Minor League Recaps 7/15

Pay Leyland drove in two runs for Connecticut. - Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The GCL Tigers split their doubleheader with the GCL Phillies. Lakeland was the only other affiliate to win during yesterday's action and Toledo had the day off. First-round selection Jonathon Crawford started for Connecticut and tossed one scoreless frame.

Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (48-45)

L, 12-4 vs. Akron. Erie took an early 3-0 lead, but a seven-run eighth inning put the game out of reach. Drew VerHagen started for the SeaWolves and was roughed up for five runs over 4 2/3 innings. Eugenio Suarez and Wade Gaynor both drove in two runs apiece.

  • LHP Drew VerHagen (L, 2-3): 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • CF Daniel Fields: 1-5. 4 K
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 3-5, 2B (15), 2 RBI
  • LF Tyler Collins: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Ramon Cabrera: 0-5, 1 K
  • DH Jamie Johnson: 1-3, R, 2B (10), 2 BB
  • 3B Wade Gaynor: 1-4, R, 2B (16), 2 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B James Robbins: 2-4, R, 1 K
  • 2B Brandon Douglas: 1-4, R, 1 K
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (41-49)

W, 10-9 vs. Fort Myers. Trailing by three runs heading into the top of the ninth, the Flying Tigers struck for five runs. Jose Valdez then notched his sixth save of the season. Aaron Westlake, Jeff McVaney and Corey Jones all drove in multiple runs for Lakeland. Minnesota’s 2012 first-round selection, Byron Buxton, recorded two hits for Fort Myers.

  • RHP Chad Green: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Nick Avila: 3.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Joshua Carr (W, 1-3): 3.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Jose Valdez (S, 6): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 0-6, 2 K
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 2-4, R, RBI
  • 1B Aaron Westlake: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB
  • 2B Devon Travis: 3-5, 2 R, 2B (4)
  • RF Steven Moya: 2-4, 2 R, HR (6), RBI, BB
  • CF Jeff McVaney: 1-5, R, 2 RBI
  • LF Jason Krizan: 2-4, 2 R, BB
  • DH Corey Jones: 3-4, R, 2B (3), HR (1), 3 RBI, BB
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (45-49)

L, 7-4 vs. Kane County. West Michigan was leading by a score of 4-2 until Kane County's five-run seventh inning. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson allowed two runs over his 2 1/3 innings of work. David Gonzalez, Jeff Holm and Jake Stewart drove in runs for the Whitecaps.

  • LHP Jordan John: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Jeff Thompson: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K
  • LHP Josh Turley: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Calvin Drummond (H, 1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RF Jeff Holm: 1-4, R, RBI, BB
  • 2B Harold Castro: 0-3, 3 K
  • CF Jake Stewart: 2-4, 2B (8), RBI
  • DH Jason King: 0-5, 1 K, SB (3)
  • 1B Lance Durham: 0-4, 1 K
  • SS David Gonzalez: 1-3, R, RBI
  • 3B Jared Reaves: 4-5
  • C Bennett Pickar: 1-2, R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • LF Zach Kirksey: 1-3, R, 2B (9), BB, 2 K, SB (10)
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (11-17)

L, 5-4 vs. Brooklyn. Jonathon Crawford started for the Tigers and pitched one scoreless inning. Connecticut scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the ballgame, but Tanner Bailey was charged with a run in the 12th inning and took the loss. Pat Leyland drove in two runs for Connecticut.

  • RHP Jonathon Crawford: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LHP Alex Phillips: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Hunter Scantling: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Tanner Bailey (L, 0-2): 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • CF Austin Schotts: 1-3, 2 BB
  • RF Raphael Rhymes: 2-5
  • DH Dominic Ficociello: 1-3, 2 R, HR (3), RBI, 2 BB
  • SS Curt Powell: 1-5, R, 2B (1)
  • 1B Pat Leyland: 1-4, 2 RBI, BB, SB (1)
  • LF Kasey Coffman: 0-6
  • 2B Javier Azcona: 1-5, R, 2 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (12-6)

The Tigers split their doubleheader with the GCL Phillies. Both games lasted just seven innings.

Game One: L, 4-1

  • RHP Fernando Perez (L, 3-1): 4.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Daryl Norris: 1.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • LF Rashad Brown: 2-3, R
  • 1B Dean Green: 0-2
  • C Tim Remes: 0-3, 1 K
  • SS Javier Betancourt: 1-3
  • DH Jacob Kapstein: 1-3
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 0-3
  • RF Orvin Tovar: 2-3, 2B (3), RBI
  • 3B Steven Fuentes: 0-3, 1 K
  • CF Ismael Salgado: 0-2

Game Two: W, 6-0

  • RHP Nick Carmichael (W, 1-0): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
  • LHP Kenny Faulk: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Austin Kubitza: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • LF Adrian Castano: 0-1, 1 K
  • C Franklin Navarro: 0-0, R, BB
  • DH Dean Green: 1-3, R, HR (1), 2 RBI, BB, 1 K
  • 2B Steve Negron: 1-3, R, BB, SB (3)
  • RF Jordan Allen: 3-3, 2 R, BB
  • 1B Andrew Allen: 3-3, 2B, RBI
  • 1B/3B Jesus Ustariz: 1-4, R, 2B (2)
  • CF Miguel Paulino: 0-3, 2 K
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