Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The White Caps two game lead in the Midwest League championship has disappeared the past two days and now after tonight’s 5-0 shutout loss to Beloit, the White Caps play a winner take all game five tonight. Jordan Newton was the only White Caps hitter to get two hits and Brennan Boesch had the only extra base hit with a double.
Jeffrey Gerbe had a rough start and he took the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in seven innings. Two of those six hits went over the wall.
The White Caps took a 1-0 lead over South Bend with some impressive pitching in a 4-0 win over South Bend. Jeffrey Gerbe picked up the win with 7 2/3 shutout innings in his start. He gave up just three hits and a walk and he struck out three.
Jeramy Laster went two for five with a double, two RBIs and a run in the win. Ryan Strieby went two for three with a walk and a run.
Erie didn’t just lose two games to Altoona, they didn’t score a run as they lost both ends of the doubleheader. In the first game, Altoona beat Erie 6-0 in a game that saw Erie outhit Altoona 3-2 yet still lose. Jeffrey Gerbe took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up six runs (four earned) on two hits and five walks with one strikeout in six innings.
Game two was more of the same with Erie being held to a pair of hits in the 3-0 loss. Corey Hamman fell to 0-3 and he gave up three runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in four innings.
Jeffrey Gerbe was roughed up as he fell to 2-2 in the White Caps 9-3 loss to the Dragons. He gave up six runs (three earned) on ten hits with one strikeout in six innings of work.
Michael Bertram was the hitting star in the loss. He had just one hit but it was a two run homer in the second inning.
The White Caps couldn’t get much going at the plate as they were held to a run on five hits in a 2-1 loss to Great Lakes. Joseph Tucker was the hitting star in the loss and he went three for three and he drove in the lone White Caps run.
A nice start by Jeffrey Gerbe went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings.
Ryan Strieby hit a big two run homer in the top of the ninth and that proved to be the game winner in the White Caps 4-3 win over the Dragons. Audy Ciriaco also had a nice game and he went two for four with a double and two RBIs.
A solid start by Jeffrey Gerbe almost went to waste. He gave up just two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Casey Fien picked up the win with a shutout eighth.
The White Caps finally picked up a win and they did it with plenty of offense in their 9-1 win over the Dragons. Audy Ciriaco tripled, drove in three and scored a run while James Skelton doubled, walked, drove in two and scored two runs.
Jeffrey Gerbe improved to 2-0 on the season with a nice start. He gave up one unearned run on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven solid innings.
A pretty good start by Jeffrey Gerbe went to waste in a 7-2, ten inning loss to the Fisher Cats. Gerbe gave up two runs in six innings and it was Danny Zell who took the loss when he gave up two of the five runs in the tenth.
Mike Hollimon went two for six with two doubles and a run. Matthew Joyce went two for five with a solo homerun.
This game was picked up in the second inning and Jeffrey Gerbe continued what Christpher Cody started yesterday. He gave up just two runs (one earned) on two hits and one walk with three strikeouts in seven solid innings.
Deik Scram went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI. Gorkys Hernandez went two for four with two doubles and an RBI.
Josh Rainwater three four shutout innings of relief in the White Caps 6-0 win over Fort Wayne. He gave up just one hit and a walk with four strikeouts. Jeffrey Gerbe threw four shutout innings in his first start of the season.
Jeramy Laster homered and drove in two runs in the win. Scott Sizemore hit a solo shot.
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