Detroit Tigers Minor League Report Week 9: Red-Hot Mud Hens

Detroit Tigers prospect Gage Workman bats during 2020 instructional league play.
Detroit Tigers prospect Gage Workman bats during 2020 instructional league play. /
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Erie SeaWolves baserunner Riley Greene stole second base in the first inning against the Somerset Patriots on June 9, 2021. /

Double-A Erie SeaWolves (32-22) Tied for first Double-A Northeast-Southwest Division

Team stats:  Run differential +44

Team batting average: .257

Team ERA:  3.91

Newest face(s) in Erie: Dylan Rosa

The SeaWolves offense inconsistencies continued in this series against Reading as they dropped the series however, Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson were both added to the AL Futures Game, which will be taking place right before the All-Star Game on July 11 at 3 pm. Greene in the opener went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and drove in one in the 9-3 loss. Dillon Dingler had a triple with a pair of RBI.

On Wednesday, Torkelson hit his fourth home run of the season and finished on the day going 3-for-4 and Elvin Rodriguez pitched in and out of trouble, allowing a pair of runs, eight hits over 5.2 innings, and struck out five.

I and Chris Brown went out to Erie on July 1 for a live look as we were treated to Daniel Brito, who had a good series against Erie, putting up a slash line of .455/.478/.955 (10-for-22) with two doubles, three triples, and a home run.

Josh Lester hit a three-run homer before the rains came and Erie took a 4-0 lead.

Greene saw two pitches and had two hits in his first two appearances at the plate.

Ryan Kreidler made a big play in the 5th that kept Erie’s 5 to 3 lead as they would hang on to win 5 to 4.

On Saturday night, four Reading pitchers combined for a no-hitter to win 3 to 0.

So far in the month of July, Greene is off to a good start, hitting .313 (5-for-16), including a lead-off homer on Sunday.

The SeaWolves travel to Somerset, New Jersey for a series that kicks off tonight.