Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Whitecaps took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth but when the dust settled, they took a 6-5 loss because of a rough outing by Melvin Mercedes. He was credited with four runs on three hits and a walk in just 1/3 of an inning. Jose Ortega actually gave up the hit that scored the winning run for South Bend.
Avisail Garcia went four for five with two RBIs and a run. Alexis Espinoza went four for four with two doubles, a walk and two runs.
Oneonta’s season is winding down and they added two more losses yesterday. Game one was an ugly 13-0 beatdown in which Jose Siso took the loss. He gave up eleven runs on twelve hits and three walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Jamie Johnson went two for three and he had two of the five Oneonta hits.
Game two didn’t go much better and that was a 6-2 loss. Johnson tripled while Michael Rockett and Alexis Espinoza both singled and scored a run. Mike LaLuna fell to 3-5 and he gave up three runs on four hits and three hits with five strikeouts in four innings.
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.
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.
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.
Oneonta and Tri-City completed the game that was suspended way back on July 11 and Oneonta came out on the short end of things. Wade Kapetyn took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Cory Hamilton gave up three runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Alexis Espinoza went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI. Jimmy Gulliver went one for three with a walk and two RBIs.
Oneonta proved victorious in the first game of their doubleheader with Tri-City. Cory Hamilton had a really nice start and he improved to 3-1. He gave up three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Michael Torrealba struck out the final two batters of the game and he picked up his first save of the season.
Carmelo Jaime went two for three with two RBIs. Alexis Espinoza went one for three with a run and an RBI.
Alexis Espinoza was one of the hitting stars in Oneonta’s 8-4 win over Auburn. He went three for five with a home run and three RBIs. Rawley Bishop went two for five with an RBI and two runs.
Luis Sanz picked up the win and he improved to 1-2. He gave up four runs on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in seven innings. Wade Kapteyn pitched two shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.
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.
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.
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.
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