Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Well the season has officially come to an end for myself and the rest of my Whitecap teammates. As you the reader probably knows, we suffered a tough game three loss to South Bend by one run at home. Was it a little sad? Yeah, it was. Saying goodbye to everyone right there after the game is never easy, especially when I had spent every single day for six months with the same people. However, was it a relief to finally be done and move on to a normal life for awhile? Most certainly. I am looking forward to a nice offseason where I don’t have to panic everyday while worrying whether or not I am going to be late to the field. This year wasn’t all bad though, actually it wasn’t bad at all for me personally. Going into the last week of spring training I didn’t think I was going to have a spot on any team and wound up playing my first full year of professional baseball right in my own backyard and doing fairly well. The year was a blast, from the road trips to making new friends and to the bullpen games to kill time during long innings. We didn’t have a bad year on the field either. I mean, could we have done better? Sure, but that’s baseball sometimes it just doesn’t go the way you planned. Take it from me right now, if you ever hear anyone say baseball is easy, slap them in their face. The grind of playing 140 games in a season along with the travel and being away from home makes the game even harder than it is. However, each and every day is worth it to try and keep playing for our shot at the American dream. As for myself, well I will be in Ann Arbor watching ever so intently the new look Michigan football team as well as spending several hours on a couch on Saturdays in front of a TV screaming. In between weeks I am going to work and train for next March when that smell comes in the air and I start to get the itch to make the long trek down I-75 for Lakeland, Florida. Until then, hopefully the baseball season has some fun twists and turns here in October (parody is always fun), and who knows, maybe I will be back, telling how it is in the life of an up and coming ballplayer.
The White Caps took care of business with their backs against the wall in a 11-0 win over South Bend. The win forces a winner take all game three tomorrow. Thad Weber was outstanding and he gave up just two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six shutout innings. Andrew Hess threw a shutout seventh and Orlando Perdomo closed out the game with two shutout frames.
Alex Avila went two for five with three RBIs and a run. Roger Tomas went three for four with a double and two runs while Justin Henry went three for four with two runs and two RBIs.
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