound at the Triple-A level on Tuesday evening as he tries to get back to Detroit, and the results were good. Mesa didn't allow a run over two innings and struck out a batter. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough for Toledo to pull out a victory.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SCRANTON/WB 3, TOLEDO 0
11-14, 3rd in West division
Jose Mesa pitched two scoreless innings and struck out one batter in his first rehab stint with Tuesday as the Mud Hens lost 3-0 to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees at Fifth Third Field. The pitcher originally pegged to start the contest, Zach Miner allowed three earned runs off of three hits in six innings pitched. Although he earned the loss, Miner (0-3, 8.08 E.R.A), fanned three batters in his most productive outing this season. Timo Perez returned from a calf injury that sidelined him for last series and led the 'Hens with two hits. Right fielder David Espinosa added a triple for the 'Hens and Dane Sardinha and Jack Hannahan each had singles. Virgil Vasquez (3-2, 3.21 E.R.A) will take the mound for the Mud Hens in a morning matinee Wednesday against the Yankees.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – PPD: RAIN
10-10, 4th in Southern division
The Tuesday, May 1 game between the Erie SeaWolves and the Reading Phillies was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as a part of doubleheader on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:35 p.m.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers –SARASOTA 5, LAKELAND 3
10-15, t-4th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to the Sarasota Reds for the second consecutive game Tuesday morning, 5-3. Starting pitcher Matt Righter pitched four innings while surrendering five runs on six hits. New addition Kyle Denney then pitched three scoreless innings, followed by one scoreless inning each from Zachary Piccola and Freddy Dolsi. On the offensive side, Cameron Maybin batted 1-for-3 with an RBI and Michael Hernandez batted 1-for-3 with an RBI as well. Lakeland will head to Dunedin for their next game Wednesday night at 7:00 PM. Andrew Miller will most likely make the start for Lakeland, while Kurt Isenberg will get the nod for Dunedin.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps –W. MICH. 5, KANE CTY. 4
12-11, 4th in Eastern division

After surrendering a four-run lead late in the game Tuesday to Kane County, a wild pitch in the ninth allowed Deik Scram to score and eventually give West Michigan a 5-4 victory. The Whitecaps got out to an early 4-0 lead in the first on a bases-loaded triple by Santo De Leon and a sacrifice fly by Brennan Boesch. They did not touch the scoreboard again for the next seven innings, but were cruising thanks to a solid outing from Duane Below, who did not surrender a run until giving up an Alex Valdez solo home run in the seventh. Casey Fien replaced Below in the seventh and allowed two singles in the eighth before being replaced by Ed Clelland, who gave up a bases-loaded triple of his own to Valdez to tie the game. Clelland received his first blown save of the year but picked up his first victory with a 1-2-3 ninth, getting each batter to fly out to center field. The Whitecaps and Cougars go at it again Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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