It was a big day for home runs across the system, and AAA Toledo was no exception. Nick Castellanos, Alex Avila, Jordan Lennerton, and Ben Guez each blasted one out of the park as part of an 11 hit, 10 run day for the Mud Hens.
Castellanos also singled in the game to bring his season slash line to .299/.376/.484. The homer was his 11th of the year — one more than his previous season high (he hit 10 last year between Lakeland and Erie).
Suarez also struck out twice in the game but, despite his recent struggles, he’s held his own as a 21 year old in AA. His OBP and ISO in Erie are better than those Castellanos put up last year at the level (albeit at a younger age).
Collins is hitting just .212 on the year, but his .322 OBP isn’t horrible considering his BABIP is just .242.
The Flying Tigers didn’t join the home run party, scoring just two runs on seven hits.
Wilsen Palacios pitched seven strong innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts.
Holm was the only West Michigan hitter with multiple hits on the day, his other being a triple. He’s hitting a very good .306/.372/.479, but as an old-for-the-level first baseman, it’s not all that impressive.
Endrys Briceno went five innings as the West Michigan starter. He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits, zero walks, and one strikeout.
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Samuel Crafort hit his first home run of the young GCL season as part of a three-hit day. Steven Negron and Jesus Ustariz also each had three hits. Javier Betancourt, Jose Zambrano, and Ismael Saldago each had two hits on the afternoon.
David Paulino struck out five batters in five innings of one-run ball as the starter.