Farm Teams Follow Tigers Lead (8/5 Recaps)

Everyone has seen the Tigers slide over the past two weeks, but now the minor league clubs are following suit as well. Toledo is on a losing skid that has shrunk its first place lead, while Erie has fallen out of first place. And while Oneonta just cannot break the first place barrier, they did put up 18 runs on Sunday.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – COLUMBUS 8, TOLEDO 3
66-50, 1st in West division
Toledo had more walks, nine, than hits, six, in an 8-3 loss to Columbus Sunday. Dennis Tankersley earned the loss after allowing 11 hits and eight earned runs in four and two thirds innings pitched. Henry Mateo went 2-for-4 with a run and a walk and Erick Almonte had a hit, a run and an RBI for the 'Hens who have now lost two straight to the Clippers. Anastacio Martinez is scheduled to start for the 'Hens on Monday against Norfolk.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – ERIE 4, CONNECTICUT 2
64-48, 2nd in Southern division
Dallas Trahern was outstanding earning his 11th win, helping the Erie SeaWolves avoid a sweep against the Connecticut Defenders. The 'Wolves won the game 4-2 in Connecticut. Trahern pitched 7 1/3 innings allowing seven hits and one unearned run. Danny Zell pitched 2/3 of an inning and struck out one while Alan Mills earned his 15th save of the season. Kody Kirkland led the way offensively going 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBI. Jeff Larish also had two hits going 2-for-3 with a double. The 'Wolves will be off tomorrow and will return to action on Tuesday against the New Britain Rock Cats.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – ST. LUCIE 11, LAKELAND 1
17-23, 6th in West division
Coming off his best and longest outing of the season, Lakeland starting pitcher Kyle Sleeth looked to carry the momentum into Sunday night's game against St. Lucie. Unfortunately, Sleeth managed to give up five runs in only two innings of work, as the Flying Tigers fell to the Mets, 11-1. On the offensive side, the game was clearly one sided. Lakeland did manage to notch one run, however, off of a triple from rookie shortstop Danny Worth who batted 2-for-4 on the night. The two teams will meet again Monday night at 7:00 PM as the Flying Tigers look to even the series. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 8, QUAD CTS. 4
27-15, 1st in Eastern division

Santo De Leon and Michael Bertram knocked in seven of West Michigan's eight runs Sunday as the Whitecaps defeated the Swing of the Quad Cities 8-4. De Leon went 2-for-3 with four RBI, including a three-run home run in the second. Bertram had three hits and three RBI while also scoring two runs. Jeramy Laster had three hits as well, with an RBI single in the fourth. Matt O'Brien picked up the win, going eight innings with eight hits and six strike outs, giving up a four-run sixth. The series concludes Monday at 7:00 p.m., with Jeff Gerbe scheduled to start for the Whitecaps.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ONEONTA 18, LOWELL 7
26-20, 2nd in Stedler division

The Oneonta Tiger offense exploded Sunday night, scoring 18 runs on 21 hits to beat Lowell 18-7. Oneonta scored in each of the first six innings, including a seven run second, to have all their runs score before the Spinners even got on the board. Christopher Carlson led the Tiger offense going 3-3 with six RBI, while Casper Wells and Ron Bourquin had four and three hits, respectively. Justin Henry, Ryan Seawell, Cory Middleton, Kyle Peter and Adrian Casanova each had two hits a piece. Tiger starter Guillermo Moscoso (5-1, 2.10) went six innings giving up one run on three hits while striking out five. Oneonta and Lowell square off again tonight at 7:05 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – OFF DAY
20-20, 4th in North division

After two days of doubleheaders, the GCL Tigers had Sunday off to rest before returning to action on Monday against the GCL Phillies at noon.

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