Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Matt Hoffman fell to 2-4 on the season with a rough start in the Flying Tigers 2-4 loss to Sarasota. He gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Christopher Carlson belted a two run home run in the loss. It was his ninth long ball of the season.
The White Caps racked up the runs in a 10-6 win over Dayton. Christopher Carlson went two for five with a homerun and three RBIs while Audy Ciriaco went three for six with a pair of doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Wilton Garcia picked up the win and he improved to 3-1. He didn’t allow a baserunner in his 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Emmanuel Miguelez had a tough time and he fell to 1-3 in the White Caps 8-3 loss to South Bend. He gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Christopher Carlson had a pair of hits, one of which was a solo shot. Ron Bourquin drew a pair of walks and he drove in a run.
Roger Tomas singled home Casper Wells in the bottom of the ninth as the White Caps topped the Dragons 3-2. Tomas finished the game three for three while Christopher Carlson belted a solo homer.
Lauren Gagnier had a solid start in the win. He gave up two unearned runs on six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Mauricio Robles threw 2 2/3 perfect innings and he picked up the win.
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.
Jonathan Kibler had a decent enough start but Wilton Garcia was roughed up and the hitters never really got it going in their 6-2 loss to Clinton. Kibler gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Wilton Garcia gave up four runs in his relief appearance. Andrew Hess had his second straight solid relief appearance with a shutout eighth inning.
Christopher Carlson went two for four and he scored a run. All seven hits by the White Caps were singles.
The White Caps didn’t score in the first eight innings of this but they finally got it going in the top of the ninth. Christopher Carlson drove in a run on a fielders choice to tie it and then Ron Bourquin singled home Justin Henry to win it.
Once again, the White Caps got some excellent pitching. Alfredo Figaro gave up the only run in five innings but even that was unearned and Wilton Garcia and Rudy Darrow each threw two shutout innings. Darrow was particularly impressive because he didn’t allow a single base runner.
Mark Brackman gave up a single in the second inning and that would turn out to be the only hit against him as he came one out short of going the distance. He improved 4-4 and he gave up the one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts in 8 2/3 shutout innings.
Christopher Carlson got it done at the plate. He went three for four with two doubles and two runs. Kody Kaiser went two for three with a run and a walk.
Ron Bourquin led the Tigers at the plate in Oneonta’s 6-1 win over Tri-City as the team entered their final weekend of the season. He went two for three with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run. Christopher Carlson went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Luis Gil improved to 1-0 with two innings of shutout relief. He gave up one hit and he struck out three.
Outside of Christopher Carlson, Oneonta’s hitters had a tough time at the plate in their 4-2 loss to the Cyclones. Carlson had three of the Tigers five hits and he drove in both runs. He homered for the tenth time and he also doubled.
Sean Finefrock fell to 3-4 with a mediocre start. He gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
Oneonta kept their first place lead with a doubleheader split with Vermont. In game one, Jose Fragoso and the bullpen was hit hard in a 7-3 loss. He fell to 2-3 and he gave up two runs on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings. Christopher Carlson was the hitting star and he went two for three with a double and a run.
The Tigers picked it up in the second and won 4-1. Guillermo Moscoso improved to 7-2 with yet another nice start. He gave up one run on six hits with six strikeouts in seven innings. Carlson followed things up in this second game with a double, a run and an RBI.
Oneonta took two and they got some solid pitching in their doubleheader sweep over Williamsport. In the first game, Mark Brackman improved to 2-2 and he gave up one run on seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Christopher Carlson singled and drove in three runs while Justin Henry singled twice, drew a walk and scored twice in the 5-1 win.
Game two was a 4-1 win and it was Guilermo Moscoso who got it done on the mound. He improved to 6-1 and he gave up one run on six hits with six strikeouts in five solid innings. Henry drove in two runs without getting a hit and Ron Bourquin went two for three with a double.
Oneonta took two after a rain out the day before forced a doubleheader with Auburn. In the first game, Ron Bourquin led the way at the plate with a nice game. He went two for three with two doubles, an RBI and three runs. Kody Kaiser went two for three with two RBIs. Sean Finefrock improved to 3-3 with the win. He gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
In the second game, Christopher Carlson went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run. Bourquin capped off a nice day with two more hits and a walk. Chris Homer picked up the win with two shutout innings.
Sean Finefrock fell to 2-3 on the season with a rough start in the Tigers 5-2 loss to Brooklyn. He gave up four runs (all in the first inning) on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings of work.
Christopher Carlson went two for five with an RBI. Jorge Patino went two for three and he scored a run.
Oneonta lost 4-2 to Staten Island but Christopher Carlson had a nice individual performance. He went three for four with a homerun and two runs. Justin Henry went two for three with a walk.
Guillermo Moscoso fell to 4-1 with a rough start. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts in four innings of work.
Oneonta got just enough runs to take care of Staten Island in a 5-3 win. Casper Wells pitched in with a two run homer and Christopher Carlson doubled, drove in a run and scored.
Jose Fragoso improved to 2-2 on the season with the win. He gave up one hit and he struck out two in two shutout innings of relief.
Guillermo Moscoso was perfect in a fantastic start in Oneonta’s 6-0 win over Bavaria. He faced just the minimum 27 and he struck out seven and the win pushed his record to 3-0 on the season.
Christopher Carlson had just one hit but with his double, he scored a run and drove in two. Kyle Peter doubled and drove in two runs.
Two errors resulted in two unearned runs that made the difference in Oneonta’s 3-2 loss to State College. Sendy Vasquez took the loss and he fell to 1-4 on the season. He gave up three runs (just one earned) on three hits and five walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Christopher Carlson went two for three with a double and a solo homerun. Justin Henry went two for five with an RBI.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 2-2 on the season with his best start since joining Oneonta. He gave up five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in seven shutout innings.
Christopher Carlson was the hitting star. He went two for four with a double, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. The homerun was his fourth of the season.
Guillermo Moscoso improved to 2-0 on the season with six shutout innings in Oneonta’s 6-2 win over Hudson Valley. He gave up just three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
The Tigers scored the bulk of their runs on a pair of two run homers by Christopher Carlson and Cory Middleton. Devin Thomas also had a nice game with a single, a double, a run and an RBI.
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