Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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You’d think it’d be hard to be find a high note in a game where the pitchers gave up seven runs, but Guillermo Moscoso struck out ten in six innings in his win over Akron. He did give up four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk but the ten strikeouts puts him at 122 on the season in just 86 2/3 innings.
Casper Wells hit a two run homer in the 9-7 win. Pedro Cotto tripled twice and drove in two runs.
Erie blew out Binghamton 8-2 in the first game of their doubleheader. Pedro Cotto went two for three with a double, two RBIs and a run. Ryan Roberson went one for three with a solo homer and two runs.
Josh Rainwater improved to 7-4 with a nice start. He gave up two runs (one earned) on eight hits and three walks with one strikeout in 6 1/3 innings.
Lakeland won one and lost one today as they split a doubleheader with the Reds. Game one was the win and Rick Porcello had yet another solid outing. He improved to 4-6 and he gave up one unearned run on five hits with two strikeouts in six innings. James Skelton and Pedro Cotto both drove in a pair with two run homers.
In game two, the Flying Tigers were held to just three hits in a shutout loss. No hitter reached base more then once and Matt O’Brien took the loss. He fell to 5-4 and he gave up three runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings.
Matt O’Brien improved to 5-1 on the season with another nice start in the Flying Tigers 6-1 win over Sarasota. He gave up one unearned run on five hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings.
Pedro Cotto belted a two run homer in the win. Louis Ott singled, drew a walk and scored twice.
Erie and Altoona played two because of yesterday’s rain out and each team took a game. Erie lost the first one 4-1 and Erie didn’t score until the final inning Joel Roa drove home Kody Kirkland. Andrew Kown dropped to 2-4 with the loss and he gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk with one strikeout in six innings.
Erie won the second game 4-3. Andres Torres hit a solo homerun and he scored two runs in the win. Pedro Cotto went two for three with a double and an RBI. Matthew Rusch pitched a scoreless seventh and he picked up the win.
It’s never good when you have more errors (3) then you do hits and that was the case in Erie’s 4-3 loss to Akron. What’s probably more amazing was that the game was as close as it was because Erie loss just 4-3.
Pedro Cotto provided most of the offense with a pinch hit, two run double in the eighth inning that actually gave Erie the lead. Jair Jurrjens had a nice start and he gave up just one run on four hits and five walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. Kevin Adroin took the loss when he gave up the deciding run in the ninth inning.
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