Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The bullpen made up for a rough start by Lauren Gagnier in the Flying Tigers 8-6 win over Jupiter. Chad Linder was the star on the mound and he gave up just three hits in three scoreless innings to improve to 3-1. Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his eleventh save of the season.
Chris Carlson went two for four with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run. Michael Bertram went two for five with a double, two runs and an RBI.
Lakeland lost a tough one tonight as they took an 11-3 lead into the eighth inning and then Charlotte broke out for nine runs in the eighth inning. Six of those runs were unearned because of a pair of throwing errors in the inning. Chad Linder gave up five of those runs and Scott Green gave up four (all unearned).
Michael Bertram went four for five and he hit for the cycle. He drove in two and scored four runs. Devin Thomas went two for five with a triple, an RBI and three runs.
Lakeland and Brevard County played two and Lakeland walked away with a win in both. Game one was a 4-0 shutout that saw Lauren Gagnier hold the opposition scoreless through six innings. He gave up six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Adrian Casanova went one for three with two RBIs while Devin Thomas went one for two with a walk and a run.
Game two was closer but once again, it was the pitching that shined in a 2-1 win. Charles Furbush threw five shutout innings in a no-decision while Chad Linder threw a shutout frame to pick up the win to improved to 2-1. Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his ninth save of the season. Maiko Loyola doubled twice and drove in a run while Michael Bertram singled twice.
Lakeland and Dunedin played two and each team walked away with the win. Game one was a 3-0 win in which Mauricio Robles threw six shutout innings. He gave up four hits and he walked two with four strikeouts. Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth for his eight save and Maiko Loyola singled and drove in pair of runs.
In game two, the pitching was as solid but the offense scored just one run. Brett Jacobson took the loss despite giving up just a run on one hit (a solo home run) in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Joshua Workman doubled and he scored the lone run in the 2-1 loss.
The Flying Tigers got two games in today, unfortunately they lost them both. Game one was an ugly 10-2 blowout. Mauricio Robles had a really tough time and he fell to 0-1. He gave up five runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. Christopher White was the hitting star and he went three for four with a run.
Game two was closer but a loss is a loss. Scott Green gave up two seventh inning runs that proved to be the difference in the 5-4 win. He gave up two runs on four hits in the single frame. Jordan Newton went three for four with two doubles and he drove in two runs.
The Flying Tigers blew a three run lead but then came back in the top of the ninth to top Palm Beach 6-5. Michael Bertram had the big hit with a two run single to win it in the ninth. Justin Henry had a nice day at the plate in the win and he went three for five with a run and an RBI.
Trevor Feeney was solid in no-decision start. He gave up an unearned run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings. Scott Green didn’t allow a run in the final 1 2/3 innings and he improved to 3-0.
Jeramy Laster scored on Christopher White’s ground out in the top of the tenth and that proved to be the difference as Lakeland took care of Palm Beach 7-6. This one almost got away because Brett Jacobson gave up three unearned runs in the bottom of the eighth that allowed the game to go into extra frames. The win snapped the Flying Tigers four game losing streak.
Brendan Wise picked up the win and he improved to 1-0 with two shutout frames. Scott Green pitched a shutout tenth and he earned his sixth save of the season.
Laster was the hitting star. He went two for five with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Michael Bertram also pitched in with two singles, a run and 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.
Andrew Hess had one of his best starts of the season as he gave up just six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in six shutout innings. Unfortunately, he didn’t pick up the win because Lakeland’s hitters were late on arrival. The win actually went to Scott Green, who gave up the tying run in the ninth before Lakeland rallied with a run of the bottom half of the frame for a 2-1 win.
The game winner actually came on a wild pitch as Michael Bertram scampered home with one out. Andy Dirks went two for four with an RBI.
The Flying Tigers overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat the Yankees 4-2. Michael Bertram brought the big stick and he drove in three of the four Lakeland runs with a homerun and a single. Andy Dirks also had a nice game and he went two for five with a run and an RBI.
Charles Furbush improved to 2-1 with a decent start. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Scott Green gave up a single and he struck out one in the ninth to pick up his third save of the season.
The Flying Tigers put together a nice win today as they bested Daytona 4-2. Lauren Gagnier picked up the win and he improved to 1-0. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his second save of the season.
Chris Carlson belted a two run homer in the fourth inning that broke a 2-2 tie. Michael Bertram doubled and drove in two.
The Flying Tigers got it done and they did it behind the arm of Charles Furbush. The lefthander, who missed all of last year, gave up just three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five shutout innings. Furbush has now pitched nine innings split between two starts and he has yet to give up a run. He also has a 10-1 strikeout to walk ratio so it looks like the rust is gone already. Scott Green pitched a shutout ninth to pick up save number one while Robbie Weinhardt struck out four in two shutout innings in an impressive outing out of the pen.
Michael Bertram was the hitting star in the 5-3 win. He went two for four with a double and three RBIs. Kody Kaiser didn’t get a hit, but he picked up three walks in four plate appearances and he scored a run.
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