MiLB Recap Blog: Iorg Powers Erie to Victory
Iorg ripped a triple and a homer
Iorg ripped a triple and a homer
Executive Editor
Posted Aug 3, 2009
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August 2nd Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 6, BUFFALO 1
52-57, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ERIE 3, READING 1
58-49, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – ST. LUCIE 12, LAKELAND 11
17-18, 5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 10, CEDAR RAPIDS 4
22-14, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - GM1: TRI-CITY 7, ONEONTA 6
GM2: SSPND: FOG

25-16, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL BLUE JAYS 4, GCL TIGERS 2
17-18, 3rd in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL DIAMONDBACKS 7, DSL TIGERS 4
25-28, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL METS 2, VSL TIGERS 0
22-42, 7th in VSL

There were no ninth inning dramatics on Sunday in Toledo, just a good old fashioned baseball game that Toledo won 6-1 with good pitching and solid hitting. Chris Lambert was excellent as the starter, giving up a run on seven hits in 8 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out nine as he fell just one out short of the complete game. Mike Hessman belted a solo homer, while Don Kelly added a two run shot for the club. Scott Sizemore also had two hits and two runs scored.

Erie finally snapped its losing skid with a 3-1 win over Reading. Pat Stanley gave the team seven solid innings as he improved to 5-4, giving up a run on six hits. Brendan Wise tossed two shutout innings of relief to pick up the save. Cale Iorg was the star of the day at the plate, as he drove in all three 'Wolves' runs. Iorg ripped a two run homer in the fifth, while he hit an RBI triple that scored Andy Dirks in the first inning.

The Flying Tigers made a monster comeback attempt, coming all the way back from an 11-3 deficit in the ninth inning, only to give up a run in the bottom half to fall 12-11. Mark Sorensen made his first start with the Flying Tigers, and got roughed up, giving up six runs (five earned) in 3 1/3 innings. Trevor Feeney took the loss for allowing the winning run on base, though Nolan Cain was the one that allowed the run to score. Justin Henry had a monster game at the plate, going 5-for-6 with two runs scored and four RBI. Chris White also had two hits and three RBI for the club, with Devin Thomas also driving in a pair.

The Whitecaps cruised to a 10-4 victory on Sunday, holding Cedar Rapids off the scoreboard for eight innings until a late rally broke up the shutout bid. Adam Wilk picked up his first win, giving up two hits while striking out seven in six innings of work. Rob Waite pitched the final three innings for the save. Ben Guez had a perfect 5-for-5 day at the plate, with a home run and four RBI, falling a triple short of the cycle. Mike Gosse also drove in a pair of runs for the club.

It was an interesting day in Oneonta, as the O-Tigers were able to complete an earlier started game with Tri-City, but couldn't complete the regularly scheduled game because of foggy conditions on the field. In the completed game, Oneonta fell 7-6. Wade Kapteyn took the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the ninth after Oneonta tied it in the bottom of the eighth. Jeff Gerbe originally got the start, giving up three runs in four innings. Jamie Johnson and Jimmy Gulliver each recorded a pair of RBI in the losing effort.

Posted by: Wez, 8/3


August 1st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 11, BUFFALO 10
51-57, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - READING 7, ERIE 6
57-49, 4th in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – ST. LUCIE 5, LAKELAND 1
17-17, 5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 3, CEDAR RAPIDS 2
21-14, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - GM1: ONEONTA 5, TRI-CITY 2
GM2: ONEONTA 8, TRI-CITY 1

25-15, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL BLUE JAYS 4, GCL TIGERS 2
17-18, 3rd in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL DIAMONDBACKS 7, DSL TIGERS 4
25-28, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL METS 2, VSL TIGERS 0
22-42, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens picked up a walk-off 11-10 victory over Buffalo on Saturday, with Scott Sizemore starring. Sizemore ripped his first home run in the eighth to get the Mud Hens to within one run, and after Toledo took the lead but gave up a pair of runs in the top half of the ninth, Sizemore struck again with a solo walk-off blast in the bottom of the ninth. Jeff Larish, Brent Clevlen and Max St-Pierre also had homers, while Brent Dlugach ripped a three run triple. Josh Rainwater earned a blown save and the win in relief. Brooks Brown gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings as the starter.

