Minor League Recaps 7/19

Jeremy Bonderman made his return to the Detroit organization by tossing a perfect inning for Toledo. - Hannah Foslien

The GCL Tigers were the only affiliate during yesterday's action to win. Lakeland's scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain. Jake Thompson started for West Michigan and Jeremy Bonderman logged a perfect inning for Toledo.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (42-59)

L, 2-1 vs. Buffalo. Jon Link started for the Mud Hens and took the loss, despite his seven innings of two-run ball. Jeremy Bonderman made his return to the Detroit organization by logging a perfect eighth inning, striking out one batter in the process. Nick Castellanos had two hits and scored Toledo’s only run.

  • RHP Jon Link (L, 0-1): 7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Jeremy Bonderman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 2-4, R
  • CF Avisail Garcia: 1-4
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-4, 2 K
  • 3B Mike Cervenak: 1-4, RBI
  • C Bryan Holaday: 1-4, 1 K
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (49-48)

L, 7-4 vs. Altoona. Starter Matt Crouse was tagged with the loss, as the southpaw surrendered six runs (two earned) on seven hits over five innings. Jamie Johnson, Daniel Fields and Ramon Cabrera all notched two hits for Erie. Johnson also homered in the losing effort.

  • LHP Matt Crouse (L, 5-8): 5 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Tyler Clark: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K
  • DH James McCann: 0-3, BB, 1 K
  • CF Daniel Fields: 2-4, R, BB, 1 K, SB (15)
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 0-4, BB, 1 K
  • C Ramon Cabrera: 2-4, R, 2B (12)
  • RF Jamie Johnson: 2-5, R, HR (1), RBI
  • 2B Marcus Lemon: 0-2, 2 BB
  • 3B Brandon Douglas: 0-3, RBI, BB, 1 K
  • LF Luis Castillo: 1-3
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (46-51)

L, 3-0 vs. Burlington. All three of the game’s runs came during the first inning, as Exicardo Cayones belted a three-run home run off of starter Jake Thompson. Thompson went on to pitch a total of five innings. The former second-round selection struck out six batters while walking two. Danry Vasquez, Jared Reaves and Jason King accounted for West Michigan’s five hits.

  • RHP Jake Thompson (L, 0-3): 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 6 K
  • RHP Guido Knudson: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Calvin Drummond: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 2-4, 2B (15)
  • 1B Jeff Holm: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Connor Harrell: 0-4, 3 K
  • DH Jason King: 1-4, 2B (7), 1 K
  • 2B Harold Castro: 0-3, 2 K
  • 3B Jared Reaves: 2-4, 1 K
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (12-19)

L, 10-9 vs. Jamestown. Starter Chase Edwards allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits over three innings. After trailing 6-1 early on, the Tigers battled back to take the lead. But Zac Reininger blew the save in the ninth and then took the loss in the tenth, as Connecticut lost in walk-off fashion. Ben Verlander hit his second professional home run and drove in three runs. Curt Powell also drove in three runs, while Dominic Ficociello, Raphael Rhymes and Tyler Gibson all knocked in a run apiece.

  • RHP Scott Sitz (H, 1): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Will LaMarche (H, 1): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Zac Reininger (L, 1-1): 1.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
  • PH/CF Austin Schotts: 0-1, 1 K
  • RF Ben Verlander: 2-4, R, HR (2), 3 RBI, BB, SB (5)
  • 1B Dominic Ficociello: 2-3, 2 R, 2B (7), RBI, BB
  • DH Raphael Rhymes: 2-5, R, 2B (3), 3B (2), RBI
  • SS Curt Powell: 3-6, R, 3 RBI, SB (5)
  • C Duncan McAlpine: 1-5, R, 2B (6)
  • LF Tyler Gibson: 2-3, R, RBI, BB, 1 K
  • CF Kasey Coffman: 0-2, 2 R, BB, SB (3)
  • 3B Brett Harrison: 0-5, 1 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (15-8)

W, 4-1 vs. GCL Pirates. Micah Kellogg, Nick Carmichael and Ricardo Ciriaco combined to give up just five hits for the Tigers. Rashad Brown drove in two runs, while Dean Green notched the Tigers’ other RBI.

  • RHP Micah Kellogg: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Nick Carmichael (W, 2-0): 3.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Ricardo Ciriaco (S, 10): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • CF Rashad Brown: 2-5, 2 RBI
  • DH Dean Green: 1-3, R, 2B (1), RBI, BB, 1 K
  • C Drew Longley: 1-4, R
  • SS Aaron Sayers: 0-3, R, BB, 2 K
  • 1B Jesus Ustariz: 1-4, R
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 0-4
  • RF Jordan Allen: 2-3
  • LF Jacob Kapstein: 1-3
  • PH/LF Orvin Tovar: 0-0, BB
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