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Minor League Recaps 7/5

West Michigan, Connecticut and the GCL Tigers all won during yesterday's action. Lakeland's contest was postponed due to rain. Connecticut's Austin Schotts drove in three runs. Second-round selection Kevin Ziomek and third-round selection Jeff Thompson both pitched for their respected affiliates.

Nick Castellanos had two hits and also drove in a run for Toledo.
Nick Castellanos had two hits and also drove in a run for Toledo.
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Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (36-54)

L, 4-2 vs. Indianapolis. The Mud Hens allowed two runs in the second inning and could never come back from the early deficit. Nick Castellanos had two knocks in the loss, including a third inning single that plated Kevin Russo. Shawn Hill (1-12) was tagged with the loss for Toledo.

  • RHP Jose Ortega: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
  • LF Nick Castellanos: 2-4, RBI
  • 1B Jordan Lennerton: 1-3, R, 2B (14), BB, 1 K
  • C Bryan Holaday: 2-4
  • 3B Mike Cervenak: 2-4, 2B (7), RBI
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (43-42)

L, 7-6 vs. Altoona. Erie posted three runs during the top of the eighth inning, but their rally fell one run short. Eugenio Suarez hit a home run for the SeaWolves and starter Victor Larez was credited with the loss.

  • RHP Melvin Mercedes: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
  • SS Eugenio Suarez: 1-5, R, HR (5), RBI
  • 2B Hernan Perez: 1-5, R
  • RF Tyler Collins: 1-3, R, 2B (18), 2 RBI, BB, 1 K
  • C Ramon Cabrera: 0-5, R, 1 K
  • CF Jamie Johnson: 0-4, BB, 2 K
  • LF Marcus Lemon: 1-3, 2 RBI
Low-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (40-46)

W, 7-2 vs. Great Lakes. The Whitecaps used two three-run innings to pull away from the Loons. Jason King and Zach Kirksey both hit home runs, while Danry Vasquez drove in two runs himself. Third-round selection Jeff Thompson pitched a scoreless sixth inning in the West Michigan victory.

  • RHP Charlie Gillies (W, 1-4): 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Jeff Thompson (H, 1): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Guido Knudson: 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Angel Nesbitt: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K
  • RHP Calvin Drummond: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • DH Danry Vasquez: 2-3, 2B (14), 2 RBI, 1 K
  • 1B Jeff Holm: 0-4, 1 K
  • CF Connor Harrell: 1-4, R, 1 K
  • 2B Harold Castro: 0-5, 2 K
  • 3B Jason King: 2-3, 2 R, HR (6), RBI, BB
  • RF Jake Stewart: 2-3, 2 R, 2B (6), BB, 1 K
  • LF Zach Kirksey: 1-3, 2 R, HR (5), 3 RBI, BB
Class-A Short-Season: Connecticut Tigers (6-12)

W, 7-1 vs. Vermont. Detroit’s second-round selection, Kevin Ziomek, started for the Tigers and pitched two innings of one-run ball. After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, Connecticut plated two runs during the second inning and never looked back. Austin Schotts had a big day for the Tigers, as the former third-round selection had two hits and drove in three runs.

  • LHP Kevin Ziomek: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Logan Ehlers (W, 1-0): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
  • LHP Ryan Beck (S, 1): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
  • RF Ben Verlander: 1-3, 2 R, BB
  • CF Austin Schotts: 2-3, R, 3B (1), 3 RBI, 1 K
  • LF Raphael Rhymes: 0-4, 1 K
  • SS Steve Negron: 0-2, RBI, BB, 1 K
  • 2B Dominic Ficociello: 0-4
  • 3B Brett Harrison: 2-4, R, 2 K
  • 1B Pat Leyland: 1-2, R, RBI, BB
Rookie: Gulf Coast League Tigers (6-2)

W, 5-4 vs. GCL Yankees1. The Tigers scored one run in the bottom of the eighth inning to knot the game at four apiece. Javier Bentancourt then hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Tigers a walk-off victory. Dixon Machado continued his rehab assignment and went 1-4.

  • RHP Emanuel Chavez: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K
  • LHP Joe Flattery: 2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
  • RHP Joe Jimenez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • RHP Will LaMarche (W, 1-0): 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
  • SS Dixon Machado: 1-4, 1 K
  • CF Samuel Crafort: 1-3, R, HR (3), 2 RBI, BB, 2 K
  • C Franklin Navarro: 1-3
  • 2B Jose Zambrano: 1-3, 2 R, 2B (2), BB, 1 K
  • 3B Javier Betancourt: 3-4, R, HR (1), RBI
  • RF Orvin Tovar: 0-1, R, BB, 1 K