The SeaWolves fell to fourth place with a 7-6 loss to Reading. Jon Kibler got the start and a no decision, allowing six runs in six innings. Kris Regas took the loss for allowing one run in three innings of relief. Brennan Boesch belted a pair of home runs, while Casper Wells also added a homer. Deik Scram ripped two doubles as well.

The Flying Tigers fell to St. Lucie 5-1 on Saturday. L.J. Gagnier took the loss, giving up five runs in five innings. The offense could manage just four hits with Adrian Casanova with two of those - he also drove in the team's lone run.

West Michigan squeaked out a 3-2 win over Cedar Rapids, coming from behind from a 2-0 deficit. Brandon Hamilton got a no decision as the starter, giving up two runs on three hits in five innings of work. Victor Larez got the win in relief for tossing three shutout innings, with Tyler Stohr earning his 16th save. Billy Nowlin belted a two run homer, while Angel Flores drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh.

Oneonta picked up a pair of wins in their doubleheader with Tri-City on Saturday, winning 5-2 and 8-1. Luis Angel Sanz started but got a no decision, giving up a run in seven innings. Kenny Faulk earned the win for his two innings of relief work as the O-Tigers needed extra innings before they took the lead. Michael Rockett belted a solo homer, while Luis Palacios added a two run shot. The second game wasn't close with a great start from Mike LaLuna, who tossed five shutout innings, allowing just two hits. Rockett was 4-for-4 with three runs, while Eric Roof belted a grand slam to help the team to victory.

The GCL Tigers fell to the GCL Blue Jays 4-2. Rayni Guichardo took the loss, giving up three runs in seven innings of work, while Richard Zumaya got a blown save, allowing the inherited go-ahead run to score. Jordan Cruz ripped a two run homer in the losing effort.

The DSL Tigers fell to the DSL Diamondbacks 7-4. Yadiel Polanco got a no decision as the starter, tossing five innings while allowing two runs. Gregory Morillo took the loss, allowing two runs in relief without recording an out. Juaner Aguasvivas and Stephen Moya each belted solo home runs for the team.

The VSL Tigers got shut out at the hands of the VSL Mets 2-0. Wilfredo Ramirez took the loss but pitched well, giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings with ten strikeouts. The team scattered six hits, including two from Oscar Gomez, but could never get a run across the plate.

Posted by: Wez, 8/2


July 31st Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 8, LOUISVILLE 6 (6)
50-57, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - READING 6, ERIE 4 (10)
57-48, t-3rd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, ST. LUCIE 3
17-16, 4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - CEDAR RAPIDS 5, WEST MICHIGAN 3
20-14, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - PPD: RAIN
23-15, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 2, GCL YANKEES 1
17-17, 3rd in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 17, DSL PADRES 8
25-27, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 3, VSL PIRATES 0
22-41, 7th in VSL

Toledo wrapped up its road trip with an 8-6 win over Louisville on Friday evening. Nate Bump earned the win as he improved to 4-0, giving up four runs in five innings of work. Zach Simons and Freddy Dolsi each allowed a run in relief, while Clay Rapada came on and got the final out to earn his fourth save. Jeff Frazier belted a three run homer, while Wilkin Ramirez ripped a pair of doubles and scored twice. Jeff Larish also had two hits and two RBI, and Brent Dlugach had two hits and an RBI.

The SeaWolves losing skid continued on Friday as they lost their fifth straight, falling to Reading back at home 6-4. The 'Wolves put up a four spot early and attempted to hang on, but gave up the tying run in the top half of the ninth, and then two go-ahead runs in the tenth. All three late runs came off of Brett Jensen, who earned both the blown save and the loss. Ramon Garcia started, giving up three runs in 5 1/3 innings, while Robbie Weinhardt picked up a hold for his 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief. Danny Worth and Cale Iorg supplied all the run production from the top of the order, with Worth ripping a triple and driving in two, and Iorg with two hits and an RBI.

