Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Tigers haven’t played in a while but they finally got two games in today as they lost both ends of a doubleheader with the Blue Jays. Ramon Lebron had a tough time finding the plate in game, which was a 3-0 loss. He gave up two runs on two hits but he walked five and struck out five in three innings. Jordan Cruz led the way at the plate with a double and a walk.
Game two was closer but the result was the same. Jose Diaz gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits with a strikeout in three innings. Hernan Perez went three for four with two doubles and a run.
Erie had the lead in the ninth in this one but Cody Satterwhite gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and then Josh Kite gave up a run in the bottom of the eleventh in a 6-5 loss. Kite fell to 2-4 and Luis Marte took a no-decision in his start. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Deik Scram went two for five with three runs. Casper Wells went two for five with a two run homer.
There were plenty of hitting stars in Oneonta’s 9-3 win over Lowell. Michael Rockett went three for four with a solo homer, his first long ball of the season. Rawley Bishop had two runs and two RBIs without getting a hit and Alexis Espinoza went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Cory Hamilton picked up the win and he improved to 2-0. He gave up just one hit and he struck out five in three shutout frames.
Casey Crosby got it done again and you wonder how much longer it’ll be before he gets pushed up. He didn’t allow a hit and he walked one with six strikeouts in five shutout innings. The win pushed his record to 6-2 and he has 74 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings with a 3.39 ERA.
Gustavo Nunez went three for three with a triple, two RBIs and two runs. Bryan Pounds went two for four with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Matt Hoffman fell to 2-4 on the season with a rough start in the Flying Tigers 2-4 loss to Sarasota. He gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Christopher Carlson belted a two run home run in the loss. It was his ninth long ball of the season.
The SeaWolves had a twin billing today and they lost them both. Game one went ten innings and Jay Sborz took the loss when he gave up a tenth inning run. Brett Jensen gave up a run in the sixth and that was what put the game into extra frames. Alex Avila went two for five with a double, a run and two RBIs. Danny Worth went two for four with a double and two runs.
Game two turned into a one run pitchers duel in a game where the two teams combined for just six hits. Shawn Roof doubled and that was the only extra base hit. Josh Rainwater took the loss despite a very nice start. He gave up a run on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
It’s bad enough when you pick up just two hits in a contest but it’s even worse when you get an extra inning and all you can still manage is a pair of hits. Mike Hessman drove in the lone run and he didn’t get a hit and Brent Dlugach singled and he scored the lone run.
A fantastic start by Brooks Brown went to waste. He gave up one run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Ron Chiavacci gave up the tenth inning run andhe fell to 1-5 on the season.
Ruddy Lugo fell to 6-6 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 4-2 loss to Indianapolis. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for four with a double and a run. Jeff Larish went two for four with two singles.
Jonah Nickerson fell to 4-6 on the season with a rough start in Erie’s 10-5 loss to Harrisburg. He gave up seven runs on ten hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Reliever Ramon Garcia also had a tough time and he gave up three runs in two innings of relief.
Brennan Boesch was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for three with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Ron Bourquin tripled and he drove in one.
Justin Henry had a big day at the plate in another Lakeland win. He finished the game three for four with a double, four RBIs and two runs. Devin Thomas went two for five with a a home run and three RBIs while Christopher White went two for five with a home run and two RBIs.
Mauricio Robles improved to 1-1 with a solid start in the 12-5 win. He gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with ten strikeouts in six innings. In all, the three Flying Tiger pitchers combined for sixteen strikeouts.
Last night’s game was cancelled so Oneonta is playing two tonight. Game one was a 3-0 loss in which the offense was held to just four hits. Alexis Espinoza and Michael Rockett had the only extra base hits with a double each.
Gary Perinar took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Erie had a tough time getting anything going at the plate as they lost to Harrisburg 3-2. Alex Avila provided most of the Tigers offense with a double, a home run and two RBIs. No other SeaWolve had more then one hit.
A solid start by Jon Kibler went to waste. He gave up three runs (one earned) on eight hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings.
The Hens and Bulls almost played two games as they finished a 15 inning marathon after over four and a half hours. Matt Rusch took the loss and he fell to 2-3 after he gave up a pair of runs in the top of the fifteenth. A solid start by Lucas French went to waste and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Brent Dlugach went just one for six but his one hit was a two run blast. Brent Clevlen went two for five with a walk and a run.
Andrew Hess had one of his best starts of the season in Lakeland’s 9-0 blowout win over Sarasota. He gave up just six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven shutout innings and the win pushed his record to 3-5. Jared Gayhart made his Lakeland debut and he threw two shutout frames to close out the game.
Audy Ciriaco had a huge day at the plate. He went three for five with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Devin Thomas went two for four with a walk, an RBI and two runs.
Mark Sorensen improved to 3-2 on the season with a really nice start in the Whitecaps 4-1 win over the Loons. He gave up just a run on six hits with four strikeouts in eight innings. Tyler Conn struck out two in a shutout ninth to pick up his third save of the season.
Brent Wyatt singled and drove in a pair of runs in the win. Ben Guez went one for two with a walk and two RBIs while Brandon Douglas went two for four with a run.
Thad Weber made the most of his season debut with the SeaWolves after his promotion from Lakeland. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up just two runs on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings.
Andy Dirks singled and drove in a pair of runs. Cale Iorg had a nice game and he went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Well, the dust finally settled on the Mud Hens 11-10, thirteen inning win after Jeff Larish doubled home Clete Thomas in the bottom half of the frame. It capped off an awesome game by the first baseman in which he went five for six with with two doubles, a walk, three RBIs and three runs. Brent Dlugach also put together a nice game and he went two for five with a double and four RBIs. Clete Thomas had four singles, two walks and he scored four times.
Eddie Bonine was roughed up in his four inning start and he gave up four runs. Ryan Perry pitched the final two frames and he walked just one to pick up his first win (and game) as a Hen.
A run on five hits isn’t going to cut it and that’s all the Oneonta Tigers could muster in a 2-1 loss to Lowell. Jamie Johnson had the only extra base hit with a double while Jimmy Gulliver drew a walk and scored the lone run.
Clemente Mendoza took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in three innings of relief. Nate Newman struck out five in three shutout innings in his start.
It was 9-8 when the dust finally settled in this one. The GCL Tigers and GCL Braves combined to score 17 runs and all but one of those came prior to the sixth inning. Adolfo Reina went two for four with a walk, a solo home run and two runs. Hernan Perez tripled, drew a walk, drove in two and scored twice.
Robert Diaz picked up the win and he improved to 1-0. He gave up just two hits with two walks with three strikeouts in three shutout innings.
The Flying Tigers took care of the Daytona Cubs this afternoon in a 2-1 pitchers duel and three pitchers combined for the exceptional effort. Matt Hoffman gave up a run on three hits with a strikeout in four innings while Robbie Weinhardt improved to 1-1 when he gave up just three hits with three strikeouts in four shutout innings. Brendan Wise threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his first save of the season.
Joshua Workman went two for three with a double and an RBI. Audy Ciriaco doubled and scored a run.
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