Miller Shines Despite Hens Loss (8/20 Recaps)

While a couple teams still had games postponed due to rain, the farm teams did get four games in, and all four Tiger clubs came up on the losing end. The upside of the day was Andrew Miller, who gave up one run in three innings of work.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – INDI'POLIS 6, TOLEDO 3
73-55, 1st in West division
Bullpen problems for Toledo continued as Jose Cappellan imploded and allowed three hits and three earned runs in the tenth inning of the Mud Hens loss Monday night. Andrew Miller started the contest pitching three innings and allowing one earned run against five strikeouts in his second rehab appearance. Yorman Bazardo pitched six strong innings allowing two runs on six hits. Omar Infante saw his first action this season as a Mud Hen, he had an RBI and a walk. Timo Perez had a double and two RBI and Brent Clevlen had a triple and a run. Virgil Vasquez will take the mound on Tuesday at 7 p.m. versus Indianapolis.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – PPD: RAIN
71-52, 1st in Southern division
Monday's scheduled game between the Erie SeaWolves and Akron Aeros was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. The pitching matchup for game one will be RHP Eddie Bonine (12-5, 3.68 ERA) for Erie against LHP Chuck Lofgren (11-6, 4.23 ERA). Erie will send LHP Corey Hamman (0-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound in game two against RHP Bobby Brownlie (0-2, 3.77 ERA) of the Aeros.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – SARASOTA 4, LAKELAND 3
21-35, 6th in West division
Despite entering the ninth inning with a one run lead, the Flying Tigers lost in extra innings Monday night, 4-3. Starting pitcher Angel Castro pitched seven innings and surrendered two runs. Freddy Dolsi blew his seventh save of the season, giving up one run in the ninth. On the offensive side, Rafael Mendez batted 3-for-4. Also, Justin Justice batted 2-for-3 on the night. The Flying Tigers will continue their series Tuesday night in Sarasota at 7:00 PM. Kyle Sleeth will be taking the mound for Lakeland, while Sarasota's pitcher has yet to be announced.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – GREAT LAKES 2, W. MICH. 1
36-19, 1st in Eastern division

West Michigan dropped the first game of its series with Great Lakes Monday 2-1. Joseph Tucker, who went 3-for-3, knocked in the only Whitecaps run in the fifth on a single that scored Michael Bertram. Jeff Gerbe shut out the Loons over five innings before allowing a solo home run to Matt Berezay in the sixth. Dan Fyvie (0-3, 5.50 ERA) took over in the seventh and loaded the bases on a single, double and walk before allowing the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Scott Van Slyke, son of Tiger's first base coach Andy Van Slyke, to break the tie and eventually give Fyvie the loss. The series continues Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – PPD: RAIN
34-23, 1st in Stedler division

The first of a two game series between first place Oneonta and the second place Vermont Lake Monsters was postponed Monday night. The two teams face off tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Oneonta.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

25-29, 5th in North division

The GCL Yankees edged out the Tigers on Monday afternoon 4-3. The Tigers out-played the Yankees virtually the entire game, but one costly error in the sixth let two runs score when it would have been the third out, and then later on in that inning a two run homer. All fours were unearned and came off of Wilton Garcia, who got his first loss of the season. Brandon Hamilton got a no decision as the starter, pitching four shutout innings. Christopher White had two hits, a run and an RBI, while Hayden Parrott and Joe Bowen each drove in one as well. The Tigers hope to get back in the win column on Tuesday against the GCL Indians at noon.

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