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Tigers prospect Spencer Turnbull makes 2016 debut for High-A Lakeland

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers’ farm system on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Toledo Mud Hens 6, Indianapolis Indians 5 (box)

The Mud Hens fell into an early 4-0 hole when the Indians offense jumped on starter Myles Jaye in the first inning. However, a five-run fifth inning brought Toledo back into the lead, and a run in the top of the ninth provided the final margin. Dean Green had two hits and three RBI for Toledo, and Dixon Machado added two hits of his own. Alex Presley reached base three times and scored twice; he is hitting .279 with a .371 on-base percentage for the Mud Hens. Joe Jimenez worked a scoreless ninth for his third save at the Triple-A level.

Green: 2-3, 3 RBI, BB
Machado: 2-4, 2B, RBI
Presley: 1-3, 2 R, 2 BB, SO
Jaye: 3.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Thad Weber (7-9, 4.34 ERA) will start for the Mud Hens on Tuesday as they kick off a home series against the Columbus Clippers. Shawn Morimando (3-1, 2.30 ERA) will start for Columbus.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 6, Brevard County Manatees 2 (box)

The Flying Tigers fell behind early, but tied the game in the fourth and took the lead for good with a three-run sixth. Kade Scivicque and Zac Shepherd both homered for the Flying Tigers, and Scivicque finished a triple shy of the cycle. Rashad Brown had two hits and an RBI in his High-A debut, but did not score a run. Spencer Turnbull made his first start of the season for Lakeland; he worked three innings and allowed a run on two hits. Gabe Hemmer picked up the win after working three scoreless innings in relief.

Scivicque: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI
Brown: 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2 SO
Shepherd: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SO
Turnbull: 3.0 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 SO
Hemmer (W): 3.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 2 SO

Coming up next: Matt Hall (3-1, 2.77 ERA) will start for the Flying Tigers on Tuesday against Brevard County’s Marcos Diplan (0-1, 3.98 ERA).

Bowling Green Hot Rods 3, West Michigan Whitecaps 2 (F/12) (box)

The Whitecaps held a 2-0 lead for most of the game, but Bowling Green runs in the eighth and ninth inning forced extra innings. After two scoreless innings, a one-out single from Bowling Green’s Kevin Padlo brought home the game-winning run in the 12th. Jordan Smith was saddled with the loss, his seventh of the season for West Michigan. Spenser Watkins delivered a brilliant start, holding the Hot Rod scoreless for six innings. Jose Zambrano had a four-hit game for the Whitecaps offense, which went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

Zambrano: 4-5, 2B, R, BB, SO
Gonzalez: 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 SB
Watkins: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 SO

Coming up next: Eudis Idrogo (4-3, 4.59 ERA) will start for the Whitecaps on Tuesday as they continue their series against Bowling Green. Blake Bivens (5-3, 2.87 ERA) will start for the Hot Rods.

Aberdeen IronBirds 6, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)

Aberdeen tagged Connecticut starter Locke St. John for four runs in the top of the first inning, then added two more in the top of the fifth. St. John worked six innings in all, allowing five earned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts. Meanwhile, the Connecticut offense had plenty of scoring chances; they finished the game with 11 hits and six walks, but left 13 runners stranded on base. Blaise Salter, Austin Athmann, and Will Savage drove in runs for the Tigers.

Salter: 2-4, RBI, BB, SO
Pinero: 2-4, 2B, BB, SO
Policelli: 2-4, 2B, SO
St. John (L): 6.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R (5 ER), BB, 7 SO

Coming up next: Gregory Soto (1-1, 2.84 ERA) will start for Connecticut on Tuesday as they kick off a three-game road series against the Auburn Doubledays. Luis Reyes (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will start for Auburn.


The Erie SeaWolves were off on Monday. They will return to action on Tuesday in a home series against the Portland Sea Dogs. Artie Lewicki (1-4, 3.66 ERA) is scheduled to start for Erie, and he will face Portland’s Teddy Stankiewicz (4-7, 4.81 ERA) at Bark at the Park Night at Jerry Uht Park.

The short-season New York-Penn League announced its All-Star rosters this week, and five Connecticut Tigers earned All-Star honors. Outfielders Joey Havrilak and Cole Bauml, catcher Austin Athmann, first baseman Blaise Salter, and pitcher Locke St. John will represent the Tigers on Tuesday, August 16.