Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The White Caps got some nice pitching from three different guys to pick up a 2-1 win over Cedar Rapids. Brayan Villerreal pitched four shutout innings in his start, then Anthony Shawler gave up one run in 3 2/3 to pick up the win. Jared Gayhart struck out two in 1 1/3 innings to then close out the game to pick up his first save of the season.
Chao-Ting Tang was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with a triple, an RBI and a run. Billy Nowlin singled twice and he scored once.
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.
Jared Gayhart gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth that cost the White Caps in a 4-3 loss to Lansing. This came after a mediocre start by Brandon Hamilton, who gave up three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in six innings.
Jordan Newton went two for four with a homerun and two runs in the 4-3 loss. Ron Bourquin doubled and he drove in a pair of runs.
Just about everyone was a hitting star in this one as the White Caps picked up nineteen hits in a 9-6 win over Lansing. Seven White Caps had multi-hit games and Brandon Douglas reached base four times with three singles, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Gustavo Nunez went three for six with two runs and an RBI.
Mauricio Robles had a mixed start. He lasted just four innings and he gave up five runs but he struck out ten. Tyler Stohr pitched two shutout frames to close out the game and he improved to 1-0 on the season.
Billy Nowlin’s sac. fly in the top of the tenth inning proved to be the game winner in the White Caps 4-3 win over Lansing. It capped of a three for three with three RBI night for the designated hitter. Ron Borquin also had a nice game and he went three for five with a run.
Luke Putkonen pitched six shutout innings to start things off for West Michigan. He gave up just two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Jared Gayhart held the Lugnuts scoreless in the ninth and tenth and he struck out four to improve to 1-0 on the season.
Casey Crosby had a mixed start today and he needed some help from the pen as the White Caps won their second straight. Crosby went the first 3 1/3 innings and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Matt Hoffman was very solid and he improved to 1-0. He gave up just two walks with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 no-hit innings. Tyler Stohr picked up save number two with a shutout ninth in which he struck out the side.
Billy Nowlin went two for with three RBIs in the 6-3 win. Jordan Newton went one for three with a home run, two walks and two runs.
Mauricio Robles and Matt Hoffman combined to hold South Bend to a mere four hits in a shutout win. Robles threw the first five, struck out eight and he gave up just two hits and a walk. Hoffman pitched the final four and he struck out three with a walk and two hits against him.
Brandon Douglas led the way with three singles and a run in the 5-0 win. Billy Nowlin went two for three with a double, a run and an RBI while Luis Palacios went two for four with a double and an RBI.
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