MiLB Recaps: CT-Tigers Earn Shutout Win

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and the daily blog recapping the previous day's action. Featured performance: While Connecticut split its doubleheader, the victory was an impressive 2-0 shutout win.

July 5th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - Indianapolis 10, Toledo 4
35-52, 4th in West Division

The Mud Hens fell to Indianapolis 10-4 on Tuesday as L.J. Gagnier was roughed up as the starter. He gave up all ten runs (nine earned) in 4 2/3 innings, falling to 1-3. Enrique Gonzalez and Matt Hoffman combined to toss 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, but there would be no comebacks on this night. At the plate, Carlos Guillen belted a solo home run, while Ben Guez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

AA Erie Seawolves - Harrisburg 7, Erie 3
42-42, 4th in Western Division

Erie fell again to Harrisburg, losing 7-3 on Tuesday. Jacob Turner got roughed in arguably his worst outing of the season, giving up seven runs in seven innings of work, allowing nine hits and walking four while striking out two. Austin Wood tossed a scoreless inning of relief to wrap things up. Rawley Bishop went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI, while Brandon Douglas went 3-for-4 including a double and scored a run.

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – Dunedin 4, Lakeland 2
4-7, 6th in North Division

Lakeland dropped their game with Dunedin 4-2, with workhorse Trevor Feeney taking the loss. Feeney allowed three runs in seven innings of work, giving up just four hits and one walk with four strikeouts. Michael Morrison tossed a scoreless inning of relief, but Kenny Faulk gave up an insurance run in the ninth to give Dunedin a two run cushion. It wasn't needed though as after Lakeland got their second run in the sixth inning, they were never able to get another man on base. Tony Plagman drove in both the club's runs, the first via a solo home run in the first inning and the second via an RBI single.

A West Michigan Whitecaps - Fort Wayne 5, West Michigan 4
7-5, 2nd in Eastern division

Just like on Monday, the Whitecaps put up four runs on Tuesday, only this time around they yielded five runs instead of three to fall 5-4. Josue Carreno got the start and took the loss, giving up all five runs (four earned) in four innings of work. He allowed seven hits and four walks and struck out four. Michael Torrealba tossed four shutout innings in relief with six strikeouts, but the 'Caps couldn't quite come all the way back, stranding the tying run on third base in both the eighth and ninth innings. Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and James Robbins also added a double and a run driven in.

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - GM1: Lowell 11, Connecticut 7
GM2: Connecticut 2, Lowell 0

8-9, 3rd in Stedler Division

Connecticut split their doubleheader with Lowell on Tuesday, falling in the first game 11-7 but taking a 2-0 shutout win in the second. In the first game, Wilsen Palacios got roughed up, giving up eight runs on 12 hits in three innings of work. Rayni Guichardo then allowed three more runs in just one inning, while Pedro Perez tossed two shutout innings, but the damage had already been done. Dean Green did go 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for the club, while Les Smith added a two run homer. Jason King also went 3-for-4 and fell a home run shy of the cycle. In the second game though, a trio of pitchers combined to complete the shutout. Clemente Mendoza tossed four shutout innings to start, with Melvin Mercedes not allowing a hit in two innings with three strikeouts to get the win. Daniel Bennett pitched a perfect seventh to earn his third save. Green had a double and an RBI for the team, while Jeff Holm added two hits and an RBI.

R GCL Tigers - Pirates 12, Tigers 4
5-9, 5th in North Division

The GCL Tigers fell again to the GCL Pirates 12-4. Edgar De La Rosa got the start and took the loss, giving up six runs (just three earned though) on ten hits in four innings of work. Scott Matyas allowed three more runs in 1 1/3 innings, while Bill Castillo allowed two more as well while recording just two outs. Emmanuel Del Orbe tossed the final three innings, allowing one run with four strikeouts. Gabriel Purroy ripped a solo home run and drove in two total, while Edgar Corcino also added a solo home run.

R DSL Tigers - Postponed: Rain
9-19, 4th in DSL SPM Division

R VSL Tigers - Tigers 3, Phillies 2 (14)
15-27, 6th in VSL

The VSL Tigers beat the VSL Phillies 3-2 in 14 innings on Tuesday. Daniel Hernandez got the start and a no decision, giving up a run in five innings of work with a walk and five strikeouts. Jose Tablante tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, but Johan Belisario allowed a run to blow the lead and force extra innings. Jairo Sanchez eventually came on in relief, tossed three shutout innings and was the pitcher on record when Jose Soledad scored the winning run on a throwing error. Jesus Alvarado went 4-for-6 with a double and an RBI and a run scored.

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