June 29th Games
AAA Toledo Mud Hens
34-50, 4th in West Division
Toledo overcame a one-run deficit with five runs in the seventh inning of Saturday's series opener against Lehigh Valley as the Mud Hens topped the IronPigs 10-6. Starting pitcher Ramon Garcia earned a no decision after allowing five earned runs on 12 hits over 4 ? innings. Blaine Hardy earned his first win of the season in relief. Danny Dorn had a flawless night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with three runs driven in while hitting his fifteenth home run of the season. Alex Avila also drove in a run and scored two runs in the win.
AA Erie Seawolves
41-38, 2nd in Western Division
Erie broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against Richmond as the SeaWolves topped the Flying Squirrels 5-2. Patrick Cooper earned a no decision in his start, allowing one earned run on five hits over four innings. David Kopp earned his first win of the season in relief, improving his record to 1-2 on the year. Melvin Mercedes earned his first save since being promoted from Lakeland. Hernan Perez once again gave Erie a boost at the plate, going 1-for-4 while driving in two runs in the win.
High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers
33-44, 5th in North Division
Lakeland held a 3-3 tie through 9 innings of Saturday's game against Brevard County, scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the eleventh inning as the Flying Tigers topped the Manatees 5-4. Jeff Ferrell earned a no decision in the start, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over 7 ? innings. Jose Valdez earned his first win of the season pitching in relief. Steven Moya led the way out of the gate for the Flying Tigers, hitting a two-run home run in the first inning on a 2-for-5 night at the plate.
Low-A West Michigan Whitecaps
38-42, 5th in Eastern Division
West Michigan gave up two runs in Saturday's series opener against Bowling Green and could not recover as the Whitecaps fell to the Hot Rods 3-1. Starting pitcher Chad Smith fell to 3-4 on the season with the loss, allowing two earned runs on five hits over four innings. David Gonzalez drove in the lone run for the ‘Caps, going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
A Short-Season Connecticut
4-7, 4th in Stedler Division
Connecticut scored five runs in the final three innings of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Tri-City as the Tigers topped the ValleyCats 5-1. Starting pitcher Alex Phillips earned his first win of the season after allowing one earned run on five hits over five innings. Brett Harrison gave the Tigers some much-needed offense late, going 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the win.
A Short-Season Connecticut
4-8, 4th in Stedler Division
Connecticut could get little going offensively in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Tri-City as the Tigers were shut out by the ValleyCats 4-0. Starting pitcher Kevin Ziomek earned a no decision after shutting out Tri-City over two innings. Julio Felix earned his first loss of the season in relief. Dominic Ficociello was the only Connecticut player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 in the loss.
R DSL Tigers
15-7, 1st in Dominican Summer League San Pedro de Macoris
The DSL Tigers did not play.
R GCL Tigers
3-2, 2nd in Gulf Coast League
Saturday's game against the Phillies was postponed due to rain.
R VSL Tigers
17-22, 4th in Venezuelan Summer League
The VSL Tigers broke a 1-1 tie by scoring the game-winning run in Saturday's game against the Rays, winning in a 2-1 final. Starting pitcher Anthony Castro earned a no decision after shutting out the Rays over five innings. Johan Belisario improved his record to 5-1 after earning the win in relief. Arvicent Perez drove in both runs for the Tigers on a night in which he also hit a triple.
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