Minor League Recaps 8/1

Leon Halip

Erie was the only affiliate during yesterday's action to win. The GCL Tigers were suspended due to rain and Lakeland's scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to rain. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson started for West Michigan, while Jeremy Bonderman logged 2 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (48-66)

L, 2-1 vs. Durham. The Mud Hens outhit Durham nine to five, but still fell one run short. Jeremy Bonderman tossed 2 2/3 innings of two-hit ball, while Kevin Russo drove in Toledo’s lone run. Nick Castellanos is still with his wife – who is delivering a baby.

  • LHP Jose Alvarez (L, 7-5): 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 4 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Jeremy Bonderman: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Luke Putkonen: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 0-4, 2 K
  • LF Danny Dorn: 1-4, 1 K
  • DH Mike Cervenak: 2-4, 1 K
  • CF Kevin Russo: 1-4, RBI, 1 K
  • 3B Danny Worth: 2-3, 3B (2), BB
  • C Bryan Holaday: 1-4, R
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (58-51)

W, 2-0 vs. Reading. Backed by seven shutout innings from starter Kelvin Perez, Jamie Johnson and Wade Gaynor drove in a run apiece. Ryan Robowski logged a clean eighth inning before Melvin Mercedes earned his sixth save of the season.

  • RHP Kelvin Perez (W, 1-1): 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
  • LHP Ryan Robowski (H, 4): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K
  • RHP Melvin Mercedes (S, 6): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • C James McCann: 1-4, R, 2B (19)
  • CF Daniel Fields: 0-4, 2 K
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 0-4, 2 K
  • LF Tyler Collins: 0-4, 2 K
  • DH Ramon Cabrera: 2-3, BB, 1 K, SB (4)
  • RF Jamie Johnson: 1-2, RBI, BB
  • 1B James Robbins: 2-4, R, 2B (22)
  • 2B Marcus Lemon: 1-2
  • 3B Wade Gaynor: 0-3, RBI, 1 K
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (53-55)

L, 7-1 vs. Great Lakes. The Whitecaps pounded out ten hits, but Raph Rhymes’ sixth-inning RBI double accounted for West Michigan’s lone run. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson took the loss, as the right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over four innings.

  • RHP Jeff Thompson (L, 1-1): 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
  • LHP Jordan John: 3.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 5 K
  • CF Connor Harrell: 2-4, BB, 2 K
  • 2B Jared Reaves: 1-5, 2 K
  • 3B Jason King: 2-5, 1 K
  • DH Dean Green: 1-4, R, BB
  • 1B Lance Durham: 0-4, 3 K
  • RF Jake Stewart: 1-4, 2B (9), 1 K
  • LF Raph Rhymes: 1-4, 2B (1), RBI, 2 K
  • C Bennett Pickar: 1-3, BB, 2 K
  • SS David Gonzalez: 1-4, 2 SB (11)
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (19-25)

L, 3-2 vs. Batavia. Brett Harrison, Austin Green and Duncan McAlpine recorded Connecticut’s three hits. Batavia had just four hits themselves, but Felix Munoz hit two home runs to power the Muckdogs to victory.

  • RHP Chase Edwards: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
  • RHP Tanner Bailey (L, 1-4): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • CF Austin Schotts: 0-3, BB, 1 K
  • RF Ben Verlander: 0-3
  • SS Curt Powell: 0-4, 1 K
  • LF Kasey Coffman: 0-3, 3 K
  • 1B Dominic Ficociello: 0-4, R, 1 K
  • DH Austin Green: 1-4, RBI, 2 K
  • 3B Brett Harrison: 1-3, 2B (8), RBI, 2 K
  • C Duncan McAlpine: 1-4, R, 3B (1), 1 K

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