MiLB Recaps: 'Caps Magic Number Falls to 3

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 topped Great Lakes again, helping drop their magic number to 3 to earn a playoff spot.

August 30th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - TOLEDO 6, LOUISVILLE 2
65-71, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 4, RICHMOND 2/b>
61-74, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – OFF DAY
31-31, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 10, GREAT LAKES 3
34-29, 3rd in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - BROOKLYN 6, CONNECTICUT 1
34-35, 3rd in Stedler Division

30-28, 3rd in North Division

20-45, 5th in SPM

20-46, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens got a strong start from L.J. Gagnier as they picked up a 6-2 win over Louisville on Monday. Gagnier earned his sixth win, going six innings while allowing one run, striking out five. Brendan Wise tossed two scoreless innings, and Casey Fien added one inning where he allowed one unearned run. At the plate, Max St. Pierre belted a pair of solo home runs, while Shawn Roof added three hits including a run scored and an RBI. Max Leon also had two hits, a run and an RBI.

The SeaWolves topped Richmond 4-2 as Adam Wilk shined again since moving up to Double-A. Wilk again went eight innings, giving up a run on two hits with eight strikeouts before handing things over to Lester Oliveros who gave up a run but secured the win to earn his 13th save. Deik Scram drove in two runs for the club, while Brandon Douglas went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, scoring twice.

The Whitecaps have lowered their magic number to three with a 10-3 win over Great Lakes (along with a loss by Lansing). Trevor Feeney got the win, giving up three runs on ten hits in 7 2/3 innings as he picked up his 11th victory of the season. Kevan Hess also pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Jeff Rowland had a big game, going 2-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Tony Plagman and Rob Brantly also each drove in a pair of runs, while Alexis Espinoza and Hernan Perez each belted solo home runs.

The CT-Tigers fell to Brooklyn on Monday, losing 6-1. Brennan Smith got the start and took the loss for the club, giving up four runs (just two earned) in 5 2/3 innings of work. Jeff Ferrell completed the allowed scoring by giving up two runs in his three innings of work. P.J. Polk had two hits including a double for the team, being driven in by James Robbins.

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