AAA: Columbus 11, Toledo 8 AAA: Columbus 11, Toledo 8

Detroit Tigers Minor League Recap 6/4/13: Nick Castellanos Hits 8th Home Run


March 2, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos (79) against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

AAA: Columbus 11, Toledo 8

Top Detroit Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos had himself a fine day at the plate. He ended the night 2-4 plus a walk, with one of those hits being his eighth home run of the season. The most he’s had in a previous season was the 10 he hit last year — he’s on track to smash that total (at a more impressive level and home park too).

Danny Dorn also homered, and Bryan Holaday and Kevin Russo each hit a double.

Al Alburquerque recorded five outs in relief — all via strikeout — but walked two and allowed a solo home run. His ERA is 3.86 in Toledo. Brayan Villarreal struck out the only batter he faced.

AA: Erie 8, Portland 7 (12)

Eugenio Suarez racked up a none-too-pretty 0-7 line with three strikeouts in the 12-inning affair. Hernan Perez (double), Daniel Fields, and James McCann each had three hits, however. Tyler Collins was 1-4 with a double and two walks, and James Robbins was 2-6 with a double.

Perez (.309 AVG), Fields (.289 AVG), and McCann (.316 AVG) are all having nice bounce-back years with the bat so far.

A-Advanced: Lakeland 5, St. Lucie 0

Hudson Randall pitched eight fantastic innings as the starter for Lakeland. Randall didn’t give up a run and allowed only four hits and one walk while striking out four. His ERA is a still high 4.98 since his promotion to Hi-A, but this was an encouraging start for him.

Francisco Martinez went 1-5 (single) in his organizational re-debut, Tyler Hanover had three hits and a walk, Jeff McVaney and Jason Krizan both singled, doubled, and walked in five trips to the plate, Brandon Loy had a single and a walk, and Mike Hernandez hit a home run.

A: West Michigan — off day