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Detroit Tigers Minor League Recap Week 8: Toledo is fueled by homers

Ryan Kreidler of the Erie Seawolves dives safely back to first base ahead of the tag by Jeremy Vasquez of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on May 18, 2021 at UPMC Park in Erie.P5seawolves051821
Ryan Kreidler of the Erie Seawolves dives safely back to first base ahead of the tag by Jeremy Vasquez of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on May 18, 2021 at UPMC Park in Erie.P5seawolves051821 /
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In week 8 of the Detroit Tigers Minor League Report, we recap a series of firsts as Dillon Dingler, Eric De La Rosa both had good weeks. Toledo finishes 4-2 against Memphis and Lakeland’s pitching woes continue.

Detroit Tigers Minor League Report Week 8:

Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens (25-22) Triple-A East Midwest Division 7.0 GB

The Mud Hens hosted the Memphis Redbirds for the second time in three weeks. The last time these two teams played, they split the series at three games apiece.  Toledo, fresh off an 8-0 victory over Columbus scored eight runs again in the opener and won 8 to 4.

The Mud Hens got doubles from Christin StewartZack Short, and Kody Clemens, and all off of Angel Rondon, the number nine prospect in the St.Louis Cardinals system. Grayson Greiner, Short, and Jacob Robson continued the Mud Hens attack with home runs.

The bullpen combo of Erasmo Ramirez and Miguel Del Pozo pitched four innings of hitless relief and struck out seven to preserve the fourth win of the season for Drew Hutchison.

On Wednesday, Robson went 3-for-4 in the 4-0 loss. Thursday’s game was similar to Monday as Toledo once again relied on the home run ball and got four from Short, Aderlin Rodriguez, Yariel Gonzalez, and Dustin Garneau in the 7-2 victory.

In a rain-shortened game on Friday, Renato Nunez went 3-for-4 as he drove in four with a homer and a double and Derek Hill on a rehab assignment went 2-for-4 as Toledo would win 5-3.

On Saturday, Toledo would lose 7 to 4. Rodriguez provided the offense as he went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Clemens went 2-for-4 on the day and to close out the week, Toledo won 9 to 3 as home runs once again provided to be the difference as Clemens, Stewart, and Rodriguez all went yard and Hutchison picked up his fifth win of the season.

On the call-up front, Zack Short and Miguel Del Pozo are now in Detroit with Isaac Paredes back in Toledo.

Mud Hens stats of the week: Toledo as a team, is ranked fifth in home runs in Triple-A East.

  • Clemens for the week put up a slash line of .389/.450/ .667 with an OPS of 1.117, going 7-for-18.
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