Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: West Michigan sweeps Lake County
A feeling of euphoria has come across not only the Detroit Tigers in their sweep over the Yankees but that same feeling could be felt across the Detroit Tigers minor league system as three out of the four teams won and provided some great individual performances.
Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: May 30th
Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (11-12) 10-0 win
The Mud Hens push closer to .500 with their second straight series win led by an offense that continues to mash the ball. Renato Núñez and Issac Paredes both hit home runs and Yariel Gonzalez continues his impressive hitting streak as he extended it to 13 games, going 3-for-4.
Paredes also went 3-for-4, finishing off a solid month of May, putting a slash line of .275/.356/.407 with an OPS of .762 and walking at a 10.6% clip. Derek Hill also extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. He too, finished the first month of the season well, batting .355/.417/.526 with a wRC+ of 156. He is still striking out at a 28.7% clip but nevertheless, he has been a spark plug for the Mud Hens.
Wily Peralta tossed four innings of two-hit ball and the bullpen blanked Louisville the rest of the way, allowing just one hit over five innings.
Double-A Erie SeaWolves (16-8) Win 7-6
Ryan Kreidler hit his team-leading fifth home run of the season in the ninth, which gave Erie the 7-6 win over Altoona on the road. Kreidler had three home runs during the six-game series against the Curve and found himself extending an eight-game hitting streak.
Riley Greene’s double in the ninth provided Kreidler the opportunity to put the SeaWolves ahead and Greene finished 1-for-5 on the day. Dylan Rosa went 3-for-4 with a home run in the eighth and Dane Myers went 2-for-4 on the day with a pair of RBIs.
High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (14-9)
The Whitecaps are the first team in the High-A Central to complete a six-game sweep and did it in convincing fashion with a 7-1 victory over Lake County. Dillon Dingler and Daniel Cabrera both went yard for the Whitecaps and Chance Kirby was impressive in six innings of work, allowing just one hit, walking one, and striking out five.
Jared Tobey in relief pitched another pair of scoreless relief and on the month of May, finished with an ERA of 0.90, allowing seven hits over 10.1 innings of work and striking out 17.
Cabrera on the day went 3-for-4 and drove in three as, during this series, he raised his batting average from .200 to .276.
Eric De La Rosa since being called up has done nothing but hit as he went 2-for-5 on the day including this double. The Whitecaps sit alone in first place in the High-A Central with their longest winning streak since 2006 as they head to Midland to play the Loons on Tuesday.
Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (12-12) 2-0 loss
In his second rehab start, Joey Wentz pitched well, going four innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five.
Kody Clemens also got a start down in Lakeland as he was the DH but finished 0-for-4. Gage Workman finished 1-for-4 and Jimmy Kerr, starting in right-field, went 1-for-3.