MiLB Recaps: CT Tigers Sweep Double Dip

Mejia moved to 3-1 with Connecticut.

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: Patrick Lawson and Miguel Mejia both pitched very well in Connecticut's double-header sweep of Hudson Valley.

August 4th Games

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - OFF DAY
55-56, 4th in West Division

AA Erie SeaWolves - OFF DAY
45-65, 6th in Western Division

A+ Lakeland Flying Tigers – CHARLOTTE 5, LAKELAND 2
17-21, t-4th in North Division

A West Michigan Whitecaps - GREAT LAKES 4, WEST MICHIGAN 2
14-24, 6th in Eastern Division

SS-A Connecticut Tigers - GAME 1: CONNECTICUT 2, HUDSON VALLEY 1; GAME 2: CONNECTICUT 2, HUDSON VALLEY 1
25-21, 2nd in Stedler Division

R GCL Tigers - PHILLIES 5, TIGERS 2
17-22, 5th in North Division

R DSL Tigers - ANGELS 6, TIGERS 3
16-35, 5th in SPM

R VSL Tigers - POSTPONED
20-43, 7th in VSL

A solo shot by Daniel Fields in the 9th inning tried to help the Flying Tigers come back from a 5-1 deficit, but it wasn't enough in the end, as the Stone Crabs shut things down and picked up the win. Jordan Lennerton singled twice, and five other players singled once as the only offense for Lakeland. Right-hander Jacob Turner was solid on the hill, giving up just two earned runs in 5 1/3 innings, with two walks and four strikeouts. Shawn Teufel was roughed up for two runs in 1 2/3 innings in his Florida State League debut.

Trevor Feeney tossed seven strong innings, but took the loss, falling to 8-11 on the year. He allowed just three runs in his seven innings of work, walking none and striking out three. His ERA for the season sits at a solid 3.34. Antonio Cruz had a little trouble in his first Midwest League outing, giving up one run on two hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. Avisail Garcia remained red hot for the 'Caps, turning in a 2-for-4 night to raise his average to .289 on the season. Alexis Espinoza drove in one run for the 'Caps, while tripling, and Jamie Johnson knocked in the other run as part of a two-hit night.

In the first game of a double header with Hudson Valley, Connecticut was lead by fine pitching from the duo of Patrick Lawson and Logan Hoch. Lawson moved to 2-0 on the year, with both wins coming since moving to the rotation in place of the departed Patrick Cooper. He spun five innings with one run on five hits allowed. Hoch picked up his third save of the summer with two hitless innings. Josh Ashenbrenner and Alexander Nunez had the Tigers only two extra base hits in the game, with a triple and a double, respectively. Ashenbrenner picked up one of the team's RBIs on the night, with Eric Roof picking up the other.

The second game of the double-header looked eerily similar to the first game, with the CT-Tigers coming out on top in 2-1 fashion. Miguel Mejia was outstanding over five innings, allowing just six hits and one run, without yielding a walk and striking out four. Tyler White picked up his third save of the season with two hitless innings and three strikeouts. James Robbins drove in the Tigers only earned run with a double, and the team only managed two other singles in the contest.

Two hits from Javier Azcona and an RBI each from Luis Castillo and Alexander Moreno, wasn't enough offense to pull out a win on Wednesday. Jeff Ferrell was touched for four runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings of work, turning in one of his worst starts as a pro. Cole Nelson on the other hand, tossed 3 1/3 spectacular innings with no hits and no walks allowed, while striking out nine of the ten batters he faced. Ramon Lebron followed with two innings of one-hit ball and four strikeouts of his own.

Four hits in four at-bats, including a double from Confesor Lara and two more hits and another double from Daniel Carranza, showed the potential that exists in some of the DSL players, but it wasn't enough to muster many runs yesterday. After Benny Paulino pitched five no-hit innings with two walks and seven strikeouts, each of the next four relievers gave up at least one run, with Cesar Burgos giving up two runs without recording an out.

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