Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Mauricio Robles improved to 5-3 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 4-2 win over the Dragons. He gave up just four hits with four strikeouts in five shutout innings. Noah Krol pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his thirteenth save of the season.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a pair of RBIs. Cory Middleton went one for two with two runs.
The White Caps lost to Burlington 6-0 in a game where the offense completely sputtered. Kyle Peter walked three times and that matched the number of hits the White Caps offense had. Cory Middleton had the lone extra base hit with a double.
A nice start by Jonathan Kibler went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in six innings. For his efforts, he dropped to 9-4. Wilton Garcia was shelled for five runs in his 1 2/3 innings of relief.
The White Caps dismanted South Bend 10-4 last night with a lot of solid individual performances. Ron Bourquin doubled, drove in three and scored a run while Cory Middleton went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.
Lost in all the offense was a fantastic start by Paul Nardozzi. The righthander gave up just two hits with two strikeouts in five shutout innings.
The Tigers supplemental first round pick in 2007, Brandon Hamilton, made his minor league debut with the White Caps and he definitely showed some promise. While he walked four, he didn’t give up a single hit and he struck out six in four innings. Santo Mieses gave up three runs in two innings and he fell to 1-3 on the season.
Audy Ciriaco was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a homerun and two RBIs. Cory Middleton belted a solo homer, drew a walk and scored twice.
The White Caps went from 6-1 to 6-3 in a hurry as they dropped both of their games yesterday against Clinton. In the first game, starter Emmanuel Miguelez had a tough time and he gave up six runs in just 1 2/3 innings. Justin Henry drove in a pair of runs and Cory Middleton had two hits in the 8-7 loss.
The White Caps bats really sputtered in the second game. While they drew eight walks, they followed that up with just two hits. Lauren Gagnier took the loss and he gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Oneonta pulled off a pair of wins after yesterday’s game was postponed because of fog. The first game saw a nice outing by Sendy Vasquez. He improved to 5-5 and he gave up one run on three hits and six walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Cory Middleton had the big hit with a grand slam and Casper Wells went three for four with a triple, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs in the 9-2 win.
The second game saw the pitching go out the window as the Tigers won it 9-7. Mark Brackman improved to 6-6 despite giving up six runs in six innings. Wells and Justin Henry each had three hits, two RBIs and a run in the win.
Oneonta had a tough time at the plate in their 8-2 loss to Auburn and they were held to just a couple of runs on three hits. Cory Middleton was the only hitter to reach base twice. He doubled, walked and drove in a run in the loss.
Sendy Vasquez was shelled and he fell to 3-5 on the season. He gave up six runs on five hits and six walks with five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
Oneonta put six runs on the board to turn a 9-4 deficit into a 10-9 win with Cory Middleton driving home the winning run. Kody Kaiser had a huge game and he played a part in half of the Tigers ten runs. He went three for five with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs.
Adriano Santos picked up the win despite giving up a run in the ninth inning. The win pushed his record to 2-0 on the season.
Oneota capitalized on two errors and a wild pitch to score unearned runs in the fourth inning to beat Staten Island 3-1. Cory Middleton was the only hitter to reach base twice. He doubled and drew a walk.
Sendy Vasquez improved to 3-4 on the season with a nice start. He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Oneonta took care of Jamestown 5-3 and it was Devin Thomas’ three run blast that turned out to be the difference make in the game. Cory Middleton also had a nice game with a solo homerun and two runs scored.
Mark Brackman picked up the win and he improved to 1-0 on the season. He gave up two hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 shutout innings.
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.
Oneonta had a tough time getting much done at the plate with only six hits and no walks in the game. Cory Middleton had the only extra base hit for the Tigers with a double.
Sendy Vasquez fell to 1-3 with a tough star. He gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and six walks with four strikeouts in four innings.
Oneonta couldn’t get anything going at the plate as they were held to just four hits in a 4-1 loss to Vermonth. Christopher Carlson doubled and he drove in the only run for the team while Cory Middleton doubled and scored the only run.
Sendy Vasquez fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings.
Orlando Rodriguez belted a huge three run homer in the eighth inning to push Oneonta to a 6-2 win over Vermont. Kody Kaiser had another nice game with a single, a run and three walks while Cory Middleton went three for four with an RBI and a run.
Mark Brackman pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings but he was pulled before he could get a decision (and the game was still scoreless at that point). Collin Mahoney gave up a run in 1 1/3 innings and he picked up the win.
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