Connecticut turned in a 5-2 week, bringing their record to 8-12. The Tigers remain in last place in the New York-Penn League Stedler Division.
Arriera Racks Up the K’s
Gio Arriera collected a boatload of strikeouts in his two starts this week. Last year’s fourth rounder started by striking out eight in five and two-thirds scoreless frames on Friday. He followed that up Wednesday by fanning a career-high 12 in a career-high seven innings.
The righty has recorded at least five strikeouts in each of his first four outings this season for Connecticut. In 22.1 innings, he’s fanned 31, for a rate of 12.5 K/9. Arriera racked up plenty of strikeouts in 2017, too. Pitching for Tigers West in the GCL, he punched out 28 in 27.1 innings, for a rate of 9.2/9.
Both of the Detroit Tigers Gulf Coast League affiliates sit in first place ties in their respective divisions. Tigers East turned in a 3-2 week to tie for the top spot in the Northeast Division at 8-6. Tigers West won three of four and had a pair of games rained out. They co-lead the Northwest Division at 8-4.
Perez Continues Rehab
Tigers top prospect Franklin Perez continued his rehab assignment with Tigers East this week, making a pair of starts. Perez began the week with three perfect innings against Tigers West, which included a pair of strikeouts.
The second start did not go quite as well. Again Perez tossed three innings, this time allowing three runs on a pair of hits, one hit batter, and a strikeout. Through three rehab outings, the righty sports a 4.50 ERA, 0.38 WHIP, and opponents batting average of .120.
West No-Hits East
In the first of Perez’s two rehab starts, his team was no-hit by a duo from Tigers West. Lefty Alfredo Silva tossed the first six frames, walking three and fanning seven. Righty Angel Reyes finished off the no-hitter with a perfect seventh.
The no-no is the first thrown by a Detroit Tigers affiliate in 2018. It also marks the second time a Tigers affiliate has been no-hit this year. Lake County (Cleveland) held West Michigan hitless back on April 25.
That’ll do it for another week of the Detroit Tigers Minor League Report. Make sure to check back each Friday for the latest news and updates from around the organization.