It was a big week in the Detroit Tigers Minor League system as Spencer Torkelson and Dillon Dingler arrived in Erie with pitching reinforcements, Bryant Packard steps up for the Whitecaps and Kody Clemens loves the Clippers pitching. All that and more in week seven recap of the Detroit Tigers Minor League report.
Detroit Tigers Minor League Report Week 7
Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (21-20) 8GB Triple-A East-Midwest Division
Team stats: Run differential +31
Team batting average: .264 (ranked 3rd)
Team ERA: 4.65 (ranked 11th)
Call ups to Detroit: Isaac Paredes, Wily Perleta, Matt Manning
New faces in Toledo: Grayson Greiner, Pedro Payano, Mark Leiter Jr, Gerson Moreno
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The Mud Hens headed to Columbus carrying a five-game winning streak before it was broken in the first game, losing 5 to 4. After a bullpen start from Wladimir Pinto, who went three innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out five and getting a pair of scoreless innings from Ian Krol, Robbie Ross Jr, Henry Martinez, and Drew Carlton allowed Columbus to get back into the game for the victory.
After winning the second game on Wednesday 14 to 10, the Mud Hens would drop the next three before winning the finale, 8 to 0. Five pitchers lead by Locke St. John, who started and gave Toledo three innings of scoreless ball, striking out three was the difference. On the offense side, the Mud Hens used the long ball again, hitting four on the day. Kody Clemens, Zack Short, Christin Stewart, and Renato Nunez all went yard and Cole Peterson added an RBI double in the seventh.
For Nunez, that was his third home run of the series and extended his hitting streak to seven. Clemens had his first two home runs on the season and saw sometime playing in the outfield, starting in right field twice in the series. He had a strong series against the Clippers, putting up a slash line of .280/.333/.560 with an OPS of .893 and continues to crush lefties, batting .310 against them this season.
Christin Stewart had back-to-back three-hit games in the series. The Mud Hens start a long home stand with their next 12 games at home starting against the Memphis Redbirds on Tuesday.