Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The GCL Tigers lost 6-3 to the GCL Braves in a seven inning rain shortened game and it was Santo Mieses who took the loss. He fell to 1-3 and he gave up three unearned runs on one hit and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 inning of relief.
The Tigers got all three of their runs on one swing of the bat. Carlos Ramirez belted a big three run homer in the sixth inning in the loss.
Oneonta lost 4-2 to Staten Island but Christopher Carlson had a nice individual performance. He went three for four with a homerun and two runs. Justin Henry went two for three with a walk.
Guillermo Moscoso fell to 4-1 with a rough start. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings of work.
Gorkys Hernandez had a big day at the plate in the White Caps 7-3 win over Peoria. He went three for four with two doubles, a homerun and he scored three runs. James Skelton went two for three with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Matt O’Brien improved to 5-2 on the season with a nice start. He gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings of work.
Dallas Trahern fell to 10-6 on the season with a rough start in the Seawolves 6-2 loss to New Britain. He gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings of work.
William Rhymes was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with a double and a run.
The Mud Hens took care of Richmond 8-4 and it was Erick Almonte who led the way at the plate. He doubled twice and drove in four runs while Jack Hannahan blasted a big three run homer in the win.
Dennis Tankersley improved to 8-5 on the season with a decent start. He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings of work.
Dane Sardinha had a career day at the plate in the Mudhens 10-3 blowout win over Richmond. He belted three homers and drove in seven runs in the game. Prior to that, Sardinha had hit only four homeruns the entire season so the offensive explosion was somewhat surprising. Erick Almonte also pitched in with a two run homer, his first long ball since being promoted to Triple A.
Ron Chiavacci picked up the win and he improved to 9-5 on the season. He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innngs of work.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 10-3 on the season with a nice start in the Hens’ 2-1 win over Richmond. He gave up one run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings of work.
Both Mudhen’s runs came via solo homeruns. Chris Shelton and Dane Sardinha both yard for the Mud Hens. It was Shelton’s eleventh homerun and Sardinha’s fourth.
Cameron Maybin has been back for just two games but he’s already shown he’s healthy with his second straight solid game. He went two for four with an RBI and a run. Joseph Bowen doubled and he drove in two runs.
Brandon Johnson picked up the win and he improved to 3-3 on the season in the 5-2 win. He gave up one run on five hits with four strikeouts in five innings of work.
Yorman Bazardo had one his best starts of the season with a complete game four hitter. He did give up one run but it was unearned and he walked two and struck out four. The win pushed his record to 8-5 on the season.
Chris Shelton went two for four with a solo homerun in the 4-0 win. Andres Torres went two for three with an RBI.
Rudy Darrow gave up two runs in the top of the tenth inning as Oneonta lost to Aberdeen 10-8. He fell to 0-3 on the season and it didn’t help that Sean Finefrock was shelled for six runs in less then four innings of work.
Ron Bourquin went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs. Casper Wells went two for four with a solo homerun and two runs.
Jonah Nickerson completely shut down Cedar Rapids in the White Caps 5-0 win. He improved to 9-6 and he gave up just two hits with seven strikeouts in the complete game shutout.
Ryan Strieby had a huge day at the plate. He homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the way for the White Caps. Jordan Newton went three for four with a double and an RBI.
Decent starts by Kyle Sleeth have been few and far between and while he put together a decent game, it turned out to be a no-decision when Ricky Steik was shelled for six runs in the sixth inning. Steik fell to 2-9 on the season and he gave up the six runs (just two of them were earned, but the error was his own throwing error) on four hits.
Deik Scram was the hitting star in the 8-3 loss. He went three for four with a solo homerun and he scored all three Lakeland runs.
Erie had plenty of hitting stars in their 14-7 win over Harrisburg but William Rhymes probably did the most damage. He went two for five with two doubles, four RBIs and a run. Wilkin Ramirez went three for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs while Jeff Larish belted his 20th homerun of the season.
Jonathan Connolly improved to 6-4 despite a mediocre start. He gave up five runs on eight hits on two walks with three strikeouts in six innings of work.
The Mud Hens had a tough time at the plate and they pushed across just two runs on five hits in a 4-2 loss to Pawtucket. Timo Perez had two of those hits and he drove in both runs with a two run homer in the first inning.
Jeremy Johnson took the loss and he fell to 3-3. He gave up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Fernando Rodney threw a shutout inning of relief in his rehab stint. He walked one and struck out two.
Three different pitchers gave up at least a pair of runs each as the GCL Yankees took care of the GCL Tigers 7-3. Jonathan Kibler took the loss when he gave up the first two runs and he fell to 1-1 on the season.
Cameron Maybin reached base twice in his rehab start. He singled twice and drew two walks in his first game back from a shoulder injury.
Oneonta put six runs on the board to turn a 9-4 deficit into a 10-9 win with Cory Middleton driving home the winning run. Kody Kaiser had a huge game and he played a part in half of the Tigers ten runs. He went three for five with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs.
Adriano Santos picked up the win despite giving up a run in the ninth inning. The win pushed his record to 2-0 on the season.
The White Caps couldn’t get much done at the plate as they were held to just four hits. Brennan Boesch belted a solo homerun and Joseph Tucker reached base three times with a single, two walks and an RBI.
Kelvin Cedano gave up two runs in two innings of relief and he took the loss. A nice start by Charles Furbush went to waste and he gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings.
Dusty Ryan belted a three run shot and a solo homer and finished the game with four RBIs but it wasn’t enough as the Flying Tigers lost 8-6 to Dunedin. The only other hitter with two hits was Shawn Roof who went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Edward Clelland gave up five runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief and he fell to 0-1 on the season. Angel Castro had a mediocre start and he gave up three runs in five innings of work.
Matthew Joyce had a big day at the plate in Erie’s 8-7 win over Harrisburg. He went three for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Michael Hollimon went three for four with a run.
Eddie Bonine picked up the win and he improved to 11-5 despite a rough start. He gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings of work.
Oneonta got just enough runs to take care of Staten Island in a 5-3 win. Casper Wells pitched in with a two run homer and Christopher Carlson doubled, drove in a run and scored.
Jose Fragoso improved to 2-2 on the season with the win. He gave up one hit and he struck out two in two shutout innings of relief.
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