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Minor League Recaps: 5/14/13

Jose Alvarez was really good again in a Toledo win; Erie got rained out; Drew VerHagen dazzled for 6 innings in a Lakeland victory; West Michigan dropped one to Dayton; and the VSL Tigers still haven't found the win column.

Detroit Tigers LF Nick Castellanos
Detroit Tigers LF Nick Castellanos

AAA Toledo Mud Hens (12-28)

W, 10-2 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Nick Castellanos had 3 hits, Ben Guez had a big game, and Jose Alvarez was once again good on the mound for the Mud Hens; as they beat up on the rehabbing Joba Chamberlain and the rest of the AAA Yankees.

-LHP Jose Alvarez: 6 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, W (3-2, 1.69 ERA)

-RHP Evan Reed: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

-LF Nick Castellanos: 3-4, RBI, 2 R, BB

-DH Danny Dorn: 2-3, 2B (3), 3B (1), 4 RBI, R, BB

-RF Ben Guez: 2-5, 2B (3), HR (5), 2 RBI, 2 R

AA Erie SeaWolves (23-13)

Erie was rained out on Tuesday. They will make up their game with Reading by playing a doubleheader on Wednesday.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers (14-22)

W, 6-1 vs Palm Beach. Drew VerHagen was dominant over his 6 shutout innings; and the Flying Tigers used good offensive days from Tyler Hanover and Mike Hernandez to beat the Cardinals.

-RHP Drew VerHagen: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, W (1-3, 3.11 ERA)

-RF Tyler Hanover: 3-5, 2 RBI, R

-LF Jason Krizan: 2-5, 2B (1), R

-DH Mike Hernandez: 2-4, 2 RBI

-3B Jason King: 0-2, 3 BB, R

-SS Brandon Loy: 2-5, 2B (5)

A West Michigan Whitecaps (15-20)

L, 6-2 vs. Dayton. Yorfrank Lopez turned in one of his better performances of the season; but Jose Valdez allowed 3 runs in the 8th inning which put the game out of reach for the Whitecaps. Devon Travis and Jeff Holm were the only 2 Whitecaps with multiple hits.

-RHP Yorfrank Lopez: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, L (3-2, 4.91 ERA)

-LF Danry Vasquez: 0-3, BB, K, R

-2B Devon Travis: 2-4, R

-1B Jeff Holm: 2-3, 2B (5), BB

-CF Austin Schotts: 1-3

VSL Tigers (0-2)

L, 7-3 vs. the VSL Phillies. Jose Fuentes had a rough first start; and despite solid bullpen work from Angel Vasquez, the offense couldn't overcome the Phillies' lead. Carlos Perez lead the offense with his first HR, and all 3 of the teams' RBI.

-RHP Angel Vasquez: 3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

-SS Adrian Alfaro: 2-5, R

-RF Carlos Perez: 2-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, R

-C Arvicent Perez: 2-3, BB