The Detroit Tigers minor league system has seen some recent promotions across the board and a few of them made their impact on Friday night.
Detroit Tigers Minor League Recap for June 4th
Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (12-15)
In a bullpen start for Toledo, Ian Krol and Angel De Jesus, fresh from his call up from Erie, combined for four innings of scoreless relief, striking out five but Memphis won on a walk-off for the second straight night, 6 to 5.
De Jesus so far this season has allowed just one run in 15.1 innings of work, six hits, and has struck out 21, and has given up five walks. His CSW% (Called Strikes+Whiffs) has been in the mid 30% so far so something to keep on. He was signed as an international signing in 2016.
JaCoby Jones went 3-for-4 on the day with 3 RBIs on a bases-loaded clearing double and Renato Nunez hit his fifth home run of the season to finish a four-run 7th inning for Toledo. The defensive play of the night belongs to Isaac Paredes and Aderlin Rodriguez.
Double-A Erie SeaWolves: (18-9)
The SeaWolves split the doubleheader last night against Akron, winning the first game 8 to 2 and then they got shut out for only the second time this season 6-0. The doubleheader was the makeup game from June 2nd.
In the first game, Ryan Carpenter got his seventh double on the season to drive in three as part of a five-run fifth inning for Erie. Paul Richan started for Erie, allowing both runs on a pair of solo shots from Alex Call. YaYa Chentouf, who was just called up from West Michigan, pitched two innings in relief, allowing 3 hits and striking out two in the win.
In the second game, Drew Ward went 2-for-3 and for both games combined, he was 4-for-6.
High-A West Michigan Whitecaps: (16-11)
Dillon Dingler and Erik De La Rosa each went 2-for-4 and the Whitecaps got a strong bullpen start from Brendan White but Great Lakes scored four in the seventh inning and that was the difference as the Loons won 9 to 4.
White started the game and went two innings, allowing just one hit over a pair of walks and struck out five.
Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (13-14)
The Flying Tigers and Tampa were postponed due to rain.
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