Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Jacob Turner had a decent start today but the Whitecaps pen was hit hard in an 8-4 loss to Burlington. Turner gave up three runs (just one earned) on six hits with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. After that, it went down hill and Victor Larez gave up a run in 1 2/3 innings while Jose Ortega was knocked around for four runs and he took the loss.
Jordan Lennerton went two for four with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run. Jamie Johnson went two for five.
The Whitecaps had a really tough time getting anything going in Dayton. They managed just three singles and three walks in the 3-0 loss. Jamie Johnson and Jordan Lennerton both had a single and a walk.
A solid start by Victor Larez went to waste. He gave up a run on six hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings and the loss dropped him to 1-2 on the season.
The Whitecaps let this one get away from them in a ten inning loss to Lake County. Trevor Feeney threw six shutout innings in his start but unfortunately, the pen gave some ground. Kenny Faulk gave up two runs in the ninth and that sent the game into extra frames and then Luis Angel Sanz gave up the run in the tenth and he took the loss.
Michael Rockett belted a home run and he drove in a pair of runs. Jordan Lennerton went two for four with a double and a run while Jamie Johnson went two for three with two walks.
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.
The Tigers scored a run in the ninth to take the lead only to see Kenny Faulk give up two unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth as Oneonta lost a tough one 3-2. A solid start by Nate Newman went to waste. He gave up one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings. Jose Ortega threw three shutout innings of relief and he struck out three.
Jamie Johnson went two for four with a double and a triple. Matthew Mansilla belted a solo home run and he drew a walk.
Oneonta’s season is winding down and they added two more losses yesterday. Game one was an ugly 13-0 beatdown in which Jose Siso took the loss. He gave up eleven runs on twelve hits and three walks with one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Jamie Johnson went two for three and he had two of the five Oneonta hits.
Game two didn’t go much better and that was a 6-2 loss. Johnson tripled while Michael Rockett and Alexis Espinoza both singled and scored a run. Mike LaLuna fell to 3-5 and he gave up three runs on four hits and three hits with five strikeouts in four innings.
Oneonta couldn’t get much going at the plate as they fell to Staten Island 4-1. Alexis Espinoza went two for four with a double and Jamie Johnson doubled, drew a walk and drove in the lone Tigers run.
Nate Newman threw four shutout innings in his start. Michael Morrison took the loss and he fell to 1-1. He gave up three runs and he was able to get just one batter out.
Jose Diaz had a tough time in his start in the Oneonta Tigers 12-5 loss to Jamestown. He gave up four runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings. Jose Ortega fell to 1-1 when he gave up three runs in his one inning of work.
Jamie Johnson went three for four with a double, a triple, a walk and a run. John Murrian went three for five with one double, one triple, a run and an RBI.
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.
There were plenty of hitting stars in the Tigers 13-4 win over Tri-City but Rawley Bishop was a notch above the rest. He went four for six with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Jamie Johnson also had a big day and he went three for five with a triple, three RBIs and a run.
Nate Newman picked up the win and he improved to 2-1. He gave up three unearned runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
Oneonta lost not only their suspended game from last night, but they also dropped today’s game as they got their fill of baseball. Game one was a 3-2 loss in eleven innings. John Murrian led the way at the plate and he went three for four with a double and an RBI. Adam Wilk had a really nice start and he struck out seven and he gave up just one hit in five innings. Michael Torrealba dropped to 1-1 and while he did a solid job in three innings, he gave up the game winner in the eleventh.
Game two was a lot rougher. Gary Perinar was shelled for six runs in 1 1/3 innings and all three pitchers the Tigers threw out there were tagged for runs. Jamie Johnson was the hitting star and he went two for four with a double and two runs.
Oneonta scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh and that gave the Tigers their first lead of the game. Fortunately it stuck and the Tigers walked away with a 5-4 win. Jamie Johnson went one for three with a walk and two runs. Michael Rockett tripled and he drove in two runs.
Jeff Gerbe was roughed up and he gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings in his start. Mike LaLuna was particulary impressive and he gave up just three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in three shutout innings. The win improved his record to 1-1. Kenny Faulk got the final two batters out and he picked up his third save of the season.
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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