Minor League Recaps 7/26

Avisail Garcia drove in a run for Toledo. - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Erie and the GCL Tigers won during yesterday's action, as Connecticut won the second game of their doubleheader with Lowell. West Michigan was postponed. Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia drove in a run apiece for Toledo, and Ben Verlander hit his third professional home run for Connecticut.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (46-62)

L, 4-2 vs. Buffalo. Ramon Garcia took the loss for the Toledo. The left-hander logged seven innings, but allowed four runs on eight hits – including a three-run home run off the bat of Mauro Gomez. Jeremy Bonderman pitched a perfect eighth inning, while Avisail Garcia and Nick Castellanos drove in a run apiece.

- RHP Jeremy Bonderman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

- CF Avisail Garcia: 2-4, R, 2B (7), RBI

- LF Nick Castellanos: 1-3, RBI, BB

- 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-4

- 2B Gustavo Nunez: 1-2, R, BB

Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (54-49)

W, 4-3 vs. Bowie. Wade Gaynor hit a sacrifice fly in the tenth inning – scoring Daniel Fields and giving Erie a walk-off victory. Prior to the tenth-inning heroics, Jamie Johnson drove in Gaynor in the ninth to tie the ballgame. Melvin Mercedes recorded the final out in the top of the tenth, earning the win for the SeaWolves.

- RHP Michael Morrison: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

- RHP Melvin Mercedes (W, 1-1): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

- C James McCann: 0-3, BB, 2 K

- CF Daniel Fields: 3-5, 2 R, 1 K

- SS Eugenio Suarez: 0-5, 2 K

- LF Tyler Collins: 1-5, 2 K

- DH Ramon Cabrera: 3-4, R, BB, SB (3)

- RF Jamie Johnson: 2-4, RBI, 2 K

- 3B Wade Gaynor: 1-4, R, 2B (21), 2 RBI, 2 K, SB (9)

- 1B James Robbins: 2-4

Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (43-54)

Lakeland was swept during their doubleheader with St. Lucie.

Game One:

L, 5-1

- RHP Wilsen Palacios (L, 5-7): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K

- RHP Michael Torrealba: 1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 0 K

- SS Dixon Machado: 0-3, BB

- 3B Francisco Martinez: 1-3

- 1B Aaron Westlake: 2-3, 2B (15)

- 2B Devon Travis: 0-3, 1 K

- RF Steven Moya: 1-3, R, HR (8), RBI, 1 K

- CF Jeff McVaney: 1-3, 2 K

- LF Jason Krizan: 1-4, 1 K

- C Luis Alberto Sanz: 1-2, BB, 1 K

- DH Corey Jones: 0-3, 1 K

Game Two:

L, 2-0

- RHP Kevin Eichhorn: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

- RHP Slade Smith: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- RHP Jose Valdez (L, 1-1): 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K

- RHP Matt Davenport: 0.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

- SS Dixon Machado: 0-4, 1 K

- DH Francisco Martinez: 0-3, BB, 2 K, SB (6)

- 1B Aaron Westlake: 0-4, 3 K

- 2B Devon Travis: 1-4, 2 K

- RF Steven Moya: 0-3, BB, 1 K

- CF Jeff McVaney: 1-4, 2B (18), 1 K

- LF Jason Krizan: 2-3, BB

Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (16-22)

Connecticut split their doubleheader with Lowell.

Game One:

L, 6-0

- RHP Hunter Scantling (L, 1-2): 1.2 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

- RHP Austin Pritcher: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

- RHP Will LaMarche: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- CF Austin Schotts: 0-3, 2 K

- RF Ben Verlander: 0-3, 1 K

- 2B Javier Azcona: 0-2, 1 K

- DH Raphael Rhymes: 1-3, 1 K

- SS Curt Powell: 0-3, 2 K

- 1B Duncan McAlpine: 0-2, 1 K

- 3B Brett Harrison: 1-2

Game Two:

W, 3-2

- RHP Chase Edwards: 3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 8 K

- RHP Johnnie Kirkland: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

- RHP Jonathan Maciel (W, 1-0): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- CF Austin Schotts: 1-3, BB, 1 K, SB (10)

- DH Ben Verlander: 1-4, R, HR (3), RBI, 2 K

- RF Raphael Rhymes: 0-3

- SS Curt Powell: 0-4, 1 K

- C Duncan McAlpine: 1-3

- 3B Brett Harrison: 2-2, R, 2B (7)

- LF Tyler Gibson: 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 K

Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (18-10)

W, 2-1 vs. GCL Astros. The Tigers notched just three hits, but were still able to grind out the victory. Fernando Perez teamed up with Joe Jimenez to allow just one run on eight hits. Rashad Brown and Javier Betancourt drove in both of the Tigers’ runs.

- RHP Fernando Perez: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K

- RHP Joe Jimenez (W, 2-0): 3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K

- LF Rashad Brown: 1-4, 2B (1), RBI

- SS Javier Betancourt: 0-3, R, RBI, BB

- C Franklin Novarro: 1-3, 1 K

- 2B Jose Zambrano: 1-4, 1 K

- 1B Jesus Ustariz: 0-3, BB, 1 K

- CF Chad Wright: 0-4, 1 K

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