MiLB Recap Blog: Season Opens with Dud

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April 8th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 5, TOLEDO 3
0-1, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - TRENTON 4, ERIE 0
0-1, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 4, LAKELAND 0
0-1, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LAKE COUNTY 4, WEST MICHIGAN 3
0-1, 8th in Eastern Division

The Mud Hens kicked their season off on a down note with a 5-3 loss to Louisville. Ruddy Lugo took the loss, giving up all five runs in 4 2/3 innings of work. The bullpen shut down the Bats, including Daniel Schlereth tossing 2 1/3 innings of shutout ball, but the offense couldn't get the team all the way. Jeff Larish and Ryan Strieby had back-to-back home runs, while Brent Dlugach had three hits in the loss.

The SeaWolves were shut out in their season opener, falling to Trenton 4-0. Jon Kibler took the loss but pitched well, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits with five strikeouts in five innings. Luis Marte struggled in relief, allowing two runs on three hits while recording just one out. The offense managed just singles for the game, one each from Andy Dirks and Wilkin Ramirez.

Just like the SeaWolves, the Flying Tigers were shut out in their opener, falling to Tampa 4-0. Luke Putkonen had a bit of a shaky outing, giving up three runs in 3 2/3 innings of work to take the loss. Matt Hoffman did have a nice outing in relief, tossing three perfect innings. Ben Guez ripped a double, the only extra base hit for the Flying Tigers. Alden Carrithers also swiped a pair of bases.

The Whitecaps lost late to Lake County to complete the minor league sweep, falling 4-3. Trevor Feeney turned in an excellent start for the Whitecaps, tossing six shutout innings for the club. Victor Larez and Nolan Cain held the lead, but Kenny Faulk allowed the tying runs to score in the ninth, and Luis Angel Sanz allowed the go-ahead run to cross the plate. Faulk took the blown save, Sanz took the loss. Jamie Johnson was excellent from the top of the order with two hits and two walks, while Michael Rockett belted a two run homer.

Posted by: Wez, 4/8



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