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Minor League Recaps: April 8th, 2013

Castellanos and Putkonen solid for Toledo; Tyler Collins finally gets his first hit in AA; and the Whitecaps bats explode.

Detroit Tigers OF Prospect Danry Vasquez
Detroit Tigers OF Prospect Danry Vasquez
Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps

AAA Toledo Mud Hens (1-4)

L, 3-1 vs. Indianapolis. Nick Castellanos was solid with a hit, walk, and sac fly. Luke Putkonen and Jose Ortega pitched well out of the bullpen, but the offense didn't have enough in the end.

-LF Nick Castellanos: 1-2, RBI, BB

-C Bryan Holaday: 1-3

-RHP Luke Putkonen: 3 IP, H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 2 K

-RHP Jose Ortega: IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K

AA Erie SeaWolves (2-3)

L, 7-2 vs. Binghamton. Tyler Collins finally picked up his first Double A hit, while Jamie Johnson and James McCann each had 3 hits. Close game until the 7th when Binghamton scored 4 to blow it open.

-OF Jamie Johnson: 3-5

-SS Hernan Perez: 1-5 (hitting .455 to start the season)

-OF Tyler Collins: 1-5 (first hit of the season)

-C James McCann: 3-4, 2B (1), 2 RBI

-RHP Tyler Stohr: 1 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, BB, 2 K

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers (2-2)

-Day off

A West Michigan Whitecaps (3-2)

W, 11-4 vs. Fort Wayne. Offensive explosion with 16 hits, including 3 from both Danry Vasquez and Devon Travis. Yorfrank Lopez and Jose Valdez combined for 5 scoreless innings of relief to preserve the win.

-CF Austin Schotts: 2-5, RBI, R

-LF Danry Vasquez: 3-4, 2B (1), 2 R, BB

-2B Devon Travis: 3-5, 2B (1), 2 RBI, 2 R, SB (1)

-RF Jeff Holm: 2-5, HR (1), 3 RBI, R, SB (1)

-DH Mike Hernandez: 2-4, 2 3B (2), 2 R, BB

-RHP Edgar De La Rosa: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K (ND)

-RHP Yorfrank Lopez: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, K, W (1-0)

-RHP Jose Valdez: IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, K