Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: Storylines for the weekend
After a night off, the Detroit Tigers Minor League report is back to not only provide a recap of last night’s actions but also to give you a few storylines as the partners play their respected series tonight with evening games and tomorrow with day games to lock.
Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (2-2)
After Thursday’s rain, the Mud Hens played a 7 inning double header against the Nashville Sounds on Friday night. In the first game, the Mud Hens could only get three hits against Aaron Ashby and Ouintin Torres-Costa, who together scored 10 hits. Daniel Pinero, who finished second last night, had two of those hits and DH Aderlin Rodriguez had the other.
Logan Shore, who started for the Mud Hens, went 2 and 2/3 innings, allowed four runs with four hits, hit five and went two.
In the second game, Zack Short’s second home game this season, a solo shot by former Tigers thrower Blane Hardy put the Mud Hens on the scoreboard and was 2-1 behind in the third game. After the Mud Hens were tied in the 5th game, Nashville scored three goals ahead of Robbie Ross Jr., in the 6th, to take the 5-4 victory.
Eric Haase continues his strong start to the season, goes 2: 4 and increases his batting average to 0.375 in the season. Rony Garcia allowed two home runs in four innings on his first Triple A start, hitting five.
What to look out for on Saturday: Wily Peralta makes his first start in a Mud Hens uniform. The former brewer was down in Lakeland working on getting back in shape after struggling with visa issues during spring training.
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (3-1)
Erie lost 8-4 to Reading for the first time this season. Ryan Kreidler went 2-4 and Jacob Robson 3-5. Seasoned catcher Juan Centeno, who was on the Houston Astros World Series team, scored in the 6th. a split homerun while the SeaWolves go on a streak to start the season with at least one homer per game.
John Valente, a St. John’s Round 21st 2018 draft pick, went 2-3 that evening and is 4-7 to start the season.
What to look out for on Saturday: Do you remember Mark Appel? Number one overall 2013 for the Houston Astros will take on the SeaWolves.
High-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (1-3)
Although it was 14-04 with runners in goal position, there were some high points in the 3-10 loss to Fort Wayne. Andre Lipcius had a home run in the 9th.
Bryant Packard showed some speed here.
Dillon Dingler showed the arm here.
What to look out for on Saturday: Spencer Torkelson wants to break out of the slump and aim for his first extra base hit of the season.
Low-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (2-2)
2020 Draft Pick Gage Workman continues its strong start with a 2v5 day as the Flying Tigers won 6-2. Despite three hits, Jose De La Cruz’s only hit that day was scored at 109.3 mph and one of his other outs was hit at 104.4.
Michael Bienlien and Bryce Tassin pitched 4.2 innings with two hits. Bienlien hit five in 2.2 innings of work, generating 7 swings and misses. Ted Stuka, a draft pick from Round 14 of 2019 from UC San Diego, hit the gun against 96.
What to look out for on Saturday: The Progress of De La Cruz, Workman, Quintana, and Jimmy Kerr.