Minor League Recaps 7/13

Jose Alvarez earned the win for Toledo. - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Toledo, Erie, Lakeland and West Michigan all won during yesterday's action. Jake Thompson started for West Michigan and struck out the side in the first two frames. Four different Mud Hens homered in Toledo's blowout victory.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (40-58)

W, 10-0 vs. Louisville. Danny Worth, Ben Guez, Mike Cervenak and Danny Dorn all homered in the blowout victory. Avisail Garcia notched two hits and an RBI. Jose Alvarez pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits.

  • LHP Jose Alvarez (W, 6-4): 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 0-5, R, RBI, 2 K
  • CF Avisail Garcia: 2-5, R, RBI
  • 1B Danny Dorn: 2-4, R, HR (18), 2 RBI
  • 2B Danny Worth: 1-4, 2 R, HR (1), RBI, BB, 1 K
  • RF Ben Guez: 2-4, 2 R, HR (14), RBI, BB, 1 K
  • DH Mike Cervenak: 2-4, R, HR (4), 2 RBI
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (47-44)

W, 2-1 vs. Harrisburg. Jon Link tossed a complete game three-hitter, his second complete game against Harrisburg this year. James Robbins delivered a walk-off win for Erie with a one-out home run to right field in the ninth. Daniel Fields, who tripled home Jamie Johnson, drove in Erie’s other run.

  • RHP Jon Link (W, 3-1): 9 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
  • CF Daniel Fields: 2-4, 3B (4), RBI, 1 K, 2 SB (13)
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Tyler Collins: 1-4, 2B (20), 2 K
  • C Ramon Cabrera: 0-3, BB, 3 K
  • LF Jamie Johnson: 0-3, R, BB, SB (12)
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (39-49)

W, 4-1 vs. Fort Myers. Kyle Ryan earned the win for Lakeland by allowing one run over six innings. Jose Valdez then closed the game for the Flying Tigers, notching his fifth save of the season. Lakeland fell behind early, but the Flying Tigers scored two runs in both the seventh and ninth frames to win the ballgame.

  • LHP Kyle Ryan (W, 9-6): 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Slade Smith (H, 4): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Jose Valdez (S, 5): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 1-4, BB
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 2-5, 2B (7), 1 K
  • 1B Aaron Westlake: 0-4, BB
  • 2B Devon Travis: 1-5, 1 K
  • RF Steven Moya: 2-4, R, 2B (11), 1 K
  • LF Jason Krizan: 1-4, RBI, BB
  • C Luis Alberto Sanz: 0-3, RBI, 1 K
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (44-48)

W, 9-1 vs. Kane County. Jake Thompson started for West Michigan and threw four innings of one-run ball. Thompson struck out the side in the first two frames. The Whitecaps scored three runs in the first inning, two in the second and one in the third to take a commanding lead. Jared Reaves, Lance Durham and David Gonzalez all drove in two runs for West Michigan.

  • RHP Jake Thompson: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Calvin Drummond (W, 1-1): 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Josh Turley: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 2-4, 2 R
  • DH Jeff Holm: 0-4, R, RBI, BB
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-4, RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Jason King: 2-4, R, RBI
  • 1B Lance Durham: 2-4, 2 R, 2B (26), 2 RBI, BB, 1 K
  • RF Jake Stewart: 1-3, 1 K
  • SS David Gonzalez: 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
  • 2B Jared Reaves: 1-4, R, 2B (15), 2 RBI
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (10-16)

L, 2-1 vs. Brooklyn. Johnnie Kirkland allowed the game-winning run during the top of the ninth inning. Connecticut had just two hits in the loss. Raphael Rhymes drove in Connecticut’s lone run with a ground out that scored Austin Schotts. Schotts and Chris Taladay recorded the Tigers' only two knocks.

  • RHP Buck Farmer: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Julio Felix: 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Johnnie Kirkland (L, 2-1): 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • 1B Ben Verlander: 0-3, BB, 1 K
  • CF Austin Schotts: 1-3, R, 1 K
  • RF Raphael Rhymes: 0-3, RBI, BB
  • 2B Dominic Ficociello: 0-2, BB, 1 K
  • C Chris Taladay: 1-3, 2B (1), 1 K
  • PH Pat Leyland: 0-1, 1 K
  • LF Kasey Coffman: 0-4, 1 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (11-5)

L, 3-1 vs. GCL Braves. David Paulino started for the Tigers and struck out nine batters over four innings, but was tagged with the loss. The Tigers accounted for just one run on five hits. Reliever Brett Huber tossed three innings for the Tigers and allowed just one hit while striking out seven Braves.

  • RHP David Paulino (L, 2-1): 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 9 K
  • RHP Brett Huber: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K
  • RHP Cesar Burgos: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LF Rashad Brown: 0-4, BB, 1 K
  • C Franklin Navarro: 0-3, 2 K
  • PH-DH Javier Betancourt: 1-2, 2B (3), 2 BB
  • DH Samuel Crafort: 0-0, BB
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 0-4, BB
  • RF Orvin Tovar: 0-4, R
  • 3B Steven Fuentes: 1-3, 1 K
  • 1B Jesus Ustariz: 2-4, BB
  • CF Ismael Salgado: 1-4, RBI, 1 K
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