Minor League Recaps 7/6

Eugenio Suarez had a big day for Erie, as the shortstop went 3-3 with two walks. - US PRESSWIRE

Toledo, Erie, West Michigan and GCL Tigers all won during yesterday's action. Jose Valverde pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned the save for the Mud Hens. Drew VerHagen pitched a complete game shutout for the SeaWolves. The right-hander allowed just three hits while yielding one walk and striking out six.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (37-54)

W, 3-1 vs. Indianapolis. Avisail Garcia made his return to the Toledo lineup and went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Bryan Holaday hit a solo home run and Jose Valverde notched the save for the Mud Hens while striking out two batters.

  • RHP Brayan Villarreal (8 pitches, 4 strikes): 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Jose Valverde (16 pitches, 11 strikes): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 0-4, 2 K
  • CF Avisail Garcia: 2-4, 2B (3), RBI
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-4, 1 K
  • C Bryan Holaday: 1-2, R, HR (3), 2 RBI
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (44-42)

W, 6-0 vs. Altoona. The story of the game was the performance of Erie starter Drew VerHagen. The right-hander pitched a complete shutout, allowing just three hits. Eugenio Suarez also had a big day, as the shortstop was 3-3 with two walks. Ramon Cabrera also drove in two runs.

  • RHP Drew VerHagen (W, 2-2): 9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 3-3, R, RBI, 2 BB
  • 2B Hernan Perez: 1-5, 2 R, 3B (2), RBI
  • C James McCann: 1-3, R, BB, 1 K
  • LF Tyler Collins: 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Ramon Cabrera: 1-5, R, 2B (11), 2 RBI, 1 K
  • CF Jamie Johnson: 0-5
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (34-46)

L, 3-0 vs. Clearwater. Starter Thomas Collier was tagged with the loss. The right-hander recorded the only strikeout of the game for Lakeland. Francisco Martinez was the only Flying Tiger to record multiple hits.

  • RHP Thomas Collier (L, 0-1): 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Montreal Robertson: 4 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 2-4, 1 K
  • 2B Devon Travis: 1-4
  • RF Steven Moya: 1-4
  • SS Jared Reaves: 1-3, BB
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (41-46)

W, 4-3 vs. Lake County. In a weather shorted six-inning contest, a four-run second inning provided all of the offense that West Michigan would need. Edgar De La Rosa earned the win for the Whitecaps. The right-hander pitched 5.2 of the game’s six innings. The bottom three of the West Michigan lineup all drove in one run.

  • Edgar De La Rosa (W, 5-3): 5.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-3, R, 2B (5), 1 K
  • 2B Harold Castro: 0-3, 1 K
  • 3B Jason King: 2-2, R, BB, SB (2)
  • C Adolfo Reina: 2-3, R, 2B (7), RBI
  • LF Zach Kirksey: 0-3, RBI
  • SS David Gonzalez: 2-2, R, RBI
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (6-13)

L, 7-4 vs. Vermont. Connecticut jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings of play, but the Tigers wouldn’t score a run for the rest of the ballgame. Javier Azcona was the only Tiger to record an RBI, as Connecticut’s three other runs came off of Vermont errors. Pitchers Preston Jamison and Austin Pritcher were both roughed up for three runs.

  • RHP Nick Carmichael: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Zac Reininger: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RF Ben Verlander: 2-4, R, 1 K
  • CF Austin Schotts: 0-4, 1 K
  • LF Kasey Coffman: 2-5, 1 K
  • C Duncan McAlpine: 1-4, 2B (4), 1 K
  • DH Raphael Rhymes: 1-4
  • SS Javier Azcona: 1-3, R, 2B (7), RBI, BB
  • 2B Dominic Ficociello: 1-5
  • 3B Brett Harrison: 1-4, R, 2 K
  • 1B Pat Leyland: 1-4, R, 1 K
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (7-2)

W, 4-2 vs. GCL Yankees1. The Tigers scored two runs in the seventh inning to take the lead for good. Dixon Machado continued his rehab assignment and went 2-4 with a double. Recent draftee Chad Green earned his first professional win, as he pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

  • RHP Chase Edwards: 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Chad Green (W, 1-0): 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Austin Kubitza (H, 2): 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Ricardo Ciriaco (S, 4): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 2-4, 2B (1)
  • 1B Aaron Westlake: 1-3, 2 R, 2B (1), BB
  • CF Ismael Salgado: 0-4, R, BB, 2 K
  • C Drew Longley: 1-3, R, 2B (2), 2 BB
  • 2B Javier Betancourt: 1-5
  • RF Orvin Tovar: 2-5, RBI, 1 K
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