Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: The Whitecaps keep rolling

Infielder Wenceel Perez warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training.
Infielder Wenceel Perez warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training. /

The Detroit Tigers minor league system saw a variety of items yesterday including a walk-off wild pitch strikeout, a pair of shutouts, and one pitching staff had a very long evening.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Report for June 12th

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (18-16)

The Mud Hens won their fourth straight game with a come from behind 3 to 2 victory over the Louisville Bats. The Bats were up 2-0 until the bottom of the seventh when Dustin Garneau hit a two-run shot to tie the game/

After Garneau singled and a JaCoby Jones walk, who went 2-for-4 on the evening, Christopher Proctor replaced Garneau on the base paths.  Jacob Robson grounded into a forceout with Jones out at second and Proctor moved to third. Then the classic “strikeout wild pitch ending” happened.

Henry Martinez, making his Toledo Mud Hens debut, pitched three scoreless innings of relief. Toledo looks for the fifth win in a row in the series finale today.

Double-A: Erie SeaWolves (23-11)

The SeaWolves got strong pitching performances from Pedro Payano, who went six innings, allowing just three hits, a pair of walks, and struck out eight. Cale Coshow tossed three scoreless innings for the save.

John Valente continues his strong month of June by going 2-for-4 with a home run and a triple and drove in three. In the month of June, he is 12-for-31 with a slash line of .387/.406/.645.

High-A: West Michigan Whitecaps (19-15)

The Whitecaps got strong pitching from Beau Briskie, who threw the longest game by any West Michigan starter, going 6.2 innings, allowing five hits, and striking out seven in the 9-0 victory over Lansing, their second shutout against the Lugnuts in three games.

Spencer Torkelson had another big evening, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and Wenceel Perez hit his second home run of the season. He finished the day going 2-for-4 and Eric De La Rosa had his second straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 and Daniel Cabrera drove in a pair and finished 2-for-5 on the day.  Bryant Packard, who was moved to fifth in the batting order, collected a pair of hits and drove in two.

Low-A: Lakeland Flying Tigers (14-21)

Lakeland lost their fourth in a row with a 17-2 loss to Dunedin last night. The Flying Tigers pitching staff issued eight walks as half of them came from Ted Stuka, who pitched 1.2 innings, allowing four runs on one hit.

Kingston Linak went 1-for-3 and Alvaro Gonzalez went 1-for-4. Catcher Wilson Ramos on his rehab assignment started as the team’s DH and went 0-for-4. Left-hander Naswell Paulino, who started for the Blue Jays, pitched five innings, allowing just one hit and striking out nine.

Next. Dillon Dingler among five rising AL Central prospects. dark