MiLB Recap Blog: 'Caps Pound Beloit

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July 12th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – GM1: INDIANAPOLIS 7, TOLEDO 3
GM2: TOLEDO 7, INDIANAPOLIS 2

41-48, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 3, AKRON 2
49-40, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: LAKELAND 4, BREVARD COUNTY 0
GM2: LAKELAND 2, BREVARD COUNTY 1

8-8, 5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 11, BELOIT 3
10-7, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - GM1: ONEONTA 3, TRI-CITY 0
GM2: ONEONTA 3, TRI-CITY 0

13-8, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
6-9, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
14-21, 8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - OFF DAY
15-32, 7th in VSL

Toledo pulled their way into second place on the final day of the first half of the season with a 4-2 win over Indianapolis. Nate Bump improved to 2-0 for the season, tossing 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball. Casey Fien pitched the ninth for his eighth save of the year. Will Rhymes had a pair of doubles and an RBI, while Brent Dlugach also added two hits and an RBI.

Erie pulled out another one-run victory on Sunday. Jonah Nickerson gave up two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings of work to earn the win, his seventh of the year. Brett Jensen came on in relief to record the final five outs and preserve the one run lead for the win. Ronnie Bourquin had two hits and and a run scored, while all three of the members of the top of the order (Danny Worth, Cale Iorg, and Deik Scram) drove in a run.

The Flying Tigers picked up a pair of wins on Sunday in their doubleheader. In the first game, L.J. Gagnier tossed six shutout innings, with Jared Gayhart tossing the final inning. Adrian Casanova had a pair of RBI, while Justin Henry added a hit and an RBI. In the second game, the Flying Tigers were held scoreless for six innings until the top of the seventh when Maiko Loyola ripped a two-run double to give Lakeland the lead. Charlie Furbush got a no-decision as the starter, giving up a run in five innings. After taking the lead, Scott Green came in to pitch the seventh and get the save.

The Whitecaps cruised to an 11-3 victory over Beloit. Mark Sorensen gave up two runs in seven innings to pick the up win, with Erik Crichton pitching the final two innings for the save. Everyone got into the fun at the plate, but Billy Nowlin really led the way. Nowlin had three hits, including two doubles, while driving in four runs and scoring two. Bryan Pounds chipped in with two hits, two runs and two RBI, while Ben Guez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Oneonta picked up a pair of 3-0 wins on Sunday afternoon. In the first game, the O-Tigers scored a run an inning for the final three innings, providing the run support Adam Wilk needed. Wilk gave up just four hits in seven innings of shutout baseball for the club. Alexis Espinoza and Michael Rockett each had two hits and an RBI. In the second game, Clemente Mendoza didn't go the distance, but still tossed five innings of shutout ball for the win. Kenny Faulk pitched the final two innings for his fourth save. Keith Hernandez had two hits and an RBI, while Rawley Bishop also drove one in.

July 11th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – GM1: INDIANAPOLIS 7, TOLEDO 3
GM2: TOLEDO 7, INDIANAPOLIS 2

40-48, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 6, AKRON 4
48-40, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PPD: RAIN
6-8, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - BELOIT 9, WEST MICHIGAN 8
9-7, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers -SSPD: RAIN
11-8, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 8, GCL PIRATES 1
6-9, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
14-21, 8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL METS 4, VSL TIGERS 3
15-32, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens split a doubleheader with Indianapolis on Saturday, falling in the first game 7-3 but taking the second 7-2. Rudy Lugo took the loss in the first game, giving up all seven runs in just four innings of work. Matt Rusch tossed three innings of scoreless relief, but the Hens offense couldn't get back in the game. Jeff Frazier did go 3-for-3 with an RBI, and Don Kelly had two hits and two runs scored. In the second game though, Scot Drucker got offensive support from Wilkin Ramirez and Brent Clevlen and turned in a quality start to get the win. Drucker allowed two runs in six innings with seven strikeouts. Ramirez meanwhile went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI, and Clevlen also belted a three run blast.

The SeaWolves got another win over Akron on Saturday, downing the Aeros 6-4. Jon Kibler turned in a quality start but got a no decision, giving up three runs on nine hits in six innings. Cody Satterwhite would become the beneficiary of a five-run eighth inning from the 'Wolves offense to get the win. Ryan Strieby went 3-for-4 with two runs scored including a solo home run, while Ronnie Bourquin added two hits, including a three run homer.

