Detroit Tigers Minor League Report: Dingler’s homecoming

Erie SeaWolves batter Dillon Dingler hit this ball for a second-inning single against the Altoona Curve on June 15, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie.P5seawolves061521
Erie SeaWolves batter Dillon Dingler hit this ball for a second-inning single against the Altoona Curve on June 15, 2021, at UPMC Park in Erie.P5seawolves061521 /
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On the latest Detroit Tigers Minor League Report, Dillon Dingler in front of friends and family, launched his first Double-A home run.

Rains hit the Midwest region hard last night as no Detroit Tigers baseball, delays for the West Michigan Whitecaps and Toledo would have to cancel the second game of their doubleheader with Memphis.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Report for June 26th

Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (24-21)

Derek Hill on a rehab assignment returned to Toledo, as he was the DH for the evening as he went 2-for-4 and Renato Nunez had a pair of two home runs and a double as Toledo won 5 to 3 in seven innings as the game was suspended due to the weather.

The game started in a delay that lasted just shy of two hours before Toledo took the field. Ricardo Pinto in his second start for Toledo since being called up from Erie, pitched five shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out a pair. Erasmo Ramírez allowed his first runs since his return from the IL, allowing three in just 0.2 innings of work but Ian Krol would go 1.1 innings to get his second save on the season.

An interesting note to mention, Yariel Gonzalez started the game at shortstop for the first time since his Double-A days with the Cardinals in 2019.

Double-A Erie SeaWolves (28-18)

Erie goes ten games over .500 in a 2-1 victory over the Rubberducks. That win had a lot of first-time moments for a few SeaWolves players.  Dillon Dingler hit his first home run in a SeaWolves uniform and that would be enough as the SeaWolves pitching staff stepped up huge as Chance Kirby got his first win in Double-A and YaYa Chentouf went three scoreless innings to pick up his first career Double-A save.

High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (21-23)

The Whitecaps also got strong pitching performances from Beau Briske and Jared Tobey as West Michigan won 2 to 1. Daniel Cabrera started the scoring with an RBI double in the first and Bryant Packard would get the other on a sac fly.

Briske pitched 5.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits, walking three, and striking out seven. Tobey pitched the last 1.1 innings to pick up his first save of the season. The second game of the doubleheader was cancelled due to the weather.

Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (15-28)

The rains also wreaked havoc in Florida as the Flying Tigers and Tampa were washed out.

Next. Jose Urena to the bullpen?. dark

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