Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Ramon Garcia gave up four first inning runs but the SeaWolves fought back and pulled to within a 5-5 tie. Unfortunately, Zach Simons gave up a ninth inning run and that cost the Wolves the win in the 6-5 loss. Garcia gave up five runs (three earned) in seven innings and Simons took the loss and he fell to 1-2.
Rawley Bishop went two for four with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Michael Bertam went two for five with a double, a run and an RBI.
Brooks Brown improved to 3-1 with an awesome start in the SeaWolves 4-0 win over Bowie. He didn’t give up a hit in five shutout innings. Ramon Garcia pitched four shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his first save of the season.
Justin Henry went three for four with two doubles, a walk and a run. Michael Bertram went two for three with a walk, a double and a run.
Bryan Pounds had a huge day at the plate as the Flying Tigers beat up on Brevard County 8-3. Pounds was a perfect five for five with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Rawley Bishop also had a nice game and he went two for three with a double, two runs and two RBIs.
Mark Sorensen struck out seven and gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings in his start. Erik Crichton improved to 1-0 with 1 2/3 shutout innings and Ramon Garcia pitched two shutout innings of relief to close out the game.
Lakeland hitters were held in check to the tune of just three hits in a 3-0 loss to Tampa. Ben Guez had two of those hits while Rawley Bishop drew a pair of walks.
Adam Wilk took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs on four hits and ne walk with four strikeouts. Matt Hoffman and Ramon Garcia both threw two shutout innings of relief.
Ramon Garcia fell to 4-4 on the season as the SeaWolves lost to Akron 9-3 in their final game of the season. He gave up eight runs (six earned) on eleven hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Christopher White belted a home run and he drove in two. Shawn Roof went three for four with a solo homer.
Erie won both games of their doubleheader with Harrisburg with some very solid pitching. Game one saw Alfredo Figaro throw three shutout innings of relief and he improved to 6-2 on the season. Jason Waddell threw two shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his second save of the season. Brennan Boesch shined in this one and he went three for three with a home run and two runs.
Ramon Garcia picked up the win in game number two and he improved to 4-3 in the SeaWolves 5-1 win. He gave up one run on five hits with two strikeouts in five innings. Casper Wells was the hitting star and he went three for three with a triple, a home run, two runs and two RBIs.
Ramon Garcia didn’t take the loss, but he gave up the bulk of the damage in the SeaWolves 9-6 loss to the Curve. He gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks with three strikeout in 4 2/3 innings. Brendan Wise took the loss and he fell to 4-1 when he gave up two runs in his 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Santo De Leon went two for four with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Deik Scram belted a solo homerun and he also walked and scored a second run.
The SeaWolves lost a tough one last night. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Reading starting chipping away at it with three in the sixth. Then a run in the ninth and two in the tenth turned what was earlier almost a sure thing into a loss. Ramon Garcia gave up the three sixth inning runs in his start and Brett Jensen gave up the final three and he took the loss.
Danny Worth went two for five with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Cale Iorg went two for five with a double and an RBI but he struck out three times.
Jonah Nickerson fell to 4-6 on the season with a rough start in Erie’s 10-5 loss to Harrisburg. He gave up seven runs on ten hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Reliever Ramon Garcia also had a tough time and he gave up three runs in two innings of relief.
Brennan Boesch was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for three with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Ron Bourquin tripled and he drove in one.
Jon Kibler improved to 1-2 on the season in Erie’s 3-2 win over Reading. He gave up just one run on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. Ramon Garcia gave up one run in 1 1/3 innings but he picked up his first save of the season.
Brennan Boesch tripled, drove in a run and scored. Deik Scram pitched in with a solo homer, his fifth home run of the season.
The Seawolves finally got to make up their games as they split a doubleheader with Harrisburg. In the first game, Erie used the long ball in a 9-6 win. Ryan Strieby hit his sixth and seventh home runs and he drove in four while Scott Sizemore and Santo De Leon both hit one home run a piece. Alfredo Figaro was touched up for five runs in 5 2/3 innings while Josh Kite picked up the win despite allowing the tying run (an inherited runner) to score).
