Gorkys Leads Charge for 'Caps (7/31 Recaps)

Hernandez had a big night at the plate

Gorkys Hernandez was on his game on Tuesday, as he led the charge for the Whitecaps. Hernandez blasted a home run, ripped two doubles, and crossed the plate three times in the 'Caps win. Meanwhile, Toledo continues to extend its division lead despite losing players left and right.

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 8, RICHMOND 4
64-47, 1st in West division
Dennis Tankersley pitched five solid innings and Erick Almonte had four RBI for Toledo in an 8-4 win over Richmond Tuesday. For his eighth win of the season Tankersly allowed five hits, and two earned runs while striking out two. Eulugio De La Cruz allowed two runs across two innings but also struck out three batters and Fernando Rodney fanned one. Jeremy Johnson earned the save, his second of the season. Jack Hannahan had a home run, three RBI and two walks for the 'Hens who will face Charlotte Wednesday with their starter to be determined.
- Jon Gunnells, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves – NEW BRITAIN 6, ERIE 2
61-46, t-1st in Southern division
The Erie SeaWolves had a seven game win streak come to an end as they lost 6-2 to the New Britain Rock Cats. The 'Wolves received hits from every player in the lineup but they were only able to plate two runs. Will Rhymes had two of the 11 hits as he was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a walk. Jeff Larish also added two hits going 2-for-4. Wilkin Ramirez had a triple and a RBI and was 1-for-4. Matt Joyce had the other Erie RBI and was 1-for-4. Dallas Trahern is still stuck at 10 wins as he allowed nine hits and six runs (five earned) in six innings for the loss. Trahern fell to 10-6 on the season. The 'Wolves will next be in action on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Jair Jurrjens (5-5, 3.63 ERA) will start for Erie against Oswaldo Sosa (0-0, 5.40 ERA) of the Rock Cats.
- David Oleksy, Erie Correspondent

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – PPD: RAIN
15-21, 6th in West division
Tuesday night's double header with Clearwater has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date has yet to be announced. The two teams will play again on Thursday, this time in Clearwater with a scheduled start of 1:30 PM.
- Kyle Yerkes, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps – W. MICH. 7, PEORIA 3
24-13, 1st in Eastern division

The Whitecaps put runs on the board in the first four innings of Tuesday's game against Peoria as they defeated the Chiefs 7-3. Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles, scoring three runs. Not to be outdone, James Skelton followed Gorkys' fourth inning blast with a home run of his own, and also drove Hernadez home in the first on a single. Brandon Timm didn't go yard, but did everything else as he went 3-for-4 with a single, double and triple, falling a home run short of hitting for the cycle with an RBI and run scored. Matt O'Brien went 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (2 ER) on six hits and a walk with two strike outs for the win. Casey Fien pitched 1 1/3 innings of perfect relief, striking out two. Jeff Gerbe is scheduled to make his first start off of the disabled list Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
- Mike Itchue, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers – STATEN ISLD. 4, ONEONTA 2
23-18, 3rd in Stedler division

For the second straight day the Oneonta Tigers fell to the Staten Island Yankees, this time by the score of 4-2. In the top of the fourth the Tigers went ahead 1-0 on a RBI single by Jorge Patino, but the Yankees answered back scoring once in the bottom of the fourth and then twice again in the fifth inning off starter Guillermo Moscoso (4-1, 2.18). Staten Island added an insurance run in the seventh to make the score 4-1. Chris Carlson hit a home run to center to lead of the ninth inning, but the next three Tiger batters went down in order to drop to 23-18 on the season. Carlson finished the game 3-4, while Justin Henry added two hits to lead the Tiger offense. The Tigers look to avoid a Stanton Island sweep tonight at 7:10 p.m.
- Cash Kruth, Staff Writer

R GCL Tigers – BRAVES 6, TIGERS 3
17-19, 4th in North division

The GCL Tigers had yet another game end early due to rain, and yet another game in which they were trailing when the game was called. This time around, the Braves scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh (the final inning) to come from behind and take a 6-3 victory. Luke Putkonen made his debut for the GCL Tigers, giving up two runs in 2/3 of an inning, but he would take a no decision. Santo Mieses would take the loss in relief, allowing three unearned runs to cross the plate. Carlos Ramirez was responsible for bringing home all three Tiger runs, via a three run bomb. Orlando Rodriguez also chipped in with a pair of hits. The two teams square off again on Wednesday at noon.

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