Minor League Wrap 4.15.2011

Toledo 5, Columbus 4 (Indians)

The Mud Hens lead 2-1 going into the 7th before Columbus put up 3 runs in the top ½. The Mud Hens countered with a 2 RBI double from Sizemore and a RBI single from Ryan Strieby and held on for the win.

Charlie Furbush (LHP) started and went 4 1/3 for the Hens. He only gave up 2 hits but walked 4. Furbush also struck out 6.  Through two starts Furbush is sporting an ERA of 2.79 with 12K and 4 BB. Robbie Weinhardt picked up the save after perfect pitching through an inning and a third with two strikeouts.

Ryan Perry made a rehab appearance. In 1.3 IP he gave up 3 hits and 2 runs (1 earned) while striking out 1.

Sizemore and Strieby both went 2-4 on the night with 2RBI and 1RBI respectively. Scott Thorman (1B) and Omir Santos (C) had one RBI apiece.

Erie 8, Bowie 9 (Orioles)

This game went back and forth throughout until a walk off wild pitch from Chance Ruffin (RHP) scored Ronnie Welty for the Baysox. Luke Putkonen (RHP) started for Erie and made it through 5IP. He gave up 6 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) while striking out 3. On the bright side, he did not have a walk.

Austin Wood (LHP) had the best night on the slab for the Seal Wolves. He came on in the 9th and pitched 3.0 innings in relief. He allowed two hits with 1 walk but K’ed 3 and did not allow a run.

Audy Ciriaco (SS) led the team with 3 RBI after he sent a long fly to left in the 3rd inning. Brandon Douglas (2B) added an RBI single to complete a 4-run 3rd. Pounds (1B) and Johnson, J (CF) each added 2 RBI.

The Sea Wolves did, however, manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as they compiled 4 errors (Holaday, Martinez, Pounds, and Ciriaco) and a wild pitch on the night.

Lakeland 4, Daytona 3 (Cubs)

Lakeland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st from a solo shot off the bat of Daniel Fields (CF) and an RBI single from Tony Plagman (1B). Daytona rallied in the top of the 3rd to lead 3-2. Lakeland put the game permanently out of reach in the 5th on a 2 RBI single from Tony Plagman.

Jared Wesson (LHP) recorded the win after pitching 5 2/3 innings and giving up 3 ER’s. Stohr, Robowski, and Gentzler combined to finish out the game without allowing a run. Don Gentzler (RHP) came on with one out in the 9th and the bases loaded but induced two infield grounders and prevented the tying run from crossing to pick up the save, his second of the year.

Plagman (1B) had a great night with the stick, going 2-3 with 3 RBI and a walk. He’s hitting .400 on the year.  Gustavo Nunez (SS) went 2-5 with a run scored.

West Michigan vs. South Bend – PPD: rain