MiLB Recaps: Scherzer Dominates in Hens Win

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: Max Scherzer tossed eight shutout innings with ten strikeouts for the Mud Hens.

May 20th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 4, DURHAM 0
24-18, 2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - RICHMOND 5, ERIE 1
23-17, 2nd in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, ST. LUCIE 4 (11)
23-17, 3rd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LAKE COUNTY 15, WEST MICHIGAN 5
15-25, 7th in Eastern Division

R VSL Tigers - MARINERS 5, TIGERS 4
1-3, 6th in VSL

With an outstanding start from the recently-demoted Max Scherzer, the Mud Hens cruised to a 4-0 victory over Durham. Scherzer picked up the win as he went eight innings, allowed just one hit and no runs, walked one and struck out ten. Robbie Weinhardt pitched the ninth to complete the shutout. Jeff Frazier was responsible for most of Toledo's run production, getting the Hens on the board in the sixth inning with a three run blast. Ryan Raburn also went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

The SeaWolves hold on first place was short lived as they've fallen back into second place with a 5-1 defeat to Richmond. Thad Weber took the loss but didn't pitch poorly and went deep into the game. Weber allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings of work. The offense scattered just six hits, without a single one being the extra base hit variety. Shawn Roof drove in Justin Henry for the club's only run.

With a run in the bottom of the 11th, the Flying Tigers pulled out a 5-4 win over St. Lucie on Thursday. Brent Wyatt ripped a double to center field in the 11th that scored Gustavo Nunez, who had singled in the previous at-bat. Charlie Furbush was strong again as the starter, giving up two runs on two hits in 6 2/3 innings. Like Scherzer for the Hens, he walked one and struck out ten. Miguel Mejia picked up the win for recording the final two outs in the top half of the 11th. Nunez and Wyatt each managed three hits and scored twice for the club, while Alden Carrithers and Daniel Fields also added a pair of hits, with Fields managing a double and a triple.

It was a game to forget for the Whitecaps as they were hammered by Lake County and fell, 15-5. Ramon Lebron took the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) in three innings of work. Victor Larez and Luis Angel Sanz both got roughed up in relief, combining to allow ten more runs. Wade Gaynor, Avisail Garcia and Alexis Espinoza each managed a hit and drove in a run for the club in the loss.

The VSL Tigers just barely fell to the VSL Mariners on Thursday, losing 5-4. Juan Espinoza got the start, and pitched well, giving up a run in four innings of work. Daniel Hernandez did not fare quite as well in relief, giving up four runs in just 1 1/3 innings. Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI for the club, while Gabriel Tenia added two hits and an RBI.

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