Detroit Tigers Farm Report Week 3 Recap: JHen powers the Mud Hens
Double-A Erie SeaWolves (7-8) Run Diff: -30 2 GB in EL Southwest
The SeaWolves managed to take just two games in the six games against the Richmond Flying Squirrels, a team that have historically struggled against on the road. One hitter, however, did not struggle against Richmond and that is Colt Keith, who went 13-for-24 for the week, finishing the week with an impressive .542/.593/.875 slash line. He is fourth in the Eastern League in batting average at .356. That week earned him the Eastern League Player of the Week, the second straight SeaWolf player to take home that honor. He continues to be the most consistent and productive hitter in the Tigers system early on.
Wenceel Perez, fresh off his rehab assignment in Lakeland, along with Mario Feliciano, both had good weeks at the plate. Perez will be with Erie for the time being, manning second base. Feliciano hit .643 for the week (9-for-14) and after his adventures in left field so far, the bat made up for it.
Wilmer Flores pitched much better in his second start of the week against Richmond. While the swing and miss stuff wasn't there, he was able to toss four innings of scoreless ball on Sunday, allowing just two hits.
The rest of starters faired alright. Ty Madden pitched four innings, allowing just four hits and both runs he gave up were given up on some sloppy play by Erie in the first inning of his start on Friday. Sawyer Gipson-Long pitched five strong innings, allowing just a home run.
For Dylan Smith, his first inning was rather "holy".
He cruised until the third, where he ran into some trouble and allowed four runs. He did, however, strike out six. Next up for Erie, they host the Portland Sea Dogs.