High-A: West Michigan Whitecaps 6-3, Run Diff +8
The Whitecaps traveled east to take on the Lansing Lugnuts, the High-A affiliate of the Oakland A's. This is where you can find the last of our hitting standouts in Roberto Campos. Campos went 6-for-20 this week, including his first High-A home run on Wednesday, and Tigers Minor League Report's Chris Brown was there to capture it.
But it's selfish to just give the award to Campos when Izaac Pacheco and Ben Malgeri both had really good weeks too. Keep in mind folks that Campos and Pacheco are under the age of 21. While Pacheco's batting average is just .207, there's more to it than just hit average. He walked more than he struck out this week and showed his power, hitting in three straight home runs.
Malgeri hit .421 against Lansing, going 8-for-19. As Chris pointed out in his live looks, he shows surprise power but struggled with sliders away from him.
On the pitching front, lefty Carlos Pena continues his scoreless streak. He has not allowed a run in seven innings of work, with 11 strikeouts to just one walk. What was impressive in his start against Lansing was he able to generate 11 swings and misses in just 3.1 innings of work.
With Lakeland being on television this week, we will have more on the Flying Tigers for you next week.
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