Detroit Tigers: Spencer Torkelson and Dillon Dingler head to Erie

Erie SeaWolves baserunner Riley Greene stole second base in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots on June 9, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie.P4seawolves060921
Erie SeaWolves baserunner Riley Greene stole second base in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots on June 9, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie.P4seawolves060921 /
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West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Bryant Packard dives for a ball. /

High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (19-16) 0.5 GB in High-A Central-East Division

The Whitecaps lost 6 to 2 to Lansing. Spencer Torkelson drove in the second and his final RBI at West Michigan with a sac fly to center. He was named the High-A Central Player of the week after posting a good week.

Kyle Glaser of Baseball America added a stat about his rough start that should make your eyes open a bit.

Daniel Cabrera finished 2-for-4 on the day and Trei Cruz had the other RBI with a single and finished the day going 1-for-3. On the week, they split the series with Lansing.

Random West Michigan Stats:

  • Prior to Sunday’s game, the Whitecaps in three games against Lansing outscored them 28 to 4.
  • In that three-game stretch, Torkelson was 8-for-11 with three doubles, a home run, and a triple.
  • The Whitecaps as a team is second only to Lansing in team ERA with a 3.98 and lead all teams in shutouts thrown in High-A with four.

The Whitecaps travel to Lake County for their six-game series starting tomorrow.

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