Minor League Recaps 7/3

Jeff Thompson, Detroit's third-round selection, made his pro debut for West Michigan. - USA TODAY Sports

Lakeland and the GCL Tigers won during yesterday's action. Matt Tuiasosopo appeared in his first game as apart of his rehab assignment with Toledo and went 1-1 with two walks. First-round selection Jonathon Crawford pitched for Connecticut while third-round selection Jeff Thompson made his pro debut for West Michigan.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (35-53)

L, 3-2 vs. Columbus. Cleveland’s highly touted pitching prospect, Trevor Bauer, started for Columbus and earned the win. Matt Tuiasosopo started his rehab assignment for Toledo and went 1-1 with two walks and scored two runs. Toledo starter Pat Misch surrendered eleven hits over six innings en route to being tagged with the loss.

  • RHP Brayan Villarreal (39 pitches, 22 strikes): 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • DH Matt Tuiasosopo: 1-1, 2 R, 2 BB
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 1-4
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 2-4, 2B (13), RBI, 2 K
  • C Bryan Holaday: 2-4
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (43-40)

L, 5-0 vs. Harrisburg. Erie recorded just two hits in a seven inning weather shortened contest. Matt Crouse took the loss for the SeaWolves, as he logged five innings and allowed four hits and three runs. Eugenio Suarez and Tyler Collins notched Erie’s lone hits.

  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 1-2, 2B (12), BB, 1 K
  • 2B Hernan Perez: 0-3
  • C James McCann: 0-2, 2 K
  • LF Tyler Collins: 1-3
  • CF Jamie Johnson: 0-3, 1 K
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (34-45)

W, 3-2 vs. Tampa. Kyle Ryan allowed just one unearned run over six innings and earned the win for Lakeland. The Flying Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back. The game-winning run was plated in the fifth inning, as Jeff McVaney drove in Devon Travis with a single to centerfield.

  • LHP Kyle Ryan (W, 8-5): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Slade Smith (H, 3): 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Jose Valdez (S, 2): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 0-4, BB, 1 K
  • 2B Devon Travis: 2-4, R, BB
  • RF Steven Moya: 0-5, 3 K
  • SS Jared Reaves: 3-5, 2 R
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (39-45)

L, 8-0 vs. Great Lakes. Endrys Briceno was roughed up in his start for West Michigan and allowed seven hits and four runs over three innings of work. Detroit’s third-round selection, Jeff Thompson, made his pro debut and pitched a scoreless eighth inning. The Whitecaps were held to just four hits in the ballgame. Sixteen-year-old Julio Urias, who is the Dodgers’ 20th rated prospect according to MLB.com, started for the Loons and pitched six scoreless innings.

  • RHP Endrys Briceno (L, 4-6): 3 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Jonathan Maciel: 3 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Jeff Thompson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Calvin Drummond: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 1-4, 2 K
  • DH Jeff Holm: 0-4, 1 K
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-3, 2B (4), 2 K
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (4-12)

L, 10-3 vs. Lowell. Detroit’s first-round selection, Jonathon Crawford, started for Connecticut and pitched 2 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs while giving up four hits, walking three batters and striking out five. Austin Schotts had a nice day, as he went 2-4 with a double and a stolen base. Ben Verlander also faired well and went 1-3 and scored a run.

  • RHP Jonathon Crawford: 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K
  • RHP Zac Reininger: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • 1B Ben Verlander: 1-3, R, BB
  • CF Austin Schotts: 2-4, R, 2B (3), 1 K, SB (4)
  • LF Raphael Rhymes: 0-4
  • SS Javier Azcona: 1-4, 2B (6)
  • 2B Dominic Ficociello: 2-5, 2B (5), RBI
  • RF Kasey Coffman: 2-4, 2B (3)
  • DH Brett Harrison: 1-4, R, HR (2), 2 RBI, 1 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (4-2)

W, 5-3 vs. GCL Pirates. The Tigers finally played on Wednesday, after already racking up seven rain outs. The Tigers owned a 3-0 after two innings of play and they never looked back. On a rehab assignment, Dixon Machado went 0-3. The Tigers tossed out five pitchers on the afternoon, and the right-handers combined to yield just five hits.

  • RHP Fernando Perez (W, 2-0): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Chad Green (H, 1): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Austin Kubitza (H, 1): 1 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Joe Jimenez (H, 1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Ricardo Ciriaco (S, 3): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 0-3
  • RF Samuel Crafort: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
  • 1B Jesus Ustariz: 1-3, 2B (1)
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 1-3, 2 R, HR (1), 2 RBI, BB, SB (1)
  • CF Ismael Salgado: 0-3, BB
  • SS Aaron Sayers: 2-2, R, 2B (1), 3B (1)
  • LF Orvin Tovar: 2-4, R, 2B (2)
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