Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Jon Kibler’s struggles continued and he fell to 1-3 in the Flying Tigers 5-3 loss to Dunedin. He gave up four runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts in five innings.
Alexander Moreno went one for three with two RBIs in the loss. Brandon Douglas went three for four with a double, a triple and a run.
Erik Crichton not only gave up the tying run in the bottom of the ninth to put the game into extra frames, but he also gave up the losing run in the eleventh and he fell to 3-3. It’s too bad because Brayan Villarreal had a really nice start. He gave up two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in five innings.
Brandon Douglas went two for five with a double and a run. Fransisco Martinez went two for four with a walk and a run.
The Whitecaps now face elimination in their best of three game series after a 7-2 loss to the Loons last night. Brandon Douglas went two for four with a double and he drove in both Whitecaps runs and the rest of the team managed just one hit.
Casey Crosby took the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
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.
Casey Crosby fell to 4-2 on the season in a tough start as the White Caps lost to Fort Wayne 9-5. He gave up four runs on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in three innings.
Brandon Douglas went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run. Avisail Garcia went two for four with a double and a run.
Casey Crosby improved to 3-0 in the Whitecaps 8-0 win over Quad Cities. He gave up just four hits and four walks with five strikeouts and the solid start pushed his ERA down to 2.53. He has 52 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings but he hasn’t pitched past the sixth inning.
Ben Guez had the big hit of the game. He belted a grand slam in the third inning. Brandon Douglas went three for three with a double, a triple, one walk and two runs.
The Whitecaps had a capacity crowd on hand as Jeremy Bonderman made his first start of the season for the team as he rehabbed his injury. He threw seven very solid frames and he gave up just two runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Not bad for a guy who hasn’t thrown in a game for almost a full year.
Brent Wyatt was one of several hitting stars. He went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs. Brandon Douglas went three for four with an RBI and three runs
This looks like it would have been a fun game to catch. The White Caps were pummelled in the first four innings and for at least a half inning, they were down 8-0. Then they slowly began to chip away at the lead until they stormed back and scored three in the ninth on a Ben Guez three homer to tie it. Then in the bottom of the thirteenth, Luis Palacios scored on Brandon Douglas’ sac. fly to win it.
Guez finished two for seven but he had the big hit in the ninth. Ron Bourquin went three for six with an RBI in the 9-8 win.
Brandon Hamilton took the brunt of Clinton’s offense and he gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings. Jared Gayhart gave up just two hits and a walk in four innings of shutout relief while Tyler Stohr struck out four and gave up just one hit in three shutout innings to improve to 2-1 on the season.
The White Caps had a tough time handling Beloit’s lineup last night and while Brayan Villarreal was impressive in his 3 2/3 innings (eight strikeouts but five walks), Anthony Shawler was knocked around for five runs and he took the loss. Victor Larez also had a tough time and he gave up three runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Brandon Douglas was the hitting star in the 9-3 loss. He went three for three with two walks and two runs.
Just about everyone was a hitting star in this one as the White Caps picked up nineteen hits in a 9-6 win over Lansing. Seven White Caps had multi-hit games and Brandon Douglas reached base four times with three singles, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Gustavo Nunez went three for six with two runs and an RBI.
Mauricio Robles had a mixed start. He lasted just four innings and he gave up five runs but he struck out ten. Tyler Stohr pitched two shutout frames to close out the game and he improved to 1-0 on the season.
Mauricio Robles and Matt Hoffman combined to hold South Bend to a mere four hits in a shutout win. Robles threw the first five, struck out eight and he gave up just two hits and a walk. Hoffman pitched the final four and he struck out three with a walk and two hits against him.
Brandon Douglas led the way with three singles and a run in the 5-0 win. Billy Nowlin went two for three with a double, a run and an RBI while Luis Palacios went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The SeaWolves were held to just four hits and one run as they finished their mediocre season with a 4-1 loss to Akron. Brandon Douglas accounted for the lone Erie run with a solo homer in the third inning, his first since joining the SeaWolves. Douglas wraps up a 63 game stint in his first minor league season with four different spots ranging from the Gulf Coast League to Double A. Douglas was the Tigers eleventh round draft pick in this year’s draft and he finished the season with a solid .323 average over his four stops.
Daniel Christensen fell to 7-10 with the loss. He gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six innings.
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