In a game marked by rough defense by both teams (seven total errors), Lakeland pulled out a 5-3 win over St. Lucie. Ryan Ketchner got the start, giving up two runs in four innings of work, but Matt Hoffman got the win in his first relief appearance for the Flying Tigers, giving up one unearned run in four innings. Brett Jacobson threw a perfect ninth for his fourth save. Devin Thomas ripped a two run homer for the club at the plate, while Joe Tucker added two hits and two RBI.

Despite having the ace on the mound, Casey Crosby couldn't help the Whitecaps get a win as they fell 5-3. Through four innings, Crosby was outstanding, allowing just three hits and no runs, but a pair of errors in the top half of the fifth opened up the floodgates and four unearned runs were charged to Crosby, who also struck out six and walked none. Anthony Shawler was responsible for the final run (also unearned) in the 2 1/3 innings of relief work he pitched. Gustavo Nunez, Billy Nowlin and Avisail Garcia all each drove in a run for the club.

The GCL Tigers took an early 2-0 lead, gave up a run in the bottom half of the inning, and then held stable for the final six innings as the club picked up a 2-1 win over the GCL Yankees. Giovany Soto got the win, his first, giving up an unearned run on two hits in six innings of work. Drew Graham tossed two scoreless innings of relief, and Melvin Mercedes pitched the ninth for his 11th save. Jordan Cruz and Francisco Martinez ripped back to back RBI doubles to provide the run support for the club - Cruz's double also scored Eddie Rush who had doubled to lead off the inning.

The story of the day however goes to the DSL Tigers, who put up 17 runs as they cruised to a 17-8 victory over the DSL Padres. The DSL Tigers scored 16 of their runs in the first four innings, scoring at least two runs in each inning as they piled on. Stephen Moya, Raynolds Guzman and Samir Rijo each drove in three runs. Samuel Ortiz and Juaner Aguasvivas also drove in two runs apiece. What's possibly most amazing about the DSL Tigers' day though was that the team managed just six total hits, and only one for extra bases. The team earned an impressive 13 walks in the route. Emmanuel Del Orbe gave up four runs in four innings as the starter, with Alvin Avosta getting the win in relief.

The VSL Tigers picked up a win on Friday with a strong pitching performance from Josue Carreno as the VSL Tigers triumphed 3-0. Carreno gave up just two hits in six innings of work, with five strikeouts. Leonel Vasquez pitched the final three innings to pick up the save. Alexander Moreno had two hits and two RBI for the team, with Jose Soledad driving in the other run.

Posted by: Wez, 8/1


July 30th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – TOLEDO 5, LOUISVILLE 1 (6)
49-57, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 13, ERIE 4
57-47, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 8, ST. LUCIE 5
15-16, t-5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 3, BURLINGTON 2
20-13, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - GM1: ONEONTA 3, VERMONT 1
GM2: VERMONT 2, ONEONTA 1

23-15, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GM1: GCL TIGERS 6, GCL YANKEES 3
GM2: GCL YANKEES 6, GCL TIGERS 1

16-17, 3rd in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 8, DSL INDIANS 0
24-27, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL MARINERS 3, VSL TIGERS 2
21-41, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens picked up a rain-shortened win on Thursday, 5-1. Ruddy Lugo tossed all 5 1/3 innings, giving up the one run as Lugo earned his ninth win of the year. Wilkin Ramirez belted a two run homer as he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Mike Hessman and Will Rhymes each had two hits and scored a run.

Thad Weber had a real rough start as the SeaWolves continued their struggles against Akron, falling 13-4. Weber gave up six runs on six hits in just 2/3 of an inning before exiting. Jared Gayhart slowed the bleeding, but still gave up three more runs in three innings. Brendan Wise did have a solid outing, giving up a run on two hits in 3 1/3 innings. Brennan Boesch drove in a pair of runs in the losing effort.

Jordan Newton ripped a pair of home runs as the Flying Tigers picked up an 8-5 win over St. Lucie. Andrew Hess got the win, giving up two runs on seven hits in seven innings of work. Brett Jacobson meanwhile got the final two outs to pick up his third save. Beyond Newton, who totaled four RBI, Joe Tucker had three hits and Devin Thomas drove in two more runs.

