The Detroit Tigers minor league system last night had quite the power surge as five home runs were hit, the Mud Hens extend their winning streak, and an old familiar face to Whitecaps fans adjusts to High-A life.
Detroit Tigers Minor League Report for June 2nd
Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (12-12)
Logan Shore tossed 6.1 innings of shutout ball as the Mud Hens posted their second straight shutout and extended their winning streak to three in a 7-0 victory down in Memphis.
Yariel Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 14 games and Toledo got three home runs to propel their offense, led by Aderlin Rodriguez, who had two, and went 3-for-4 on the night with five RBIs. Renato Nunez’s solo shot in the second put Toledo on the board first.
Double-A Erie SeaWolves (17-8)
Erie was rained out down in Akron last night. They will play a doubleheader on June 4, starting at 5:30 PM.
High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (15-10)
The Whitecaps saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end as they lost to the Great Lakes Loons 5 to 4 last night in Midland. A pair of errors came back to haunt West Michigan but the Whitecaps got home runs from Dillon Dingler, his sixth on the season, and recent call-up Wenceel Perez, his first in High-A and fourth career home run in a Whitecaps uniform.
Spencer Torkelson and Daniel Cabrera started the offensive attack in the first with back-to-back doubles to put West Michigan on the board first.
Dingler went 2-for-3 on the day and the bullpen kept the Whitecaps in the game, as Sam Kessler and Zack Hess, who appeared to be throwing mainly breaking balls, tossed three innings of scoreless relief.
Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (12-13)
The rains came down in the bottom of the sixth with the game tied at 4 between Lakeland and Tampa. The game will be concluded today as part of a doubleheader.