MiLB Recaps: Weber Shines, Erie Still Falls

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: Despite an outstanding start from Thad Weber, Erie still couldn't pick up a win.

June 10th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – GM1: TOLEDO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 3

34-27, t-2nd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - PORTLAND 1, ERIE 0
26-33, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 8, LAKELAND 1
33-27, 2nd in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - CEDAR RAPIDS 5, WEST MICHIGAN 2
23-37, 8th in Eastern Division

9-9, 4th in VSL

R DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
3-7, 4th in SPM

The Mud Hens picked up a pair of one run victories over Lehigh Valley on Thursday, winning 4-3 and then 2-1. The Hens in the first game were led by solo shots, as all four runs came via four solo home runs, one each from Scott Sizemore, Jeff Frazier, Ryan Strieby and Jeff Larish. The homers earned the win for Ryan Ketchner, who gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings. Casey Fien and Jay Sborz closed things out to secure the win. Meanwhile, Billy Buckner shined in the second game, allowing just one run on six hits as he went the distance, pitching all seven innings. Casper Wells added a solo shot for the club.

Despite an outstanding start from Thad Weber, the SeaWolves still weren't able to pull out a victory as they fell to Portland 1-0. Weber went eight innings, giving up just one unearned run on seven hits. Unfortunately the 'Wolves cold offense remained cold, managing just five hits, including two from Michael Bertram, including a double.

The Flying Tigers headed into All-Star weekend on a down note, falling to Tampa 8-1. Charlie Furbush got roughed up and took the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits in four innings of work. The rest of the bullpen kept the game close, but it wasn't meant to be as Lakeland managed just four hits. Chris White had a triple and drove in the club's only run.

Thursday night's line for the 'Caps and Cedar Rapids was identical to Wednesday night's as West Michigan fell again 5-2. Giovanni Soto took the loss, giving up three runs on three hits in 2 2/3 innings of work. Zach Samuels came on in relief and allowed a pair of unearned runs to provide Cedar Rapids some cushion. Wade Gaynor and Michael Rockett each ripped solo home runs to provide the scoring for the 'Caps.

The VSL Tigers dropped a close battled with the VSL Mariners on Thursday, falling 8-7. Jose Tablante got the start, giving up three runs but just one earned in three innings of work. Jairo Sanchez took the loss though, giving up a pair of runs in two innings at the end of the game. David Lizardo drove in a pair of runs for the club, while Jose Soledad chipped in with three hits, including a pair of doubles.

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