Game two didn’t go quite as well as Erie blew a 6-0 lead and lost 7-6. Scott Sizemore hit another home run and Cale Iorg hit two solo shots (his first two of the season). Ramon Garcia pitched three shutout frames in his start before Zach Simons came in and gave up five runs.
Brooks Brown didn’t get the win in this one, but he did about all he could to make sure the SeaWolves did walk away with a victory. He gave up just four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five shutout innings while Ramon Garcia got the victory despite giving up the lone Curve run. Cody Satterwhite closed the game out and he gave up a hit and a walk but he struck out two in the ninth to pick up his first save of the season.
Ryan Strieby was in the middle of both Erie runs in the 2-1 win. He singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored. Scott Sizemore was the only other Erie hitter to have two hits.
The win puts Erie at an impressive 4-0. They’ll get a day off tomorrow before Bowie heads to town.
Ramon Garcia was knocked around and he fell to 1-1 in the Flying Tigers 12-4 loss to Daytona. He gave up twelve runs (eight earned) on eleven hits and a walk with one strikeout. Joel Zumaya threw a shutout eighth inning and he struck out one.
Michael Beltram was the hitting star. He went two for four with a three run homer.
Lakeland scored just two runs in a 5-2 loss to Palm Beach as the hitters were held in check. Soctt Sizemore was the hitting star and he went two for four with a walk and a solo homer.
A nice start by Ramon Garcia went to waste. He gave up two runs on eight hits with a strikeout in six innings. Guillermo Moscoso fell to 0-1 and he gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Ramon Garcia improved to 3-2 on the season with a nice start in the White Caps 9-2 win over Cedar Rapids. He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Mark McBratney went two for five with a triple, an RBI and two runs. Kody Kaiser singled, drew two walks, two runs and an RBI.
Ramon Garcia improved to 2-2 on the season with a very nice start in the Caps 2-1 win over Beloit. He gave up one run on six hits with four strikeouts in eight innings.
Roger Tomas was the hitting star in the win. He went three for three with a run.
The White Caps managed just a single run on six hits as they dropped their first game of the season. In the 5-1 loss, Jordan Newton had two of those six hits and he scored the lone run.
Ramon Garcia had a rough start and he fell to 1-1. He gave up five runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
My first goal for Thursday’s activities was to make sure that I was on time for the bus leaving to South Bend, so I wouldn’t have to be the first fine of the year. Once that was taken care of, my teammates and I began to think about baseball, after all this was our first game. Arriving in South Bend I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Silverhawks (by the way, what is that?) since we hadn’t seen them in the spring. My first impression was made after I had to pay four dollars for a hot dog before the game. Where’s that Miller High Life guy when I really need him. My second observation was that I didn’t see a fan in the stands until 20 minutes before game time. The weather wasn’t great but it was opening night and I expected a little more. Then, the first inning came and went and we had a 10-0 lead. This came as somewhat of a surprise but surprises can be good. I have to tip my hat to our starter, Ramon Garcia, as well. It isn’t easy to keep your routine and mindset when your team puts up runs like that but he pitched like he was getting paid. Aside from that, the bullpen vibe was really good and everyone is looking forward to a fun season.
Everyone was a hitting star in this game. Casper Wells had the only homerun for the White Caps with a two run blast in the first inning. Speaking of the first inning, the White Caps scored ten in the first frame. Justin Henry had a big day. He went two for four with two walks, three runs and three RBIs.
Lost in all of the offense was a very nice start by Ramon Garcia. He gave up four hits and he struck out five in six shutout innings.
The White Caps ended their regular season with a whimper as they were blown out by the Lugnuts 12-3. Ramon Garcia fell to 0-1 and he gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.
James Skelton went two for four with a homerun and two RBIs. Brennan Boesch went one for three with a walk and an RBI.
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