MiLB Recaps: Hens Keep Cruising

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 continued its winning ways as it completed a four game sweep of Buffalo on Monday.

July 26th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 5, BUFFALO 1
52-51, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ALTOONA 11, ERIE 2
41-62, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – OFF DAY
12-17, 5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - BELOIT 8, WEST MICHIGAN 2
9-21, 7th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - CONNECTICUT 3, LOWELL 2
20-16, 2nd in Stedler Division

14-17, 5th in North Division

14-28, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - REDS 10, TIGERS 5
19-38, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens continued to roll as they completed the sweep of Buffalo on Monday afternoon, winning 5-1. Ryan Ketchner got the start, giving up a run in seven innings of work with six strikeouts. Scot Drucker got the win in relief though, tossing two scoreless innings to close the game, and being on the mound when the Hens made their push. Max Leon ripped a two run triple for the club, and then scored on a Max St. Pierre single. Ben Guez also added a double and an RBI.

Things didn't go as well in Erie, as the SeaWolves fell 11-2. Brooks Brown took the loss, giving up five runs over seven innings of work. Luis Marte had a rough outing in relief, allowing five more runs (four earned) while recording just one out. Matt Hoffman allowed one more unearned run over the final 1 2/3 innings. At the plate, Rawley Bishop went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Deik Scram also drove in a run.

The Whitecaps fell to Beloit 8-2 on Monday. Victor Larez took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings of work. Kevan Hess came on in relief but didn't have a good outing, with the first man reaching via a throwing error, and then proceeding to walk the bases loaded before exiting without recording an out. Zach Samuels allowed a pair of the inherited runners to score, but from that point forward tossed three scoreless innings. Wade Gaynor went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Rob Brantly added a hit, a run and an RBI.

Connecticut pulled out a 3-2 win over Lowell on Monday. Josue Carreno got the start and earned the win, tossing five shutout innings. He allowed just two hits, walked two and struck out six. After that, four C-Tigers relievers combined to secure the win, with Logan Hoch recording the final two outs for his first save. Ryan Soares had three singles for the club, while James Robbins added a double, a run and an RBI.

The GCL Tigers were shut out by the GCL Braves, falling 2-0. Steve Crnkovich got the start and took the loss, giving up two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings of work. Fernando Celis and Bruce Rondon combined to toss three scoreless innings, but the Tigers' offense couldn't get any runs across the plate. The team managed eight hits including two doubles from Edwin Gomez, but went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position, with both hits being hard singles that were unable to score runs from second.

The DSL Tigers also fell, losing to the DSL Rangers 9-1. Bad defense again cost the team, as Luis Hidalgo allowed five runs in five innings of work, but just one run was actually earned. Alvin Acosta and Bill Castillo did toss a scoreless inning of relief apiece. Raynolds Guzman was responsible for the team's only run, driving in Daniel Carranza via a double.

And the VSL Tigers continued the struggles of the rookie ball clubs, losing 10-5 to the VSL Reds. Julio Guilarte took the loss, giving up six runs in just three innings of work. Jose Tablante came on to slow the bleeding, allowing a run in three innings, but the Reds got three more runs off of Jose Rodriguez to put the game out of reach. Wilfredo Hoyer drove in two runs, while Raul Leiva added two hits and an RBI.

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