Minor League Recaps 7/29

Nick Castellanos hit his 30th double of the season for Toledo. - US PRESSWIRE

Erie, West Michigan and Connecticut all won during yesterday's action, while the GCL Tigers took both games in their doubleheader with the GCL Braves. Corey Knebel continued his early career success, as the right-hander saved yet another game for West Michigan.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (48-63)

L, 7-5 vs. Buffalo. Starter John Link allowed seven runs in the second inning, and the Mud Hens could never recover. Danny Dorn hit a home run for Toledo, while Avisail Garcia, Danny Worth and Argenis Diaz all drove in a run apiece.

- RHP Jon Link (L, 0-3): 1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 0 BB, 0 K

- RHP Jeremy Bonderman: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- CF Avisail Garcia: 1-5, RBI, 1 K

- LF Nick Castellanos: 2-4, 2B (30), BB, 1 K

- 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-4, BB, 2 K

- 2B Danny Worth: 2-4, R, 2B (12), 2 RBI, 1 K

- RF Danny Dorn: 3-5, 2 R, 2B (16), HR (21), RBI, 1 K

- SS Argenis Diaz: 1-4, R, RBI, 1 K

Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (57-49)

W, 9-1 vs. Reading. Starter Victor Larez earned the win for Erie, as the right-hander allowed just one run over six innings. Erie’s pitching staff held Reading to just three hits. The SeaWolves trailed 1-0, but a seven-run seventh inning broke the game wide open. Wade Gaynor hit a solo home run in the winning effort, while Erie also hit seven doubles.

- RHP Victor Larez (W, 7-7): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 6 K

- RHP Will Clinard: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

- LHP Will Startup: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

- RHP Melvin Mercedes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

- DH Daniel Fields: 1-5, RBI

- SS Eugenio Suarez: 1-5, R, 2B (17), 2 RBI, 1 K

- LF Tyler Collins: 2-5, R, 2 2B (23), RBI, 2 K

- C Ramon Cabrera: 0-3, R, 2 BB

- CF Jamie Johnson: 1-2, R, 2B (12), 3 BB, SB (16)

- 3B Wade Gaynor: 2-4, 2 R, 2B (23), HR (8), 3 RBI, BB, 1 K

- 2B Marcus Lemon: 3-4, 2 R, 2B (7), RBI, 1 K

- RF Luis Castillo: 1-5, R, 2B (13), RBI, 1 K

Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (45-55)

L, 6-3 vs. Charlotte. With the ballgame tied at three apiece, Slade Smith allowed three runs in the ninth. Steven Moya hit a two-run home run for Lakeland, while John Murrian drove in Lakeland’s other run. The Flying Tigers recorded just five hits in the loss – four of which went for extra bases.

- RHP Jeff Ferrell: 7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

- RHP Slade Smith (L, 2-1): 2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 3 K

- 3B Francisco Martinez: 1-3, R, 2B (9), BB, 1 K

- 1B Aaron Westlake: 0-3

- 2B Devon Travis: 1-4

- RF Steven Moya: 1-4, R, HR (10), 2 RBI, 2 K

- C John Murrian: 1-3, 2B (7), RBI

- DH Corey Jones: 1-2, R, 2B (4), BB

Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (51-54)

W, 4-3 vs. South Bend. After the departure of Danry Vasquez, West Michigan scored one first-inning run and never looked back. Edgar De La Rosa tossed six innings of one-run ball before Corey Knebel notched his ninth professional save.

- RHP Edgar De La Rosa (W, 6-4): 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K

- RHP Chad Smith (H, 6): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

- RHP Corey Knebel (S, 9): 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

- LF Jeff Holm: 2-3, BB, SB (14)

- SS David Gonzalez: 2-6, R, 2 K, SB (9)

- CF Connor Harrell: 0-3, 3 R, 2 K

- 3B Jason King: 0-3, 2 BB

- 1B Dean Green: 1-3, 2B (4), 3 RBI, BB, 1 K, SB (2)

- DH Lance Durham: 0-4, BB, 2 K

- 2B Harold Castro: 1-5, 2B (4), 3 K

- RF Jake Stewart: 0-3, RBI, BB, 2 K

Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (18-23)

W, 2-0 vs. Tri-City. Alex Phillips, Tanner Bailey and Johnnie Kirkland combined to shutout the ValleyCats. Austin Schotts scored Kasey Coffman with a third-inning single, and the Tigers tacked on another run in the ninth after a throwing error scored Raphael Rhymes.

- LHP Alex Phillips (W, 2-0): 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

- RHP Tanner Bailey (H, 2): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

- RHP Johnnie Kirkland (S, 1): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

- CF Austin Schotts: 2-4, RBI

- DH Ben Verlander: 2-4, 1 K,

- SS Curt Powell: 1-4

- 1B Pat Leyland: 0-2, 1 K

- LF Kasey Coffman: 1-3, R, 1 K

- 2B Dominic Ficociello: 1-4, 1 K

- RF Raphael Rhymes: 2-3, R, 2B (4), BB

Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (20-10)

The Tigers swept yesterday’s doubleheader with the GCL Braves.

Game One:

W, 7-5

- RHP Micah Kellogg: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

- RHP Juan Falcon: 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K

- RHP Joe Jimenez (W, 3-0): 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K

- LF Rashad Brown: 1-1, R

- 1B Jacob Kapstein: 1-2, R, SB (1)

- PH/CF Chad Wright: 1-3

- SS Aaron Sayers: 1-3, R, RBI, BB

- 3B/2B Steven Negron: 1-5, R, HR (2), 2 RBI, 3 K

- PH/3B Steven Fuentes: 0-2, RBI

- C Tim Remes: 3-4, R, HR (1), 3 RBI, 1 K

Game Two:

W, 1-0

- RHP Emanuel Chavez (W, 2-2): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K

- RHP Daryl Norris (H, 2): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

- RHP Ricardo Ciriaco (S, 12): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

- LF Rashad Brown: 0-1, R, BB, 1 K

- SS Javier Betancourt: 1-2, BB

- 1B Jesus Ustariz: 0-2, BB, 1 K

- RF Orvin Tovar: 1-2, 2B (4)

- 2B Jose Zambrano: 0-2, RBI

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