Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Clemente Mendoza improved to 1-0 on the season with a nice start in the Connecticut Tigers 6-3 win over Lowell. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Robbie Weinhardt struck out three in two shutout innings of relief and Brennan Smith pitched a shutout ninth for his first save of the season.
PJ Polk went two for four with two runs. Josh Ashenbrenner went two for three with a triple, a walk, a run and an RBI.
Oneonta won their season final behind a really nice start by Clemente Mendoza. He gave up six hits and he struck out four in seven shutout innings and the win gave him a 5-5 record on the season. Michael Torrealba pitched two shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his second save of the season.
Jamie Johnson belted a solo home run, his third of the season. Jimmy Gulliver singled and scored a run.
Oneonta was blown out 10-0 by Hudson Valley in an ugly game. Clemente Mendoza fell to 4-5 with a rough start although he wasn’t the only one knocked around. He gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks in three innings.
Rawley Bishop was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with a triple. Eric Roof pitched in with a double.
One hit and one walk were all the Tigers could manage as they lost a tough 1-0 to Staten Island. Alexis Espinoza singled in the top of the fifth to break up the no-hitter while Rawley Bishop was the only other Tiger to reach base with the walk.
A really good start by Clemente Mendoza went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Oneonta lost their suspended game from last night with Tri-City but they trounced Tri-City in their regularly scheduled game as they walked away with a win and a loss. Cory Hamilton took the loss and he fell to 3-2. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits in three innings of work. Jamie Johnson went three for four with a double and a run to lead the way at the plate.
Game two was a 10-0 beatdown and what was even more impressive was they did it in just seven innings. Clemente Mendoza improved to 4-2 and he went the distance. He gave up six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven shutout innings. Johnson once again had a big day at the plate and he went two for five with a double, a home run and four RBIs.
The Tigers went into the eighth inning down 7-2 and while they made a game of it by scoring four runs in the final four frames, it wasn’t enoughas they fell a run short in the 7-6 loss. Clemente Mendoza took the loss and he fell to 3-2. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
John Murrian went three for five wit a triple in the loss. Michael Rockett tripled twice, drove in two and scored two runs.
Oneonta’s pitching was about as good as you could ask as they held Tri-City scoreless in their double header. In game one, Adam Wilk threw three shutout innings to pick up his first win of the season. He gave up just four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Alexis Espinoza went two for three with a double and an RBI to lead the way at the plate in the 3-0 win.
The final for game two was the same as game one. Clemente Mendoza improved to 3-1 and he gave up five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in five innings.
Clemente Mendoza improved to 2-1 on the season with a nice start in Oneonta’s 6-4 win over Aberdeen. He gave up a run on one hit with four strikeouts in six innings. Kenny Faulk got the final batter out and he picked up his second save of the season.
Michael Rockett went thee for five with a double and two RBIs. Luis Palacios went two for three with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI.
A run on five hits isn’t going to cut it and that’s all the Oneonta Tigers could muster in a 2-1 loss to Lowell. Jamie Johnson had the only extra base hit with a double while Jimmy Gulliver drew a walk and scored the lone run.
Clemente Mendoza took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in three innings of relief. Nate Newman struck out five in three shutout innings in his start.
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