Minor League Recaps 7/27

Devon Travis hit a home run for Lakeland. - USA TODAY Sports

Toledo, Lakeland and the GCL Tigers all won during yesterday's action. Erie's scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson threw three innings for West Michigan and Jose Valverde allowed two runs, but earned the save for Toledo.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (47-62)

W, 4-3 vs. Buffalo. Shawn Hill won just his second game of the season, as the right-hander tossed 5 1/3 innings – allowing one run on six hits. Jose Valverde allowed two runs in the ninth, but was credited with the save. Avisail Garcia hit a solo home run in the winning effort.

- RHP Shawn Hill (W, 2-12): 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

- RHP Jose Ortega (H, 7): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K

- RHP Jose Valverde (S, 6): 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 0 K

- CF Avisail Garcia: 1-2, R, HR (5), RBI, 2 BB

- LF Nick Castellanos: 3-5, 2 R, 1 K

- 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-3, R, 2B (15), BB, 1 K

- SS Argenis Diaz: 2-3, BB, SB (3)

- DH Danny Dorn: 1-4, RBI, BB, 2 K

- RF Ben Guez: 1-4, RBI, 2 K

Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (44-54)

W, 13-1 vs. St. Lucie. Lakeland’s pitching staff combined to allow just five hits, while the Flying Tigers pounded out 15 hits. Jason Krizan, Devon Travis, Francisco Martinez, Steven Moya and Luis Alberto Sanz all drove in multiple runs for Lakeland.

- RHP Chad Green: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

- RHP Austin Kubitza: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

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

- RHP Joshua Carr: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

- SS Dixon Machado: 0-3, R, BB

- 3B Francisco Martinez: 3-5, 2 R, HR (3), 2 RBI

- 1B Aaron Westlake: 1-2, 2B (16), 1 K

- 2B Devon Travis: 1-4, R, HR (2), 2 RBI

- RF Steven Moya: 2-5, 2 R, HR (9), 3 RBI

- CF Jeff McVaney: 2-3, 2 R, BB

- LF Jason Krizan: 3-5, R, 3B (3), 2 RBI, 1 K

- C Luis Alberto Sanz: 2-4, R, 2B (2), 4 RBI

- DH Tyler Hanover: 1-3, 2 R, BB

Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (49-54)

L, 4-3 vs. South Bend. West Michigan scratched out just four hits. Jordan John and third-round selection Jeff Thompson surrendered two runs each. Jared Reaves coaxed four walks, while Danry Vasquez, Jason King and Dean Green drove in all three of West Michigan’s runs.

- LHP Jordan John (L, 6-4): 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K

- RHP Jeff Thompson: 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K

- LF Danry Vasquez: 1-5, 2B (16), RBI, 2 K

- RF Jeff Holm: 1-3, 2 BB, SB (13)

- 2B Jared Reaves: 0-1, 2 R, 4 BB

- CF Connor Harrell: 0-5, 3 K

- 3B Jason King: 1-5, RBI, 1 K

- 1B Dean Green: 0-3, RBI, BB

- C Bennett Pickar: 1-3, BB, 1 K

- DH Lance Durham: 0-3, BB, 2 K

- SS David Gonzalez: 0-2, R, 2 BB

Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (16-23)

L, 2-1 vs. Lowell. In a low-scoring affair, Lowell plated the game-winning run during the eighth inning off of reliever Scott Sitz. Pat Leyland hit a solo home run and was 2-4. Austin Green was the only other Tiger to notch two hits.

- RHP Buck Farmer: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- LHP Ryan Beck: 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K

- RHP Scott Sitz (L, 1-2): 2.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K

- CF Austin Schotts: 0-3, BB, 2 K

- RF Ben Verlander: 0-4, 1 K

- DH Austin Green: 2-3

- SS Curt Powell: 1-4, 1 K

- C Duncan McAlpine: 1-4, 1 K

- 1B Pat Leyland: 2-4, R, HR (2), RBI

- 3B Brett Harrison: 0-2, BB, 1 K

- LF Tyler Gibson: 1-3, 1 K

Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (19-10)

W, 3-0 vs. GCL Astros. The Tigers held the Astros to just four hits. Starter Confesor Lara earned the win, while closer Ricardo Ciriaco nailed down his 11th save of the season. Jesus Ustariz hit a two-run home run in the fourth. Chad Wright drove in the Tigers’ other run during the next frame.

- RHP Confesor Lara (W, 1-2): 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K

- RHP Cesar Burgos (H, 2): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

- RHP Ricardo Ciriaco (S, 11): 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- LF Adrian Castano: 1-3, R, 2B (2), 1 K

- SS Aaron Sayers: 0-2, BB

- 1B Jesus Ustariz: 1-4, R, HR (1), 2 RBI, 1 K

- DH Chad Wright: 1-3, RBI, BB, 1 K, SB (1)

- RF Miguel Paulino: 2-3, 3B (1), 1 K

- 2B Steven Negron: 1-2, R, 2 BB

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