Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Lester Oliveros gave up three runs in the eleventh inning as the SeaWolves lost to Richmond 6-3. Oliveros fell to 0-1 and that was after a solid start by Charles Furbush. Furbush gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings of work. Zach Simons also had a nice outing and he gave up just two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in three shutout innings.
Rawley Bishop went one for three with a walk and two RBIs. Cale Iorg went one for with a walk and he scored a pair of runs.
It was another ugly beatdown and while Jon Kibler didn’t have his best start, Jay Voss was simply pummelled for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. He took the loss and fell to 0-1 while Kibler walked away with a no decision.
Justin Henry hit a three run home run in the 11-5 loss. Cale Iorg with one for four with a solo home run and two runs.
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.
After losing their first eight games, Erie has now won their last two and this time it was behind a nice outing by Andrew Oliver. He gave up just a run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings. Brooks Brown picked up his first save with three innings of solid relief. He gave up a run on three hits with two strikeouts.
Cale Iorg went one for three with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Andy Dirks went two for four with two RBIs and a run in the 8-2 win.
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 SeaWolves lost a tough one last night. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Reading starting chipping away at it with three in the sixth. Then a run in the ninth and two in the tenth turned what was earlier almost a sure thing into a loss. Ramon Garcia gave up the three sixth inning runs in his start and Brett Jensen gave up the final three and he took the loss.
Danny Worth went two for five with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Cale Iorg went two for five with a double and an RBI but he struck out three times.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 7-6 on the season with a nice start in the SeaWolves 3-2 win over Akron. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Brett Jensen got the final five outs with giving up a hit and he struck out two to pick up his tenth save of the season.
Cale Iorg went two for three with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Ron Bourquin went two for four with a double and a run.
Cale Iorg had a big day at the plate that included a three run blast as the SeaWolves blew out the B-Mets 12-4. He went two for six with a home run and three RBIs. Deik Scram had a nice game as well and he went four for five with a triple, a solo home run, a walk and four runs.
Jon Kibler picked up the win and he improved to 5-5. He gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Thad Weber made the most of his season debut with the SeaWolves after his promotion from Lakeland. He improved to 1-0 and he gave up just two runs on eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings.
Andy Dirks singled and drove in a pair of runs. Cale Iorg had a nice game and he went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Pat Stanley improved to 1-2 on the season with a really nice start in Erie’s 5-1 win over Portland. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Cale Iorg went two for four with a pair of RBIs. Deik Scram doubled, drew a walk and drove in two. Portland didn’t want anything to do with Ryan Strieby and he drew four walks.
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.
Duane Below improved to 8-7 on the season with a solid start in the Flying Tigers 7-1 win over Dunedin. He gave up four hits with five strikeouts in five shutout innings.
Michael Bertram went four for five with a double, two RBIs and two runs. Cale Iorg went two for five with a double, a homerun, two RBIs and three runs.
Cale Iorg singled home Pedro Cotto in the top of the eleventh inning as the Flying Tigers took care of the Reds 3-2. Brennan Boesch had a nice day at the plate and he went four for six with a run while Ryan Strieby went three for five with an RBI.
Duane Below threw seven solid frames to keep Lakeland in the game. Jay Sborz threw three perfect innings and he improved to 1-0.
Duane Below fell to 4-5 on the season with a tough start in the Flying Tigers 8-2 loss to Sarasota. He gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits in just three innings of work.
Cale Iorg was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four and he was a double short of hitting for the cycle. Scott Sizemore was two for three with a double.
Lakeland lost Tampa 5-4 despite coming back from three runs to tie the game. Unfortunately, Nicholas Martin gave up a run in the ninth inning and that cost Lakeland the win. Jonah Nickerson had a mediocre start and he gave up four runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Cale Iorg was the hitting star with a three run blast. James Skelton went two for four with a run and an RBI.
Lakeland had a tough time at the plate as they lost a close one to Tampa 3-1. Cale Iorg went two for four with the lone run and Ryan Strieby went two for two with a walk and an RBI.
Jonah NIckerson took the loss despite a solid start and he fell to 3-3. He gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
It took ten innings but the Flying Tigers took care of the Tampa Yankees 6-2. Duane Below didn’t get the win, but he threw a nice enough game. He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and a walk with ten strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Angel Castro threw two shutout innings and he improved to 2-1 on the season.
Scott Sizemore singled and scored two runs in the win. Cale Iorg scored once and drove in two despite not getting a hit while Michael Bertram singled twice and scored a run.
Rick Porcello improved to 2-4 on the season in Lakeland’s 9-2 win over St. Lucie. He gave up three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in six innings.
Cale Iorg singled, homered and drove in three runs in the win. Santo De Leon went two for five with a run and an RBI.
Duane Below fell to 1-2 in the Flying Tigers 6-2 loss to Fort Myers. The left hander gave up three runs on three hits and seven walks with four strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Jeramy Laster went one for three with a double and a walk. Cale Iorg tripled and scored a run.
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