Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Casper Wells had a big day at the plate and he accounted for most of Oneonta’s offense in their 5-4 win over Vermont. He singled, homered and drove in four runs. Justin Henry singled, drew a walk and scored twice.
Rudy Darrow improved to 4-3 on the season. He struck out five in 2 2/3 innings of perfect ball.
Zachary Piccola gave up three unearned runs in the top of the tenth inning as the White Caps lost to the Loons 5-3. He gave up one hit and one walk with one strikeout in that single frame.
James Skelton singled, scored and drove in a run. Michael Bertram doubled and drew a walk.
Lakeland finally picked up a win although it wasn’t without it’s troubles and they managed just a split in their doubleheader with Clearwater. Game one was the win and it was a 5-4 game. Cale Iorg went two for four with a double and three RBIs while Deik Scram doubled twice and scored two runs.
Josh Rainwater picked up the win with three solid innings of relief. He gave up one run on four hits and three walks with one strikeout.
David Espinosa was the hitting star in the Mud Hens 5-2 win over Columbus. He went three for four with a triple, three RBIs and a run. Andres Torres went two for four with a solo homerun.
Eddie Bonine shined in his Triple A debut. He gave up two runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in eight innings.
Erie didn’t just lose two games to Altoona, they didn’t score a run as they lost both ends of the doubleheader. In the first game, Altoona beat Erie 6-0 in a game that saw Erie outhit Altoona 3-2 yet still lose. Jeffrey Gerbe took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up six runs (four earned) on two hits and five walks with one strikeout in six innings.
Game two was more of the same with Erie being held to a pair of hits in the 3-0 loss. Corey Hamman fell to 0-3 and he gave up three runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in four innings.
Oneonta hitter’s could get anything done at the plate as the Tigers lost to Vermont 6-0. Christopher White tripled and Angel Flores singled to account for the only two hits of the game for Oneonta.
Mark Brackman fell to 3-4 with a tough start. He gave up five runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
The White Caps didn’t score a run until they were down 2-0 but they got it done in the later innings as they pushed to a 4-2 win. Michael Bertram went two for four with a double while Scott Sizemore went two for three with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run.
Phil Napolitan picked up the win. He gave up one hit and of the four batters he got out, they all went down via strikeout. He improved to 4-2 on the season.
It’s been a pretty rough second half for the Flying Tigers and their woes continued with a 4-3 loss to Tampa. Derek Witt took the loss and he fell to 2-1. He gave up one run on one hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Jeffrey Kunkel had a team high three hits and he scored a run. Deik Scram reached base three times with two singles and a walk.
Matt O’Brien made the most of his Triple A debut and pitched the Hens to a 6-2 win over Louisville. He gave up just a single run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six solid frames.
David Espinosa was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with a double, a homerun and three RBIs.
Burke Badenhop improved to 2-0 on the season in Erie’s 7-2 win over Harrisburg. He gave up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts.
Clete Thomas was the hitting star in the win. He went two for five with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Michael Hernandez went two for five with two RBIs and a run.
Aquilino Lopez gave up two runs in the top of the eleventh inning as the Toledo lost to Louisville 4-2 in eleven innings. It’s too bad because a pretty good start went to waste. He gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts in seven solid frames.
Mike Hessman drove in a pair of runs to bring his International League total to 100 on the season. Jason Perry doubled and scored a run.
Sendy Vasquez improved to 6-5 with a nice start in the Tigers 8-2 win over Lowell. He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts in eight innings.
Adrian Casanova was the hitting star in the win. He went two for three with two RBIs and two runs.
Duane Below improved to 13-5 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 6-1 win over Fort Wayne. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in seven solid innings.
Jordan Newton went two for three with a homerun and two RBIs. Santo De Leon went two for four with two RBIs and a run.
Lakeland lost again and it was Kevin Adroin who took the loss. He fell to 0-2 and he gave up four runs on six hits and four walks with one strikeout in three innings.
Deik Scram was the hittin star in the 8-2 loss. He went two for four with a double and a walk.
Erie scored two runs in the ninth inning to take care of Harrisburg 5-4. Michael Hernandez singled, drove in two and scored a run. Nick Trzesniak went two for five with a double and an RBI.
Anthony Tomey improved to 3-0 on the season. He gave up two hits with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.
Oneonta’s pen gave up five runs in the ninth inning as they blew a three run lead in the 5-3 loss. Jose Fragoso was credited with the final two runs and he took the loss. Oddly, he struck out the side in an inning where he was also knocked around for three hits and a walk.
Jorge Patino was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for three with an RBI and a run.
The White Caps made it three straight wins with a pair of wins in a doubleheader with Fort Wayne. Jordan Newton went four for four with a double and three RBIs. Gorkys Hernandez went two for four with two RBIs and a run. Phil Napolitan got two outs in the seventh and he picked up his third win of the season.
Kelvin Cedano improved to 2-2 in the second game. He gave up one run on four hits with three strikeouts in three innings of relief. Hernandez had another nice game and he went two for three with a triple and two runs in the 4-1 win.
The Mud Hens turned a seven run deficit into a one run game with a late inning rally but 9-8 is as close as they’d get. Anastatcio Martinez was shelled and he gave up eight runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in just 2 1/3 innings. The loss drops him to 5-7 on the season.
Erick Almonte was the hitting star in the loss. He went four for five with an RBI and two runs. Dane Sardinha went one for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
Alan Mills was shelled in the ninth inning and he gave up four runs to blow a 4-1 lead. He blew a solid start by Andrew Kown, who gave up one run on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Clete Thomas went two for five with a double, two RBIs and a run. Jeff Larish went two for four with a solo homer and two runs scored.
Joseph Tucker singled home Santo De Leon in the bottom of the ninth inning to win it for the White Caps. James Skelton went two for four with a double and two runs while Jeramy Laster went two for four with two RBIs.
Brett Jensen picked up the win and he improved to 5-1 despite giving up the tying run in the top of the ninth inning. Charles Furbush had another nice start and gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six frames.
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