MiLB Recaps: Strong Pitching Wasted in Losses

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. Featured performance: Armando Galarraga and Luke Putkonen turned in strong starts but a lack of offense resulted in losses.

April 30th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SYRACUSE 5, TOLEDO 3
13-10, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - TRENTON 11, ERIE 5
10-11, t-4th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – DUNEDIN 2, LAKELAND 1
11-10, 3rd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - SOUTH BEND 4, WEST MICHIGAN 2
7-15, 7th in Eastern Division

The Mud Hens closed out April with a tough 2-1 defeat to Syracuse. Armando Galarraga pitched very well once again, but took the loss. Galarraga gave up two runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. Daniel Schlereth and Robbie Weinhardt each put in a scoreless inning of relief, but the Hens offense couldn't get much going, being stifled by former Tigers farmhand Andrew Kown. Will Rhymes and Brent Dlugach supplied six of the team's eight hits, with Dlugach providing the only run as well, a solo blast in the ninth inning to finally get Toledo on the board.

The SeaWolves run at .500 was short lived for now, as their win streak came to an end vs. Trenton on Friday, falling 11-5. Jon Kibler took the loss and a no decision, giving up four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. Jay Voss however struggled mightily in relief, giving up seven runs on eight hits in just 1 2/3 innings to take the loss. The Tigers middle infield combo did most of the damage at the plate via the long ball, with Cale Iorg belting a solo home run and Justin Henry adding a three run shot. Josh Burrus and Wilkin Ramirez each added a pair of hits from the top of the order as well.

Like the Mud Hens, the Flying Tigers suffered a 2-1 defeat on Friday evening, despite an excellent starting pitching performance. Luke Putkonen allowed just one run on six hits in seven innings of work. But it would be Tyler Conn who took the loss, giving up a run in the ninth that would prove to be the game winner. The Lakeland offense scattered eight hits but could never get much of a threat going. Chao-Ting Tang had the club's only extra hase hit, a double, while Kody Kaiser drove in Alden Carrithers for the team's only run.

The Whitecaps dropped their game with South Bend on Friday, falling 4-2. Jade Todd took the loss, giving up four runs in six innings of work. Wade Gaynor went 2-for-4 at the plate including a double and had the team's only RBI. Eric Roof and Luis Palacios scored the club's two runs.

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