The Whitecaps dropped a high scoring affair on Saturday, falling to Beloit 9-8. Brayan Villarreal had a strong start though, giving up a run on three hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. Villarreal also struck out seven. Rob Waite struggled mightily in relief though, yielding five runs. Nick Cassavechia took the loss for giving up the final run that gave Beloit the lead. Mike Gosse went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI, while Bryan Pounds added two hits and two RBI and Jordan Lennerton chipped in with three hits.

The GCL Tigers picked up a win on Saturday over the GCL Pirates 8-1. Jose Siso picked up the win, giving up a run in six innings of work, with Giovany Soto tossing three innings of scoreless relief for the save. Jordan Cruz had two hits, three runs and two RBI including a solo home run. Leo Grullon and Brian Anderson added two RBI each, and Alexander Nunez went 4-for-5 including a pair of doubles and a pair of runs scored.

The VSL Tigers dropped a tight game with the VSL Mets, giving up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth off a throwing error on a stolen base. Jose Tablante got a no decision as the starter, giving up three runs in 7 1/3 innings of work. Yonny Mosquera took the loss, being on the mound when the winning run crossed the plate. The offense scattered six hits, getting RBI from Alexander Moreno, Gabriel Purroy and Jose Soledad.

Posted by: Wez, 7/12


July 10th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens –TOLEDO 4, INDIANAPOLIS 2
39-47, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 6, AKRON 3
47-40, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: LAKELAND 3, DUNEDIN 0
GM2: DUNEDIN 2, LAKELAND 1

6-8, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WISCONSIN 5, WEST MICHIGAN 2
9-6, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - VERMONT 7, ONEONTA 6
11-8, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 7, GCL BLUE JAYS 3
5-9, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL WHITE SOX 6, DSL TIGERS 2
14-21, t-8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL PIRATES 7, VSL TIGERS 2
15-31, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens got back in the win column with a 4-2 victory over Indianapolis on Friday night. Chris Lambert got the win for tossing six shutout innings, giving up just three hits while striking out five. Josh Rainwater tossed a perfect inning of relief, with Ryan Perry picking up the save for pitching the final two innings, though he did allow a pair of runs. Wilkin Ramirez continued his hot July hitting, going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI and another stolen base. Mike Hessman also chipped in with two hits and a run scored.

The SeaWolves also got their weekend series off on a good note with a 6-3 win over Akron. Pat Stanley got the benefit of a four run first inning from the 'Wolves, but didn't need it as Stanley gave up just one unearned run in seven innings of work. Josh Kite gave up a pair of runs in relief, but Brett Jensen came on and got the final four outs to record his ninth save. Ryan Strieby had a double and two RBI, and Casper Wells also added a two run blast.

The Flying Tigers split a doubleheader with Dunedin on Friday, taking the first game 3-0, but falling in the nightcap 2-1. Mauricio Robles got the win in the first game, tossing six shutout innings, allowing four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Scott Green pitched the final inning for the save. Maiko Loyola had a pair of RBI for the club. In the second game, Brett Jacobson took the loss, giving up a run in the bottom of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie. Trevor Feeney got the start, giving up a run in four innings of work, before handing over to Jacobson, who allowed the run in 2 1/3 innings of work. Justin Henry drove in Josh Workman for the lone run.

Errors victimized the Whitecaps in their 5-2 defeat at the hands of Wisconsin on Friday. Brandon Hamilton got the start and posted an interesting line, allowing a run without allowing a single hit. Hamilton however walked six batters, including walking the bases loaded and walking a run in the first inning. The bulk of the runs (and errors) came off Victor Larez, who took the loss. He gave up four runs, but just one earned. Ben Guez belted a solo homer for the club, with Brent Wyatt and Billy Nowlin adding two hits each.

The Oneonta Tigers hammered Tri-City in a 13-5 win on Friday. Nate Newman got the win, giving up three unearned runs in five innings of work. But the offense was the story of the day, with 17 hits and 13 runs. Everyone but Luis Palacios managed a hit in the game (and Palacios only had one plate appearance). Rawley Bishop went 4-for-6 with a two run homer, with John Murrian adding a solo home run. Jamie Johnson also had three hits and three RBI from the leadoff spot, and Wade Gaynor added two hits, two runs and an RBI.

