March 3, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos (79) at bat against the Atlanta Braves at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Jose Alvarez got the start for the Mud Hens, but struggled through four innings (7 H, 1 BB, 1 HR, 3 ER, 1 K), but Luke Putkonen (3 IP, 2 K, 1 BB, 0 ER) and Jose Ortega (1 IP, 3 K, 1 BB, 0 ER) combined to do a nice job in relief.
Quintin Berry doubled, Nick Castellanos had a hit and a walk, and Argenis Diaz singled twice. Kevin Russo and Bryan Holaday also had hits. Castellanos is now hitting .300 after a slow first few games, but his .304 OBP isn’t very good; he’s starting to swing the bat though.
Toledo falls to 1-4 on the season.
Edgar De La Rosa pitched four innings with two strikeouts, two walks, and two earned runs allowed in his season debut. Yorfrank Lopez (4 IP, 1 K, 2 BB) and Jose Valdez (1 IP, 1 K) combined to shut out Fort Wayne in relief.
The Whitecaps’ offense pounded away at the TinCaps to the tune of 16 hits and 11 runs. Austin Schotts (2-5), Danry Vasquez (3-4, 2B, BB), Devon Travis (3-5, 2B), Jeff Holm (2-5, HR), Mike Hernandez (2-4, 2 3B, BB), and Mario Martinez (2-4, 2B) all had mult-hit games.
Travis is hitting .381/.391/.524 on the young season.