Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Oneonta took care of Hudson Valley 3-1 and while Nate Newman had a decent start (one run in 4 1/3 innings), the bullpen really shined in this one. Michael Torrealba improved to 2-1 and he threw 2 2/3 shutout innings while Jose Ortega threw two shutout frames and he picked up his first save of the season.
Alexis Espinoza belted a solo home run in the win, his second of the season. Michael Rockett tripled and he drove in a run.
The GCL Tigers lost their final game of the season 2-1 to the GCL Phillies. Gary Perinar fell to 0-3 and he gave up two runs on four hits with four strikeouts. Robert Diaz struck out three in two shutout innings of relief.
Luis Castillo went one for four with an RBI. Londell Taylor went one for two with aa walk and a run.
Oneonta couldn’t get anything going at the plate as they lost to Hudson Valley 8-1. They managed just two hits and their lone run came in an inning where they didn’t even get hit. Alexis Espinoza reached o an eror, then he moved to third on an error on a pickoff attempt. He’d later score on a sac.fly by Keith Hernandez.
The pitching wasn’t much better and Luis Sanz took the loss and fell to 5-3. He gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings of work.
The Whitecaps lost one then won one as they split a twin bill yesterday against Fort Wayne. Game one was 3-1 and Victor Larez took the loss. He gave up one unearned run on four hits and two walks with a strikeout in four innings and the loss dropped him to 5-9. The Whitecaps managed only three hits and Billy Nowlin went one for two with a walk and a run.
Robert Waite and Tyler Conn combined for the seven inning shutout in game two. Waite gave up three hits and two walks in four innings in his no-decision start while Conn improved to 6-3 with three shutout innings of relief in which he didn’t allow a hit or a walk. Gustavo Nunez went two for three with a solo home run while Luis Salas doubled, drove in two and scored a run.
A really nice start by Andrew Hess went to waste and he fell to 6-11 in the Flying Tigers 1-0 loss to Dunedin. He gave up one unearned run on two hits and one walk with one strikeout in six solid frames.
Joshua Workman went two for four and that was half of Lakeland’s offense. Jeramy Laster singled and drew a walk.
Michael Bertram drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the twelth to give the SeaWolves a 7-6 win over the Altoona Curve. Bertram also belted a two run home run earlier in the game while Capster Wells went deep with a solo shot. Wells also drew three walks.
Brett Jensen picked up the win and he improved to 5-3. He gave up a hit and he struck out one in three shutout innings of relief.
Dontrelle Willis was back to his old tricks as the Hens were doubled up by Indianapolis 6-3. He gave up five runs on three hits and eight walks with a strikeout in four innings. He fell to 0-2 with the Hens. Jeremy Bonderman threw an inning of shutout relief.
Don Kelly went two for four with a double and an RBI. Wilkin Ramirez went two for four with a triple, a run and an RBI.
Toledo turned around a 6-3 deficit and scored four unanswered runs in the late innings to pull out a 7-6 win over Indianapolis. Mike Hessman went three for four with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs while Will Rhymes went two for two with two walks, two runs and an RBI.
Eddie Bonine was roughed up in his start and he gave up six runs in 5 2/3 innings. Zach Simons picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief while Jeremy Bonderman threw a shutout eighth in which he struck out two but gave up two hits. Casey Fien pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his 14th save of the season.
Ramon Garcia didn’t take the loss, but he gave up the bulk of the damage in the SeaWolves 9-6 loss to the Curve. He gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeout in 4 2/3 innings. Brendan Wise took the loss and he fell to 4-1 when he gave up two runs in his 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Santo De Leon went two for four with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Deik Scram belted a solo homerun and he also walked and scored a second run.
Lakeland lost to Dunedin 3-2 in game where the Flying Tigers managed to pick up just six hits in the game. Jeramy Laster accounted for Lakeland’s offense with a two run home run in the fourth inning while Audy Ciriaco singled and scored a run.
Ryan Ketchner took the loss and he fell to 1-4. He gave up three runs on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in six innings. Austin Wood threw two innings of shutout relief to close out the game.
There were a few hitting stars in the Whitecaps 8-5 win over Fort Wayne but Gustavo Nunez was a notch above the rest. He went three for five with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBIs. Ben Guez went three for five withtwo doubles, a run and an RBI while Alden Carrithers went two for four with a walk, wo runs and an RBI.
Erick Crichtron picked up the win and he improved to 6-0. He gave up a run on two hits and a walk in two innings of relief. Adam Wilk had a decent start but he didn’t qualify for the win. He gave up a run on four hits with five strikeouts.
Zach Samuels improved to 2-2 on the season with a really nice start in the GCL Tigers 3-0 win over the GCL Pirates. He gave up six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven shutout innings. Melvin Mercedes pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his sixteenth save of the season.
James Robbins went three for four with an RBI. Elvin Soto went three for four with a home run and two RBIs.
Charles Furbush dropped to 6-7 on the season with a rough start in the Flying Tigers 8-5 loss to Daytona. He gave up seven runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
Audy Ciriaco and Jeramy Laster both belted two run home run in the loss. Joseph Tucker doubled and he scored a pair of runs.
Jared Wesson fell to 1-2 on the season with a mixed bag start in the GCL Tigers 3-2 loss to the GCL Pirates. He did give up three runs on five hits and two walks in just four innings but he struck out seven. Ramon Lebron had a really nice outing in relief and he threw four shutout innings.
Chao-Ting Tang went two for three with a walk, a double and an RBI. Eddie Rush went two for five with a double.
One hit and one walk were all the Tigers could manage as they lost a tough 1-0 to Staten Island. Alexis Espinoza singled in the top of the fifth to break up the no-hitter while Rawley Bishop was the only other Tiger to reach base with the walk.
A really good start by Clemente Mendoza went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Oneonta couldn’t get much going at the plate as they fell to Staten Island 4-1. Alexis Espinoza went two for four with a double and Jamie Johnson doubled, drew a walk and drove in the lone Tigers run.
Nate Newman threw four shutout innings in his start. Michael Morrison took the loss and he fell to 1-1. He gave up three runs and he was able to get just one batter out.
Luke Putkonen had a solid start go to waste as the Whitecaps lost to Lansing 4-3. He gave up four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six shutout innings. Jade Todd gave up four runs in 2 1/3 innings and he fell to 0-1 on the season.
Billy Nowlin went three forfour with a solo home run and he scored twice. Luis Salas went two for two with a double, a solo home run and two walks.
Lauren Gagnier fell to 9-10 on the season with a rough start in Lakeland’s 6-4 loss to Daytona. He gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Devin Thomas went two for four with two doubles, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Jeramy Laster doubled twice and he drove in a run.
Three relievers combined to give up seven runs in four innings as the SeaWolves lost to Reading 8-5. Jason Waddell gave up the bulk of the runs when he gave up four runs on three hits with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. The loss dropped him to 0-2 on the season. Jared Gayhart had a solid start and he gave up one run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
Michael Bertram went three for four and he came a single short of hitting for the cycle. He drove in three and scored three while Casper Wells went three for four with two doubles and he drove in a pair.
Rayni Guichardo improved to 4-4 on the season with a really nice start in the GCL Tigers 1-0 win over the GCL Blue Jays. He gave up three hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six shutout innings. Melvin Mercedes threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his fifteenth save of the season.
Brett Anderson led the way at the plate and he went two for four and he scored the lone run of the game. Luis Castillo singled, drew a walk and drove in the lone run.
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