Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Jonathan Kibler may not have gotten the win in this one, but his start was very solid none the less. He gave up just two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Jay Sborz struck out three in 1 1/3 innings and he improved to 1-1 while Cody Satterwhite threw a shutout ninth and he picked up his eighth save of the season.
Deik Scram belted a solo home run in the win. Mike Hollimon singled, drove in a run and scored.
These three game series are tough because game one is so important. The White Caps and South Bend played an ugly one though in a game that saw the two teams combine for eleven errors. The first inning was the big frame and six of the eight runs scored came in that inning. Jonathan Kibler took the loss and he gave up four runs (just one earned) on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts in four innings.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a double and an RBI in the 5-3 loss. Justin Henry singled twice and drove in a run.
Jonathan Kibler had a fantastic start and he improved to 12-4 in the White Caps 5-0 win over the Loons. He gave up just a pair of hits with nine strikeouts in the shutout.
Kody Kaiser provided the bulk of the runs with a three run blast, his eighth long ball of the season. Joseph Tucker went three for four with a run and an RBI.
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.
Three hits by the offense and some subpar pitching did the White Caps in. The final was 9-1 and it was Jonathan Kibler who took the loss. He gave up five runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings.
Justin Henry had the only extra base hit of the game. He doubled and scored the lone run for the White Caps.
The White Caps scored all three of their runs in seventh inning and they turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2. They then gave up runs in the seventh and ninth as the game turned again and the White Caps took the loss. Wilton Garcia took the loss and he fell to 3-2. He gave up one run on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Jonathon Kibler gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Jordan Newton had the big hit with a three run shot. Joseph Tucker went two for four.
The White Caps managed just five hits in a 6-1 loss to South Bend today. The lone run came on a solo shot by Casper Wells. Roger Tomas was the only hitter to reach base twice with a pair of singles.
Jonathan Kibler fell to 5-2 on the season. He gave up four runs on six hits with eight strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.
Jonathan Kibler improved to 4-1 with a very impressive start in the White Caps 4-2 win over the Lugnuts. He gave up just two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk with eight strikeouts and he went the distance.
Jordan Newton had the only extra base hit of the game with teiple but he drove in two and scored a run in the White Caps bit four run fourth inning. Justin Henry singled, scored and stole two bases.
The White Caps piled on the runs in a 11-3 beatdown over the Fort Wayne Wizards. There were plent of hitting stars but Casper Wells was a notch above the rest. He went three for five with a pair of homers and five RBIs. In all, the White Caps picked up nineteen hits and seven of those were for extra bases.
Jonathan Kibler picked up the win and he improved to 3-1. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
Roger Tomas drove home Casper Wells in the bottom of the eleventh inning with a sac. fly to win it for the White Caps 6-5. Tomas finished the game with a pair of RBIs while Justin Henry tripled and drove in two runs.
Jonathan Kibler threw seven solid innings and while he didn’t get the win, he did keep the White Caps in the win. He gave up two runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Paul Nardozzi improved to 2-0 with a shutout inning in the eleventh.
Jonathan Kibler had a decent enough start but Wilton Garcia was roughed up and the hitters never really got it going in their 6-2 loss to Clinton. Kibler gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Wilton Garcia gave up four runs in his relief appearance. Andrew Hess had his second straight solid relief appearance with a shutout eighth inning.
Christopher Carlson went two for four and he scored a run. All seven hits by the White Caps were singles.
The White Caps continued their perfect start to the season with an 11-1 drubbing over the Loons. Casper Wells put on a show for the crowd in the home opener and he went four for five with two homers, four RBIs and two runs. Marc McBratney went three for five with a double, an RBI and four runs.
Lost in all the offense was some nice pitching. Jonathan Kibler improved to 1-0 and he gave up just one unearned run in five innings. Santo Mieses struck out four in three perfect innings and Andrew Hess bounced back from a rough outing this weekend and he threw a shutout ninth.
The Tigers took care of the Doubledays in an exciting eleven inning pitcher’s duel that saw both teams shut down at the plate. Jonathan Kibler struck out nine in eight shutout inning before he left the game. Then Erik Crichton threw 2 2/3 innings but got into trouble in the top of the eleventh when he put two men on. Rudy Darrow came in and got the final batter out though and he picked up the win.
Michael Sullivan singled home Casper Wells in the bottom of the eleventh for the lone run from either team. Wells finished the game with a team high three hits and for Sullivan, it was his single came on his only at bat of the game. Game two is tomorrow.
The GCL Tigers took care of the GCL Braves in an 11-4 win. Orlando Rodriguez went two for five with a double and four RBIs. Christopher White also had a great game and he went four for six with a homerun and three runs.
Jonathan Kibler improved to 3-2 on the season. He gave up four runs on seven hits with four strikeouts.
The GCL Tigers lost to the GCL Braves 2-1 and it was Jonathan Kibler who had a solid start wasted. He fell to 1-2 and he gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
All five Tigers hits were singles. Christopher White singled and scored the only Tigers run in the loss.
Three different pitchers gave up at least a pair of runs each as the GCL Yankees took care of the GCL Tigers 7-3. Jonathan Kibler took the loss when he gave up the first two runs and he fell to 1-1 on the season.
Cameron Maybin reached base twice in his rehab start. He singled twice and drew two walks in his first game back from a shoulder injury.
The GCL Tigers got plenty of offense in their 9-8 win over the GCL Phillies but it was Roger Tomas who had a particularly good game. He went two for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs. Joaquin Guzman went two for three with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Jonathan Kibler picked up the win and he improved to 1-0 on the season. He gave up a single hit in one shutout inning of relief.
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