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Minor League Recaps 7/21

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Toledo and West Michigan were the two affiliates during yesterday's action to win. Connecticut's game was suspended due to rain, and Erie was postponed due to rain. The GCL Tigers had the day off. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson pitching 4 2/3 innings of shutout baseball for West Michigan, while Corey Knebel notched the save during the same game.

Bryan Holaday homered for Toledo.
Bryan Holaday homered for Toledo.
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Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (44-59)

W, 7-6 vs. Buffalo. The Mud Hens pounded out 13 hits in the contest. Bryan Holaday homered for Toledo, while Nick Castellanos drove in two runs. Jeremy Bonderman pitched a perfect seventh inning and Jose Valverde earned the save.

  • RHP Jeremy Bonderman (H, 1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Ortega (H, 6): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Jose Valverde (S, 4): 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 1-5, 2 RBI
  • CF Avisail Garcia: 2-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, 1 K
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-5, RBI, 2 K
  • DH Ben Guez: 1-5, RBI, 2 K
  • C Bryan Holaday: 3-4, R, HR (4), RBI
Advanced-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (41-51)

L, 5-2 vs. Bradenton. The Marauders scored all five of their runs during the fourth inning. Lakeland outhit Bradenton eight to three. Tyler Hanover drove in both of Lakeland’s runs.

  • RHP Kevin Eichhorn (L, 1-4): 3.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Chad Green: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Nick Avila: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 0-4, 1 K
  • 3B Francisco Martinez: 2-4, R, 2B (8)
  • 1B Aaron Westlake: 0-4, 3 K
  • 2B Devon Travis: 1-4, 1 K
  • RF Steven Moya: 1-4, R, 1 K
  • CF Jeff McVaney: 2-2, BB, SB (12)
  • LF Jason Krizan: 0-4, 1 K
  • C Luis Alberto Sanz: 2-4
  • DH Tyler Hanover: 0-3, 2 RBI
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (48-51)

W, 2-0 vs. Peoria. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson started for West Michigan and pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings. Corey Knebel went on to pitch a perfect ninth to earn the save. Jake Stewart and Connor Harrell both hit solo home runs – accounting for West Michigan’s two runs.

  • RHP Jeff Thompson: 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • LHP Jordan John (W, 6-3): 3.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Corey Knebel: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • LF Danry Vasquez: 0-4
  • 1B Jeff Holm: 0-2, 2 BB
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-4, R, HR (1), RBI, 2 K
  • RF Jake Stewart: 1-4, R, HR (10), RBI
  • 3B Jason King: 1-4
  • DH Lance Durham: 1-4, 1 K
  • 2B Jared Reaves: 0-4, 1 K