Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Daniel Fields tripled and drove in three runs to help give the Flying Tigers a 5-3 win over Brevard County. Kody Kaiser also had a nice game at the plate. He went three for five with a double and a run.
Mark Sorensen improved to 2-0 with a solid start. He gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits with three strikeouts in six innings. Lester Oliveros pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his fifth save of the season.
Audy Ciriaco had a monster game as the Flying Tigers took care of Brevard County 10-6. He finished with seven RBIs including a walk off grand slam, his second homer of the game. Kody Kaiser joined him with three hits, including a walk, a double and two runs.
Charles Furbush pitched five frames in his start but ended with a no-decision. He gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts. Chad Linder ended up with the win and he struck out one in 1 2/3 innings.
Robbie Weinhardt gave up a pair of runs in the top of the tenth inning as Lakeland lost to Dunedin 6-4. This was after a mediocre start by Lauren Gagnier. He gave up four runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Andy Dirks went three for three with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Kody Kaiser went two for four with a home run, a walk and two runs.
The Flying Tigers took care of the Jays 8-5 in a game where there were plenty of hitting stars. Christopher White was a perfect three for three with a walk and a run while Kody Kaiser went two for four with a triple, two runs and two RBIs.
Charles Furbush picked up the win and he improved to 3-1. He gave up four runs on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
The Flying Tigers got it done and they did it behind the arm of Charles Furbush. The lefthander, who missed all of last year, gave up just three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five shutout innings. Furbush has now pitched nine innings split between two starts and he has yet to give up a run. He also has a 10-1 strikeout to walk ratio so it looks like the rust is gone already. Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth to pick up save number one while Robbie Weinhardt struck out four in two shutout innings in an impressive outing out of the pen.
Michael Bertram was the hitting star in the 5-3 win. He went two for four with a double and three RBIs. Kody Kaiser didn’t get a hit, but he picked up three walks in four plate appearances and he scored a run.
The pitching just wasn’t there for the Flying Tigers today. Joel Zumaya made another rehab start and he was roughed up by Clearwater in the 9-1 loss. Zumaya gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks with three strikeouts in just 1 1/3 innings. Andrew Hess also had a rough outing and he gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.
Shawn Roof was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for three with a double. Kody Kaiser went one for three with a double and an RBI.
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.
Jonathan Kibler had a fantastic start and he improved to 12-4 in the White Caps 5-0 win over the Loons. He gave up just a pair of hits with nine strikeouts in the shutout.
Kody Kaiser provided the bulk of the runs with a three run blast, his eighth long ball of the season. Joseph Tucker went three for four with a run and an RBI.
Mauricio Robles improved to 4-1 on the season with a very nice start in the White Caps 6-1 win over Wisconsin. He gave up just two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings.
Kyle Peter went two for three with two RBIs and a run. Kody Kaiser didn’t get a hit, but he walked twice and scored a pair of runs.
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.
Lauren Gagnier fell to 1-3 on the season with a rough start in the White Caps 10-3 loss to Kane County. He gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Gagnier has struggled this year although there’s some reason for optimism because he’s struck out 42 in 29 innings. If he can stop giving up so many hits (32), then his last start when he threw six shutout innings is more of a glimpse of what’s to come.
Kody Kaiser was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a double and a run.
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.
Mark Brackman gave up a single in the second inning and that would turn out to be the only hit against him as he came one out short of going the distance. He improved 4-4 and he gave up the one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts in 8 2/3 shutout innings.
Christopher Carlson got it done at the plate. He went three for four with two doubles and two runs. Kody Kaiser went two for three with a run and a walk.
Oneonta took two after a rain out the day before forced a doubleheader with Auburn. In the first game, Ron Bourquin led the way at the plate with a nice game. He went two for three with two doubles, an RBI and three runs. Kody Kaiser went two for three with two RBIs. Sean Finefrock improved to 3-3 with the win. He gave up three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
In the second game, Christopher Carlson went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run. Bourquin capped off a nice day with two more hits and a walk. Chris Homer picked up the win with two shutout innings.
Oneonta put six runs on the board to turn a 9-4 deficit into a 10-9 win with Cory Middleton driving home the winning run. Kody Kaiser had a huge game and he played a part in half of the Tigers ten runs. He went three for five with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs.
Adriano Santos picked up the win despite giving up a run in the ninth inning. The win pushed his record to 2-0 on the season.
Mark Brackman fell to 1-1 on the season with a tough start in Oneonta’s 9-5 loss to Staten Island. He gave up seven runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
Kody Kaiser got back on track with a nice win. He went two for five with a triple, a homerun two RBIs and two runs. Ron Bourquin went two for three with an RBI and a walk.
Justin Henry was a perfect five for five with a double and two RBIs in Oneonta’s 10-5 win over Batavia. Kody Kaiser also had a nice game and he went one for three with two walks, an RBI and two runs.
Collin Mahoney picked up the win and he improved to 2-1 on the season. He gave up one hit and two walks with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.
Kody Kaiser had one of his best games yet as Oneonta blewout Lowell 11-3. He went three for five with a double, two homeruns, three RBIs and three runs. He now has a .977 OPS with 11 RBIs and 16 runs in 18 games. Casper Wells also had a nice game and he went three for six with two doubles, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
Paul Nadrozzi picked up the win with five decent innings. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts and the win pushes his record to 1-0.
Oneonta came back from a 6-3 deficit to beat Vermont with two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth. The game winner was a walk off RBI ground rule double by Kody Kaiser. He also got Oneonta going in the eighth inning when he singled with one out. The second baseman went three for five with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in the win.
Adriano Santos picked up the win with two shutout innings of relief. He gave up two hits and he struck out two.
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