Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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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 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 Tri-City tonight 5-2 in the first game of their doubleheader and while he didn’t get the decision, Luis Sanz threw a very solid game. He gave up just one run on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Kenny Faulk gave up an unearned run in two innings and he improved to 1-1.
Luis Palacios was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Keith Hernandez went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Talk about a hard luck loss. The Tigers came back from three down to take a 4-3 and eventually a 6-3 lead only to see the pen implode in the ninth for five runs. Kevan Hess, who was in line for his second win, threw four shutout innings before Kenny Faulk was tagged for four runs in the ninth as he fell to 0-1.
Christpher Sedon went one for four with a triple, two runs and three RBIs. Michael Rockett went two for four with a double and an RBI.
Oneonta scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh and that gave the Tigers their first lead of the game. Fortunately it stuck and the Tigers walked away with a 5-4 win. Jamie Johnson went one for three with a walk and two runs. Michael Rockett tripled and he drove in two runs.
Jeff Gerbe was roughed up and he gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings in his start. Mike LaLuna was particulary impressive and he gave up just three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in three shutout innings. The win improved his record to 1-1. Kenny Faulk got the final two batters out and he picked up his third save of the season.
Clemente Mendoza improved to 2-1 on the season with a nice start in Oneonta’s 6-4 win over Aberdeen. He gave up a run on one hit with four strikeouts in six innings. Kenny Faulk got the final batter out and he picked up his second save of the season.
Michael Rockett went thee for five with a double and two RBIs. Luis Palacios went two for three with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI.
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