Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Whitecaps made three errors in the fifth inning in which Cedar Rapids scored all five of their runs in a 5-3 loss. Casey Crosby fell to 8-4 despite a solid start. He gave up four runs (just one earned) on four hits with six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Alden Carrithers went two for four and he scored two runs. Billy Nowlin tripled and he drove in a run.
Casey Crosby improved to 8-3 on the season with another nice start in the Whitecaps 4-2 win over Clinton. He gave up a run on just two hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in five innings. Tyler Stohr pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his fourteenth save of the season.
Brent Wyatt had a big day at the plate and he went four for five with a double, a run and an RBI. Avisail Garcia also had a nice game and he went three for four.
It’s been a tough season for Brandon Hamilton but he put things together last night in the Whitecaps 4-0 win over Quad Cities. He gave up three hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six shutout innings and the win improved his record to 4-3 on the season.
Ben Guez had the big hit with a three run blast in the first inning. It was his eighth home run of the season. Jordan Lennerton pitched in with three singles and he scored a run.
Luke Putkonen fell to 6-6 on the season with a rough start in the Whitecaps 7-4 loss to Kane County. He gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits with three walks and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
Billy Nowlin was a perfect three for three with two doubles. Ben Guez went two for four with an RBI and two runs.
Mark Sorensen improved to 6-2 on the season with a really nice start in the Whitecaps 7-1 win over Kane County. He gave up two hits and a walk with six strikeouts in eight shutout innings.
Billy Nowlin went two for four with a double and two runs. Joseph Bowen went two for four with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Brayan Villarreal improved to 3-0 on the season with a really nice start in the Whitecaps 9-0 win over Peoria. He gave up six hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings. Tyler Conn struck out two in his one inning of relief.
Mike Gosse was a perfect four for four with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Ben Guez went three for five with a home run, three RBIs and two run.
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.
There were plenty of hitting stars today as the Whitecaps blew out Beloit 11-3. Ten of those runs came in the third inning as they piled on the runs. Billy Nowlin had a nice game and he went three for five with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs. Bryan Pounds went two for six with a double, two runs and two RBIs.
Lost in all of the offense was a really nice start by Mark Sorensen. He improved to 5-2 and he gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven innings.
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.
The Whitecaps and Wisconsin combined to scored one run on just five hits in a 1-0 loss. Brent Wyatt doubled and Ben Guez singled and that was the extent of the Whitecaps offense.
A really good start by Luke Putkonen went to waste. He gave up a run on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings.
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.
The Whitecaps made as many errors as they scored runs in a 4-2 loss to Dayton last night. Ben Guez led the way with a double, a single and an RBI while Gustavo Nunez played a part in both runs when he tripled, drove in a run and eventually scored.
A solid start by Brayan Villareal went to waste. He gave up a run on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Tyler Stohr took the loss when he gave up three runs in the top of the ninth inning.
The Whitecaps and Dragons combined to score 31 runs today and they were a ton of hitting stars in the 20-11 win. Bryan Pounds had a team high six RBIs while Ben Guez drove in five. Alden Carrithers had a team high four runs. Oddly, none of the 20 runs came via the long ball.
Erik Crichton picked up the win and he was one of the few pitchers to throw without giving up a run. He gave up a hit and a walk with one strikeout in two innings and the win pushed his record to 3-0.
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