May 16th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
22-18, 2nd in West Division
A three-run sixth inning did in the Mud Hens. Andrew Oliver went 5 1/3 innings, the first five of which were scoreless. But Oliver walked and hit the first two batters of the inning and was pulled after a strikeout. The two runners came around to score against Jose Ortega, who also allowed an unearned run. Oliver allowed just three hits and struck out nine, but he walked four batters. Matt Young went 2-for-4 with the lone run scored for Toledo. Justin Henry went 1-for-2 with two walks.
AA Erie Seawolves
20-18, 3rd in Eastern Division
Jared Wesson gave up three hits over seven scoreless innings in a gem of a start. Wesson walked one and struck out seven. Rawley Bishop and Jordan Lennerton each hit solo home runs to give Erie just enough offense for the win. Bishop went 2-for-3, while Lennerton went 1-for-3. Michael Morrison pitched the final two innings for the save, but it wasn't easy. He gave up a run in the ninth and the game-tying run was at third base, before a groundout ended the game.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
21-16, 2nd in North Division
The Flying Tigers scored three runs in the top of the ninth to rally for a comeback win. After Wade Gaynor scored on a fielding error, Nick Castellanos doubled home a run with two runners on and one out. A sacrifice fly from Avisail Garcia hit a sac fly to drive in the winning run. Lakeland trailed 5-0 after four innings, but scored in the final four innings to complete the comeback. Shawn Teufel gave up five earned runs over six innings in the start. Tyler White pitched the final three innings and picked up the win. Gaynor went 3-for-4 with two triples, an RBI and two runs scored. Castellanos went 2-for-5 with the RBI double.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
18-22, 7th in Eastern Division
Michael Torrealba gave up a two-out double as the Whitecaps fell in 16 innings — the longest game in franchise history. Brennan Smith got the start and gave up two earned runs over five innings, striking out seven. West Michigan led 4-2 at the seventh-inning stretch, but gave up three runs in the bottom frame. Steven Moya hit an RBI-single to tie the game in the top of the ninth. Moya went 3-for-8. Aaron Westlake went 1-for-6 with two walks and a solo home run. Brandon Loy went 3-for-7 with two RBIs and a run scored.
1-2, 3rd in Eastern Division
Jose Fuentes gave up three runs (two earned) in one-plus innings and picked up the loss. Orvin Tovar went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored to lead the Tigers at the plate. Franklin Navarro went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Reinaldo Robies gave up two runs (one earned) in two innings of relief.
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