Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: Andre the Giant
The Detroit Tigers swept the Royals yesterday and the winning ways trickled down to three out of the four teams as a few familiar faces fueled wins last night.
Detroit Tigers Minor League Report
Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (3-5)
The Mud Hens overcame a rough start by Wily Peralta, who only went one inning, allowing four hits and a pair of home runs. The bullpen allowed Toledo to come back, pitching eight shutout innings among five relievers including Buck Farmer in his first appearance for the Mud Hens since 2017 as Toledo won 6 to 5.
Victor Reyes got the Mud Hens scoring in the 3rd with a two-run home run. On the night, he went 2-for-5 with four RBIs. His second hit out of the night came at a critical time, as it drove in two that put the Mud Hens ahead 6 to 5 in the 6th.
Cole Peterson went 3-for-4 and drove in a run. Farmer got the hold and Ian Krol picked up his first save on the season.
Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (6-3)
AJ Ladwig turned in a quality start as he punched out eight in five innings in the 6-3 victory over the Indians affiliate, Akron. The SeaWolves got home runs from John Valente, Kerry Carpenter, and Drew Ward. For Valente and Carpenter, it was their first home runs of the year. Ulrich Bojarski, just up from Lakeland, went 2-for-3 while batting DH.
Gerson Moreno punched out four in two innings of work for his first save on the season.
High-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (3-5)
Whitecaps hitters struck out 13 times in the 4 to 1 loss to the Loons last night. Chance Kirby allowed all four of the Loons’ runs as the bullpen would toss six scoreless innings. Parker Meadows went 2-for-5 including legging out a single for a double and a nice bunt in the bottom of the 5th.
The biggest day among the minor league affiliates belonged to Andre Lipcius. He went 3-for-4 batting clean up with a pair of singles and then this opposite-field shot in the 8th. His first single went up the middle and his second hit on the day went to left. He is batting .385/ .452/ .731 on the season.
Low-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (5-4)
The Flying Tigers won their second straight, 3 to 2 over Tampa. Eric De La Rosa went 2-for-3 and continues to show improvement. Myself and Kenon Carter from Tigers Minor League Tracker noticed a much more patient approach at the plate in the two games we sat in and it continued yesterday.
Michael Bienlien led the bullpen’s effort with 2.2 innings of scoreless pitching, striking out three and Bryce Tassin picked up his second save on the season.