Ramon Lebron was the story for the GCL Tigers in their 7-3 win over the GCL Blue Jays. Lebron tossed six innings as he picked up his first win in the GCL, giving up two runs on five hits with an impressive 11 strikeouts. Julio Rodriguez and Alexander Nunez each managed a pair of RBI, with Francisco Martinez chipping in with a hit, an RBI and two runs scored.

The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL White Sox on Friday, 6-2. Ariel Medina was also the victim of poor defense as he took the loss. Medina gave up four runs in five innings, but all four were unearned. Stephen Moya had a hit and an RBI for the club, while Domingo Gonzales had two hits and scored a run.

The VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Pirates 7-2 on Friday, with Julio Guilarte taking the loss. Guilarte allowed all seven Pirates' runs in five innings of work as he fell to 3-5 on the year. Juan Espinoza did toss three shutout innings of relief, but the Tigers couldn't get back in the game. Alexander Moreno had two hits and an RBI for the club.

Posted by: Wez, 7/11


July 9th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 5, TOLEDO 3 (12)
38-47, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ALTOONA 10, ERIE 4
46-40, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 4, DUNEDIN 3
5-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 11, WISCONSIN 2
9-5, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - VERMONT 7, ONEONTA 6
10-8, t-1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL BLUE JAYS 7, GCL TIGERS 1
4-9, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL ORIOLES 11, DSL TIGERS 8
14-20, t-8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 5, VSL MARINERS 0
15-30, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens once again struggled to get runners on base home as they fell to Louisville 5-3 in 12 innings. The team went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position, including stranding runners each of the final four innings. Eddie Bonine was shaky on the mound, but was able to consistently work out of jams to turn in a quality start, giving up three runs on nine hits in six innings. Casey Fien had an outstanding relief appearance, pitching three perfect innings with five strikeouts. Clay Rapada though would take the loss, giving up a two-run double in the top of the 12th to give Louisville the lead. Wilkin Ramirez had three hits and swiped two bases, while Mike Hessman and Brent Dlugach each had two hits and an RBI.

Ramon Garcia and Brendan Wise both struggled on the mound as the SeaWolves fell 10-4. Garcia took the loss as the starter, giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings before exiting. Unfortunately, Wise didn't show better, giving up six more in 2 1/3 innings to put the game out of reach for Erie. Andy Dirks belted a two run homer for the 'Wolves, while Danny Worth added two hits and an RBI.

The Flying Tigers got back in the win column with a 4-3 win over Dunedin. Andrew Hess turned in a strong start to get the win, scattering eight hits and giving up two runs in 7 1/3 innings. Scott Green pitched the ninth to pick up his seventh save of the year. Four different Flying Tigers each drove in a run, while Joe Tucker was the lone player to have a multi-hit game.

Casey Crosby battled his control enough that he couldn't earn a win, but still pitched well in the 'Caps 11-2 route. Crosby tossed four innings, giving up just two hits while walking three and striking out eight. Anthony Shawler got the win in relief, giving up a run in three innings of work. Gustavo Nunez was the tablesetter once again, with three hits and two runs scored, along with a pair of RBI. Bryan Pounds, Jordan Lennerton and Ben Guez also each had two RBI.

Luis Angel Sanz took the loss for Oneonta as a late rally came up a run short in their 7-6 defeat. Sanz gave up five runs, four earned, in six innings of work. Michael Rockett and John Murrian each had three hits and drove in two runs for the club. Oneonta made it a tight game late, with three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but with the tying run on base, Murrian struck out and Alexis Espinoza grounded out to end the game.

The GCL Tigers and GCL Blue Jays each managed seven hits, but the Blue Jays got seven runs across the plate, while the Tigers managed just one. Jose Diaz took the loss, allowing five runs in five innings of work. Jordan Cruz was responsible for the team's only run, blasting a solo shot among his two hits. Leo Grullon also had a pair of hits.

The DSL Tigers dropped an extra inning battle with the DSL Orioles on Thursday, falling 11-8. The Tigers held the lead for much of the game until the Orioles took an 8-6 lead in the eighth, when they got a pair of runs off Billis Andujar. The Tigers matched them in the bottom half to tie it back up, but Jose Valdez gave up three runs in the tenth that the offense couldn't match again. Domingo Gonzales had two hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Samuel Ortiz added a pair of runs driven in.

