First, a list of transactions from Matt Wallace. I've touched on most of them, but this is a complete updated list.
Onto the recaps... it's a freaking trainwreck.
Man, did Billy Buckner get shelled. 10 earned runs on 8 hits (3 homers), 4 walks and 3 strikeouts in 2.2 innings. Wilkin Ramirez was 3-4 with a double and a triple.
Thad Weber did pretty well- 6.2 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 11 hits and 5 strikeouts. Luis Marte pitched 1.2 innings, allowing a hit and striking out 3. Andy Bouchie was 2-4 with 2 homers.
Adam Wilk had a rough start- 5.1 innings of 3 run ball (all three runs earned), in which he allowed 10 hits, a walk and 2 strikeouts. Big hit days happen with pitchability lefties, I guess. Francisco Martinez was 3-7, Samir Rijo was 3-6 with a double and Jordan Lennarton had a pinch hit home run.
Ramon Lebron had an awful start. He went 1.2 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 3 hits (including a homer) and 3 walks while only striking out 2. He's the very definition of a live arm, and may be moving to the bullpen soon. Jamie Johnson was 2-3 with a walk.
Lance Baxter gave up 3 earned runs in 3 innings on 5 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Brett Anderson was 1-4 with a homer.
Alfredo Figaro went 4.1 innings, giving up all 6 earned runs on 8 hits (2 homers) and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Jay Sborz had a hitless inning with a strikeout, and Ryan Perry walked 2 and struck out 1 in his rehab assignment (anyone else think we should leave him down in Toledo for the maximum rehab time). Josh Rainwater let up a hit and a walk with 2 strikeouts in 1.2 innings. Jeff Larish was 2-4 with a homer and Wilkin Ramirez was 2-4 with a double.
Charlie Furbush had his first AA start. He went 7 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 8 hits (2 homers) and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts. Not stellar, but not terrible either. Zach Simons went 3 innings, giving up 2 hits and walking 1 while striking out 3.
Brayan Villareal did a pretty good (if inefficient job), giving up 2 hits in 5 innings with 1 walk to 7 strikeouts. But the offense just wasn't enough (of course, they did just lose their three best hitters to Erie). Gustavo Nunez was 2-4 with a stolen base and Brandon Douglas was 2-4 with a double.
Another bad loss- though Trevor Feeney did everything he could to stop it. 6 innings of 1 (earned) run ball with 8 hits, a walk and 5 strikeouts will normally get you a win. In this case, the offense was mediocre and 2 hit days by Chris Sedon and Alexis Espinosa were the highlights.
Josue Carreno went 5 scoreless innings, giving up only 2 hits, 3 walks and 7 strikeouts. Kevan Hess pitched 2 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out 2. Josh Ashenbrenner was 3-3.
Man, I bet the 'Hens are sick of playing Indy. Lauren Gagnier had an okay start- 5 innings of 3 run ball, with only 2 runs earned. He let up 6 hits and 3 walks with 2 strikeouts. 6 players doubled- Jeff Larish, Ryan Strieby, Jon Weber, Jeff Frazier, Will Rhymes and Jeff Kunkel. Oddly enough, three are named Jeff. Go figure.
Maybe the losing streak in the high minors is indicative of the weakness of the farm system or maybe it's just coincidence. I don't know. What I do know is that fans of both Erie and Toledo have to be sick of it. The villain in this game was Duane Below, who went 4 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 7 hits (including a homer) a walk and 5 strikeouts. Luis Marte went 2.1 innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 1 and getting 2 strikeouts. Alden Carrithers was 2-3 with a walk (if I read anything into small samples I'd say we have something here), Cale Iorg was 2-5 with a double and Kody Kaiser was also 2-5 with a double.
Another loss... ugh. This time it was Jacob Turner, who went 4 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits (one homer) and 4 strikeouts. Not really his fault that his team lost- again, blame the offense for losing yet another extra inning game. Brandon Douglas was 3-4 with a walk and a triple, Billy Nowlin was 3-5 and Gustavo Nunez was 2-6.
Giovany Soto pitched on Friday, giving up 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits with 6 strikeouts. And he got the loss. You though the Tigers had problems with run-scoring? Avisail Garcia was 2-4 and Clay Jones was 2-4 with a double.
Rayni Guichardo will probably want a mulligan after this performance. While he technically threw no innings, he faced 6 batters, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks. Michael Torrealba gets a gold star for 3 shutdown innings with 3 strikeouts. Ryan Enos was 2-5 with a homer and Matt Perry was 3-5 with a double.