Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Lakeland was double bageled by Jupiter in two tough losses. Game one was a 13-0 blowout in which Kyle Sleeth was hit hard. He gave up eight runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Cameron Maybin was one of two Lakeland hitters to have two hits in the game.
Game two was a 4-0 loss and it was Lucas French who took the loss. He gave up four runs (just one earned) on three hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings. Shawn Roof was the only Lakeland hitter in this one to have two hits.
Lakeland and Jupiter got in only one of their games because of rain and Lakeland came out on top 4-3. Angel Castro improved to 2-0 and he gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings.
Wilkin Ramirez went three for three with a double and two RBIs. Michael Hernandez went two for three with a walk, a run and an RBI.
Christopher Cody wasn’t awesome, but he certainly held his own in his first Florida State League start. He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in four innings before giving it up to the pen. Derek Witt then had a tough time and he gave up seven runs (three earned) in three innings and he took the loss.
Wilkin Ramirez went two for three with a double and a run in the 9-2 loss. Rafael Mendez went two for four with two RBIs.
Lakeland used an Earl Weaver favorite and with two three run homers, they cruised to a 10-2 win over Brevard County. Cameron Maybin went two for four with a three run shot and two runs scored while Rafael Mendez singled, hit a three run homerun and scored two runs.
Burke Badenhop improved to 7-5 on the season with a decent start. He gave up two runs on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings of work.
Lakeland got plenty of offense in their 8-3 win over Brevard County. Michael Hernandez led the way with a game high four RBIs. He went two for five with a homerun. Cameron Maybin went two for five with a triple, an RBI and two runs and Ovandy Suero singled, stole his 53rd base and scored a run.
Ricky Steik picked up his first win of the season with three shutout innings of relief. He gave up two hits and he struck out one.
Kyle Sleeth’s troubles continued as he fell to 0-1 in Lakeland’s 9-3 loss. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in only four innings.
Wilkin Ramirez hit a solo homer in the loss. Joel Roa went two for four with a run.
Burke Badenhop dropped to 6-5 on the season with a tough start in Lakeland’s 7-6 loss to Tampa. He gave up six runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings.
William Rhymes went three for five with one run in the loss. Maxwell Leon went three for three with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored.
Gabriel Benitez was tagged for four runs in just one inning of work and he took the defeat in Lakeland’s 6-4 loss. He fell to 1-2 on the season.
Ryan Roberson went two for four with a double and two runs. Cameron Maybin doubled and drove in a run while Mark Haske was two for two with an RBI.
Lakeland lost 5-3 but Ryan Roberson had a pretty impressive day at the plate. He went three for four with three doubles, an RBI and a run. Ovandy Suero had two hits and he stole his 50th base of the season while Michael Hernandez doubled twice and scored a run.
A pretty good start by Lucas French went to waste in the loss. He gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Ricky Steik gave up a run in two innings and he fell to 5-5.
Burke Badenhop fell to 3-4 on the season with a rough start in Lakeland’s 11-2 loss to Dunedin. He gave up six runs (three earned) on eight hits with a strikeout in three innings. Alfredo Figaro was also hit hard and he gave up four runs in 2 2/3 innings. Maxwell Leon provided all of the offense in the loss. He doubled and drove in two runs.
In the second game, the Flying Tigers edged Dunedin 3-2. Cameron Maybin hit a solo homerun (his third of the season) and William Rhymes also went yard. Ovandy Suero continued his rampage of the base paths and he had two hits and two steals to bring his steal total up to 49 on the season. Paul Hammond picked up the win with a shutout fifth inning.
Lakeland lost their third straight game in a 2-1 pitcher’s duel to Tampa. Ricky Steik gave up just one run in four solid relief innings but he still took the loss because of the lack of offense.
Wilkin Ramirez was a perfect four for four in the loss. Ryan Roberson singled and drove in the only run for the Flying Tigers.
The Flying Tigers lost both of their games in a twin billing against Tampa. In the first game, it was a lack of hitting that cost them in a 3-1 loss. Cameron Maybin doubled and he drove home the only run for Lakeland while Alfredo Figaro dropped to 0-3 when he gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
In the second game, Matt O’Brien was hit hard for five runs in 2 2/3 innings and he fell to 0-3 on the season in the 6-3 loss. Ovandy Suero was a perfect four for four and he racked up his 47th stolen base of the season. He was also caught for the eleventh time.
Michael Hernandez had a big day at the plate in Lakeland’s 10-8 win over Sarasota. He went two for five with a homerun and four RBIs in the win. Ryan Roberson also had a nice game and he went two for four with a solo homerun and three runs.
Kyle Sleeth was hammered and it looks like his time with Lakeland isn’t going to be much better then when he was with Erie Derek Witt picked up the win and he gave up one run in his three relief innings.
Lucas French dropped to 4-5 on the season with a rough start in Lakeland’s 11-7 loss to Sarasota. He gave up seven runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Michael Hernandez had a nice day at the plate in the loss. He went two for five with a triple, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
A pretty good start by Burke Badenhop went to waste in Lakeland’s 5-3 loss to Brevard County. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Jacob Ramos gave up three runs with out getting a single batter out in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Cameron Maybin was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with an RBI. He also stole his nineteenth base of the season.
Matt O’Brien fell to 0-2 on the season with a rough start in Lakeland’s 6-2 loss to Brevard County. He gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings.
Cameron Maybin was one of two Lakeland hitters with two hits. He finished two for four with an RBI.
Lakeland got some nice pitching in their two game sweep over Brevard Couny. In the first game, Kyle Sleeth gave up one unearned run in four innings and Paul Hammond picked up the win with a shutout frame in the sixth. This was Sleeth’s first start since getting demoted after a tough stretch pitching for Erie. William Rhymes was the hitting star and he went three for four with an RBI
The second game was a 4-2 win and Alfredo Figaro threw five innings and gave up one run in a nice start. Jacob Ramos picked up the win and he improved to 4-1 while Ovandy Suero went two for four with a run and three stolen bases. The three steals brings his season total up to 42.
Lucas French was hit hard and while it was hardly a spectacular start for him, the defense didn’t help things out in this one. Five errors were made by the Flying Tigers and they resulted in a total of five unearned runs. So while French was tagged for nine runs, only four were earned. He dropped to 4-4 on the season and he lasted just three innings.
Cameron Maybin went three for five and he scored a run. Michael Hernandez went two for five with a double, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Burke Badenhop improved to 6-3 on the season with a nice start in Lakeland’s 6-2 win over St. Lucie. He gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
William Rhymes was the hitting star in the win. He went three for three with a double, an RBI and two runs. Wilkin Ramirez went two for three with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Lakeland and St. Lucie let the pitching go out the window and they got down to smashing the ball. At the end of nine, the two teams were tied 10-10 and St. Lucie scored first in extra frames in the top of the eleventh. Lakeland answered though and Ryan Roberson hit a walk off two run homer in the bottom of the eleventh to win it.
Lakeland had a ton of hitting stars in this one. William Rhymes went three for five with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs. Michael Hernandez put up an identical line to Rhymes and Cameron Maybin went three for six with a run.
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