Minor League Wrap 6.3.2011

Toledo 3, Scranton 4 (Yankees)

Scranton won on a soft fly walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth. Lester Oliveros gave up the run, and became the losing pitcher, after allowing 3 hits and 2 walks in one inning. Phil Coke made his rehab start and threw 5 1/3 innings. He gave up 8 hits, 2 walks and 3 ER while striking out 6. He threw 89 pitches, 58 for strikes.

Magglio also made a rehab appearance and went 0-3 with a strike out. Bryan Pounds (3B) went 2-4 with a run scored, a homer, and an RBI. Clete Thomas (CF) went 1-3 with a double, 2 RBI, and a walk.

Erie 6, Harrisburg 5 (Senators)

With the game tied at 5, Michael Bertram (DH) lead off the bottom of the 10th. He then belted a homer into straightaway center field for the walk-off win. That was the 2nd hit in a 2-5 night in which he scored two runs. Justin Henry (OF) went 0-1 but drew an unbelievable 4 walks. Audy Ciriaco (SS) also had a nice night: 3-4, 2 R, 1 2B.

Jacob Turner started for the Wolves. He gave up 6 hits and walks in 7 1/3. Of those base runners, 3 turned into earned runs. Turner struck out 5. His ERA for the season is now at 2.79. Last night’s start marked his tenth of the year. He has allowed more than 3 ER only once, when he gave up 4 over 7 innings back on April 28th.

Chance Ruffin (RHP) looked like a stud in a magnificent relief effort. He was the pitcher of record after two innings of work while striking out 4 without allowing a hit or walk.

Lakeland 8, Fort Myers 6 (Twins)

Drew Smyly was the winning pitcher. He gave up2 ER on  5 hits and 3 walks in 6 innings. Kenny Faulk recorded save number 15 after pitching an inning and allowing a hit while striking out 1.

Jordan Lennerton (1B) signed a new endorsement deal with the number 2. He then showed up to the ball park and went 2-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 2B, and 2 RBI. Gustavo Nunez (SS) had a great night as well. He recorded 3 hits and drove in 2 in 5 ABs.

West Michigan 5, Cedar Rapids 4 (Angels)

Jeff Rowland (LF) drew a walk-off walk in the bottom of the tenth which scored Nick Castellanos and gave the ‘Caps the win.  Antonio Cruz got no decision after 5 innings as the starter in which he allowed 4 ER on 6 hits and 4 BB. Nate Newman (RHP) became the winner after striking out the side in the top half of the 10th.

Steven Moya (RF) had the best night offensively as he hit two solo homers and drew two walks in 5 ABs.