MiLB Recaps: Tough Day on the Farm

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: Gaynor's three hits for the 'Caps, left him just a double short of the cycle.

July 5th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – COLUMBUS 5, TOLEDO 4
41-44, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 8, BOWIE 7
33-51, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – POSTPONED
2-7, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - DAYTON 6, WEST MICHIGAN 5
3-8, t-7th in Eastern Division

10-8, 2nd in Stedler Division

5-6, 4th in North Division

R DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
10-19, 4th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - REDS 4, TIGERS 3
15-24, 7th in VSL

LJ Gagnier turned in a solid effort after struggling a bit recently, but it wasn't enough as Toledo fell at the hands of a two-run ninth from Columbus. Gagnier finished with just two earned runs allowed (three runs total), one walk, and six strikeouts, over five innings of work. Robbie Weinhardt tossed two scoreless innings of relief, and Brendan Wise chipped in with another, before Jay Sborz let the game slip away in the ninth; giving him his third loss of the summer. Ryan Strieby led the offense with three hits, including two doubles. Justin Henry also doubled in the game, providing the team's only other extra-base hit.

The offense came alive on Monday to help the Erie pitching staff hang in through a tough first seven innings, as they scored four times in the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Deik Scram and Angel Flores both homered in the game, while Michael Bertram, Ben Guez, and Alden Carrithers each picked up two knocks. Duane Below and Cory Hamilton both struggled at the top of the game, allowing all seven Bowie runs in the first seven innings combined. Jay Voss, Lester Oliveros, and Luis Marte al combined to fire 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, with Oliveros and Marte both fanning three Baysox batters.

A three hit game left Wade Gaynor just a double shy of the cycle on Monday, as he ripped his eighth home run of the season, and drove in four of the team's five runs in the 'Caps' loss. Luis Sanz also stood out at the plate, doubling and scoring twice in the game. Luis Angel Sanz (Luiz Alberto Sanz's brother) fell to 0-3 with West Michigan this year, in his first start since being promoted back to the Midwest League from the short-season NYPL. Sanz gave up five runs on five hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings, striking out four. Kenny Faulk worked a scoreless ninth with two hits allowed and one strikeout.

Two hits each from PJ Polk and James Robbins, and a triple from Londell Taylor, weren't enough to generate the offense necessary to keep up with the Scrappers on Monday. Rayni Guichardo allowed only two unearned runs in four innings, but was charged with the loss, dropping him to 0-2 this year. Tyler White was a big part of the final score looking as lopsided as it did, as he was touched for five runs on four hits and two walks in just 2/3 of an inning.

Daniel Carranza continued to show well in his debut season, with a double, an RBI, and a run scored, raising his season average to .279. Gabriel Tenia also chipped in on offense with two base hits, as did Jesus Alvarado. Endrys Briceno started and went five innings for the Tigers, allowing just two earned runs on five hits. Jose Mendoza was great in relief, failing to yield a hit in four innings of work, and striking out four.

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