A three-run sixth inning gave the Whitecaps a slim 3-2 lead, which they held onto for the final three innings to pick up the win. Brayan Villarreal got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits in six innings of work. Villarreal also struck out seven. Tyler Stohr pitched the ninth for his 15th save. The team managed just four hits, including a big two-run, two-out single from Avisail Garcia, who drove in the tying and go-ahead runs.

The O-Tigers split their doubleheader on Thursday with Vermont after being rained out on Wednesday. They won the first game 3-1, with Michael Morrison picking up the win in relief for tossing three shutout innings. Gary Perinar got the start, giving up a run in three innings, while Kenny Faulk got the save for pitching a scoreless seventh. John Murrian ripped a solo home run, and Wade Gaynor also drove one in. The O-Tigers fell 2-1, with Gabe Kapteyn taking the loss for giving up the go-ahead run in the seventh. Kevan Hess got the start, giving up a run on three hits in four innings. Carmelo Jaime scored the team's only run as a pinch runner.

The GCL Tigers split their doubleheader with the GCL Yankees on Thursday, and in turn got third place in the division all to themselves. Jose Siso got the win in the 6-3 win in the first game, giving up a run on three hits in five innings with seven strikeouts. Hernan Perez belted a solo home run as part of his two RBI total, while Edwin Gomez also added two hits, including a double, and an RBI. The GCL Yankees got them back though in the second game with a 6-1 win. Zach Samuels took the loss, giving up all six runs in 5 2/3 innings. The offense meanwhile managed just two hits, with the lone run coming via a solo home run from Elvin Soto.

The DSL Tigers cruised to an 8-0 win over the DSL Indians on Thursday. Emmanuel Del Orbe got the win, tossing five shutout innings with seven strikeouts. Santo Heredia and Raynolds Guzman each drove in a pair of runs, while Samir Rijo added two hits and two runs runs and Samuel Ortiz added two hits including a triple, a run and an RBI.

And finally, the VSL Tigers dropped a 3-2 game to the VSL Mariners. Jose Tablante took the loss but pitched well, giving up a run on five hits. Endrys Briceno allowed the other two runs to score in his three innings of relief. Alexander Moreno provided all the run support for the club, with two hits and two RBI.

Posted by: Wez, 7/31


July 29th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 7, TOLEDO 3
48-57, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 5, ERIE 1
57-46, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CCLD: RAIN
15-16, t-5th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - BURLINGTON 3, WEST MICHIGAN 1
19-13, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - PPD: RAIN
22-14, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 12, GCL BRAVES 10
15-16, t-3rd in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TIGERS 7, DSL PADRES 4
23-27, 7th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 4, VSL PHILLIES 1
21-40, 7th in VSL

Last week, the Tigers pulled up Eddie Bonine for a single start with a doubleheader on Friday, and Bonine didn't disappoint, turning in a quality start - unfortunately he couldn't quite duplicate that on Wednesday in Toledo's 7-3 loss to Louisville. Bonine took the loss, giving up five runs in six innings. Mike Hessman belted a two run homer, while Jeff Larish and Scott Sizemore each added two hits and a run scored.

The SeaWolves fell again to Akron 5-1 on Wednesday. Jonah Nickerson struggled on the mound, giving up five runs in 6 2/3 innings as a four-run third inning gave the Aeros an early cushion. Alex Avila drove in Andy Dirks for the team's only run.

The Whitecaps suffered a 3-1 defeat to Burlington on Wednesday night. After failing to make it to the fourth inning in his last two starts, Luke Putkonen seemed to get back on track, giving up a run on four hits in six innings of work. He exited with the game a tie, and Victor Larez allowed the go-ahead run in the seventh and would be credited with the loss. Gustavo Nunez had a pair of hits from the top of the order, while Jordan Lennerton drove in the team's only run. The 'Caps weren't completely shut down, but went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

The GCL Tigers won a shootout with the GCL Braves on Wednesday with the help of a five-run ninth inning as they won 12-10. Ramon Lebron struggled as the starter, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits in 2 2/3 innings before exiting. Michael Manus ended up earning the win for tossing two innings of perfect relief, with Melvin Mercedes pitching the bottom half of the ninth for his ninth save. Elvin Soto had a monster game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four runs scored, a home run and four RBI. Jordan Cruz also added a two run homer. Luis Castillo and Hernan Perez also each drove in two runs.

