MiLB Recaps: Winless Sunday

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 days action. Featured performance: Brent Wyatt was forced to take the hill in an extra-inning marathon in Lakeland.

June 27th Games

41-36, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - RICHMOND 5, ERIE 4
31-44, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 6, LAKELAND 5
1-3, t-5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - LAKE COUNTY 8, WEST MICHIGAN 0
0-3, t-7th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - VERMONT 7, CONNECTICUT 3
5-5, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
2-4, t-5th in North Division

7-16, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - OFF DAY
13-19, 7th in VSL

Back-to-back six run innings by Indy in the second and third, put the 'Hens in a huge hole, and they just weren't able to climb out on Sunday. Billy Buckner was absolutely torched, giving up ten runs on eight hits and four walks in just 2 2/3 innings of work, throwing 81 pitches with only 42 strikes. Ruddy Lugo and Scot Drucker couldn't completely stop the bleeding, giving up a combined five runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Dan Schlereth and Casey Fien escaped their lone innings without damage. Wilkin Ramirez was the lone bright spot on offense, with three hits, and finishing a home run short of the cycle. The 3-for-5 day raises his Triple-A average to .279.

With an early lead, hopes were high in Erie that the 'Wolves could avoid a winless month at home. In the end, Richmond came roaring back with two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to snatch the win away. Andy Bouchie provided all the offense for Erie, with two bombs and four RBI in the loss. Thad Weber was solid in 6 2/3 innings of work, giving up just three runs and no walks, but yielding eleven hits. Matt Hoffman was charged with the loss after giving up two runs in just 2/3 of an inning.

Lakeland came out on the short end of the stick in a 14-inning affair with Tampa, as they were forced into using outfielder Brent Wyatt to pitch the final inning. Wyatt gave up the winning run -- and unearned run -- to take the loss. Adam Wilk was touched for ten hits in just 5 1/3 innings, while giving up three runs. Carmelo Jaime and Francisco Martinez both finished the marathon game at 3-for-7, while Samir Rijo finished 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI. While pitching the final inning, Brent Wyatt also managed two hits, including a triple.

For the second straight game, Lake County completely shut down the West Michigan offense, leading to another complete shutout. Two hits each -- all singles -- from Jamie Johnson and Hernan Perez were the highlight for the offense, as they couldn't muster anything. Ramon Lebron took the loss, falling to 4-5 on the year, with four runs allowed in just 1 2/3 innings. Jared Wesson came on behind him and gave up just one run with four strikeouts in four innings of relief.

Free agent starter Lance Baxter continued to struggle for Connecticut, as he tries to adjust from a long and uneven season at South Alabama. He was hit for three runs on five hits and three walks in just three innings, and his ERA now sits at 10.50 on the year. Another free agent pitcher, Patrick Lawson also yielded three runs, though in just two innings. Brett Anderson provided all the offense with a three-run blast -- his first of the year -- in the sixth inning. Ryan Enos finished with two hits in four at-bats, raising his average to .345 early on.

Three hits from catcher Raul Leiva was just about the only bright spot on a rough day for the DSL Tigers, as the offense only mustered three other hits combined. Edgar De La Rosa was charged with the loss, giving up five runs in six innings, despite only walking one and striking out five. Walter Lachapel was the only reliever used, and he was outstanding, giving up just one hit and two walks over three innings, while fanning four.

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