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New prospect Myles Jaye debuts in style for the Erie SeaWolves

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Trenton Thunder 7, Erie SeaWolves 4 (box)

Tigers prospect watchers got their first look at Myles Jaye tonight, and he didn't disappoint. The young right-hander, acquired from the Texas Rangers in the Bryan Holaday deal, spun five innings of one-run ball, striking out three. SeaWolves DH Dean Green launched a solo shot in the fourth inning to put Jaye in position for the win. Unfortunately, Confessor Lara couldn't hold the lead. Lara gave up three earned in the sixth, and Joe Mantiply was victimized for a pair of unearned runs in the seventh. SeaWolves catcher Drew Longley had a rough night behind the plate as the Thunder ran wild to the tune of seven stolen bases on the night. Tyler Bortnick added a solo shot in the eighth for the SeaWolves, but they were unable to rally around it.

Dean Green: 2-3, HR, R, RBI, SO

Tyler Bortnick: 1-3, HR, RBI, BB

Gustavo Nunez: 2-3, 2 R, 2B, BB

Myles Jaye: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves and the Thunder will do it again on Saturday. The SeaWolves Tommy Collier takes on Ronald Herrera in Trenton, with the first pitch scheduled for 5:00p ET.

Tampa Yankees 7, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1 (box)

Tyler Alexander picked up right where he left off in 2015 on Friday. The Detroit Tigers second pick in the 2015 draft gave up one run over five innings, striking out five. Johan Belisario allowed a run in two innings of work while striking out four. Unfortunately the offense never took advantage, and reliever Gage Smith was hammered for five runs in the bottom of the eighth as the Flying Tigers went down to defeat.

Cameron Maybin: 1-4, 2B

Christin Stewart: 1-4, 2B

A.J. Simcox: 1-4

Mike Gerber: 0-4

Tyler Alexander: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 5 SO

Johan Belisario (L, 0-1): 2.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 4 SO

Coming Up Next: The SeaWolves will send hard-throwing LHP Jairo Labourt to the mound Saturday at 6:00p ET, to take on the the Tampa Yankees' Chance Adams.

West Michigan Whitecaps 6, South Bend Cubs 3 (box)

Fernando Perez was on point for the Whitecaps, no-hitting the Cubs over four innings of work on Friday. Perez struck out seven while walking three, allowing just an unearned run. Jordan Smith picked up the win after allowing a pair of runs in 2.2 innings. Derek Hill was the offensive catalyst, going just 1-for-3, yet managing to score three runs in the process. Hill induced two throwing errors from Cubs' pitchers on a sac bunt and a pickoff play respectively. 2B Brett Pirtle drove in a pair of runs for the Whitecaps on a single and a double. 3B Steven Fuentes also chipped in a pair of hits and came around to score twice.

Derek Hill: 1-3, 3 R, SO, SB

Brett Pirtle: 2-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2B, SB

Steven Fuentes: 2-2, 2 R, 2B, SO

Fernando Perez: 4.0 IP, ER, 7 K, 3 BB

Jordan Smith (W, 1-0): 2.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, BB, SO

Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps will start Matt Hall, the Tigers' sixth round pick in 2015, on Saturday. He'll be opposed by the Cubs Ryan Kellogg.

News and Notes

  • The Toledo Mud Hens were snowed out on Friday, delaying the season debut of the Tigers' top prospect, Michael Fulmer. Fulmer will take on Cody Reed and the Louisville Bats from Fifth Third Stadium in Toledo on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 pm.