And wrapping up in Venezuela, the VSL Tigers picked up a 5-0 shutout victory over the VSL Mariners. Wilfredo Ramirez picked up his second win of the year, tossing eight innings two-hit, shutout baseball. Ramirez also struck out nine. Gabriel Purroy went a perfect 4-for-4 for the club with a pair of RBI. Luis Cortez also added two hits and an RBI.

Posted by: Wez, 7/10


July 8th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 4, TOLEDO 2
38-46, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ALTOONA 1, ERIE 0
46-39, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PPD: RAIN
4-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WISCONSIN 1, WEST MICHIGAN 0
8-5, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - GM1: VERMONT 3, ONEONTA 2
GM2: VERMONT 9, ONEONTA 4

10-7, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL YANKEES 3, GCL TIGERS 1
4-8, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 2, DSL CUBS1 1
14-19, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL PHILLIES 14, VSL TIGERS 5
14-30, 7th in VSL

Toledo couldn't capitalize on opportunities early on, and a four run third inning was all Louisville needed to pick up a 4-2 victory. Brown was cruising until two outs in the third, when Louisville began teeing off on him, giving up four straight runs. Brown took the loss for his five innings of work, falling to 2-7 for Toledo. Nick Regas and Matt Rusch each tossed two innings of shutout relief, but Toledo couldn't quite get back in the game, as Ryan Roberson grounded out with the tying runs on base to end the game. Will Rhymes had three hits and scored a run, with Wilkin Ramirez adding a pair of hits and an RBI.

The SeaWolves got shut out on Wednesday by Altoona, despite a strong outing from Thad Weber. Weber allowed just one run on six hits in seven innings of work. Robbie Weinhardt also tossed a scoreless inning of relief. But the offense managed just four singles in the game. Danny Worth did have three walks in the losing effort.

Like the SeaWolves, the Whitecaps suffered a 1-0 loss on Wednesday. Luke Putkonen was the unfortunate victim for West Michigan, as he allowed the lone run of the game in seven innings of work. Putkonen also struck out five. The 'Caps offense was even more anemic than Erie's, managing just two hits, including a double from Brent Wyatt.

Oneonta lost both of their games on Wednesday, completing Tuesday's suspended game in a 3-2 loss, and dropping the regular Wednesday game 9-4. Adam Wilk pitched well as the starter, giving up one unearned run in five innings of work - he also struck out seven. Michael Torrealba took the loss in the 11th, giving up the go-ahead run. Jamie Johnson had two hits and a walk from the leadoff spot, while John Murrian added three hits and an RBI. In the second game, Gary Perinar was chased early, making it just 1 1/3 innings, allowing six runs as he battled his control, walking four. Johnson had two hits and scored twice, while Wade Gaynor and Rawley Bishop each drove in a pair of runs.

The GCL Tigers took a 3-1 loss on Wednesday against the GCL Yankees. Rayni Guichardo turned in a great start though, pitching six innings and allowing just one unearned run. He also walked three and struck out three. Robert Diaz took the loss in relief, giving up the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth. Jordan Cruz had a double and scored a run, with Francisco Martinez driving him in.

All was not lost down on the farm though, as the DSL Tigers picked up a 2-1 victory over the DSL Cubs1 club. Ramon Franco got the win, tossing six shutout innings as he improved to 2-1. He also struck out seven. Raynolds Guzman had two hits, including a double for the club, and Robinson Figueroa added a double and an RBI. Juaner Aguasvivas drove in the team's other run.

The VSL Tigers got more than doubled up on Wednesday, as they fell to the VSL Phillies 14-5. Leonel Vasquez took the loss, giving up six runs in four innings, but the bullpen didn't pitch any better, with Carlos Alvarado and Angel Nesbitt allowing eight more runs to cross the plate. At the plate, Luis Alberto Sanz drove in two runs, while Jose Soledad and Eugenio Suarez each had two hits and a run driven in.

