Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The White Caps got some top notch relief pitching as they took care of Dayton 5-4 in ten innings. Wilton Garcia improved to 9-4 and he struck out four in three innings of shutout relief while Noah Krol pitched a shutout tenth to earn his fifteenth save of the season.
Jordan Newton drove home the game winner with a sac. fly in the tenth. Newton also homered earlier in the game and Kody Kaiser went belted a two run homer in the fourth inning.
The White Caps lost to Burlington 6-0 in a game where the offense completely sputtered. Kyle Peter walked three times and that matched the number of hits the White Caps offense had. Cory Middleton had the lone extra base hit with a double.
A nice start by Jonathan Kibler went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with one strikeout in six innings. For his efforts, he dropped to 9-4. Wilton Garcia was shelled for five runs in his 1 2/3 innings of relief.
The White Caps scored all three of their runs in seventh inning and they turned a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2. They then gave up runs in the seventh and ninth as the game turned again and the White Caps took the loss. Wilton Garcia took the loss and he fell to 3-2. He gave up one run on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. Jonathon Kibler gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Jordan Newton had the big hit with a three run shot. Joseph Tucker went two for four.
The White Caps racked up the runs in a 10-6 win over Dayton. Christopher Carlson went two for five with a homerun and three RBIs while Audy Ciriaco went three for six with a pair of doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Wilton Garcia picked up the win and he improved to 3-1. He didn’t allow a baserunner in his 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Roger Tomas singled home Kyle Peter in the top of the ninth inning and that turned out to be the game winner in the White Caps 5-4 win over South Bend. Ron Bourquin had a nice day at the plate and he doubled, drew two walks and drove in a run while Tomas finished with two runs and two RBIs.
Wilton Garcia picked up the win and he improved to 2-1 despite the tying run scoring on him. Noah Krol pitched a perfect ninth and he picked up his fifth save of the season.
Jonathan Kibler had a decent enough start but Wilton Garcia was roughed up and the hitters never really got it going in their 6-2 loss to Clinton. Kibler gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings. Wilton Garcia gave up four runs in his relief appearance. Andrew Hess had his second straight solid relief appearance with a shutout eighth inning.
Christopher Carlson went two for four and he scored a run. All seven hits by the White Caps were singles.
The White Caps didn’t score in the first eight innings of this but they finally got it going in the top of the ninth. Christopher Carlson drove in a run on a fielders choice to tie it and then Ron Bourquin singled home Justin Henry to win it.
Once again, the White Caps got some excellent pitching. Alfredo Figaro gave up the only run in five innings but even that was unearned and Wilton Garcia and Rudy Darrow each threw two shutout innings. Darrow was particularly impressive because he didn’t allow a single base runner.
Oneonta took care of Tri-City with a 6-3 win as they made a push for a post season berth. Ron Bourquin led the way at the plate with a double, a solo homerun and two runs. Jorge Patino went two for four with a solo homer.
Wilton Garcia improved to 1-0 with 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief. He gave up one hit and two walks with four strikeouts.
Joseph Bowen was one of the hitting stars in the GCL Tigers 5-3 win over the GCL Phillies. He went two for three with a walk, an RBI and two runs. Christopher White went two for five with two RBIs and a run.
Wilton Garcia picked up the win with three solid innings of relief. He gave up one run on five hits with three strikeouts and the win pushed his record to 2-0 on the season.
Hayden Parrott had a nice day at the plate in the GCL Tigers 10-9 win over the GCL Braves. He went two for four with a double, a homerun, two runs and four RBIs. Brent Clevlen went two for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Wilton Garcia picked up the win although he was one of three pitchers who really struggled He gave up one run on one hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.
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