Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: Toledo breaks the Bats

Toledo Mud Hens infielder Isaac Parades fields a ground ball against the Nashville Sounds Tuesday May 4, in Toledo, OH.Toledo Mud Hens
Toledo Mud Hens infielder Isaac Parades fields a ground ball against the Nashville Sounds Tuesday May 4, in Toledo, OH.Toledo Mud Hens /

Last night across the Detroit Tigers minor league system, the Toledo Mud Hens kept up their winning ways, the Erie SeaWolves suffered a rain soaked loss, the West Michigan Whitecaps walk off in one of the strangest ways possible and Lakeland brings the offense. Let’s start in Louisville.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Report 5/26

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (9-10)

Daz Cameron continues to love the friendly confines of Louisville Slugger Field as he went 2-for-5 with a double. So far in the two games in Louisville, he is 5-for-10 with a home run.  Yariel Gonzalez got things going for Toledo with his fifth home run of the season.

JaCoby Jones’s single started a four-run sixth inning and the Mud Hens would strike for three more runs in the seventh and a pair in the eighth. Cole Peterson and Derek Hill did the most damage from the bottom of the order, both going 3-for-4. Six batters in the lineup had multiple hit games for the Mud Hens, who have won now three in a row.

Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (14-6)

The rains came in Altoona last night and after scoring two runs in the fifth, the SeaWolves offense coudl not muster any more as they lost 3 to 2. The first run came when Dane Myers grounds into Oneil Cruz who airmails the throw, allowing Johan Valente to give Erie their first run of the game. Myers would come around the score on a Jon Rosoff double to centerfield.

High-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (10-9)

The Whitecaps got a strong start from Beau Brieske and a flawless performance from the bullpen as Jared Tobey, Brandon White and Yaya Chentouf combined for four innings of one hit relief and seven strikeouts. Brieske’s final line on the day: 6 innings, 4 hits, no walks and five strikeouts. He has been quite impressive as of late.

The Whitecaps’s offense was held to just two hits but won the game in the 10th on a balk.

Low-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (10-10)

Kingston Linak and Jimmy Kerr had similar statlines as they both had home runs, drove in two and went 2-for-5 as the Flying Tigers won in 10 innings, 10 to 9. Gage Workman and Wenceel Perez, batting second and third in the order, combined to go 6-for-9 and Cooper Johnson went 3-for-5 with three RBIs.  Workman and Perez also pulled off an impressive double steal.

Nick Davila pitched three scoreless innings in relief, striking out seven. So far on the season, Davila has pitched 13.1 innings, walking five and striking out 21, posting an ERA of 0.68.

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