Trahern Shines for 'Hens (5/12 Recaps)

With Virgil Vasquez's call up to Detroit to take Jeremy Bonderman's spot, causing Dallas Trahern to get called up to Toledo to start in his place for the 'Hens. Trahern shined once again, earning a win for Toledo. Meanwhile, Andrew Miller and Chris Cody turned in outstanding starts, despite neither team earning a win.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 3, PAWTUCKET 2
17-19, 4th in West division
Right-hander Dallas Trahern recorded a win in his start with Toledo and the Mud Hens avenged a one-run Friday night loss, with a one run victory over Pawtucket Saturday. Ryan Raburn went yard for the eighth time this season, a two run shot that scored Timo Perez who walked three times. Andrew Graham went 2-for-3 with a walk and Jack Hannahan recorded a run and a double. Trahern (1-0, 2.84 E.R.A) pitched six and 1/3 innings and allowed five hits, two runs and notched two strikeouts. Jason Karnuth recorded his second save of the season; it is also his second save of the week. Ron Chiavacci (1-3, 4.46 E.R.A) will get the start for the Mud Hens on Sunday against Pawtucket.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – AKRON 2, ERIE 1
18-14, 2nd in Southern division
SeaWolves starting pitcher Andrew Miller pitched outstanding in his Double-A debut but the SeaWolves fell 2-1 in 11 innings against the Akron Aeros. Miller pitched eight innings and allowed only six and one earned run while striking out seven. Danny Zell suffered the loss allowing the winning run in the 11th inning. The SeaWolves were unable to get the bats going managing only four hits in the game. Kody Kirkland had two of the four hits going 2-for-4 with a RBI. The SeaWolves will try to get back on track on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. The pitching matchup is RHP Jair Jurrjens (1-1, 3.52 ERA) for Erie and LHP Chuck Lofgren (3-2, 3.21 ERA) for Akron.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DAYTONA 9, LAKELAND 7
13-23, 5th in West division
The Flying Tigers fell to Daytona 9-7 Saturday night. Starting pitcher Andrew Kown pitched 4 and 1/3 innings and surrendered six runs (with only three of them being earned). He was then relieved by Ricky Steik who gave up three runs in 3 and 2/3 innings of work, giving him his fourth loss of the season. On the offensive end, Ryan Roberson and Wilkin Ramirez each hit home runs for Lakeland. Michael Hernandez also batted 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. The Flying Tigers have Sunday off and their next game is at home against Sarasota Monday night at 7:00 PM.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – GREAT LAKES 3, W. MICH. 2
18-16, 4th in Eastern division

It was another great pitching performance from Chris Cody (3-3, 1.13 ERA) and another tough-luck loss for the southpaw as West Michigan fell to Great Lakes 3-2 Saturday. Cody struck out 13 and didn't allow a walk over 7 2/3 innings. Gorkys Hernandez drove in Jeramy Laster on a force out in the fifth and Audy Ciriaco singled in Laster in the seventh to give Cody a 2-0 lead headed into the eighth. That's when he hit trouble, as he allowed a lead-off double and a single to put runners on the corners with no outs. Francisco Lizarraga then singled on a ground ball to Cody that he could not field to allow a run to score. Cody then struck out the next two batters and looked like he may get out of the inning still holding the lead, but Adolfo Gonzalez singled to tie the score. Cody was removed for Phil Napolitan, who allowed an RBI single charged to Cody to give him the eventual loss. In Cody's three loses this season, the Whitecaps have given him a total of five runs of support. "We haven't scored a lot of runs for (Cody) when he's pitching," said Whitecaps manager Tom Brookens. "Consequently he's taken a couple losses where with a few more runs, he would have won the ballgame. Tonight we didn't get a lot going offensively. We were hoping the two runs might hold up, I guess, but it didn't." Jonah Nickerson will take to the mound for West Michigan Sunday against Clayton Kershaw at 2:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

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