Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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There were plenty of hitting stars in Oneonta’s 9-3 win over Lowell. Michael Rockett went three for four with a solo homer, his first long ball of the season. Rawley Bishop had two runs and two RBIs without getting a hit and Alexis Espinoza went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Cory Hamilton picked up the win and he improved to 2-0. He gave up just one hit and he struck out five in three shutout frames.
Last night’s game was cancelled so Oneonta is playing two tonight. Game one was a 3-0 loss in which the offense was held to just four hits. Alexis Espinoza and Michael Rockett had the only extra base hits with a double each.
Gary Perinar took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
A run on five hits isn’t going to cut it and that’s all the Oneonta Tigers could muster in a 2-1 loss to Lowell. Jamie Johnson had the only extra base hit with a double while Jimmy Gulliver drew a walk and scored the lone run.
Clemente Mendoza took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in three innings of relief. Nate Newman struck out five in three shutout innings in his start.
The Tigers scored more in the runs in the twelth inning then either team did the rest of the game as they broke out in a 4-1, twelve inning win. Oneonta got three hits that inning but the big play was a fielding error by Lowell’s first baseman that led to two unearned runs. Christopher Sedon went two for five with a run while Jimmy Gulliver went two for six with an RBI.
Nicholas Cassavechia threw three shutout innings of relief and he improved to 1-0. Also noteworthy was Kevan Hess’ two shutout innings in which he gave up just one hit with a pair of strikeouts.
The New York/Penn League kicked off their season and Oneonta got some exceptional pitching in their 2-0 win over Tri-City. Jeff Gerbe made the start and he gave up just four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six shutout innings. Mike LaLuna gave up just one hit and he struck out six in three shutout innings to pick up the save.
Michael Rockett went two for three and he scored a run. Wade Gaynor doubled and drove in a run.
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