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Detroit Tigers Minor League Recap 4/6/13: Casey Crosby Struggles In Season Debut



March 14, 2013; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Crosby (45) delivers a pitch against the New York Mets in the spring training game at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville 6, Toledo 4

Casey Crosby made his season debut for Toledo today, but struggled in his start. He threw 71 pitches in three innings and surrendered six runs on five hits and four walks. He struck out four.

Nick Castellanos got his first extra base hit today, a double, but he still managed just the one hit in five at-bats. He’s hitting .154/.143/.231 on the young season. Ben Guez had a home run and two walks, and Gustavo Nunez had two hits.


Altoona 6, Erie 3

The SeaWolves couldn’t do too much offensively against Jaimeson Taillon, but they were able to put three runs on the board once he was removed from the game. Hernan Perez lead the way with three hits, one of which left the yard. Brandon Douglas had two hits, and Ramon Cabrera, Corey Jones, and Jamie Johnson each had one hit.

Tyler Stohr pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with one strikeout.


Lakeland 8, Tampa 3

The Flying Tigers used a seven-run eighth inning to turn a 3-1 deficit into an 8-3 victory. Jeff McVaney had four hits (one double), Chad Wright had three hits, and Dean Green had two hits. Steven Moya was 1-5.

Wilsen Palacios allowed two runs in four innings with three strikeouts and one walk. Alex Burgos allowed one run in three innings of relief (2 K, 5 BB), and Melven Mercedes finished the game with two scoreless innings (0 K, 0 BB).


Dayton 8, West Michigan 3

Devon Travis went 2-3 plus a walk to lift his early season line to .385/.429/.538. Mike Hernandez, Lance Durham, Adolfo Reina, Jake Stewart, and Matt Perry (home run) all each had one hit.

Hudson Randall allowed three runs in his start, but none of them were earned. He pitched 4.1 innings, struck out one, and didn’t walk a batter.