May 16th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
14-28, 4th in West Division
After the offense had to carry the load a night ago, Toledo relied on starting pitching on Thursday to top Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Mud Hens topped the RailRiders 4-1. Starting pitching Derek Hankins earned his first win of the season, giving up one earned run on six hits in 6 ? innings. Bruce Rondon earned his eighth save of the season in the win. Jordan Lennerton drove in two runs for Toledo on a 2-for-4 night while Ramon Cabrera also drove in a run in the win.
AA Erie Seawolves
24-13, 1st in Western Division
Erie did not play on Thursday.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
15-23, 6th in North Division
Lakeland jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of Thursday's game against Palm Beach before giving up four unanswered runs, falling to the Cardinals 4-0. Starting pitcher Kyle Ryan earned his fourth loss of the season, giving up four earned runs on six hits in seven innings on the mound. Jeff McVaney notched the lone RBI for Lakeland on a 1-for-4 night at the plate.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
17-20, 4th in Eastern Division
A five-run second inning made the difference for West Michigan on Thursday as the Whitecaps topped Dayton 6-4. Edgar De La Rosa improved his record to 2-0 with the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits in six innings of work. Jose Valdez earned his seventh save of the season. Lance Durham brought the power to the lineup for West Michigan, notching a solo home run on a 2-for-4 night at the plate. Devon Travis drove in two runs and hit a double on a 1-for-4 night.
R VSL Tigers
2-2, 3rd in Venezuelan Summer League
The Tigers jumped out to a 3-1 lead and never looked back despite being in an offensive shootout, topping the Cubs 15-10 on Thursday. Luis Cedeno earned a no decision in his start, allowing two earned runs on three hits in 3 ? innings on the mound. Reliever Esmeiro Del Valle earned the win, while Johan Belisario earned his first save of the season. Jose Ovalles fell a home run short of the cycle, going 3-for-4 while driving in four runs in the win.
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