The DSL Tigers picked up a 7-4 win over the DSL Padres. Ariel Medina got the win, giving up three runs in five innings of work. Medina earned just his second win of the year even though his ERA is a sparkling 1.85. Raul Leiva had two hits, two runs and an RBI for the team, while Stephen Moya drove in a pair of runs. Santo Heredia and Javier Azcona also each had two hits, a run and an RBI.

The VSL Tigers scored early on the VSL Phillies and hung on for a 4-1 win. Fernando Celis got the win in a strong start, giving up a run on three hits in six innings of work. Yonny Mosquera pitched the ninth to earn his second save. Alexander Moreno and Jose Soledad each drove in a run for the club.

Posted by: Wez, 7/30


July 28th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – LOUISVILLE 6, TOLEDO 5
48-56, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 7, ERIE 4
57-45, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – LAKELAND 5, PALM BEACH 1
15-16, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - WEST MICHIGAN 7, BURLINGTON 2
19-12, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 9, VERMONT 5
22-14, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 7, GCL BRAVES 3
14-16, t-3rd in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL TWINS 3, DSL TIGERS 2
22-27, t-8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL TIGERS 9, VSL CARDINALS 3
20-40, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens suffered another one-run defeat on Tuesday, falling to Louisville 6-5. Chris Lambert turned in a strong start, giving up two runs in five innings, and Scot Drucker tossed three no-hit innings of relief, but Josh Rainwater would allow four unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss, with Matt Rusch taking the blown save by allowing the game-winning hit. Scott Sizemore went 3-for-6 with a double, while Mike Hessman had a homer and two RBI.

The SeaWolves road woes continued as they lost to Akron 7-4. Pat Stanley took the loss, giving up five runs in six innings of work. The normally invincible Robbie Weinhardt couldn't even escape unscathed, giving up two runs in two innings of relief work. Casper Wells and Alex Avila each belted solo homers for the club, with Brennan Boesch also driving in a run.

The Flying Tigers got an outstanding start from Charlie Furbush as they cruised to a 5-1 win. Furbush gave up just one hit and no runs in six innings of work, striking out ten while not allowing a walk. Furbush was sporting a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings, before allowing a soft single to left. Devin Thomas had two hits and three RBI, while Justin Henry scored a pair of runs for the team.

Mark Sorensen went the distance for the 'Caps as they topped Burlington 7-2. Sorensen pitched all nine innings, giving up two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts. Billy Nowlin belted a two run homer for the club, while Jordan Lennerton had three hits and two RBI, and Brandon Douglas chipped in with two hits, two runs scored and a run driven in.

Oneonta has quickly rebuilt its first place cushion, helping it again on Tuesday with a 9-5 win over Vermont. Adam Wilk got a no decision as the starter, giving up five runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings. Jose Ortega got the win in relief, pitching 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball. John Murrian continued his recent tear, blasting a grand slam for the club. Jamie Johnson and Michael Rockett each had two hits and two runs scored from the top of the order, with Luis Palacios also adding two hits and an RBI.

The GCL Tigers picked up their fourth straight win on Tuesday with a 7-3 win over the GCL Braves. Jose Diaz got a no decision as the starter, giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings. Richard Zumaya got the win in relief, his first of the year, tossing 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Francisco Martinez ripped a three run homer for the team, while Eddie Rush added two hits, two runs and an RBI.

Despite out-hitting the DSL Twins 12-4, the DSL Tigers fell short in runs, losing 3-2. Darlin Duran took the loss but pitched well, giving up a run in six innings of work. Samuel Ortiz went 4-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for the team, with Stephen Moya added three hits and a run.

The VSL Tigers hammered the VSL Cardinals on Tuesday, 9-3. Gino Aguirre got the win, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings of work. Three relievers then combined to give up just two hits and a run in the final four innings to cruise to victory. Gabriel Purroy ripped a two run homer, and Jesus Alvarado added two more RBI for the team. Aldo Navia also had two hits and two runs scored.

