Garcia Goes Deep in LFT Win (4/30 Recaps)

Avisail Garcia almost hit for the cycle.

Avisail Garcia is looking strong in Lakeland as the outfielder was a double away from hitting for the cycle on Tuesday, leading the Flying Tigers to another win over Charlotte. Toledo gave up five runs in the final three innings to fall to Norfolk. Erie lost a tie late to fall on Tuesday, while West Michigan struggled out of the gate against Beloit.

April 30th Games


AAA Toledo Mud Hens
7-20, 4th in West Division

Team R H E
Toledo 3 7 0
Norfolk 7 9 0

Toledo continued its struggles against Norfolk on Tuesday, giving up five runs in the final three innings to fall to the Tides 7-3. Starter Derek Hankins had a rough outing on the way to earning his first loss of the season, giving up five earned runs on six hits in six innings of work. Argenis Diaz had a solid night at the plate for the Mud Hens, driving in two runs on a 1-for-4 night offensively.

AA Erie Seawolves
12-11, 1st in Western Division

Team R H E
Erie 5 8 0
Binghamton 6 10 2

Erie gave up a run in the bottom of the eighth inning against Binghamton on Tuesday, breaking a 5-5 tie and eventually leading to a 6-5 loss for the SeaWolves. Matt Crouse took a no decision in his start, allowing two earned runs on three hits in 3 ? innings on the mound. Reliever Blaine Hardy earned his first loss of the season after giving up the go-ahead earned run in the bottom of the eighth. Tyler Collins brought some power to the Erie lineup, hitting a two-run home run on a 1-for-4 night at the plate.

High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
11-14, 4th in North Division

Team R H E
Lakeland 7 10 2
Charlotte 5 10 0

Lakeland needed extra innings to keep its hot streak alive against Charlotte on Tuesday but two runs in the top of the tenth inning secured the win for the Flying Tigers in a 7-5 final. Slade Smith earned a no decision in his start, giving up three earned runs on four hits in four innings on the mound. Melvin Mercedes improved his record to 1-0 in relief, surrendering no earned runs on two hits in two innings of work. Will Clinard earned his second save of the season in the win. Avisail Garcia had a big game for Lakeland in his rehab start, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a triple in the win. Garcia was a double away from hitting for the cycle. Jason King drove in two runs on a 1-for-4 night.

Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
10-13, 5th in Eastern Division

Team R H E
West Michigan 5 9 1
Beloit 9 12 2

Starting pitching struggled for West Michigan on Tuesday as Montreal Robertson could only last two innings on the way to 9-5 loss against Beloit. Robertson earned his third loss of the season after giving up five earned runs on five hits in two innings of work. Jeff Holm was effective from the plate, going 3-for-5 while driving in two runs in the loss.

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