MiLB Recaps: Garcia Leads 'Caps from Cellar

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: The Whitecaps emerged from the division cellar with the help of a great showing from Avisail Garcia.

July 25th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 2, BUFFALO 0
51-51, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, BINGHAMTON 1
41-61, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 4, JUPITER 2
12-17, 5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 8, BELOIT 4
9-20, 7th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 9, LOWELL 5
19-16, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - OFF DAY
14-16, 4th in North Division

14-27, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - OFF DAY
19-37, 7th in VSL

Despite losing more players, the Mud Hens were lifted by Alfredo Figaro, who was excellent for Toledo en route to a 2-1 win. Figaro tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six. Daniel Schlereth pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief, before handing the ball over to Jay Sborz to get the final out. Justin Henry went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Casper Wells also added a pair of hits.

The SeaWolves picked up a series split with a 4-1 win over Binghamton on Sunday. Anthony Shawler got the win, giving up the 'Wolves seven strong innings, allowing a run on three hits. Zach Simons and Lester Oliveros each tossed an inning of relief to secure the win. Rawley Bishop and Andy Bouchie were responsible for the run production, each belting a home run and driving in two runs. Deik Scram also ripped a pair of doubles and scored once.

The Flying Tigers picked up a 4-2 win over Jupiter. Luke Putkonen got the start and the win, giving up two runs on six hits over five innings of work. Michael Torrealba and Wilfredo Ramirez each tossed two innings of scoreless relief to secure the win. Daniel Fields went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, while Francisco Martinez added a double and a run driven in.

The Whitecaps moved out of the cellar in the Eastern division as they picked up an 8-4 win over Beloit on Sunday. Jared Wesson picked up the win, giving up four runs in six innings of work. Avisail Garcia was the star of the day though, reaching base in all five plate appearances, going 3-for-3 including a double with two runs scored, two RBI and two walks. Hernan Perez also drove in a pair of runs, while Tony Plagman chipped in with two hits and two runs scored.

Connecticut continued the winning ways of the organization, picking up a 9-5 win over Lowell on Sunday. Rayni Guichardo earned the win, giving up a run on six hits in five innings of work. Drew Gagnier tossed two innings of relief, as did Tyler Clark, who was credited with the save despite allowing three runs. P.J. Polk and Alexander Nunez led the way at the plate, each ripping a pair of doubles and driving in a run, while scoring three times total between them. James Robbins also went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and a solo home run, and Eric Roof had two hits and two RBI.

Unfortunately, the DSL Tigers weren't able to keep going what the rest of the stateside clubs accomplished, as they fell to the DSL Angels 4-2. Edgar De La Rosa took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) in 2 1/3 innings of work. Darlin Duran did toss 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, but the offense didn't have quite enough to get them back in the game. Arturo Santana went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and Confesor Lara also added two hits and an RBI.

TigsTown has gone social! You can now follow and the TigsTown staff on Twitter and Facebook! For all the latest stories and forum updates, follow @ScoutTigers. For the latest from Managing Editor Mark Anderson, follow @TigsTownMark, and you can follow Executive Editor Paul Wezner @TigsTown. You can also find TigsTown on Facebook, just seach for!

Tigs Town Top Stories