Minor League Recaps 7/11

Second-round selection Kevin Ziomek started for Connecticut. - USA TODAY Sports

West Michigan, Connecticut and the GCL Tigers all won during yesterday's action. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson earned his first professional win for West Michigan, while second-round pick Kevin Ziomek started for Connecticut and pitched two scoreless innings.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (39-57)

L, 10-3 vs. Columbus. The Mud Hens recorded just five hits in the loss. But Avisail Garcia had two of those hits, including a leadoff solo home run in the fourth inning. Jose Valverde was roughed up for two runs in his one inning of work.

  • RHP Robbie Weinhardt: 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Valverde (23 pitches, 17 strikes): 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Avisail Garcia: 2-4, R, HR, RBI
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 0-4, 2 K
  • C Bryan Holaday: 0-3, 1 K
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (46-43)

L, 7-0 vs. Harrisburg. Robbie Ray pitched a complete game shutout for the Senators. The southpaw allowed just two hits while striking out 11 batters. Eugenio Suarez, Brandon Douglas and Daniel Fields notched Erie’s three hits. Fields appeared in his first game since June 22, as the centerfielder was dealing with a concussion.

  • RHP Tyler Clark: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • CF Daniel Fields: 1-4, 3 K
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 1-4, 1 K
  • LF Tyler Collins: 0-3
  • DH James McCann: 0-1, 2 BB
  • C Ramon Cabrera: 0-4
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (37-49)

L, 2-1 vs. Daytona. Daytona broke up a 1-1 tie to take the lead for good during the top of the seventh inning. Continuing his rehab assignment, Dixon Machado played his first game for the Flying Tigers. Machado went 1-4. Devon Travis recorded three hits and stole a base in the losing effort.

  • RHP Thomas Collier: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Alex Burgos (L, 2-4): 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Slade Smith: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 1-4
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 1-4
  • 2B Devon Travis: 3-4, 1 K, SB (2)
  • RF Steven Moya: 1-3, RBI, BB
  • DH Jared Reaves: 0-3, 1 K
  • LF Jason Krizan: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Jeff McVaney: 1-4, 1 K
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (42-48)

W, 13-1 vs. Clinton. West Michigan broke the game wide open with a nine-run seventh inning. Several Whitecaps had huge days at the plate. Lance Durham hit two doubles and a home run, Jason King drove in four runs and Danry Vasquez and Jake Stewart both notched three hits. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson picked up his first professional win.

  • RHP Jeff Thompson (W, 1-0): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Guido Knudson: 1 IP, 1 R, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 3-4, 3 R, BB
  • 1B Jeff Holm: 2-4, 2 RBI, BB
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-5, R, 2B (6), RBI, 2 K
  • 2B Harold Castro: 1-5, R, RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Jason King: 2-4, R, 3B (1), 4 RBI
  • DH Lance Durham: 3-5, 3 R, 2 2B (24), HR (7), 2 RBI
  • RF Jake Stewart: 3-4, R, RBI, BB
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (9-15)

W, 6-4 vs. Williamsport. Kevin Ziomek started for Connecticut and pitched two scoreless innings. The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning and never surrendered their lead. Ben Verlander drove in two runs, while Austin Schotts drove in one.

  • LHP Kevin Ziomek: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Hunter Scantling (W, 1-1): 4 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Tanner Bailey (H, 1): 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Will LaMarche: 1 IP, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • DH Ben Verlander: 2-4, 2B (5), 3B (1), 2 RBI
  • CF Austin Schotts: 1-4, 3B (2), RBI, 2 K
  • 2B Dominic Ficociello: 1-3, R, BB, 2 K
  • C Chris Taladay: 1-2, R, BB
  • 1B Pat Leyland: 0-3, 2 R, BB
  • SS Javier Azcona: 2-3, R, 2B (8), RBI
  • LF Tyler Gibson: 0-3, RBI, BB, 2 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (10-3)

W, 7-5 vs. GCL Astros. Starter Emanuel Chavez struck out ten batters en route to earning the win for the Tigers. Steven Fuentes recorded three hits in the win and was the only Tiger to notch multiple hits. Ricardo Ciriaco picked up the save for the Tigers.

  • RHP Emanuel Chavez (W, 1-1): 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 10 K
  • RHP Joe Jimenez (H, 2): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Ricardo Ciriaco (S, 7): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • DH Aaron Westlake: 0-5, 1 K
  • CF Rashad Brown: 1-3, 2 BB, 1 K, SB (4)
  • C Franklin Navarro: 1-2, 3 R, 2B (1), BB
  • RF Samuel Crafort: 1-3, R, 2B (4), 2 BB, 1 K
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 1-3, 2B (3), 2 RBI, BB
  • LF Orvin Tovar: 1-4, R
  • 3B Steven Fuentes: 3-4, 2 R, 2B (1), 2 RBI
  • 1B Jesus Ustariz: 1-2, RBI, 1 K
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