MiLB Recaps: Figaro K's 10 for Hens

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: Toledo cruised to victory behind a double digit strikeout performance from Alfredo Figaro.

July 19th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 4, PAWTUCKET 1
46-50, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - READING 6, ERIE 1
38-58, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 1, FORT MYERS 0
8-15, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - KANE COUNTY 8, WEST MICHIGAN 2
7-17, 8th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - PPD: RAIN
15-15, 2nd in Stedler Division

12-13, t-3rd in North Division

13-25, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - REDS 5, TIGERS 1
18-33, 7th in VSL

The Hens got an outstanding showing from Alfredo Figaro as the club picked up a 4-1 win over Pawtucket. Figaro earned the win, giving up a run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out a season best 10 batters. Fu-Te Ni tossed a scoreless inning of relief, with Brendan Wise recording the final four outs for his first save. Robinson Diaz, Max Leon and Will Rhymes each had two hits and an RBI for the club.

The SeaWolves fell to Reading 6-1 on Monday. Duane Below took the loss but didn't pitch poorly, giving up three runs (just one earned) in five innings of work. Cory Hamilton battled his control in relief though, adding two more runs while walking six in two innings. The 'Wolves managed just six hits, with doubles from Cale Iorg and Cesar Nicolas. Nicolas drove in the only run as well.

A day after the Flying Tigers fell to Fort Myers 1-0, Lakeland flipped the script and picked up a 1-0 win. Jacob Turner earned his first FSL win, tossing five shutout innings, allowing just two hits with four strikeouts. Wilfredo Ramirez, Jared Gayhart and Erik Crichton combined to complete the shutout. Lakeland's offense managed just four hits, with the lone run coming via a Jordan Lennerton sac fly that scored Patrick McKenna.

The Whitecaps fell to Kane County yet again on Monday, losing 8-2. Jared Wesson took the loss but didn't pitch poorly, giving up two runs in four innings of work. Zach Samuels and Nate Newman also allowed multiple runs in relief though to extend Kane County's lead. Corey Jones went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the club in the loss.

Despite a late charge with five runs in the bottom of the ninth, the GCL Tigers came up just short against the GCL Blue Jays, falling 6-5. Wilsen Palacios took the loss, giving up five runs in six innings of work. Juaner Aguasvivas was the star in the ninth, belting a grand slam to get the club within a run, but Samir Rijo lined out as the next batter to end the game.

The DSL Tigers picked up a 6-1 win over the DSL Braves in a rain shortened game on Monday. Luis Hidalgo got the win, giving up a run on five hits with seven strikeouts in five innings of work. Sandy Acevedo had two hits and two RBI for the club, while Javier Romero reached base three times for the team.

The VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Reds 5-1 on Monday. Angel Carreno got the start and tossed five shutout innings, but would walk away with a no decision. Jose Tablante gave up all five runs, all unearned in just 2/3 of an inning of work. Eugenio Suarez had three hits for the club, while Jesus Alvarado added two hits and scored the only run.

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