Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Duane Below improved to 3-3 with a nice start in the Flying Tigers 4-0 win over Tampa. He gave up just two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven shutout innings. Jay Sborz struck out two in two perfect innings to close out the game.
Jeffrey Kunkel was the hitting star in the win. He went two for three with a double, a run and an RBI.
Cale Iorg had a pair of singles and unfortunately, that was a third of the Flying Tigers offense in a 5-0 loss to Clearwater. Jeffrey Kunkel had the only extra base hit of the game with a double.
Rick Porcello dropped to 1-2 on the season but his ERA is still a microscopic 0.64. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in four innings. If he keeps this up and as soon as the weather warms up, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing Porcello in Erie.
It’s been a pretty rough second half for the Flying Tigers and their woes continued with a 4-3 loss to Tampa. Derek Witt took the loss and he fell to 2-1. He gave up one run on one hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings of relief.
Jeffrey Kunkel had a team high three hits and he scored a run. Deik Scram reached base three times with two singles and a walk.
Lakeland edged Tampa 1-0 and it was Burke Badenhop who threw the game. He improved to 9-5 on the season in the seven inning game and he gave up three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
Jeffrey Kunkel was the hitting star in the win. He went two for three and he scored the only run of the game for either side.
Gorkys Hernandez played a role in all three White Caps runs in their 3-2 win over the Lugnuts. He went one for four with two RBIs and a run. Jeffrey Kunkel was the only White Cap with two hits.
Randor Bierd (cool name) picked up the win with three perfect innings of relief. He improved to 1-1 on the season and he struck out four.
Christopher Cody got it done on the mound in the White Caps 3-2 win over Beloit. He gave up two runs on five hits and he struck out ten in eight quality innings. The win improves his record to 4-3 on the season.
Jeffrey Kunkel was the hitting star in the win. He went three for four with a triple, a run and an RBI.
The White Caps managed just four singled in their 3-0 loss to Clinton. They did draw eight walks and Jeffrey Kunkel reached base three times with a single and two walks.
A decent start by Lauren Gagnier went to waste. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. The loss dropped Gagnier to 0-2.
Yes, that’s a poor pun. Duane Below couldn’t find the plate as he walked six and gave up three runs on three hits in just 2 2/3 innings. He took the loss and he struck out three.
Jeffrey Kunkel had a solid day at the plate. He went two for three with two RBIs. Ryan Strieby singled twice, scored two and drove in a run in the 8-3 loss.
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