Detroit Tigers fans had quite a bit to celebrate as Detroit took the series over the New York Yankees, Riley Greene turned into “Superman” and Spencer Torkelson had his first multi-home run game as a professional.
Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: May 29th
Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (10-12) 4-3 win
Derek Hill extended his hitting streak to ten games and Yariel Gonzalez also added to his hitting streak, going 2-for-4 on the day as one of his hits was a solo shot in the fourth inning. He extends his hitting streak to twelve games and leads the team in home runs with six.
Daz Cameron had quite the day, going 3-for-5 and driving in the team’s first run, with a sacrifice groundout to drive in Cole Peterson in the third inning after he hit a triple.
Issac Paredes went 1-for-4 with a single and a walk and Robbie Ross Jr closed out the game for the Mud Hens with his second save on the year. Toledo is up 3-2 in the six-game series against the Bats and looks to take the series tonight, starting at 6:30 pm.
Double-A Erie SeaWolves (15-8) Doubleheader Game 1: 2-1L Game 2: 5-4W
The SeaWolves played a doubleheader on Saturday after Friday’s game was canceled due to rain. In the first game, Mark Leiter Jr went 4.2 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out eight with Max Green pitching 1.1 innings of relief, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two.
The top of Erie’s order did most of the damage as Riley Greene went 1-for-2 with a walk, Ryan Kreidler went 1-for-3 and Kerry Carpenter drove in his 17th RBI on the season with a double in the fifth.
In the second game, the top of the order once again lead the SeaWolves’ offense attack as Greene went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Kriedler also went 2-for-4 including his fourth home run of the season in the first to give Erie the early lead. He would have 3 RBIs on the day.
Greene would also flash the leather not once but twice, playing the role of “Superman”
Dylan Rosa’s single in the seventh gave the SeaWolves the lead. Angel De Jesus struck out six in three innings of work and Gerson Moreno, who blew the save opportunity, got the win by pitching the final two frames.
High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (13-9) 17-5 win
The Whitecaps scored seven runs in the seventh inning to break the game wide open. Spencer Torkelson had the biggest night of his professional career, driving in six with a pair of three-run home runs as he, Eric De Rosa, (3-for-4 batting leadoff, with a pair of walks), and Daniel Cabrera (3-for-5) combined to drive in 12 runs.
Andre Lipcius went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and Jose King went 2-for-4. Brendan White threw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief in his first win of the year and with the victory, the Whitecaps are in first place in the High-A Central East Division. They look to win all six games in the series today, starting at 2:00 PM.
Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (12-11) 2-1 win
The Flying Tigers got another strong performance from their pitching staff as Carlos Guzman, who started the game and 5.2 innings, Isrreal De La Cruz, and Nick Davila combined to strike out 10 Fort Myers batters as Lakeland goes a game over .500.
Cooper Johnson went 2-for-4 on the day and Andrew Navigato had a solid day, going 3-for-3 and drove in both Flying Tigers runs with a two-out double in the fourth.