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Minor League Recap 4/8/2013: Nick Castellanos is Hitting .300



Indianapolis 3, Toledo 1

March 3, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos (79) at bat against the Atlanta Braves at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Alvarez got the start for the Mud Hens, but struggled through four innings (7 H, 1 BB, 1 HR, 3 ER, 1 K), but Luke Putkonen (3 IP, 2 K, 1 BB, 0 ER) and Jose Ortega (1 IP, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 ER) combined to do a nice job in relief.

Quintin Berry doubled, Nick Castellanos had a hit and a walk, and Argenis Diaz singled twice. Kevin Russo and Bryan Holaday also had hits. Castellanos is now hitting .300 after a slow first few games, but his .304 OBP isn’t very good; he’s starting to swing the bat though.

Toledo falls to 1-4 on the season.


Binghamton 7, Erie 2

The Erie offense finished the day with 11 hits, but they couldn’t string them together for runs, managing to cross the plate only twice. Jamie Johnson and James McCann (double) each had three hits.

Victor Larez pitched well to start the game (5 IP, 1 ER, 4 K), and Tyler Stohr had 1.1 good innings of relief (2 K, 1 BB, 0 ER).


West Michigan 11, Fort Wayne 2

Edgar De La Rosa pitched four innings with two strikeouts, two walks, and two earned runs allowed in his season debut. Yorfrank Lopez (4 IP, 1 K, 2 BB) and Jose Valdez (1 IP, 1 K) combined to shut out Fort Wayne in relief.

The Whitecaps’ offense pounded away at the TinCaps to the tune of 16 hits and 11 runs. Austin Schotts (2-5), Danry Vasquez (3-4, 2B, BB), Devon Travis (3-5, 2B), Jeff Holm (2-5, HR), Mike Hernandez (2-4, 2 3B, BB), and Mario Martinez (2-4, 2B) all had mult-hit games.

Travis is hitting .381/.391/.524 on the young season.