Minor League Wrap 4-12-2011

West Michigan 3, Great Lakes 2 (Dodgers)

West Michigan trailed 0-2 throughout most of the game before West Michigan scored 3 runs on a 2RBI single from Ryan Enos (RF) and a RBI single from James Robbins (1B).

Jeff Ferrell (RHP) started for the White Caps and gave up 2 runs (0 earned) on 4 hits. He also added 6 K’s and did not walk a batter. Joel Zumaya’s younger brother, Richard made a relief appearance for the Caps and went 2 2/3 with 2K’s. Bruce Rondon (RHP) finished the night and picked up with win after going 1 1/3 and striking out 3 batters.

No big stars offensively. Castillo, Perez, Enos, Polk, and Castellanos all tallied one hit apiece. Robbins went 2-4 with an RBI. Robbins .417 average is leading the White Caps so far this season.

Lakeland 5, Dunedin 3 (Blue Jays)

Lakeland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and withstood a 2-run Dunedin 6th inning rally with single runs of their own in the 7th and 8th to hold on for the win.

Gustavo Nunez, the switch hitting shortstop, had a terrific night from the leadoff spot. He went 3-4 with a walk and fell a triple short of the cycle.

Corey Jones (2B) and Wade Gaynor (3B) each went 2-5.

Trevor Feeney (RHP) started for the Flying Tigers and had a mediocre night (5.1 IP/ 7H/ 3ER/ 3K). Jordan Pratt (RHP) picked up the win after throwing 2 2/3 innings in relief with 3 K’s. Kenny Faulk (LHP) picked up the save.

Erie 7, Binghamton 6 (Mets)

Jacob Turner started for the Sea Wolves and posted the following stat line: 7IP, 7H, 3ER, 1BB, 4K. His ERA for the year is a respectable 2.08. Hamilton came on in relief and gave up 3 more earned runs. Hamilton’s ERA for the year is a bloated 9.64.

Jamie Johnson (CF) had a huge night swinging the bat: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI. The Sea Wolves scattered 4 more RBI between Bertram, Ciriaco, Scram, and Henry.

Toledo 4, Indianapolis 2 (Indians)

In a sloppy game (each team committed 2 errors resulting in unearned runs) the Mud Hens held on to an early lead throughout the night to complete the daily sweep for the Tigers.

Andy Oliver (LHP) started and pitched 6 innings. He only gave up 3 hits and 1 ER while striking out 8. His ERA for the year is 2.25. Fu Te Ni (LHP) pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief and gave up only 2 hits and 1 unearned run.  Zach Simons (RHP) notched the save after getting the final out.

Scott Thorman (1B) had a nice night going 2-4 with a homer. Worth, Strieby, and Thomas each picked up single hits.

4 thoughts on “Minor League Wrap 4-12-2011”

  1. Thanks a lot for poting these daily recaps. Not much has been said so far, but as the season gets going there will surely be more interest in what’s happening in the minors. The revolving door is starting to move already with Alburquerque being called up.

  2. No problem! I love following the development in the minors especially given some of the inconsistency at the big league level. It wouldn’t surprise me to see some of the stand out minor league guys get a couple looks in Detroit.

    1. Um, there are already at least 5 guys that are better than Don Kelly and Will Rhymes. The only thing that is surprising is that they haven’t got a chance yet over these losers!

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