Posted by: Wez, 7/9


July 7th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 2, LOUISVILLE 1
38-45, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 19, ALTOONA 2
46-38, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers –SSPD: RAIN
4-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 5, DAYTON 4
8-4, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - SSPD: RAIN
10-5, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GM1: GCL YANKEES 3, GCL TIGERS 0
GM2: GCL TIGERS 1, GCL YANKEES 0

4-7, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL DIAMONDBACKS 6, DSL TIGERS 5
13-19, t-8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL CARDINALS 7, VSL TIGERS 3
14-29, 7th in VSL

In his Toledo debut, Nate Bump turned in a strong start as Toledo squeaked past Louisville 2-1. Bump got the win, giving up a run in seven innings of work before turning things over to Ryan Perry, who pitched two scoreless innings, with four strikeouts, to preserve the one-run lead and earn the save. Ryan Roberson was responsible for all of the Mud Hens run production, belting a two run homer in the second inning. Wilkin Ramirez also added a double for the club.

The SeaWolves pounded Altoona on Tuesday, handing them their worst loss in team history, as Erie triumphed 19-2. Jonah Nickerson got the win, giving up two runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work, but the story of the day was obviously the offense. Ryan Strieby, Cale Iorg and Alex Avila all homered for the club (the trio, hitting 2-3-4, combined for nine runs and eight RBI). Danny Worth also had a big game, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, two walks, and four runs driven in.

The Whitecaps pulled out a one-run victory over Dayton on Tuesday, winning 5-4. Mark Sorensen picked up the win for the 'Caps, tossing seven innings, and allowing four runs (though just one earned). Rob Waite pitched the final two innings to pick up his first save. Gustavo Nunez had two hits and two runs scored, with Brent Wyatt and Billy Nowlin each driving a run. Avisail Garcia also added a run, a hit and an RBI.

The GCL Tigers split their doubleheader with the GCL Yankees on Tuesday, falling in the first game 3-0, but picking up a 1-0 shutout victory in the second game. Bruce Rondon took the loss in the opener, allowing two runs on four hits in four innings of work - he also walked three and struck out five. The offense meanwhile was only able to scatter four hits. In the second game, Zach Samuels and Marcos Nunez each tossed three innings of shutout baseball, with Nunez striking out four as he improved to 2-0 on the year. Melvin Mercedes picked up his third save of the year. Jordan Cruz ripped a pair of doubles for the club and scored the lone run, driven in by Leo Grullon on a sacrifce fly.

The DSL Tigers laid claim to an early lead, but the bullpen lost it in the late innings as they fell 6-5 to the DSL Diamondbacks. Edgar De La Rosa turned in a strong start for the club, giving up a run in five innings of work - he did however walk six batters. Gregory Morillo gave up three runs later on in relief, and Jose Valdez gave up the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth to take the loss. Juaner Aguasvivas blasted a two run homer for the club, while Raynolds Guzman also drove in a pair of runs in the losing effort.

Fernando Celis got hit hard as the VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Cardinals 7-3. Celis made it just two innings, giving up six of the Cardinals' seven runs in that span. Celis fell to 0-2. Endrys Briceno did have an outing worth mentioning though, tossing five innings of shutout relief, including three strikeouts. Dixon Machado, Gabriel Purroy and Alexander Moreno all drove in a run each.

Posted by: Wez, 7/8


July 6th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – OFF DAY
37-45, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 12, BINGHAMTON 4
45-38, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 12, CLEARWATER 0
4-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - DAYTON 4, WEST MICHIGAN 2
7-4, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 5, ABERDEEN 4
10-5, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL BRAVES 5, GCL TIGERS 4 (10)
3-6, t-4th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
13-18, t-7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 13, VSL RAYS 5
14-28, 7th in VSL

The SeaWolves offense started slowly, but picked it up as the game went on as they cruised to a 12-4 victory. Jon Kibler picked up the win, giving up three runs on four hits in seven innings of work. Deik Scram went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and a solo home run from the leadoff slot, while Cale Iorg added a three run blast to go with his four RBI. Danny Worth and Jeff Kunkel each added two hits, two runs and an RBI, and Santo De Leon drove in a pair as well.

Not to be outdone, the Flying Tigers put 12 runs up on the board like Erie, but the pitching staff managed to toss a shutout over Clearwater. Charlie Furbush got the win, tossing six shutout innings, with Lester Oliveros picking up the save for tossing the final three innings. Michael Bertram led the way at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, including a grand slam. Chris Carlson also added a two run blast, while Will Alvino and Maiko Loyola combined to add four hits, three runs and three RBI.

