Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Tigers got some solid production from the top of their batting order last night as they took care of Columbus 9-4. Scott Sizemore went three for five with a double, three runs and two RBIs while Will Rhymes went two for four with two doubles, three RBIs and a run.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 7-6 on the season with a decent start. He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Down 5-2 heading into the eighth, the Hens scored four runs in the final two frames to walk away with a 6-5 win. The game winner was a single by Robinzon Diaz and prior to that, Deik Scram singled home Maxwell Leon to tie the game up. Some of the damage came against a familiar face because Wil Ledezma is a reliver for Indianapolis.
Alfredo Figaro was roughed up in his start but the hitters bailed him out. He gave up five runs (four earned) in six innings. Robbie Weinhardt threw three shutout innings to close out the game and he improved to 1-0.
The Hens had a tough time at the plate and while they picked up three doubles in the game, they were held without a run. Will Rhymes led the way with three singles and he also walked in four plate appearances. Jeff Larish doubled and drew a walk.
Alfredo Figaro took the loss and he fell to 3-1. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Scot Drucker had a nice outing with 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 2-0 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 3-2 win over Indianapolis. He gave up three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 shutout innings. Jay Sborz got the final four outs and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
Jeff Larish went one for two with a solo home run, two walks and two runs. Mike Rabelo doubled and drove in two runs.
Brent Dlugach belted his first home of the season and it was a three run shot as the Hens took care of Indianapolis 6-3. Dlugach also doubled while Will Rhymes went two for four with a run and an RBI.
Alfredo Figaro picked up the win despite a shaky outing. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings. Scot Drucker pitched two innings of shutout relief while Jay Sborz pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his second save of the season.
Erie outhit Akron 11-6 but they stranded eleven base runners in a 4-3 loss. Brennan Boesch went three for five with a double and he scored two runs while Michael Bertram went three for five with a home run and two RBIs.
Jonah Nickerson gave up three runs in six innings in his start. Alfredo Figaro gave up an unearned run that proved to be the game winner and he fell to 6-3.
Erie won both games of their doubleheader with Harrisburg with some very solid pitching. Game one saw Alfredo Figaro throw three shutout innings of relief and he improved to 6-2 on the season. Jason Waddell threw two shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his second save of the season. Brennan Boesch shined in this one and he went three for three with a home run and two runs.
Ramon Garcia picked up the win in game number two and he improved to 4-3 in the SeaWolves 5-1 win. He gave up one run on five hits with two strikeouts in five innings. Casper Wells was the hitting star and he went three for three with a triple, a home run, two runs and two RBIs.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 5-2 on the season with a very solid start in Erie’s 7-2 win over New Hampshire. He gave up two runs on three hits and one walk with ten strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.
Maxwell Leon went two for three with a double, a solo home run and two runs. Casper Wells went two for four with a home run.
Alfredo Figaro fell to 2-1 on the season despite a decent start in Erie’s 3-1 loss to Bowie. He gave up three runs (two earned and all three came in the first two frames) on seven hits and four walks with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Scott Sizemore doubled twice to lead the way at the plate for the SeaWolves. Cale Iorg went two for two with two walks, a double and a run.
The Seawolves finally got to make up their games as they split a doubleheader with Harrisburg. In the first game, Erie used the long ball in a 9-6 win. Ryan Strieby hit his sixth and seventh home runs and he drove in four while Scott Sizemore and Santo De Leon both hit one home run a piece. Alfredo Figaro was touched up for five runs in 5 2/3 innings while Josh Kite picked up the win despite allowing the tying run (an inherited runner) to score).
Game two didn’t go quite as well as Erie blew a 6-0 lead and lost 7-6. Scott Sizemore hit another home run and Cale Iorg hit two solo shots (his first two of the season). Ramon Garcia pitched three shutout frames in his start before Zach Simons came in and gave up five runs.
Erie pitcher’s yielded just one hit in their 3-0 win over Altoona. Alfredo Figaro got things going with seven shutout frames without giving up a hit before yielding to the pen. Zach Simons kept things going with a no-hit eighth but then Brett Jensen gave up a two hit double in the ninth to spoil the no-hitter. Figaro struck out five and walked three to improve to 1-0 while Jensen picked up his third save of the season.
Scott Sizemore provided the bulk of the SeaWolves offense in the win. He went four for four with two doubles, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Santo De Leon singled twice and scored a run.
Justin Henry was one of the hitting stars in the White Caps 8-5 win over Wisconsin. He went two for five with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Chris Carlson also had a nice game and he went three for four with a double and two RBIs.
Alfredo Figaro had a rough start and he gave up four runs in five innings in a no decision. Paul Nardozzi improved to 4-5 with a perfect inning of relief.
Alfredo Figaro may be having the best season of any pitcher in the Tiger’s minor league system this year. He improved to 7-2 and he gave up just three hits with two strikeouts. He still hasn’t given up a homerun in 74 innings and he sports a 1.22 ERA. The shutout was his second of the season.
Kody Kaiser had a nice game at the plate. He gave up two runs on five hits with a double, three RBIs and a run. Justin Henry had a pair of hits including a three run homer.
The White Caps couldn’t push a single runner across the plate as they were held to five hits in a 5-0 loss to Dayton. Joseph Bowen was the only White Cap to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
Alfredo Firgaro lost just his second decision of the season. He gave up four runs (three earned) on nine hits with four strikeouts.
Alfredo Figaro continued his impressive season and he improved to 6-1 with another really nice start in the White Caps 4-1 win over South Bend. He gave up just two hits with five walks and five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
Roger Tomas went two for four with an RBI. Audy Ciriaco singled twice and scored a run.
Alfredo Figaro had one of the best starts of the season for the White Caps and he improved to an impressive 4-0 on the season. He gave up just three hits with eleven strikeouts in the shutout win and his ERA is now down to a microscopic 0.46. Opponents are hitting just .159 against him and if he continues at this pace, it’s not going to make a lot of sense keeping him down while he dominates Low-A hitting.
Roger Tomas had a pair of singles and a run in the 4-0 win. Mark McBratney singled, tripled and scored a run.
Alfredo Figaro didn’t get the win, but he threw six quality innings as the White Caps edged Wisconsin 4-3. Figaro gave up one unearned run on three hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. He’s now struck out 29 batters in 30 innings over 5 starts and his ERA is a microscopic 0.60.
Kody Kaiser singled home Justin Henry in the top of the eighth inning for the game winner. Kaiser finished the game three for four while Henry had a single, a double and two runs.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 3-0 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 5-3 win over Beloit. He gave up just two runs on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts in six innings of work. Noah Krol threw a perfect ninth and he picked up his third save of the season.
Ron Bourquin singled twice, drew a walk and scored two runs. Casper Wells was a perfect three for three with a pair of RBIs.
Alfredo Figaro got it done on the mound and he improved to 2-0 in the White Caps 5-1 win over Peoria. He gave up just one unearned run on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Roger Tomas belted his first homerun of the season and he drove in two runs. Jordan Newton and Joseph Tucker both had three hits and a run in the win.
The White Caps got back on track with another win in a 9-0 beatdown over the Loons. Alfredo Figaro gave up three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.
There were plent of hitting stars but leadoff hitter Kyle Peter was a notch above the rest. He went three for three with two walks, three RBIs and a run.
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