Detroit Tigers Minor League Scoreboard – July 22

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Toledo Mud Hens (48-51)
July 19 @ Pawtucket, W 4-1 (WP: A. Figaro; LP: M. Holliman; SV: B. Wise)
July 20 @ Pawtucket, W 7-1 (WP: G. De La Vara; LP: K. Johnson)
July 21 @ Pawtucket, W 11-2 (WP: S. Drucker; LP: F. Castro; SV: R. Ketchner)
July 22 @ Pawtucket, L 4-5 (WP: R. Manuel; LP: D. Schlereth)

In a series with Pawtucket that featured a lot of hits, some of the best hitting came from the Catcher position. Robinzon Diaz had multi-hit games on the 19th and 20th then Max St. Pierre followed on the 21st with four hits of his own. Scott Sizemore got another taste of third base in preparation of his call up. He goes back to the big club after hitting .329 with Toledo and riding a nine game hitting streak. Sizemore had previously seen some time at third base when Carlos Guillen was on his rehab assignment and learning to play second. The Mud Hens couldn’t complete the four game sweep over Pawtucket behind home runs from Ben Guez and Casper Wells. Charles Furbush took a no-decision in his first start at the AAA. Furbush began the year with Lakeland and has since made a five start stop at Erie before joining Toledo. Keep his name in mind as he has been one of the organization’s fastest movers this year.

Erie SeaWolves (39-60)
July 19 vs. Reading, L 1-6 (WP: Y. Flande; LP: D. Below)
July 20 vs. Reading, L 9-12 (WP: C. Chapman; LP: A. Shawler; SV: S. Escalona)
July 21 vs. Reading, W 4-1 (WP: B. Brown; LP: J. Anderson; SV: L. Marte)
July 22 @ Binghamton, L 1-3 (WP: J. Stinson; LP: B. Villarreal; SV: J. Lujan)

Poor pitching performances from starter Anthony Shawler and reliever Matt Hoffman helped send the Erie losing streak to six games. The streak was snapped a day later behind the pitching of Brooks Brown and three RBIs from Audy Ciriaco. The lack of offense against Binghamton ruined Bryan Villarreal’s Erie debut, although three walks didn’t help his cause either.

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Lakeland Flying Tigers (9-17 2nd Half Record)
July 19 @ Fort Myers, W 1-0 (WP: J. Turner; LP: S. Hunt; SV: E. Crichton)
July 20 @ Fort Myers, L 1-2 (WP: J. Testa; LP: R. Waite)
July 21 @ Fort Myers, L 4-13 (WP: K. Holbrooks; LP: M. Sorensen; SV: S. Blevins)
July 22 vs. Jupiter, W 3-2 (WP: R. Garcia; LP: A. Loomis)

Jacob Turner‘s five shutout innings helped get the Flying Tigers on the right side of a 1-0 score just one day after losing by the same score. Turner was aided in relief by Wilfredo Ramirez, Jared Gayhart, and Erik Crichton to complete the shutout. The game’s only run came on a sacrifice fly from Jordan Lennerton. Michael Torrealba got roughed up in his first appearance since a promotion from the Connecticut Tigers. He showed the same sort of strike out potential but allowed five runs on six hits in his one inning of relief on July 21. The mini losing streak was snapped against Jupiter when John Murrian hit a sacrifice fly to score Gustavo Nunez in the bottom of the tenth.

West Michigan Whitecaps (7-18 2nd Half Record)
July 19 @ Kane County, L 2-8 (WP: M. Smith; LP: J. Wesson)
July 21 vs. Wisconsin, L 1-3 (WP: M. Lasker; LP: V. Larez; SV: N. Bucci)
July 22 vs. Wisconsin, Suspended: Rain

Nate Newman gave up four runs in the eighth to put the Kane County game out of reach. Avisail Garcia had three hits against Wisconsin, half the team’s total for the game.

Connecticut Tigers (17-16)
July 19 @ Hudson Valley, Postponed: Rain
July 20 vs. Vermont, W 2-1 (WP: M. Mejia; LP: C. Bates; SV: T. White)
July 21 vs. Vermont, Postponed: Rain
July 22 vs. Vermont, W 11-7 (WP: K. Hess; LP: S. McCatty)
July 22 vs. Vermont, L 3-4 (WP: N. Holland; LP: A. Cruz)

Miguel Mejia picked up a win in relief with three shutout innings against the Vermont Lake Monsters. PJ Polk and Christopher Sedon lead the way in the win with two hits apiece. Connecticut got their July 22 doubleheader off with a bang. James Robbins was perfect at the plate in four attempts and he made the most of those hits by driving in four runs. The defense failed the team in their attempt at the sweep as Vermont got three unearned runs in the top of the seventh (final inning for rookie ball doubleheaders) to come from behind.

GCL Tigers (14-14)
July 19 vs. GCL Blue Jays, L 5-6 (WP: S. Hill; LP: W. Palacios; SV: B. Longpre)
July 20 @ GCL Blue Jays, W 2-1 (WP: S. Crnkovich; LP: M. Diaz; SV: B. Rondon)
July 21 vs. GCL Pirates, L 3-5 (WP: J. Sullivan; LP: F. Celis; SV: B. Phillips)
July 22 @ GCL Pirates, W 7-5 (WP: D. Gentzler; LP: B. Trepagnier; SV: B. Rondon)

The Gulf Coast League Tigers couldn’t come back from a 6-run ninth inning deficit against the GCL Blue Jays despite a grand slam from Juaner Aguasvivas. The Tigers got their revenge against the Blue Jays a day later with the help of three hits from Gabriel Purroy. Patrick Leyland went 1-for-4 in a win against the Pirates to break out of a slump, his average sits at .160. The big hit, however, came from Javier Azcona, a three run home run as part of a six run eighth inning.

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