Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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John Wagner’s latest Tigers Organization report is on hurler Adam Wilk. Since being drafted in the eleventh round in 2009, Wilk has been a solid surprise as he’s moved up the ladder quickly. He was really good for both Lakeland and Erie last year and it’ll be interesting to see how does in 2011 with a full year at Erie under his belt.
Lakeland hitters were held in check to the tune of just three hits in a 3-0 loss to Tampa. Ben Guez had two of those hits while Rawley Bishop drew a pair of walks.
Adam Wilk took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs on four hits and ne walk with four strikeouts. Matt Hoffman and Ramon Garcia both threw two shutout innings of relief.
The Whitecaps lived to fight another day as they evened up their three game series with the Loons after a 7-0 win. Billy Nowlin was the hitting star and he went four for four with three RBIs and a run. Brent Wyatt drew a walk and he scored two runs.
Adam Wilk had a really nice start and he picked up the win. He gave up two hits and he struck out eight in 5 2/3 shutout innings. Robert Waite gave up two hits and he walked one in 3 1/3 shutout innings of relief.
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.
Ben Guez had a huge day at he plate as the Whitecaps took care of Cedar Rapids 10-4. He went five for five with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Billy Nowlin went one for two with a walk, three runs and an RBI.
Adam Wilk was very sharp in his first start after getting promoted from Oneonta. He gave up just two hits and he struck out seven in six shutout innings. Robert Waite gave up four runs (three earned) in three innings of relief but since he went three, he picked up his second save of the season.
The Oneonta Tigers lost 3-2 to Mahoning Valley despite a solid start by Adam Wilk. He gave up one run on four hits and one walk with a strikeout in five innings. Mike LaLuna gave up two runs in the eighth and he fell to 1-2 on the season.
Eric Roof belted a solo home run, his first of the season. John Murrian singled and drove in a run in his lone at bat.
Oneonta’s pitching was about as good as you could ask as they held Tri-City scoreless in their double header. In game one, Adam Wilk threw three shutout innings to pick up his first win of the season. He gave up just four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Alexis Espinoza went two for three with a double and an RBI to lead the way at the plate in the 3-0 win.
The final for game two was the same as game one. Clemente Mendoza improved to 3-1 and he gave up five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five innings.
Oneonta lost not only their suspended game from last night, but they also dropped today’s game as they got their fill of baseball. Game one was a 3-2 loss in eleven innings. John Murrian led the way at the plate and he went three for four with a double and an RBI. Adam Wilk had a really nice start and he struck out seven and he gave up just one hit in five innings. Michael Torrealba dropped to 1-1 and while he did a solid job in three innings, he gave up the game winner in the eleventh.
Game two was a lot rougher. Gary Perinar was shelled for six runs in 1 1/3 innings and all three pitchers the Tigers threw out there were tagged for runs. Jamie Johnson was the hitting star and he went two for four with a double and two runs.
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