MiLB Recaps: Turner Shines, 'Caps Still Fall

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and the daily blog recapping the previous day's action. Jacob Turner was outstanding in his pro debut, but it wasn't enough to get West Michigan their first win.

April 10th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 7, TOLEDO 1
1-2, t-3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - TRENTON 4, ERIE 1
0-3, t-5th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 2, LAKELAND 0
1-2, t-4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LAKE COUNTY 6, WEST MICHIGAN 4
0-3, t-6th in Eastern Division

Louisville topped Toledo on Saturday evening, 7-1. Armando Galarraga got the start and pitched well, but took the loss, allowing one run on three hits in five innings of work, the lone run coming via a solo blast. Galarraga also struck out six. However, Casey Fien and Robbie Weinhardt couldn't keep the game close as the Bats extended the lead in the later innings, with each reliever allowing three runs. Ryan Strieby was almost the entire offense, with three hits, including two doubles, and driving in the club's only run.

The SeaWolves fell again on Saturday as their slow start at the plate continues. The team scattered just three hits, with Jeff Kunkel scoring the team's only run after ripping a triple. Duane Below took the loss, giving up three runs in four innings of work. Below also struck out seven. Ryan Ketchner did turn in three solid innings of relief.

The Flying Tigers were shut out by Tampa on Saturday, with a lone single from Chris White being the only thing between them and being no-hit. Brayan Villarreal was the one that suffered from the lack of offense taking the loss. Villarreal allowed two runs on six hits in four innings of work. Villarreal also struck out eight. Tyler Conn and Tyler Stohr teamed up to keep Tampa off the board the rest of the game, but the Flying Tigers offense was never able to get it going.

Even with an outstanding start from first rounder Jacob Turner, the Whitecaps couldn't find a way to pick up their first win of the year. That doesn't mean that Turner wasn't outstanding though; Turner pitched five innings, yielded just two hits and no runs, walked none and struck out seven. Turner exited sporting a 3-0 lead, but the 'Caps bullpen couldn't hold the lead, as Victor Larez was hit hard, yielding five runs (three earned) in 1 2/3 innings of work. The 'Caps offense managed plenty of hits, but couldn't generate quite enough runs. Wade Gaynor belted a three run homer though in the losing effort, while Mike Gosse fell a home run short of the cycle.

Posted by: Wez, 4/11

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