Minor League Recaps: 4/18/13

Detroit Tigers OF Prospect Tyler Collins - US PRESSWIRE

In Thursday's action, Toledo gets rained out in the 4th inning; Erie scores 15 runs while pounding out 17 hits; Lakeland loses in 13 innings; and West Michigan still can't get on the field.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens (3-11)

Game suspended vs. Columbus, Toledo ahead 2-0 at end of 4th inning. So far, Jose Alvarez has been solid on the mound, while Castellanos and Lennerton have provided the offense.

-LHP Jose Alvarez: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

-CF Quintin Berry: 1-2, R, BB, SB (7), K

-LF Nick Castellanos: 1-1, 2B (4), RBI, 2 BB

-1B Jordan Lennerton: 0-1, RBI, BB

AA Erie SeaWolves (7-6)

W, 15-14 vs. Trenton. Erie pounded out 17 hits in the football score-esque win, with Tyler Collins, James Robbins, Hernan Perez, and James McCann each having at least 3 hits. You don't want to know how the pitchers did.

-SS Hernan Perez: 4-6, 2B (6), 3 R

-LF Tyler Collins: 3-3, HR (1), 3 RBI, 3 R, BB

-DH Ramon Cabrera: 2-3, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

-C James McCann: 3-5, 2 2B (5), 3 RBI, R

-1B James Robbins: 3-5, HR (1), 5 RBI, R

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers (4-10)

L, 1-0 vs. Dunedin (13 innings). Lakeland got stellar pitching performances from starter Kyle Ryan and reliever Slade Smith (making his High-A debut), but couldn't manage any offense whatsoever.

-LHP Kyle Ryan: 8 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, ND

-RHP Melvin Mercedes: 1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 0 K. Still has not allowed a run this season in 6 innings, although he's only recorded 1 strikeout.

-RHP Slade Smith: 3 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, K. 8 of his 9 outs came on groundballs.

-DH Dean Green: 2-5, BB, K

-RF Jeff McVaney: 1-6

-3B Jason King: 1-5

A West Michigan Whitecaps (5-6)

They were scheduled to play a doubleheader vs. Lansing, but were again rained out. I promise they'll play again at some point...I think.

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