Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The White Caps played a tough doubleheader that saw them outscored 20-7 in the two games. In the first game, they picked up six runs but the pitching gave up thirteen. Jonah Nickerson was particularly hit hard and he dropped to 3-5 on the season. He gave up ten runs on eight hits and three walks in just 1 2/3 innings. Ryan Strieby was the hitting star. He went three for four with a double, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
In the second game, the offense was held to just one run on five hits in a 7-1 loss. Deik Scram went two for three with a double and an RBI. Josh Rainwater took the loss and he gave up three runs in four innings.
Two errors resulted in five unearned runs that played a big part in Lakeland’s 8-3 loss to Tampa. Lucas French took the loss and he gave up seven runs (just two earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Cameron Maybin was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four and he scored one of the three runs.
Erie lost 6-3 and all six runs were given up by starter Eulogio De La Cruz. He did it on six hits and a walk and he struck out five in four innings. Still the righthander has 57 strikeouts in 63 innings and he’s only walked 16. This would be the kind of guy who, without the logjam of pitching at the big league level and the fact that the Tigers will probably in a tough race in September, might have gotten some spot starts in the fall. For now, we’ll have to wait to see as he moves up the chain like everyone else.
Steve Torrealba was the hitting star. He went two for four with a double, a homerun and two RBIs.
Seven of the eight runs in the Mud Hens 8-6 over the Yankees came via the longball. Ryan Rayburn went yard with his tenth of the season and Mike Hessman hit his 15th. Both of those were two run shots. Then David Espinosa hit a three run shot that proved to be the game winner. All three homers came against a tough Yankees pitcher in Chase Wright.
Dennis Tankersley picked up the win although he used just about all of the runs the Hens gave him. He gave up six runs on nine hits and one walk with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings. The win pushed his record to 5-3 on the season.
Toledo still trails first place Indianapolis by three games in the western division of the International League. Louisville is also hot on their tails in what’s turning out to be a race that any of the four teams have a chance at winning. The Hens do lead the Wild Card race by a half game so they may have that to fall back on.
Burke Badenhop gave up two runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven innings in his start for Lakeland. The win improved his record to 5-3 after the 9-2 win.
Ovandy Suero had another nice game at the plate. He went three for three with two RBIs and two runs.
The Mud Hens beat the Yankees 7-0 and Ron Chiavacci got it done on the mound. He gave up four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings of relief. Jordan Tata made his first start of the season and he threw three scoreless frames.
Ryan Rayburn walked in all five of his at bats and he scored twice in the win. Mike Hessman went two for five and he belted a grand slam.
Erie blew out Harrisburg 9-4 and Matthew Joyce played a big part in the win. He went one for three with a homerun and three RBIs. Steve Torrealba went two for four with two RBIs and a run.
Jair Jurrjens had a rough start but the hitters picked him up. He gave up four runs on nine hits and a walk with one strikeout.
Gorkys Hernandez played a role in all three White Caps runs in their 3-2 win over the Lugnuts. He went one for four with two RBIs and a run. Jeffrey Kunkel was the only White Cap with two hits.
Randor Bierd (cool name) picked up the win with three perfect innings of relief. He improved to 1-1 on the season and he struck out four.
Christopher Cody had a decent start go to waste in the White Caps 6-2 loss to Lansing. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work. Reliever Jose Fragoso was hit hard in the later innings and he gave up three runs in the final three frames.
Gorkys Hernandez went two for five with a double and a run. He’s now hitting .317 on the season. Jeramy Laster went two for three with a double and a run.
Lakeland lost to Tampa 8-3 but Cameron Maybin had a big day at the plate. He went two for five with two solo homers in the loss. The only other Flying Tiger to drive in a run was Mark Haske, who punched one in with a sac. fly.
Matt O’Brien was hit hard and he took the loss. He gave up seven runs on eight hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings.
Andrew Miller got the job done on the mound in Erie’s 8-1 win over Harrisburg. He gave up one run on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven quality innings.
Erick Almonte was the hitting star. He went three for four with two RBIs and a run. Clete Thomas went two for four with a double and two runs.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 6-2 on the season with a nice bounce back start over the Yankees. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings of work.
Chris Shelton was the hitting star in the 4-3 win. He went two for four with a two run homer. Chris Maples also contributed at the plate and he went three for four with two doubles, a run and an RBI.
The Mud Hens didn’t have much of a chance in this one as they ran into a Roger Clemens on his game in a 2-0 loss to the Yankees. In all, the Hens managed just three hits and none of them were for extra bases. Mike Hessman was the only Hen to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
Corey Hamman had a pretty good start wasted. He gave up one run on six hits with two strikeouts in six innings of work.
Erie edged Akron 5-4 and the big hit of the game was a three run homer by Kody Kirkland. He finished the game two for three while Andres Torres singled, drove in one and scored a run.
Dallas Trahern improved to 7-1 on the season. He gave up four runs (three earned) seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
The White Caps blew out Fort Wayne 11-5 and Brennan Boesch had a monster game at the plate. He went four for four with two double, four RBIs and two runs. Scott Sizemore also had a great day. He went four for five with a double, two RBIs and three runs.
Duane Below didn’t have his best stuff but he still got the win with all of the offense. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Brandon Timm had a big day at the late in the White Caps 10-2 win over Fort Wayne. He went three for four with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Gorkys Hernandez went two for five with two RBIs and a run.
Angel Castro threw eight shutout innings and he picked up the win. He gave up four hits and a walk with three strikeouts and he improved to 4-3 on the season.
Lakeland lost 3-2 and the three runs they gave up all came in the ninth inning off of Freddy Dolsi. Because of those runs, a nice start by Eleazar Aponte was wasted. He gave up six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six shutout innings.
Ovandy Suero was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with a run, an RBI and he stole his 39th base of the season.
Eddie Bonine gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings in Erie’s 5-3 loss to Akron. Bonine gave up runs in three of the five innings that he pitched.
Kody Kirkland drove in two and scored a run despite not getting hit. He drew one walk and he hit two sac. flies.
Ryan Rayburn had a career today in the Mud Hens 14-5 win over the Clippers. He went four for five and he hit for the cycle. He drove in three and scored three in the win. Mike Hessman hit his thirteenth homer of the season and he drove in four runs while Kevin Hooper scored three times.
Yorman Bazardo coasted to an easy win with all of the offense. He gave up one run on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in six innings and the win improved his record to 3-3 on the season.
Dennis Tankersley dropped to 4-3 on the season with a rough start in the Mud Hens 8-5 loss to the Clippers. He gave up seven runs on ten his and a walk in just three innings.
Timo Perez was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with two doubles. Chris Shelton also had a nice game. He went two for three with a double and two runs and after a slow star, Shelton has brought his batting average up to .280 on the season.
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