MiLB Recaps: Furbush Snaps LFT Losing Skid

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: Charlie Furbush turned in a good start for the Flying Tigers to get them back in the win column after four straight losses.

May 4th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – GM1: TOLEDO 8, CHARLOTTE 3

15-12, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 3
12-13, 4th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 7, DAYTONA 3
12-13, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 5, GREAT LAKES 4
9-17, 7th in Eastern Division

The Mud Hens picked up a pair of victories on Tuesday, completing Monday's game with an 8-3 win, and then following that up with a 3-1 victory against Charlotte. In the opener, Toledo took a 2-0 lead into the third inning (where the game picked up after being suspended due to weather the previous day), but it wasn't until the bottom of the eighth when Toledo sprang for six runs that they took command. Clete Thomas belted a two run homer to get the scoring started for Toledo, while Angel Flores added a pair of RBI as well. Daniel Schlereth got the win in relief for tossing two shutout innings - Ryan Ketchner was the starter and didn't allow a run in his two innings.

In the nightcap, Phil Dumatrait paced the Hens to their win, tossing 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run. Jay Sborz came on to record the final two outs and pick up his eighth save. Jeff Frazier belted a solo home run, while Thomas added two more RBI in the game, to give him a total of five between the two games.

The SeaWolves dropped their second straight game to Binghamton, falling 4-3. Andy Oliver got the start and a no decision, giving up three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Oliver also walked three and struck out four. Jared Gayhart took the loss in relief, giving up the go-ahead run in his 1 1/3 innings of work. At the plate, Jeff Kunkel ripped a two run homer, while Andy Dirks also added an RBI for the club.

The Flying Tigers got back in the win column on Tuesday with a 7-3 triumph over Daytona. Charlie Furbush turned in another strong outing to help lead the way on the mound. Furbush gave up a run over seven innings, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out seven. Tyler Conn picked up his first save by recording the final out in the ninth after some poor defense got Miguel Mejia in trouble. Julio Rodriguez had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, highlighed by a two run blast. Gustavo Nunez also had a big day, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a run scored. Rawley Bishop chipped in with two hits and an RBI.

The Whitecaps used a big two out rally in the sixth inning to post a five spot in the inning and then held on for a 5-4 win over Great Lakes. Trevor Feeney continued to be the workhorse for West Michigan, picking up the win as he turned in eight solid innings, allowing three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Kenny Faulk earned his first save for pitching the ninth, though he did allow the go-ahead run to the plate. Alexis Espinoza continued his hot hitting, adding two more hits and driving in a pair of runs in the team's five run sixth inning. Jordan Lennerton and Avisail Garcia each also drove in and scored a run.

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