Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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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 took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth but when the dust settled, they took a 6-5 loss because of a rough outing by Melvin Mercedes. He was credited with four runs on three hits and a walk in just 1/3 of an inning. Jose Ortega actually gave up the hit that scored the winning run for South Bend.
Avisail Garcia went four for five with two RBIs and a run. Alexis Espinoza went four for four with two doubles, a walk and two runs.
The Tigers scored a run in the ninth to take the lead only to see Kenny Faulk give up two unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth as Oneonta lost a tough one 3-2. A solid start by Nate Newman went to waste. He gave up one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings. Jose Ortega threw three shutout innings of relief and he struck out three.
Jamie Johnson went two for four with a double and a triple. Matthew Mansilla belted a solo home run and he drew a walk.
Oneonta took care of Hudson Valley 3-1 and while Nate Newman had a decent start (one run in 4 1/3 innings), the bullpen really shined in this one. Michael Torrealba improved to 2-1 and he threw 2 2/3 shutout innings while Jose Ortega threw two shutout frames and he picked up his first save of the season.
Alexis Espinoza belted a solo home run in the win, his second of the season. Michael Rockett tripled and he drove in a run.
Jose Diaz had a tough time in his start in the Oneonta Tigers 12-5 loss to Jamestown. He gave up four runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings. Jose Ortega fell to 1-1 when he gave up three runs in his one inning of work.
Jamie Johnson went three for four with a double, a triple, a walk and a run. John Murrian went three for five with one double, one triple, a run and an RBI.
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