Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The SeaWolves got it done with the long ball in their 8-3 win over Bowie. Bryan Pounds belted a pair of solo shots in the win while Deik Scram hit a grand slam in the fourth inning.
Charles Furbush struck out eleven in a nice start. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks in seven innings.
A really nice start by Luke Putkonen went to waste in the Flying Tigers 2-1 loss to Dunedin. He gave up just a run on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings. Tyler Conn gave up a tenth inning run and he took the loss.
Alden Carrithers went one for two with two walks and he scored the lone run for Lakeland. Bryan Pounds was the lone hitter with two hits in the game.
Bryan Pounds had a huge day at the plate as the Flying Tigers beat up on Brevard County 8-3. Pounds was a perfect five for five with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Rawley Bishop also had a nice game and he went two for three with a double, two runs and two RBIs.
Mark Sorensen struck out seven and gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings in his start. Erik Crichton improved to 1-0 with 1 2/3 shutout innings and Ramon Garcia pitched two shutout innings of relief to close out the game.
The Whitecaps managed just five hits in a 6-0 loss to Fort Wayne in their second to last game of the regular season. Bryan Pounds went two for four while Alden Carrithers went one for three with a walk.
Robert Waite took the loss and he fell to 1-1. He gave up five runs on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in four innings.
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.
There were plenty of hitting stars today as the Whitecaps blew out Beloit 11-3. Ten of those runs came in the third inning as they piled on the runs. Billy Nowlin had a nice game and he went three for five with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs. Bryan Pounds went two for six with a double, two runs and two RBIs.
Lost in all of the offense was a really nice start by Mark Sorensen. He improved to 5-2 and he gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven innings.
The Whitecaps and Dragons combined to score 31 runs today and they were a ton of hitting stars in the 20-11 win. Bryan Pounds had a team high six RBIs while Ben Guez drove in five. Alden Carrithers had a team high four runs. Oddly, none of the 20 runs came via the long ball.
Erik Crichton picked up the win and he was one of the few pitchers to throw without giving up a run. He gave up a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two innings and the win pushed his record to 3-0.
Casey Crosby got it done again and you wonder how much longer it’ll be before he gets pushed up. He didn’t allow a hit and he walked one with six strikeouts in five shutout innings. The win pushed his record to 6-2 and he has 74 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings with a 3.39 ERA.
Gustavo Nunez went three for three with a triple, two RBIs and two runs. Bryan Pounds went two for four with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
The Whitecaps scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning but that just turned a four run game into a one run game as they lost to the Dragons 7-6. Jordan Lennerton belted a two run blast while Bryan Pounds went one for three with a triple, a walk, an RBI and two runs.
Luke Putkonen fell to 4-4 on the season in the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Down 3-0, the Whitecaps rallied for two runs in the ninth inning but it was enough in the 3-2 loss. Bryan Pounds had the big hit with a double and two RBIs but that was the end of the rally. Ron Bourqin drew two walks and he scored one of the runs.
A pretty good start by Mark Sorenson went to waste. He fell to 0-1 and he gave up two unearneds run on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
When you have almost as many errors (2) as you do hits (3), you know you’re in trouble. Three singles were all the White Caps hitters could manage and the lone hitter to reach base twice was Bryan Pounds, who singled and drew a walk in the 3-0 loss.
Victor Larez took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings.
Oneonta scored two runs in the first inning and then didn’t score again before the pen gave up three late runs to cost the Tigers a win. Nicholas Cassavechian gave up the two ninth inning runs and he fell to 0-1. It’s too bad because a solid start by Mark Sorenson went to waste. He gave up four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings of work.
Bryan Pounds singled and drove in both Tiger runs. Brent Wyatt went two for five with a run.
Mark Sorensen didn’t get a decision in the TIgers 1-0 win over Tri-City but he definitely got it done on the mound. He gave up four hits and he struck out four in six shutout innings. Daniel DeLucia improved to 2-1 and he gave up two hits and a walk with one strikeout in two innings of shutout relief.
Bryan Pounds tripled and drove in the lone run for either side. Christopher White reached base twice with a pair of walks.
Darwin De Leon improved to 3-1 on the season with a solid start in Oneonta’s 6-3 win over Batavia. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks with one strikeout in 5 2/3 innings. Aaron Fuhrman gave up one run in 3 1/3 innings and he picked up his first save.
Bryan Pounds singled, drove in two and scored a run in the win. Joshua Workman went two for five with two doubles and a run.
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