Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Brooks Brown improved to 3-1 with an awesome start in the SeaWolves 4-0 win over Bowie. He didn’t give up a hit in five shutout innings. Ramon Garcia pitched four shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his first save of the season.
Justin Henry went three for four with two doubles, a walk and a run. Michael Bertram went two for three with a walk, a double and a run.
It was another ugly beatdown and while Jon Kibler didn’t have his best start, Jay Voss was simply pummelled for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. He took the loss and fell to 0-1 while Kibler walked away with a no decision.
Justin Henry hit a three run home run in the 11-5 loss. Cale Iorg with one for four with a solo home run and two runs.
So much for the Eastern League being a hitters league at least for the SeaWolves. They once again were shut down at the plate and were held to four hits in all in a 4-1 loss to Trenton. Andy Dirks doubled, drew a walk and scored the lone run. Justin Henry doubled as well.
A solid start by Thad Weber went to waste. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Luis Marte pitched 1 1/3 innnings and he didn’t allow a baserunner.
Lauren Gagnier had a solid start go to waste as the Flying Tigers fell to Tampa in a 2-1 loss. He fell to 8-8 and he gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Justin Henry went two for three. Maxwell Leon tripled and he scored the lone run for Lakeland.
Lakeland and St. Lucie combined for 23 runs and 38 hits but it was the Mets who got the upper hand in the 12-11 game. Justin Henry had a huge day at the plate and he went five for six with four RBIs and two runs. Christopher White went two for three with a double, two walks, three RBIs and a run.
Mark Sorensen gave up six runs in 3 1/3 innings in a rough start. Trevor Feeney gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings of relief but it was the final run so he fell to 0-4.
Chad Linder didn’t take the loss in Lakeland’s 10-6 loss to Clearwater, but definitely had the worst outing of the bunch. He gave up six runs on seven hits with one strikeout in one inning. Trevor Feeney took the loss and he fell to 0-3. He gave up two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in two innings.
Justin Henry went two for five with two RBIs. Devin Thomas went two for five with a solo home run.
Justin Henry had a big day at the plate in another Lakeland win. He finished the game three for four with a double, four RBIs and two runs. Devin Thomas went two for five with a a home run and three RBIs while Christopher White went two for five with a home run and two RBIs.
Mauricio Robles improved to 1-1 with a solid start in the 12-5 win. He gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with ten strikeouts in six innings. In all, the three Flying Tiger pitchers combined for sixteen strikeouts.
Lauren Gagnier improved to 5-4 on the season with a nice start in Lakeland’s 7-2 win over Charlotte. He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
Michael Bertram went three for five with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI. Justin Henry went two for three with a double, two walks, a run and an RBI.
Charles Furbush didn’t get the decision in this one, but he was impressive none the less. He gave up just one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings. Lester Oliveros picked up the win and he struck out four in two shutout frames while Robbie Weinhardt threw a shutout ninth for his first save of the season.
Santo De Leon went two for four with a double and a run in the 4-1 win. Justin Henry drew two walks and he scored a run.
The Flying Tigers blew a three run lead but then came back in the top of the ninth to top Palm Beach 6-5. Michael Bertram had the big hit with a two run single to win it in the ninth. Justin Henry had a nice day at the plate in the win and he went three for five with a run and an RBI.
Trevor Feeney was solid in no-decision start. He gave up an unearned run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings. Scott Green didn’t allow a run in the final 1 2/3 innings and he improved to 3-0.
The White Caps took care of business with their backs against the wall in a 11-0 win over South Bend. The win forces a winner take all game three tomorrow. Thad Weber was outstanding and he gave up just two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six shutout innings. Andrew Hess threw a shutout seventh and Orlando Perdomo closed out the game with two shutout frames.
Alex Avila went two for five with three RBIs and a run. Roger Tomas went three for four with a double and two runs while Justin Henry went three for four with two runs and two RBIs.
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.
The White Sox didn’t push a single base runner across the plate in their 5-0 loss to Cedar Rapids. Justin Henry was the only hitter to reach base twice with a pair of singles.
Emmanuel Miguelez took the loss and he fell to 2-5. He gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.
Justin Henry was one of the hitting stars in the White Caps 8-5 win over Wisconsin. He went two for five with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Chris Carlson also had a nice game and he went three for four with a double and two RBIs.
Alfredo Figaro had a rough start and he gave up four runs in five innings in a no decision. Paul Nardozzi improved to 4-5 with a perfect inning 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.
Alfredo Figaro may be having the best season of any pitcher in the Tiger’s minor league system this year. He improved to 7-2 and he gave up just three hits with two strikeouts. He still hasn’t given up a homerun in 74 innings and he sports a 1.22 ERA. The shutout was his second of the season.
Kody Kaiser had a nice game at the plate. He gave up two runs on five hits with a double, three RBIs and a run. Justin Henry had a pair of hits including a three run homer.
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 didn’t get the win, but he threw six quality innings as the White Caps edged Wisconsin 4-3. Figaro gave up one unearned run on three hits and three walks with nine strikeouts. He’s now struck out 29 batters in 30 innings over 5 starts and his ERA is a microscopic 0.60.
Kody Kaiser singled home Justin Henry in the top of the eighth inning for the game winner. Kaiser finished the game three for four while Henry had a single, a double and two runs.
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.
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