06 April 2012
The Toledo Mud Hens (AAA) did not play. They open their season tomorrow versus Indianapolis at 5:00 PM.Altoona 7, Erie 4 – AA
Rawley Bishop (2-3, 2B, BB), Tony Plagman (1-2, 2 BB), and Jamie Johnson (2-5, 2B) each reached base multiple times, and catching prospect Rob Brantly homered, but the SeaWolves couldn’t come up with enough offense to overcome a poor pitching night.Jay Voss got the start, but he was pulled after 4.2 innings and five runs allowed. He struck out two, walked two, and allowed a home run.
The Lakeland Flying Tigers offense erupted for eight runs as five players came away with a multi-hit game. Tyler Collins and Avisail Garcia had three hits apiece while Daniel Fields, James Robbins, and James McCann each had two hits. Top hitting prospect Nick Castellanos was 1-5 with two strikeouts in his Advanced-A debut.Left-hander Alex Burgos got the ball for Lakeland and went on to record the win. He gave the club six innings with five strikeouts while allowing three walks.
The Whitecaps offense was quiet in the season opener. They only recorded four hits (all singles) and failed to push a runner across the plate. Eugenio Suarez, Aaron Westlake, Steven Moya, and Dean Green each had one hit. Catcher Curt Casali walked three times. 18 year old Danry Vasquez went 0-4 with two strikeouts.Josue Carreno was the starting pitcher for the Whitecaps. He pitched 3.1 innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits and two walks.
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