Detroit Tigers Minor League Scoreboard – July 15


Toledo Mud Hens (44-48)
July 15 @ Scranton/WB, L 5-12 (WP: T. Redding; LP: B. Buckner)

Billy Buckner couldn’t get out of the first inning as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees tagged him for nine earned runs. Scott Sizemore, Will Rhymes, and Max St. Pierre had multi-hit games but Casper Wells went 0-for3 to drop his average below the Mendoza line.

Erie SeaWolves (38-54)
July 12 vs. Akron, W 4-2 (WP: T. Weber; LP: E. Berger; SV: L. Oliveros)
July 15 @ Akron, L 1-6 (WP: K. De La Cruz; LP: A. Shawler)

Rawley Bishop was the offensive star on July 12 when his three-run homer was just one of three hits that night. Thad Weber went eight innings of two run ball to get the win. Erie came out of the All-Star break a little slow and struck out ten times at Akron, including three from the previously praised Bishop.
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Lakeland Flying Tigers (6-12 2nd Half Record)
July 12 @ Dunedin, L 2-5 (WP: R. Page; LP: R. Waite; SV: M. Daly)
July 14 vs. Palm Beach, W 4-3 (WP: J. Ortega; LP: R. Delgado)

Home runs from Bryan Holaday and Daniel Fields was all the offense the Flying Tigers could muster against Dunedin. The loss wasn’t Jacob Turner‘s fault as he bounced back from two rough starts to throw five shutout innings. Christopher White provided a walk-off home run to beat Palm Beach and Bryan Holaday collected another hit to extend his hitting streak to five games to start his professional career.

West Michigan Whitecaps (7-13 2nd Half Record)
July 12 vs. Lake County, W 11-6 (WP: J. Wesson; LP: B. Brach)
July 14 @ Clinton, L 4-9 (WP: E. Ramirez; LP: N. Newman)
July 15 @ Clinton, W 7-1 (WP: V. Larez; LP: N. Gallagher)

Wade Gaynor has stayed hot by collecting six hits over his last three games, including an effort that drove in four against Lake County. Jared Wesson got the win in that one by allowing three hits and one run while striking out eight in five innings. Jamie Johnson walked four times in a 9-4 loss to Clinton and then three more times in the win a day later. Tony Plagman, Avisail Garcia, and Jeff Rowland each drove in a pair to lead the way towards a 7-1 victory over the Lumber Kings.

Connecticut Tigers (14-13)
July 12 @ Williamsport, L 2-3 (WP: G. Claypool; LP: M. Torrealba; SV: C. Johnson)
July 13 @ Williamsport, L 4-7 (WP: M. Hollands; LP: J. Carreno; SV: J. Sosa)
July 14 vs. State College, L 1-11 (WP: Z. Von Rosenberg; LP: B. Smith)
July 15 vs. State College, W 5-0 (WP: C. Mendoza; LP: Z. Dodson)

The Connecticut Tigers held quiet bats for most of the week until breaking out for five runs on ten hits against State College on the 15th. Clemente Mendoza dominated the Spikes to the tune of 2 hits and 2 walks in eight scoreless innings. Matt Perry lead the way with three hits while Ryan Enos and James Robbins added two of their own.

GCL Tigers (11-11)
July 12 vs. GCL Phillies, W 2-0 (WP: J. Ferrell; LP: C. Kleven)
July 12 vs. GCL Phillies, W 2-1 (WP: W. Palacios; LP: T. Knigge; SV: B. Rondon)
July 13 @ GCL Phillies, L 1-2 (WP: M. Nunez; LP: S. Crnkovich; SV: J. Whatcott)
July 14 @ GCL Braves, L 0-5 (WP: D. Jurik; LP: K. Ryan)
July 15 vs. GCL Braves, L 1-2 (WP: Y. Yamarin; LP: S. Finefrock; SV: N. Russ)

Hits seem to be at a premium when the GCL Tigers play the GCL Phillies. The two teams combined for just 26 hits in three games. Dixon Machado was the most successful Tiger with his four hits in that span. The Tigers registered win in two of the three thanks to strong pitching performances by Jeff Ferrell and Wilsen Palacios. The bats woke up a bit on the 15th as seven Tigers managed hits, lead by two from Samir Rijo.