Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: Gage Workman hits for the cycle

Detroit Tigers prospect Gage Workman bats during 2020 instructional league play.
Detroit Tigers prospect Gage Workman bats during 2020 instructional league play. /

What a day in the Detroit Tigers Minor League system. Toledo and Lakeland both had impressive days at the plate and all four teams won across the system and Gage Workman continues to rake down in Lakeland.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Report

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (7-10)

This game was defined in one, crazy inning. The game was tied at one heading into the seventh when Columbus scored on a double and a pair of home runs to go up 5 to 1. In the bottom of the seventh, the Mud Hens would strike with a Juan Centero double to score Zack Short to make it 5-2 and after a Derek Hill single, Toledo would pull within two runs. Then, this happens.

Daniel Pinero would hit a two-run home run to end the scoring in the 7th. On the day, he went 2-for-3 and drove in three. Drew Hutchinson tossed five innings allowing one run on four hits and striking out nine.


Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (13-5)

Ryan Krielder went 4-for-4 and Kerry Carpenter and Dylan Rosa both went deep as the SeaWolves won 5 to 4. Carpenter and Rosa both drove in two. Elvin Rodriguez overcame two home runs and pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, three walks, and struck out four. Joe Navilhon pitched two hitless innings, striking out two. Riley Greene extends his hitting streak to five games.

High-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (8-9)

The Whitecaps get a strong bullpen start from Chavez Fernander and four others combined for a shoutout as the Whitecaps won 4 to 0. Spencer Torkelson left the game in the 3rd inning due to hamstring tightness as reported by Jason Beck.

Rey Rivera had another strong game, with a double and a home run. Eliezer Alfonzo went 2-for-4 in the absence of Torkelson.

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 Low-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (9-9)

The Flying Tigers put a football-like score up on the Marauders with a 20 to 7 victory in one of the crazier games of the season. Gage Workman hit for the cycle including a single and a double in the 9th as Lakeland scored 12 runs in the top of the inning.

The Flying Tigers offense was a total team effort as once again the bottom of the order came through. Batting 6th,  Jimmy Kerr had another strong game, going 4-for-5. Batting 7th, Dane Myers 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Batting 8th, Andrew Navigato went 1-for-3 with 3 RBI with a pair of runs, and batting 9th,  Eric De La Rosa went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI.

Wenceel Perez also had a strong game, with three walks, going 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.