Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Whitecaps lived to fight another day as they evened up their three game series with the Loons after a 7-0 win. Billy Nowlin was the hitting star and he went four for four with three RBIs and a run. Brent Wyatt drew a walk and he scored two runs.
Adam Wilk had a really nice start and he picked up the win. He gave up two hits and he struck out eight in 5 2/3 shutout innings. Robert Waite gave up two hits and he walked one in 3 1/3 shutout innings of relief.
The Whitecaps managed just five hits in a 6-0 loss to Fort Wayne in their second to last game of the regular season. Bryan Pounds went two for four while Alden Carrithers went one for three with a walk.
Robert Waite took the loss and he fell to 1-1. He gave up five runs on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in four innings.
The Whitecaps lost one then won one as they split a twin bill yesterday against Fort Wayne. Game one was 3-1 and Victor Larez took the loss. He gave up one unearned run on four hits and two walks with a strikeout in four innings and the loss dropped him to 5-9. The Whitecaps managed only three hits and Billy Nowlin went one for two with a walk and a run.
Robert Waite and Tyler Conn combined for the seven inning shutout in game two. Waite gave up three hits and two walks in four innings in his no-decision start while Conn improved to 6-3 with three shutout innings of relief in which he didn’t allow a hit or a walk. Gustavo Nunez went two for three with a solo home run while Luis Salas doubled, drove in two and scored a run.
Robert Waite threw six shutout innings in the Whitecaps 5-4 win to the Lugnuts only to see Brandon Hamilton blow the save yet turn around and get the win despite giving up three runs in one inning. Waite gave up just four hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Jordan Lennerton went two for five with a double, two RBIs and a run. Joseph Bowen went two for three with a double, a walk and an RBI.
Ben Guez had a huge day at he plate as the Whitecaps took care of Cedar Rapids 10-4. He went five for five with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Billy Nowlin went one for two with a walk, three runs and an RBI.
Adam Wilk was very sharp in his first start after getting promoted from Oneonta. He gave up just two hits and he struck out seven in six shutout innings. Robert Waite gave up four runs (three earned) in three innings of relief but since he went three, he picked up his second save of the season.
Mark Sorensen improved to 4-2 on the season with a solid start in the Whitecaps 5-4 win over the Dayton Dragons. He gave up four runs (just one earned) on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven innings. Robert Waite was also effective and he pitched two shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his first save of the season.
Gustavo Nunez went two for four with two runs in the win. Billy Nowlin went two for four with an RBI.
Jordan Newton belted a big two run homer in the top of the fifth inning to give Lakeland the runs they needed to top Dunedin 5-3. He also doubled in the game while Kyle Peter went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run.
Charles Furbush had a rough start and he gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. Robert Waite gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings to pick up the win and Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.
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