MiLB Recaps: 'Caps 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: Avisail Garcia and Clay Jones shined at the plate to help the Whitecaps cruise to victory.

August 21st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 8, COLUMBUS 4
59-68, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - PPD: RAIN
57-68, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – TAMPA 4, LAKELAND 0
27-27, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 11, GREAT LAKES 4
28-26, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - STATEN ISLAND 2, CONNECTICUT 0
30-31, 3rd in Stedler Division

25-28, 4th in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens picked up an 8-4 win over Columbus on Saturday, with Ramon Garcia getting his first Triple-A victory. Scot Drucker got the start, giving up four runs in four innings of work, but exited with a solid lead already in hand. Garcia recorded four outs to get the win. Jay Sborz, Robbie Weinhardt and Zach Simons all had scoreless relief outings as well. Casper Wells and Scott Sizemore each belted two run homers, while, Ben Guez added a solo shot. Guez drove in two total, while Sizemore drove in three total. Robinson Diaz also added three hits and scored twice and Cale Iorg had a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI.

The Flying Tigers were shut out on Saturday by Tampa, falling 4-0. Jacob Turner got the start and was outstanding though, tossing five shutout innings, giving up just four hits while striking out seven. Wilfredo Ramirez took the loss, giving up three runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief. The offense meanwhile just scattered four singles and went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.

The Whitecaps are cruising again, picking up an 11-4 win over Great Lakes. Jared Wesson got the win, giving up four runs in five innings of work with five strikeouts. Antonio Cruz tossed three scoreless innings of relief, with Jordan Pratt completing the final inning to secure the win. Clay Jones and Avisail Garcia were the stars at the plate, with Jones recording three hits including a double and driving in five runs. Meanwhile, Garcia went 4-for-5, falling a home run shy of the cycle, scoring twice and driving in two. Corey Jones also added four hits and scored twice, and Jeff Rowland had three hits.

Connecticut fell back to third place in the division as they fell to Staten Island 2-0. Patrick Lawson took the loss but had a good start, giving up a run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out eight. The offense managed just four hits though, with James Robbins managing two singles and Josh Ashenbrenner adding a double.

The GCL Tigers fell to the GCL Yankees 2-1 in a rain shortened game on Saturday. Kyle Ryan took the loss, giving up two runs in six innings of work. Fernando Celis pitched the final 1 2/3 innings without allowing a run before the game was called. Edgar Corcino managed a hit and drove i nthe club's only run.

The DSL Tigers wrapped up their season with a 3-2 loss to the DSL Rangers on Friday. Brenny Paulino got the start, giving up two runs (one earned) in three innings of work. Yinni Calderon took the loss, allowing an unearned run to score in his two innings of relief. Confesor Lara and Alwin Delgado each had an RBI for the club.

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