Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Flying Tigers improved their record to 2-2 on the season behind some nice pitching. Jared Wesson got into trouble and he walked four in three innings before Shawn Teufel came and pitched four scoreless frames to pick up the win. Ryan Robowski pitched two shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his first save of the season.
Jordan Lennerton went one for two with a double, two walks and three runs in the 5-2 win. Tony Plagman went two for four with a home run, two runs and two RBIs.
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.
Trevor Feeney improved to 1-0 with a solid start in the White Caps 3-2 win over Fort Wayne. Feeney gave up a pair of runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Melvin Mercedes pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his second save of the season.
Jordan Lennerton went two for three with a run and an RBI. Luis Salas went two for four with an RBI.
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.
The Whitecaps piled on ten runs by the end of the fourth inning as they blew out the Lugnuts 10-2. Gustavo Nunez went two for five with a double, two runs and three RBIs while Ron Borquin went three for six with three RBIs. Jordan Lennerton hit the only home run and he went three for four with a two run home run, three RBIs and two runs.
Anthony Shawler was the beneficiary of all that offense. He improved to 7-4 and he gave up one run on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Robert Waite threw six shutout innings in the Whitecaps 5-4 win to the Lugnuts only to see Brandon Hamilton blow the save yet turn around and get the win despite giving up three runs in one inning. Waite gave up just four hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Jordan Lennerton went two for five with a double, two RBIs and a run. Joseph Bowen went two for three with a double, a walk and an RBI.
Casey Crosby did it again and he improved to 9-4 with a really nice start in the Whitecaps 3-0 win over South Bend. He gave up just two hits and a walk with five strikeouts in six shutout innings. Tyler Stohr pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his 17th save of the season.
Jordan Lennerton went two for three with a walk, a double and two RBIs. Ben Guez went two for four with a solo home run and two runs.
It’s been a tough season for Brandon Hamilton but he put things together last night in the Whitecaps 4-0 win over Quad Cities. He gave up three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six shutout innings and the win improved his record to 4-3 on the season.
Ben Guez had the big hit with a three run blast in the first inning. It was his eighth home run of the season. Jordan Lennerton pitched in with three singles and he scored a run.
The Whitecaps scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning but that just turned a four run game into a one run game as they lost to the Dragons 7-6. Jordan Lennerton belted a two run blast while Bryan Pounds went one for three with a triple, a walk, an RBI and two runs.
Luke Putkonen fell to 4-4 on the season in the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
The Whitecaps went down by five runs in the first then were down 8-3 before they stormed back and scored four runs in the final two frames. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough and the comeback fell a run short in their 8-7 loss to the Loons. Brandon Hamilton had a really rough outing and he gave up those five first inning runs and he got just one out in the first inning.
Gustavo Nunez went four for five with an RBI in the loss. Jordan Lennerton went two for three with a home run, a walk, two RBIs and two runs.
Victor Larez gave up a three run blast in the top of the eighth inning and a two run lead turned into a one run loss as the Whitecaps lost to Wisconsin 4-3. It’s too bad because Luke Putkonen put together a decent start. He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Gustavo Nunez tripled, drew a walk and scored a run. Jordan Lennerton went two for four with a double and an RBI.
Jade Todd wasn’t the only GCL Tiger pitcher hit hard tonight but he was knocked around the worst. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk with five strikeouts in four innings.
Jordan Lennerton and Chao-Ting Tang both drove in three in the loss. D’Andre Vaughn went two for four with two walks and two runs.
Things looked grim for the GCL Tigers when Victor Larez gave up four runs in the second inning (all were unearned), but the Tigers battled and scored six unanswered runs to win 6-4. Luis Palacios had a big day at the plate and he went four for five with a double and three RBIs while Jordan Lennerton singled and drove in a pair.
Luis Sanz improved to 3-2 with some solid work out of the pen. He gave up just one run and he struck out five in four shutout innings of relief.
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