MiLB Recaps: Rookie Clubs Battle on AS Day

Machado had three hits in the GCL's loss

Each morning, check in for the Minor League Recap Blog. Get all of the results from the games, the latest standings and the daily blog recapping the previous days action. Featured performance: While all the full season clubs were off, the rookie clubs still took the field.

July 13th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens – ALL STAR BREAK
44-47, 3rd in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - ALL STAR BREAK
38-53, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – OFF DAY
5-12, 6th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - OFF DAY
6-12, 8th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - WILLIAMSPORT 7, CONNECTICUT 4
13-12, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - PHILLIES 2, TIGERS 1
11-9, t-1st in North Division

R DSL Tigers - ANGELS 10, TIGERS 1
12-24, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - TIGERS 10, CARDINALS 4
18-28, 7th in VSL

Connecticut fell yet again to Williamsport on Tuesday, losing 7-4. Josue Carreno got the start and took the loss, giving up five runs (three earned) on seven hits in three innings of work. Drew Gagnier had a very strong relief outing to keep the team in the game, giving up a run with six strikeouts in four innings. Alexander Nunez had two hits and a run scored for the club, while Matt Mansilla added a pair of RBI.

After sweeping two games from the GCL Phillies on Monday, the GCL Phillies got a bit of revenge on Tuesday with their own 2-1 victory over the GCL Tigers. Steve Crnkovich took the loss but turned in a quality start, giving up two runs on four hits in six innings of work with seven strikeouts. Sean Finefrock also tossed two scoreless innings of relief. The offense wasn't able to get much going though, with Patrick McKenna driving in the team's only run. Dixon Machado did add three hits.

The DSL Tigers got roughed up on Tuesday as they fell to the DSL Angels 10-1. Brenny Paulino got the start and took the loss, allowing two runs while battling his control in three innings of work - he walked five. Yinio Calderon also had a rough go of it in relief, letting five more runs cross the plate on his watch. Sandy Acevedo drove in the club's only run.

The VSL Tigers picked up another win on Tuesday, topping the VSL Cardinals 10-4. Julio Guilarte got the start and a no decision, yielding four runs (two earned) in 4 1/3 innings of work. Yorfrank Lopez got the win in relief for an excellent showing, tossing 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. It was a team effort at the plate, with four players (Jesus Ustariz, Jose Soledad, Oscar Gomez and Jesus Alvarado) each driving in multiple runs for the club. Eugenio Suarez also had two hits, scored twice, and drove in a run.

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