Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Lakeland couldn’t push a single runner across the plate as they lost to Fort Myers 2-0. Josh Workman was a perfect two for two and Daniel Fields singled and drew a walk.
A really nice start by Luke Putkonen went to waste. He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with one strikeout in seven innings.
Billy Nowlin, Brent Wyatt and Rawley Bishop all went yard in the Flying Tigers 8-3 win over Bradenton. Bishop’s was a two run shot while Bishop went two for three with a pair of walks.
Luke Putkonen improved to 6-2 with a nice start. He gave up two runs (just one earned) on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
A really nice start by Luke Putkonen went to waste in the Flying Tigers 2-1 loss to Dunedin. He gave up just a run on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings. Tyler Conn gave up a tenth inning run and he took the loss.
Alden Carrithers went one for two with two walks and he scored the lone run for Lakeland. Bryan Pounds was the lone hitter with two hits in the game.
Luke Putkonen improved to 1-1 on the season with a really nice start in Lakeland’s 3-2 win over Brevard County. He gave up a run on two hits and a walk with six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Lester Oliveros got into trouble in the ninth and gave up a run but he struck out the side and picked up his fourth save of the season.
Alden Carrithers went two for three with a double and two RBIs. Rawley Bishop went two for four with a run.
Ben Guez doubled and Alden Carrithers singled for the Flying Tigers lone two hits in a 4-0 loss to Tampa. Carrithers was the only hitter to reach base twice because he also drew the lone walk.
Luke Putkonen fell to 0-1 with a rough start. He gave up three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Matt Hoffman had a nice outing of the pen though. He struckout one and didn’t allow a baserunner in three innings of relief.
The Whitecaps came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the Loos in the seventh inning but Tyler Stohr gave up a run in the top of the tenth as the Whitecaps season ended in a 3-2 loss. Like last year, they forced a third game in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs only to fall in the pivotal third game. Luke Putkonen has a solid start and he gave up two runs in six innings while Tyler Conn threw three shutout innings of relief.
Brent Wyatt went two for five with a double. Brandon Douglas went one for three with a triple, a walk and an RBI.
Melvin Mercedes had 16 saves and a 1.82 ERA in 24 2/3 innings for the GCL Tigers but he’s had a tough time since getting promoted to the Whitecaps. He made his second appearance yesterday and he gave up (with some help from Tyler Stohr, three runs in the bottom of the eighth and he was tagged with the loss. It’s too bad because a decent start by Luke Putkonen went to waste. He gave up an unearned run on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Gustavo Nunez went two for four with a triple and a run. Ron Bourquin went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Luke Putkonen had a solid start go to waste as the Whitecaps lost to Lansing 4-3. He gave up four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six shutout innings. Jade Todd gave up four runs in 2 1/3 innings and he fell to 0-1 on the season.
Billy Nowlin went three forfour with a solo home run and he scored twice. Luis Salas went two for two with a double, a solo home run and two walks.
Luke Putkonen didn’t get the win last night, but he had an outstanding start in the Whitecaps 1-0 win over South Bend. He gave up just five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in eight shutout innings. Erik Crichton struck out two in a shutout ninth and he improved to 4-0.
The Whitecaps didn’t score their lone run until the ninth inning. Avisail Garcia singled home Ben Guez for the walk off hit. Guez and Garcia were also the only hitters to rack up more then one hit.
Luke Putkonen fell to 6-6 on the season with a rough start in the Whitecaps 7-4 loss to Kane County. He gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits with three walks and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Billy Nowlin was a perfect three for three with two doubles. Ben Guez went two for four with an RBI and two runs.
The Whitecaps and Wisconsin combined to scored one run on just five hits in a 1-0 loss. Brent Wyatt doubled and Ben Guez singled and that was the extent of the Whitecaps offense.
A really good start by Luke Putkonen went to waste. He gave up a run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings.
The Whitecaps scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning but that just turned a four run game into a one run game as they lost to the Dragons 7-6. Jordan Lennerton belted a two run blast while Bryan Pounds went one for three with a triple, a walk, an RBI and two runs.
Luke Putkonen fell to 4-4 on the season in the loss. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Victor Larez gave up a three run blast in the top of the eighth inning and a two run lead turned into a one run loss as the Whitecaps lost to Wisconsin 4-3. It’s too bad because Luke Putkonen put together a decent start. He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Gustavo Nunez tripled, drew a walk and scored a run. Jordan Lennerton went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The White Caps lost to Kane County 6-4 and the bummer on this game was that they scored the first four runs. Unfortunately, the Caps pen was roughed up to the tune of four runs after six solid innings by Luke Putkonen. Three of those runs were given up by Jared Gayhart and he took the loss to drop to 2-2.
Gustavo Nunez doubled and he drove in two runs. Billy Nowlin doubled and he scored a run.
Billy Nowlin’s sac. fly in the top of the tenth inning proved to be the game winner in the White Caps 4-3 win over Lansing. It capped of a three for three with three RBI night for the designated hitter. Ron Borquin also had a nice game and he went three for five with a run.
Luke Putkonen pitched six shutout innings to start things off for West Michigan. He gave up just two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Jared Gayhart held the Lugnuts scoreless in the ninth and tenth and he struck out four to improve to 1-0 on the season.
Oneonta won their first game of the season as Luke Putkonen held Vermont in check. He gave up three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five shutout innings.
Hayden Parrott was the hitting star. He went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and three runs. Keith Stein went two for five with a homerun and two RBIs.
Marc McBratney had three of the GCL Tigers five hits in their 7-0 loss to the GCL Indians. He also had the only extra base hit for the Tigers with a double.
Luke Putkonen took the loss despite a decent start. He gave up one run on two hits with five strikeouts in five innings. Brandon Johnson gave up six runs in his three innings but all six runs were unearned because of errors.
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