Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The SeaWolves never had the lead in their contest with Trenton until the final at bat of the game when Max St. Pierre put a two run homer over the fence to give Erie a big 4-3 win. Not too shabby from a career minor league catcher who’s struggled this season. Cesar Nicolas had a nice game and he went two for four with two doubles and a run.
Duane Below had a solid start and he gave up a run on two hits with four strikeouts in five innings. Brendan Wise improved to 1-0 with two innings of shutout relief. Wise has been impressive this year. He’s held the opposition to a .133 batting average and he’s gotten almost 2.5 groundball outs for every flyball. This has all resulted in a 0.66 ERA on the season.
Lauren Gagnier improved to 2-0 with a really nice start in the SeaWolves 7-2 win over Bowie. He gave up just two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Brendan Wise also had a nice outing and he struck out one in 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
Andy Dirks went two for four with two runs and an RBI. Cale Iorg doubled and scored two runs.
Over the weekend it was Trenton and now it’s the B-Mets. The SeaWolves dropped their fifth straight to open the season although at least this time they scored some runs. Deik Scram belted a three run blast to provide most of the offense while Santo De Leon hit a solo home run.
Andrew Oliver took the loss in a rough start. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Brendan Wise had a solid outing and he pitched 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
A pretty good start by Jon Kibler went to waste as the Seawolves dropped their first game of the season 4-0. Kibler gave up two runs (one earned) on three htis with five strikeouts in five innings. Brendan Wise also had a nice outing and he threw 2 2/3 shutout innings without giving up a hit.
The batters only managed two singles. Andy Dirks and Wilkin Ramirez had the hits while Max St. Pierre drew the lone walk.
Santo De Leon was the hitting star in the SeaWolves 4-3 win over the Curve. He went two for three with a double and a solo home run. Andy Dirks pitched in with a solo shot of his own.
Lauren Gagnier made his Erie debut and he pitched a solid game. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up two runs on five hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Brendan Wise gave up a run in 2 2/3 innings and that was good for his second save of the season.
Ramon Garcia didn’t take the loss, but he gave up the bulk of the damage in the SeaWolves 9-6 loss to the Curve. He gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeout in 4 2/3 innings. Brendan Wise took the loss and he fell to 4-1 when he gave up two runs in his 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Santo De Leon went two for four with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Deik Scram belted a solo homerun and he also walked and scored a second run.
Pat Stanley improved to 5-4 on the season with a nice start in Erie’s 3-1 win over Reading. He gave up a run on six hits and four walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Brendan Wise pitched two shutout innings of relief to close out the game and he picked up his first save of the season.
Cale Iorg had the big hit as he drove in all three runs with a home run in the fifth inning and a single. He was also the lone SeaWolf with two hits. Andy Dirks drew a walk and he scored two runs.
The Flying Tigers took care of the Daytona Cubs this afternoon in a 2-1 pitchers duel and three pitchers combined for the exceptional effort. Matt Hoffman gave up a run on three hits with a strikeout in four innings while Robbie Weinhardt improved to 1-1 when he gave up just three hits with three strikeouts in four shutout innings. Brendan Wise threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his first save of the season.
Joshua Workman went two for three with a double and an RBI. Audy Ciriaco doubled and scored a run.
Jeramy Laster scored on Christopher White’s ground out in the top of the tenth and that proved to be the difference as Lakeland took care of Palm Beach 7-6. This one almost got away because Brett Jacobson gave up three unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth that allowed the game to go into extra frames. The win snapped the Flying Tigers four game losing streak.
Brendan Wise picked up the win and he improved to 1-0 with two shutout frames. Scott Green pitched a shutout tenth and he earned his sixth save of the season.
Laster was the hitting star. He went two for five with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Michael Bertram also pitched in with two singles, a run and an RBI.
William Rhymes drove in two with a triple in the top of the ninth inning as the SeaWolves turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 win. Dusty Ryan also had a nice game and he went two for four with a solo homer.
Josh Rainwater had a solid start in his no-decision. He gave up four runs (two earned) on eight hits with a strikeout in six innings. Brendan Wise pitched a shutout eighth inning and he improved to 1-0.
Erie won a shoot out with Reading 9-7 in a game that saw plenty of hitting stars. Maxim St. Pierre went two for four with a three run homer while William Rhymes had a game high three hits with a run.
Daniel Christensen improved to 2-4 despite a mediocre start. He gave up five runs (two earned) on nine hits and three walks with three strikeouts. Brendan Wise pitched a shutout ninth and he earned his first save as a Seawolf.
The Seawolves scored a run in the ninth to tie the game but that tie was short lived as Angel Castro gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and he fell to 1-1. Brendan Wise was the most effective pitcher in his first game after getting promoted from Lakeland. He gave up two hits with a strikeout in 1 2/3 shutout innings.
Jeff Frazier went two for four with an RBI and a run. Dusty Ryan doubled, drew a walk and drove in a run.
Lakeland blew a three run lead when Brendan Wise and Juan Cedeno combined to give up four runs in the eighth inning. Wise took the loss and he fell to 0-3 and it was too bad because a very nice start by Luis Marte went to waste. Marte gave up four hits with four strikeouts in seven shutout innings.
Jeramy Laster went three for four with double but he was picked off and caught stealing in the game. Brennan Boesch drove two runs on a pair of sac. flies.
Lakeland lost to Tampa 5-4 but Scott Sizemore did about all he could to help the Flying Tigers win. He was a perfect three for three with a walk and a solo homerun. Brandon Timm went two for four with a double and a run.
Duane Below gave up three runs (one earned) over four innings in his start. Brendan Wise took the loss when he gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Michael Hernandez and Maxwell Leon provided the bulk of the offense in Lakeland’s 12-10 win over Daytona. Hernandez went three for five with a double, a homerun, four RBIs and three runs. Leon went two for three with a double and four RBIs.
Burke Badenhop was hit hard in his start but the hitters picked him up. Brendan Wise threw a shutout frame in the eighth inning and he improved to 1-1 on the season.
The Flying Tigers lost to Sarasota 2-1 and it was pretty much due to a lack of offense. Mark Haske belted a solo homerun in the sixth inning and that was pretty much it. The other three hits were singles by different hitters.
A pretty good start by Eleazar Aponte went to waste. He gave up just one run on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. Brendan Wise gave up a ninth inning run and he took the loss.
The Seawolves got plenty of offense in their 13-5 win over the Fisher Cats but Andres Torres had a hand in four of them. He went two for four with a double, a triple, three runs and an RBI. Clete Thomas also had a nice game and he went three for four with three runs.
Brendan Wise picked up the win although it was more because he was in the right place at the right time. He gave up a run on four hits in 2/3 of an inning.
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