Detroit Tigers Farm Report Week 3 Recap: JHen powers the Mud Hens

Detroit Tigers infielder Justyn-Henry Malloy fields ground balls during spring training at TigerTown
Detroit Tigers infielder Justyn-Henry Malloy fields ground balls during spring training at TigerTown / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (9-6) Run Diff: +7 0.5 back in ML East

Infielder Danny Serretti continues his hitting streak as he has now extended it to 10 games. He finished 6-for-15 for the week as the Whitecaps split the series with Dayton.

Former University of Toledo standout Chris Meyers had a big week as well, hitting .455/.538/1.091 with two home runs and four RBIs. Despite the .190 average for the week, Jace Jung showed some pop, hitting his first home run of the season to one of the deepest parts of LMCU Ballpark and had a pair of doubles.

On the pitching side of things, Keider Montero and Carlos Pena both had strong outings, as Montero struck out eight in just four innings of work. Pena allowed his first earned run of the season, but was able to keep Dayton off balance with a steady mix of quick pitches and spotting his fastball well.

The Whitecaps start a two-week road trip on Tuesday to Ceder Rapids, then head to Beloit before coming home to take on the Lansing Lugnuts on May 9th.

Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (8-7) Run Diff: -5 2 GB FSL West

The Flying Tigers were on MILB.TV this week as they went on the road and played the St. Lucie Mets, taking the series win four games to two.

After a rough first start of the season against Bradenton, 19-year-old lefty Edgardo Ibarra tossed four scoreless innings to open the series. Dillon Dingler, who was on a rehab assignment after hitting the IL with a torn right knee meniscus, hit a towering home run and in three games, finished 3-for-10. Infield prospect Cristian Santana (#9 on MLB Pipeline) continues to struggle at the plate, going 0-for-16.

Outfielder Lazaro Benitez, who came back to Lakeland earlier in the week, finished 8-for-20. He and infielder Luke Gold were the only Flying Tigers hitting on a consistent basis throughout the series. The Flying Tigers start a home series with Palm Beach on Tuesday.