Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Down 5-2 heading into the eighth, the Hens scored four runs in the final two frames to walk away with a 6-5 win. The game winner was a single by Robinzon Diaz and prior to that, Deik Scram singled home Maxwell Leon to tie the game up. Some of the damage came against a familiar face because Wil Ledezma is a reliver for Indianapolis.
Alfredo Figaro was roughed up in his start but the hitters bailed him out. He gave up five runs (four earned) in six innings. Robbie Weinhardt threw three shutout innings to close out the game and he improved to 1-0.
Brooks Brown fell to 3-13 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 7-2 loss to the Clippers. He gave up six runs on six hits and two walks in five innings.
Maxwell Leon drove in both Hens runs with a two run shot in the ninth. Mike Gosse and Jeff Frazier both went two for four.
Charles Furbush didn’t take th eloss, but he had a tough time in the Flying Tigers 4-3 loss to Tampa. He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Chad Linder took the loss and he fell to 3-3 when he gave up a ninth inning run.
Maxwell Leon went three for five with two doubles in the loss. Hernan Perez went two for four with a double and a run.
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.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 5-2 on the season with a very solid start in Erie’s 7-2 win over New Hampshire. He gave up two runs on three hits and one walk with ten strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.
Maxwell Leon went two for three with a double, a solo home run and two runs. Casper Wells went two for four with a home run.
There’s nothing like overcoming a 9-1 deficit and that’s just what Erie did earlier tonight. There were plenty of hitting stars in the SeaWolves 12-9 win over the Curve but Shawn Roof was a notch above the rest. He went four for five with two triples, five RBIs and two runs. Maxwell Leon went four for five with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
Jon Kibler was pummelled for eight runs in 2 2/3 innings. Josh Rainwater pitched two shutout innings of relief and he improved to 2-0 while Cody Satterwhite pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his seventh save of the season.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 3-3 with a solid outing in Erie’s 4-1 win over Akron. He gave up one run on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in seven innings. Cody Satterwhite pitched the final two frames and didn’t allow a run and he earned his sixth save of the season.
Maxwell Leon led the way at the plate and he went three for four with a double and a run. Ryan Strieby went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
The SeaWolves lost to the Curve today and it was Jonah Nickerson who was knocked around. He fell to 0-2 and he gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Josh Rainwater also had a tough time and he gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Jeff Frazier went three for four with a double in the 6-4 loss. Maxwell Leon went two for four with a double and an RBI.
Erie dropped their third straight game after winning their first four in a game where the pitching just went away. Jon Kibler got the start and while he lasted 5 2/3 innings, he finished with the loss and he gave up six runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts. With this being Kibler’s second straight rocky start, you wonder if the jump over Lakeland to Erie was warranted. The only pitcher who didn’t give up a run was Cody Satterwhite, who pitched a shutout ninth frame.
Jeff Frazier went two for four with a pair of runs in the 9-3 loss. Maxwell Leon went two for four with a walk and a run.
Dontrelle Willis threw just one inning before Matt Rusch took over to throw five shutout frames in the Hens 3-2 win over Richmond. He improved to 3-0 and he gave up just one hit with four strikeouts.
Freddy Guzman went two for four with an RBI. Maxwell Leon went two for two with two runs.
Andrew Kown fell to 2-5 after a tough start in the SeaWolves 11-4 loss to Bowie. Kown gave up four runs on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in six innings. Two relievers gave up a combined seven more runs as the beating continued after Kown left the game.
Maxwell Leon went two for three with a walk and an RBI. Ryan Roberson belted a solo homer.
Normally, ten runs and thirteen hits will do it but the B-Mets picked up eleven runs on nineteen hits as both teams put on a hitting display. Andrew Kown took the brunt of the damage and he fell to 1-1. He gave up ten runs (nine earned) on twelve hits and two walks with one strikeout in four innings.
Maxim St. Pierre belted his first homer of the season. Freddy Guzman had a pair of hits, runs and RBIs while Maxwell Leon doubled, drove in two runs and scored.
Kyle Sleeth picked up his first win since he joined Lakeland in a nice start in the Flying Tigers 2-1 win over Dunedin. He gave up just two hits and he struck out eight in five shutout innings.
Maxwell Leon was the hitting star in the win. He went two for three with a double and a run.
The month of August has not been kind to Lakeland. They lost their sixth straight game and they’ve lost fourteen of their last fifteen as they continue to sit well in the cellar of the second half standings. This time it was a ten inning loss that saw Josh Rainwater give up the losing run in the tenth inning.
Maxwell Leon went three for four with a double, a walk and a run. Shawn Roof went two for four with two RBIs in the 4-3 loss.
Lakeland hasn’t won in over a week now as the lost to Fort Myers 9-4. Lucas French was shelled and he gave up six runs (five earned) on twelve hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings of work. The loss dropped him to 5-11.
Maxwell Leon was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for five with a double and two RBIs.
Lakeland didn’t have to play a doubleheader but the end result was the same as the lost another one to Clearwater 4-2. Ovandy Suero tripled and scored a run while Maxwell Leon singled, scored and drove in a run.
Kyle Sleeth dropped to 0-5 with a rough start. He gave up four runs on nine hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Things didn’t go well for Lakeland in their first of two doubleheaders against Clearwater. In the first game, the Flying Tigers were shutout on six hits. Maxwell Leon went two for three and Eleazar Aponte took the loss despite a decent start. He gave up two runs on nine hits with two strikeouts in six innings of work.
Lakeland actually scored in the second game but the two runs weren’t enough in the 6-2 loss. Ovandy Suero went three for four with two runs and he also stole three bases to bring his season total up to 71. Josh Rainwater took the loss and he fell to 1-1. He gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Justin Justice scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning to win it for Lakeland. Up to that point, Maxwell Leon had been the most productive hitter. He went four for five with a double and two RBIs. Daniel Worth doubled three times and he drove in a run.
Freddy Dolsi improved to 5-3 with the win despite giving up three ninth inning runs to tie the game up in the top of the ninth. Kyle Sleeth gave up three runs in six innings in his start.
Burke Badenhop fell to 10-6 on the season with a tough start in Lakeland’s 9-5 loss to Fort Myers. He gave up seven runs on nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Diek Scram went three for five with a triple and two runs. Maxwell Leon went two for three with a run and an RBI.
Michael Hernandez and Maxwell Leon provided the bulk of the offense in Lakeland’s 12-10 win over Daytona. Hernandez went three for five with a double, a homerun, four RBIs and three runs. Leon went two for three with a double and four RBIs.
Burke Badenhop was hit hard in his start but the hitters picked him up. Brendan Wise threw a shutout frame in the eighth inning and he improved to 1-1 on the season.
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