Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Brandon Hamilton didn’t take the loss in this one, but his stats sure were brutal. He gave up four run on three hits and two walks and he was able to get just one batter out. That pushed his ERA on the season up to 7.24. Brayan Villereal did take the loss and he fell to 5-5. He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
Billy Nowlin went three for four with a run. Mike Gosse went two for four and he drove in a run.
Robert Waite threw six shutout innings in the Whitecaps 5-4 win to the Lugnuts only to see Brandon Hamilton blow the save yet turn around and get the win despite giving up three runs in one inning. Waite gave up just four hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Jordan Lennerton went two for five with a double, two RBIs and a run. Joseph Bowen went two for three with a double, a walk and an RBI.
Brandon Hamilton had another decent start as the Whitecaps took care of Cedar Rapids 3-2. Hamilton didn’t get the decision, but he gave up two runs on three hits and one walk wit three strikeouts in five innings. Victor Larez threw three shutout innings of relief and he improved to 5-6 while Tyler Stohr pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his sixteenth save of the season.
Billy Nowlin had the big hit with a two run blast in the sixth inning. Bryan Pounds doubled, drew a walk and scored in the win.
It’s been a tough season for Brandon Hamilton but he put things together last night in the Whitecaps 4-0 win over Quad Cities. He gave up three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six shutout innings and the win improved his record to 4-3 on the season.
Ben Guez had the big hit with a three run blast in the first inning. It was his eighth home run of the season. Jordan Lennerton pitched in with three singles and he scored a run.
The Whitecaps made just as many errors (four) as they scored runs (2) in a 5-2 loss to Wisconsin. Brandon Hamilton didn’t help things with six walks in four innings but three unearned runs tagged to Victor Larez resulted from the misplays. Larez fell to 4-5 on the season.
Billy Nowlin went two for three with a walk and a double. Ben Guez belted a solo home run and he scored a pair of runs.
Jared Gayhart gave up a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and that proved to be the difference in the Whitecaps 5-4 loss to the Dragons. It was Gayhart’s third inning of relief and he fell to 5-3. Brandon Hamilton had another mediocre start and he gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings. With his rough first couple of months, you wonder if Hamilton is destined for Oneonta when the short season teams start up.
Joseph Bowen went two for four with two RBIs. Mike Gosse went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
The Whitecaps went down by five runs in the first then were down 8-3 before they stormed back and scored four runs in the final two frames. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and the comeback fell a run short in their 8-7 loss to the Loons. Brandon Hamilton had a really rough outing and he gave up those five first inning runs and he got just one out in the first inning.
Gustavo Nunez went four for five with an RBI in the loss. Jordan Lennerton went two for three with a home run, a walk, two RBIs and two 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.
Jared Gayhart gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth that cost the White Caps in a 4-3 loss to Lansing. This came after a mediocre start by Brandon Hamilton, who gave up three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a homerun and two runs in the 4-3 loss. Ron Bourquin doubled and he drove in a pair of runs.
The GCL Tigers took care of the GCL Phillies behind yet another solid outing by Brandon Hamilton. He gave up just two hits and he struck out three in five shutout innings and the win pushed his record to 3-0 since he was demoted to the GCL.
Derek Lehrman doubled and drove in two runs in the 5-2 win. Brandon Harrigan tripled, drew a walk, drove in a run and scored two.
Matt Hoffman fell to 0-2 on the sewason with a mediocre start but it was Brandon Hamilton who bore the brunt of Fort Wayne’s offensive onslaught. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Hayden Parrott went two for four with two RBIs in the 8-4 loss. Jordan Newton went two for three with a solo homer.
The White Caps managed just four singles as they were shut down in a 4-1 loss to South Bend. Christopher Carlson was the the only White Cap to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
Brandon Hamilton took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up three runs on five hits and three walks without strikeout in four innings. Andrew Hess had his longest outing of the season and he gave up a run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.
The Tigers supplemental first round pick in 2007, Brandon Hamilton, made his minor league debut with the White Caps and he definitely showed some promise. While he walked four, he didn’t give up a single hit and he struck out six in four innings. Santo Mieses gave up three runs in two innings and he fell to 1-3 on the season.
Audy Ciriaco was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a homerun and two RBIs. Cory Middleton belted a solo homer, drew a walk and scored twice.
Kevin Goldstein recently put out his list of who he things the Tigers top eleven prospects are. It’s an interesting list because like last year, you have two top players then a steep drop off. Cameron Maybin checks in at number one for the second straight season and that’s not a surprise. Yeah Maybin fell flat last year once he made it to the bigs but his minor league advancement was very solid. He’s still considered a future star and the Tigers felt good enough about him to trade away Gorkys Hernandez, another top outfield prospect.
The Tigers 2007 first round draft pick, Rick Porcello, checks in at number two and like Maybin, he was given a five star tag. Porcello signed too late to play in the Tiger’s system but he should start out with the White Caps. I doubt if he’ll stay there long and I expect to see some pretty high strikeout numbers while he’s there.
After that, things thin out. Casey Crosby, the Tigers fifth round pick in 2007, is the the third best prospect. Like Porcello, Crosby fell further down because of signability issues and he was a big reason many though the Tigers had one of the best drafts this year.
Cale Iorg and Brandon Hamilton (another first round, 2007 draft pick) round out the top five. Jeff Larish is sixth after a solid season at Double A last year and you also have a pair of pitchers in Yorman Bazardo and Eulogio De La Cruz who made the list despite having stints in the big leagues last year.
Brandon Hamilton fell to 1-1 on the season in a rough start in the GCL Tigers 5-1 loss to the GCL Blue Jays. He gave up four runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
The lone run came off the bat of Joseph Bowen. He belted a solo homerun in the third inning.
Brandon Hamilton improved to 1-0 on the season with a nice start in the GCL Tigers 4-2 win over the GCL Blue Jays. He gave up one run on two hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings.
Joaquin Guzman was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
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