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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Infielder Wenceel Perez, center, warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training at TigerTown in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. /

High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (22-24) High-A Central Division 4.5 GB

The weather played havoc on both Detroit Tigers High-A and Low-A affiliates as  West Michigan and Lakeland this week as games were postponed on Thursday and Friday with Thursday’s game in LMCU Park being completed yesterday in a wild game which we will revisit shortly.

The Whitecaps started the week dropping the first two to Dayton 2 to 0 and 4 to 1. In his second start for West Michigan, Adam Wolf pitched six innings, allowed two runs on two hits, and struck out six.

Thursday’s game that was made up yesterday was one for the ages as Eric De La Rosa hit for the cycle and gave West Michigan its first walk-off win in six years as West Michigan won 12-10 with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie and four in extra frames.

Since his call up to West Michigan, De La Rosa is batting .280/.381/.463 with an OPS of 845 (23-for-82) with a pair of home runs, five doubles, and two triples.  Trei Cruz had a good series against Dayton, hitting .417 (5-for-12) with three doubles and put up an impressive 1.396 OPS, fueled by 4 walks in 18 plate appearances.

West Michigan finished 2-4 against the Dragons and head to Peoria.

Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (16-30) Low-A Southeast West Divsion 15.5 GB

Saturday and Sunday were the only days that the rain did not affect Lakeland and Tampa. Lakeland was able to win just one game in the series, winning on Saturday 7 to 5. Jake Holton, the Tigers 10th round draft pick out of Creighton in 2019,  homered and drove in three. Jose De La Cruz had an RBI double and Gage Workman also doubled.

Lakeland heads to Daytona for a six-game series starting tomorrow.

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