Zumaya Returns as a 'Hen (8/13 Recaps)

It's been months, but Joel Zumaya finally climbed back up on the mound on Monday, making his first appearance against live hitting for Triple-A Toledo. Things were quiet elsewhere, with West Michigan and the GCL Tigers earning victories, but everyone else idle.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – NORFOLK 5, TOLEDO 2
70-53, 1st in West division
Fireballer Joel Zumaya is back. Sort of. The setup man threw out of the bullpen for Toledo Monday in a 5-2 loss to Norfolk. Zumaya allowed one hit and struck out one batter in two thirds innings pitched. Starter Corey Hamman dropped to 1-6 on the season after allowing five hits and one earned run in six innings pitched. Jeremy Johnson relieved Hamman and allowed three earned runs in one thirds innings pitched. Timo Perez had a home run and two RBI and Mike Hessman had a hit and two walks for the Mud Hens who face Norfolk on Tuesday. Virgil Vasquez is the projected Mud Hens starter.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – OFF DAY
67-50, 2nd in Southern division
The 'Wolves were off on Monday and will return to action on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. against the Reading Phillies. RHP Jair Jurrjens (7-5, 3.20 ERA) was expected to start for Erie, but no replacement has been named yet. The 'Wolves will go up against LHP Josh Outman (0-2, 5.40 ERA) of the Phillies.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – OFF DAY
20-27, 6th in West division
Lakeland had Monday off but will return to action at home on Tuesday night for a double header with Clearwater starting at 5:00 PM. Starting pitchers have yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 4, WISCONSIN 2
33-17, 1st in Eastern division

Fourth inning home runs from Brennan Boesch and Ryan Stieby led to a 4-2 West Michigan victory over Wisonsin Monday. That, combined with a second inning RBI single from Michael Bertram and an eighth inning triple from Audy Ciriaco and a wild pitch that let him score was all the offense the Whitecaps needed, as Charles Furbush (3-0. 1.30 ERA) struck out ten over seven innings while allowing two earned runs on five hits and no walks. Phil Napolitan pitched a scoreless eighth and Brett Jensen threw a perfect ninth for his 22nd save. The series wraps up Tuesday at 8:05 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – ALL STAR BREAK
32-21, 1st in Stedler division

The O-Tigers are now off for the All Star Break until Thursday when they travel to Tri City. First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

23-25, 4th in North division

Brandon Johnson pitched seven shutout innings as he helped lead the GCL Tigers back into the win column with a 3-1 triumph over the GCL Braves. Johnson scattered five hits over seven innings with four strikeouts to pick up his fourth victory of the year – his ERA now sits at an impressive 1.98. Mark McBratney had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, including a solo home run. Derek Lehrman and Eric Harryman also each chipped in with an RBI. The Tigers take on the GCL Blue Jays Tuesday at noon.

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