MiLB Recaps: Robbins Mashes for C-Tigers

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: On the day when two pitchers made their new level debuts, James Robbins stole the spotlight.

July 22nd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - PAWTUCKET 5, TOLEDO 4 (10)
48-51, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - BINGHAMTON 3, ERIE 1
39-60, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 3, JUPITER 2 (10)
9-17, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - SSPD: RAIN
7-18, 8th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - GM1: CONNECTICUT 11, VERMONT 7

17-16, 2nd in Stedler Division

14-14, t-3rd in North Division

R DSL Tigers - OFF DAY
14-25, 5th in SPM

19-35, 7th in VSL

Charlie Furbush made a strong Triple-A debut, but the Hens couldn't top Pawtucket again, falling 5-4. Furbush started a little shaky, but was able to settle down and turn in a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings with seven strikeouts, good for a no decision. Brendan Wise would give up a run to take the blown save, while Daniel Schlereth allowed the go-ahead run in the tenth to take the loss. Ben Guez and Casper Wells each belted solo home runs in the loss.

Mark Anderson was in Pawtucket to see Furbush's start. To read the report on how Furbush looked, head to the TigsTown Premium Forum, or follow the link here: Charlie Furbush

Another pitcher made his level debut on Thursday, and just like Furbush, Brayan Villarreal was solid but his club still lost as Erie fell 3-1. Villarreal took the loss though, as he gave up two runs in six innings with five strikeouts. Josh Rainwater gave up an insurance run to Binghamton, who was able to limit the 'Wolves to just one extra base hit, a double from Cesar Nicolas, who also scored the team's only run. Rawley Bishop and Audy Ciriaco did each chip in with two hits and a walk.

The Flying Tigers picked up a 3-2 win in ten innings on Thursday, getting a walk-off sacrifice fly from John Murrian that scored Gustavo Nunez for the game winner. It earned the win for Ramon Garcia, who tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the tenth. Adam Wilk got the start, giving up two runs in seven innings of work. Bryan Pounds had two hits and an RBI, while Billy Nowlin went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The C-Tigers split their doubleheader with Vermont on Thursday, coming out on top in the first game 11-7 but falling in the second 4-3. Clemente Mendoza struggled as the starter in the first game, allowing six runs (five earned) in 4 1/3 innings of work. Kevan Hess would earn the win in relief, going 2 1/3 innings without allowing a hit or a run. James Robbins was the star, going 4-for-4 and falling a home run shy of the cycle, while scoring three times and driving in four. Chao-Ting Tang also added three hits and two RBI. Patrick Lawson got the start in the second game, giving up a run on three hits in four innings. The C-Tigers maintained a lead up through the seventh inning, when Antonio Cruz lost the lead, giving up three runs to take the loss. Matt Perry had two hits and an RBI.

The GCL Tigers picked up a 7-5 win over the GCL Pirates on Thursday. Jeff Barfield got the start and a no decision, giving up five runs on ten hits in 6 2/3 innings. Dan Gentzler got the win in relief for recording just one out. Bruce Rondon pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save. Javier Azcona had a big game at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a three run homer. Juaner Aguasvivas also drove in a couple of runs.

The VSL Tigers got hammered by the VSL Mariners, falling 16-4. Johan Belisario got roughed up as the starter and took the loss, but he wouldn't be the only one run. Belisario gave up seven runs in two innings. Juan Espinoza and Manuel Morandi combined to allow nine more runs in five innings of work. Only Yonni Mosquera had a good outing, tossing a final scoreless inning. Jesus Alvarado drove in two runs for the club.

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