Posted by: Wez, 7/29


July 27th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – SCRANTON/WB 4, TOLEDO 0
48-55, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - AKRON 9, ERIE 0
57-44, 2nd in Southern Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – GM1: PALM BEACH 5, LAKELAND 1
GM2: LAKELAND 3, PALM BEACH 1

14-16, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - CLINTON 3, WEST MICHIGAN 2
18-12, 2nd in Eastern Division

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - ONEONTA 5, VERMONT 4
21-14, 1st in Stedler Division

Rookie GCL Tigers - GCL TIGERS 1, GCL PHILLIES 0 (10)
13-16, t-4th in North Division

Rookie DSL Tigers - DSL ROCKIES 3, DSL TIGERS 1
22-25, t-8th in DSL B.C. B.C.

Rookie VSL Tigers - VSL RAYS 3, VSL TIGERS 1
19-40, 7th in VSL

The Mud Hens got shut out by Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Monday afternoon, falling 4-0. Brooks Brown turned in a quality start, but obviously got no support from the offense as he suffered yet another loss for the Hens. Brown gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. Three relievers each pitched a scoreless inning of relief, but the offense never got going. Wilkin Ramirez had two hits in the loss.

Jon Kibler got hammered and the 'Wolves didn't provide any run support either as Erie fell 9-0. Kibler fell to 6-6, giving up seven runs on ten hits in six innings of work. Brendan Wise also gave up two more runs in two innings of relief. Casper Wells ripped a double and a triple for the club, but the rest of the team managed just three hits.

The Flying Tigers split their doubleheader with Palm Beach on Monday, falling in the first game 5-1 but taking the second 3-1. In the first game, Mauricio Robles had a bit of a rough start, giving up five runs on six hits in five innings of work. He did strike out seven though. The Flying Tigers managed just three hits though, with the lone run coming via a solo shot from Jordan Newton. Luaren Gagnier picked up the win in the second game, giving up a run on three hits in five innings, he also walked five and struck out five. Brett Jacobson pitched a perfect seventh for the save. Audy Ciriaco had a double and an RBI for the club, with Josh Workman and Devin Thomas also driving in a run each.

The Whitecaps suffered a one-run defeat to Clinton, falling 3-2. West Michigan knotted the game up at two in the top half of the sixth, which is how the score would remain until the bottom of the eighth, when the Lumberjacks got a run off of Tyler Conn to take the lead. Brandon Hamilton turned in another solid start, giving up two runs on five hits in five innings of work. He also walked three and struck out three. Brandon Douglas had a hit and an RBI in the losing effort.

Breaking the trend, Oneonta picked up a one-run win on Monday, topping Vermont 5-4. Clemente Mendoza got the start and a no decision, giving up four runs in five innings. Kevan Hess got the win in relief for tossing two shutout innings. Kenny Faulk also got the final two outs for his seventh save. John Murrian led the way at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles and a solo home run, totaling three RBI. Carmelo Jaime also had a hit and a pair of runs driven in.

For the GCL Tigers and GCL Phillies, it was nine innings of of scoreless baseball, until the bottom of the tenth, when Alexander Nunez led off the inning with a walk-off solo shot to secure a 1-0 win. The blast got the win for Robert Diaz, who tossed two innings of scoreless relief. Rayni Guichardo gave up just one hit in 6 2/3 innings of work as the starter.

The DSL Tigers suffered a 3-1 defeat to the DSL Rockies on Monday. Yadiel Polanco tossed six shutout innings as the starter, but Alvin Acosta gave up three runs in two innings of relief to take the loss. Santos Heredia drove in the only run, while Ivan Espinoza and Raynolds Guzman each added two hits.

And finally, the VSL Tigers fell to the VSL Rays 3-1 on Monday. Wilfredo Ramirez took the loss, giving up three runs (one earned) on ten hits in six innings. He also struck out three. The team actually committed more errors (four) than hits (three), with Luis Alberto Sanz driving in the only run.

Posted by: Wez, 7/28




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