Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Lakeland had a tough time getting much going at the plate as they were held to a run on seven hits in a 4-1 loss to Clearwater. Audy Ciriaco went two for four and Jordan Newton matched him with a pair of singles. Joseph Tucker singled, drew a walk and he scored the lone run for the Flying Tigers.
Lauren Gagnier took the loss and he fell to 9-9. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Lakeland couldn’t score a run and they were held to four hits in a 4-0 loss to Tampa. Audy Ciriaco and Jordan Newton both doubled and Joshua Workman singled and drew a walk.
Charles Furbush took the loss despite a decent start. He gave up a run on two hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
The Flying Tigers got two games in today, unfortunately they lost them both. Game one was an ugly 10-2 blowout. Mauricio Robles had a really tough time and he fell to 0-1. He gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Christopher White was the hitting star and he went three for four with a run.
Game two was closer but a loss is a loss. Scott Green gave up two seventh inning runs that proved to be the difference in the 5-4 win. He gave up two runs on four hits in the single frame. Jordan Newton went three for four with two doubles and he drove in two runs.
Lakeland lost to Sarasota 11-7 and it was Matt Hoffman who took the brunt of the Reds offensive attack. He fell to 2-3 and he gave up eight runs on five hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.
Michael Bertram had a nice day at the plate. He went two for five with a home run and four RBIs. Jordan Newton went one for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.
Jordan Newton belted a big two run homer in the top of the fifth inning to give Lakeland the runs they needed to top Dunedin 5-3. He also doubled in the game while Kyle Peter went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Charles Furbush had a rough start and he gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. Robert Waite gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings to pick up the win and Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.
Andrew Hess took his first loss of the season in Lakeland’s 6-0 loss to Tampa. He gave up four runs but just one was earned on five hits with two strikeouts in five innings. The four errors didn’t help things and in total, they led to five unearned runs.
Jordan Newton was the hitting star. He finished with two singles and all six Lakeland hits were for just one base.
Jared Gayhart gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth that cost the White Caps in a 4-3 loss to Lansing. This came after a mediocre start by Brandon Hamilton, who gave up three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a homerun and two runs in the 4-3 loss. Ron Bourquin doubled and he drove in a pair of runs.
Casey Crosby had a mixed start today and he needed some help from the pen as the White Caps won their second straight. Crosby went the first 3 1/3 innings and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Matt Hoffman was very solid and he improved to 1-0. He gave up just two walks with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 no-hit innings. Tyler Stohr picked up save number two with a shutout ninth in which he struck out the side.
Billy Nowlin went two for with three RBIs in the 6-3 win. Jordan Newton went one for three with a home run, two walks and two runs.
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.
Aaron Fuhrman fell to 0-1 in the White Caps 5-4 loss as the regular season wound to a close. He gave up five runs (four earned) on eleven hits with six strikeouts in four strikeouts. Andrew Hess threw three shutout innings of relief and that allowed the White Caps to pull to within one run but they couldn’t complete the comeback.
Jordan Newton went three for five with a double and a run. Kody Kaiser went two for three with a three run homer.
The White Caps got some top notch relief pitching as they took care of Dayton 5-4 in ten innings. Wilton Garcia improved to 9-4 and he struck out four in three innings of shutout relief while Noah Krol pitched a shutout tenth to earn his fifteenth save of the season.
Jordan Newton drove home the game winner with a sac. fly in the tenth. Newton also homered earlier in the game and Kody Kaiser went belted a two run homer in the fourth inning.
Mauricio Robles improved to 5-3 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 4-2 win over the Dragons. He gave up just four hits with four strikeouts in five shutout innings. Noah Krol pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his thirteenth save of the season.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a pair of RBIs. Cory Middleton went one for two with two runs.
Matt Hoffman fell to 0-2 on the sewason with a mediocre start but it was Brandon Hamilton who bore the brunt of Fort Wayne’s offensive onslaught. He gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Hayden Parrott went two for four with two RBIs in the 8-4 loss. Jordan Newton went two for three with a solo homer.
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.
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 Wisconsin Rattlers scored four of their seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings as the White Caps lost 7-5. The bulk of the late inning damage came against Paul Nardozzi, who gave up the final three runs (just one earned) that the Rattlers scored. You hope Nardozzi’s tough outing wasn’t because he couldn’t sleep with the scent of car freshener in the air of his room.
Jordan Netwon drove in three and he was a homerun short of the cycle. Justin Henry went two for five with a double, a homerun and two runs.
Alfredo Figaro got it done on the mound and he improved to 2-0 in the White Caps 5-1 win over Peoria. He gave up just one unearned run on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Roger Tomas belted his first homerun of the season and he drove in two runs. Jordan Newton and Joseph Tucker both had three hits and a run in the win.
The White Caps managed just a single run on six hits as they dropped their first game of the season. In the 5-1 loss, Jordan Newton had two of those six hits and he scored the lone run.
Ramon Garcia had a rough start and he fell to 1-1. He gave up five runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
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.
Duane Below improved to 13-5 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 6-1 win over Fort Wayne. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in seven solid innings.
Jordan Newton went two for three with a homerun and two RBIs. Santo De Leon went two for four with two RBIs and a run.
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