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Tigers prospect Matt Boyd throws 8 shutout innings in Mud Hens loss

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Gwinnett Braves 2, Toledo Mud Hens 1 (box)

Matt Boyd threw eight shutout frames as part of 10 (!) scoreless innings before Tyler Collins drove in the first run of the game in the 11th inning. After Bruce Rondon blew a save opportunity in the bottom of the inning, Braves top prospect Ozzie Albies drove in the winning run off Jeff Ferrell in the bottom of the 12th. Cameron Maybin was Toledo's lone offensive threat, reaching base three times in five plate appearances. Former Tiger Ian Krol notched the win for the Braves. The loss dropped the Mud Hens to 11-13 on the season, fourth in the International League West Division.

Maybin: 1-3, 2 BB, SO, SB
Collins: 1-5, RBI, SO
Boyd: 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 3 SO
Rondon (BS): 1.0 IP, 2 H, ER, BB
Ferrell (L): 0.1 IP, 2 H, ER

Coming up next: The Mud Hens will enjoy their first scheduled off day in over three weeks on Thursday before returning home to kick off a three-game series with the Columbus Clippers on Friday.

Altoona Curve 4, Erie Seawolves 2 (box)

The SeaWolves jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead after Dean Green's RBI double in the bottom of the first inning, but that would be all for Erie's offense until another lone run in the sixth. Meanwhile, Altoona got to SeaWolves starter Matt Crouse in the fifth, scoring three runs with two outs. Jeff McVaney led Erie's offense with three hits (including a home run), but the rest of the team combined to go 3-for-28. The SeaWolves are now 11-14 in 2016, good enough for third in the Eastern League's Western Division.

McVaney: 3-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
D. Green: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Crouse (L): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Cory Riordan (2-2, 5.40 ERA) will start for Erie as the SeaWolves try to salvage a four-game split against Altoona.


The Lakeland Flying Tigers had their series finale against the Daytona Tortugas postponed due to rain. The two teams will make up the game on May 13. Meanwhile, Lakeland will travel to Brevard County for a three-game series starting on Thursday evening. Tyler Alexander (1-3, 3.47 ERA) will start for Lakeland against Brewers top prospect Kodi Medeiros (2-3, 8.71 ERA). Lakeland enters play on Thursday at 13-13, third in the Florida State League North Division.

The West Michigan Whitecaps were also postponed due to inclement weather on Wednesday, but no makeup date has been set. The 'Caps will continue their homestand with a three-game series against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beginning on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. ET. Jordan Smith (2-0, 3.38 ERA) will start for the Whitecaps against Wisconsin's Jordan Yamamoto (0-1, 2.70 ERA). West Michigan is 12-12 on the season, fifth in the Midwest League's Eastern Division.