MiLB Recaps: Inge's Help Not Enough for 'Caps

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: Inge doubled twice in his first rehab game with West Michigan.

August 3rd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 2, GWINNETT 1
55-56, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - NEW BRITAIN 6, ERIE 3
45-65, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 9, ST. LUCIE 5
17-20, t-4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GREAT LAKES 7, WEST MICHIGAN 6
14-23, 6th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - LOWELL 1, CONNECTICUT 0
23-21, 2nd in Stedler Division

17-21, 5th in North Division

16-34, 5th in SPM

20-43, 7th in VSL

Led by seven strong innings from starter LJ Gagnier, Toledo snuck out a tight 2-1 win against Gwinnett on Tuesday. Gagnier evened his record at 5-5 on the year, allowing just one run on three hits and two walks. Daniel Schlereth worked 1 2/3 hitless innings for the hold, and Jay Sborz recorded his 19th save of the year. The Hens got two hits each from Casper Wells, Andy Dirks, Max Leon, and Robinzon Diaz, with Dirks collecting the teams only extra-base hit; a double.

Duane Below fell to 3-11 on the season, giving up four of the Rockcats six runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Below yielded eight hits and didn't walk a batter, while striking out three. New Britain home runs in the first and fifth innings were the big blows against Below. Bryan Pounds and Rawley Bishop both doubled in the contest, while Brandon Douglas and Deik Scram each singled twice.

The Lakeland offense took advantage of a rough defensive night for St. Lucie, collecting four unearned runs as a part of their nine-run effort on Tuesday. Jordan Lennerton led the way with three knocks, while John Murrian drove in two runs and scored twice. Jon Kibler picked up the win despite giving up five runs on ten hits in 5 1/3 innings. Michael Torrealba turned in one of his best outings since being promoted to Lakeland, firing 2 2/3 innings of one-hit ball with three strikeouts.

With Brandon Inge in the lineup for West Michigan, the offense might have been expected to have a bit more punch, and Inge held up his end of the bargain, ripping two doubles in five trips to the plate. Wade Gaynor and Michael Rockett also doubled in the game, and Hernan Perez had three singles and three RBI. Patrick Cooper was strong over five innings, giving up just one earned run (two total) on eight hits, with three strikeouts. Kevan Hess was touched up for three runs on three hits and one walk in just two-thirds of an inning, and was saddled with the loss.

A second inning home run off the bat of Spinners propsect Brandon Jacobs was the lone run of the game, as Lowell blanked Connecticut while giving up just three hits and striking out nine Tigers hitters. Clemente Mendoza was the hard luck loser even though he tossed one of his best games of the year, giving up just the solo home run to Jacobs and two other hits over seven innings. The loss dropped Mendoza to 2-5 on the year. Three seperate Tigers accounted for the three hits on the night, as Josh Ashenbrenner, Eric Roof, and Chao-Ting Tang each singled in the game.

Two doubles and a single from Javier Azcona led the GCL offense, while his partner on the left side of the infield, Dixon Machado did his part as well, with a single and a triple; raising his season averate to .270. Azcona and Machado both also swiped a base in the game. Juaner Aguasvivas also doubled in the game, his eleventh two-bagger of the year. Jade Todd was the GCL starter as he works back from an arm injury, allowing just one run on one hit and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Jeff Barfield was touched up for three runs on five hits, despite fanning five in just 3 2/3 innings, earning the loss. Fifth round draft pick Alex Burgos struck out two in one hitless inning to close down the game.

Starter Bill Castillo was the story of the night for the DSL Tigers, working five innings and earning his first win of his career. Over that five innings, Castillo allowed only one run on two walks and three hits, but more impressively fanned an amazing 12 Braves' hitters. Carlos Alvarado came on to pick up his first save of the year with 1 2/3 innings of relief, striking out four. Alwin Delgado led the offense with three htis, including his sixth double of the summer. Sandy Acevedo, Omar Oses, and Francisco Contreras each collected two hits on the day.

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