Tyler Stohr has been old reliable for the Whitecaps this season, but he wasn't on Monday, as he blew his second save of the season, giving up three runs in the top of the ninth as Dayton picked up a 4-2 win over the 'Caps. The blown save cost a win for Brayan Villarreal, who gave up a run in six innings of work, including five strikeouts. The offensive production all came from the top of the order, with Gustavo Nunez scoring Luis Salas on an RBI triple, and then being singled home by Ben Guez.

The O-Tigers picked up a one-run win over Aberdeen, 5-4. Jeff Gerbe got the start but struggled, making in just 1 2/3 innings and allowing three runs before handing the ball over to the bullpen. Kevan Hess gave the team 3 2/3 solid innings of relief, with Mike LaLuna picking up the win for his three additional innings of shutout relief. The O-Tigers trailed all game long until the bottom of the seventh, when Michael Rockett ripped a two-run triple that gave the team the lead for good. Rawley Bishop also added a solo home run earlier in the game.

The GCL Tigers lost their extra inning match with the GCL Braves, 5-4. Jose Siso got the start for the club, giving up three runs (two earned) in four innings of work. It was Richard Zumaya though that took the loss in relief, giving up the game winning single with one out in the bottom of the tenth. Luis Castillo had a solo home run for the club, while Hernan Perez and Alexander Nunez each had two hits for the team.

The VSL Tigers cruised to a 13-5 victory over the VSL Rays on Monday. Jose Tablante got the win, giving up three runs in five innings of work. Juan Lozano pitched the final four innings to pick up the save. Luis Alberto Sanz led the way for the offense, with four hits and four RBI for the club. Gabriel Purroy added three hits and two RBI, with Dixon Machado scoring five runs for the leadoff spot.

Posted by: Wez, 7/7


July 5th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – COLUMBUS 8, TOLEDO 1
37-45, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 3, BINGHAMTON 1
44-38, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CLEARWATER 10, LAKELAND 6
3-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 20, DAYTON 11
7-3, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 6, ABERDEEN 4
9-5, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - PPD: RAIN
1-4, 5th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL ROCKIES 8, DSL TIGERS 4
11-17, t-8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 9, VSL PHILLIES 8 (11)
11-27, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens finished up their holiday weekend set with a disappointing 8-1 loss to Columbus. Chris Lambert had a great start for Toledo, giving up a run in six innings of work, but the bullpen got roughed up, giving up seven runs. Josh Rainwater took the loss, allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings of work. Wilkin Ramirez went 3-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run, and Clete Thomas added a pair of hits, including a double.

The SeaWolves picked up a 3-1 win over Binghamton on Sunday as they try to fight their way back near the top of the division. Pat Stanley got the win, giving up a run on five hits in seven innings of work. Brett Jensen tossed the final two innings, allowing just one hit, to pick up his eighth save. Five SeaWolves had multi-hit days, with Santo De Leon being one of them and driving in a pair of runs, and Danny Worth being another and driving in the third run.

Lakeland's pitching staff couldn't slow down Clearwater as they fell 10-6. Trevor Feeney took the loss, giving up two runs in two innings of work before exiting, and that's when Clearwater really piled on, putting up six runs on Chad Linder in just one inning of work. Justin Henry had two hits and two RBI for the club, while Devin Thomas, Michael Bertram, Chris Carlson and Audy Ciriaco each had solo home runs.

It's tough to point out a star amongst the Whitecaps from Sunday, as the team put up 20 runs, including a 13-run first inning, in which the 'Caps chased two pitchers out of the game. Bryan Pounds led the way with three hits and six RBI, while Ben Guez had three hits, all doubles and five RBI, with Mike Gosse adding three hits and four RBI, and Luis Salas driving in three more. Alden Carrithers also crossed the plate an impressive four times. Unfortunately, there were some struggles on the mound as Brandon Hamilton made it just two innings, allowing five runs before leaving, and Victor Larez gave up five more in three innings of relief.

Clemente Mendoza turned in a strong outing for the O-Tigers as they picked up a 6-4 victory for the club. Mendoza gave up just one run and one hit in his six innings of work, also striking out four. Jose Ortega struggled a bit though in the ninth, giving up three runs to close the lead before Kenny Faulk came in to retire the last batter, record the save and preserve the win. Michael Rockett had three hits and two RBI to lead the way, with John Murrian also adding two RBI for the team.

Posted by: Wez, 7/6



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