Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Jacob Turner had a decent start today but the Whitecaps pen was hit hard in an 8-4 loss to Burlington. Turner gave up three runs (just one earned) on six hits with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. After that, it went down hill and Victor Larez gave up a run in 1 2/3 innings while Jose Ortega was knocked around for four runs and he took the loss.
Jordan Lennerton went two for four with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run. Jamie Johnson went two for five.
The Whitecaps had a really tough time getting anything going in Dayton. They managed just three singles and three walks in the 3-0 loss. Jamie Johnson and Jordan Lennerton both had a single and a walk.
A solid start by Victor Larez went to waste. He gave up a run on six hits and a walk in 5 2/3 innings and the loss dropped him to 1-2 on the season.
Jacob Turner shined in what turned out to be a White Caps loss in his professional debut. He pitched five shutout innings in which he gave up just two hits and he struck out seven while walking none. Unfortunately, Victor Larez wasn’t as successful and he gave up five runs (three earned) in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Wade Gaynor had a big day at the plate. He went two for five with a double, a home run and three RBIs in the 6-4 loss. Eric Roof and Mike Gosse each had three hits.
The Whitecaps couldn’t get much done at the plate as they picked up just a pair of hits in a 7-1 loss to Fort Wayne. Gustavo Nunez doubled and he scored the lone run to lead the way at the plate.
Victor Larez was shelled and he gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings. Brayan Villereal gave up a run in 4 2/3 innings in his start.
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.
Brandon Hamilton had another decent start as the Whitecaps took care of Cedar Rapids 3-2. Hamilton didn’t get the decision, but he gave up two runs on three hits and one walk wit three strikeouts in five innings. Victor Larez threw three shutout innings of relief and he improved to 5-6 while Tyler Stohr pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his sixteenth save of the season.
Billy Nowlin had the big hit with a two run blast in the sixth inning. Bryan Pounds doubled, drew a walk and scored in the win.
The Whitecaps managed just a pair of runs in their 4-2 loss to Peoria. Casey Crosby took the loss and he fell to 7-3. He gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings. Victor Larez was particularly impressive on the mound and he pitched five innings of shutout relief.
Joseph Bowen went two for four in the loss. Ben Guez went one for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
The Whitecaps made just as many errors (four) as they scored runs (2) in a 5-2 loss to Wisconsin. Brandon Hamilton didn’t help things with six walks in four innings but three unearned runs tagged to Victor Larez resulted from the misplays. Larez fell to 4-5 on the season.
Billy Nowlin went two for three with a walk and a double. Ben Guez belted a solo home run and he scored a pair of runs.
Casey Crosby improved to 5-2 on the season with a nice start in the Caps 6-0 win over the Dayton Dragons. He gave up two hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Victor Larez struck out two in three shutout innings of relief.
Mike Gosse went three for four with an RBI. Billy Nowlin went one for three with a solo homer, two walks and three runs.
Victor Larez gave up a three run blast in the top of the eighth inning and a two run lead turned into a one run loss as the Whitecaps lost to Wisconsin 4-3. It’s too bad because Luke Putkonen put together a decent start. He gave up one unearned run on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings.
Gustavo Nunez tripled, drew a walk and scored a run. Jordan Lennerton went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The White Caps had a tough time handling Beloit’s lineup last night and while Brayan Villarreal was impressive in his 3 2/3 innings (eight strikeouts but five walks), Anthony Shawler was knocked around for five runs and he took the loss. Victor Larez also had a tough time and he gave up three runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Brandon Douglas was the hitting star in the 9-3 loss. He went three for three with two walks and two runs.
When you have almost as many errors (2) as you do hits (3), you know you’re in trouble. Three singles were all the White Caps hitters could manage and the lone hitter to reach base twice was Bryan Pounds, who singled and drew a walk in the 3-0 loss.
Victor Larez took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings.
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