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Ronny Rodriguez hit for the cycle with two home runs

Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Toledo Mud Hens 12, Syracuse Chiefs 7 (box)

Is there a special term for hitting for the cycle with a pair of home runs? Ronny Rodriguez did it for the Hens on Wednesday, and by day’s end was getting called up to Detroit. His minor league deal required a decision anyway, but the huge day at the plate made the call-up a party. He racked up five RBI and scored four runs along the way. Josh Turley walked five and somehow managed to keep the wolves from the door, allowing just two runs in five innings. Zac Reininger and Kevin Comer struggled badly in relief but the Hens had built an insurmountable lead.

Rodriguez: 5-6, 4 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR, 3B, 2B

Krizan: 2-4, R, 4 RBI, HR, BB

Turley (W): 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 5 BB, 2 SO

Coming Up Next: Ryan Carpenter was set to take on Austin Voth and the Chiefs at 6:35pm ET. With his return to Detroit, the Hens don’t yet have a starter announced.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies 7, Erie SeaWolves 3 (F/11)(box)

The SeaWolves built a slim lead in the middle innings of this one, but were caught and eventually pummeled in the eleventh inning to lose it. Jake Rogers and Josh Lester drove in runs in the fifth and sixth to get the lead. Spencer Turnbull was strong for 5 23 innings of scoreless work with seven punchouts. Matt Hall and Joe Navilhon leaked a run apiece in the seventh, but it was Trent Szkutnik who imploded after his own throwing error, surrendering five runs though only one was earned.

Robson: 2-4, 2 R, SO

Rogers: 1-4, RBI

Spencer Turnbull: 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 7 SO

Coming Up Next: The Rumble Ponies and SeaWolves will match up again at 11:05pm ET on Thursday. No starters are announced.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Tampa Tarpons 2 (box)

Tom de Blok was a little steadier this time out, giving his team six innings of two-run ball, though he walked three and only struck out three. The offense tied things at 1-1 in the sixth when Cam Gibson cracked his third home run of the season. Luke Burch drove in Isaac Paredes in the seventh to take a slim lead. Evan Hill blew the lead, but Jeff Thompson cleaned up the eighth. In the ninth, the SeaWolves put a pair of runners on when an error allowed Dylan Burdeaux to scamper home. Eduardo Jimenez picked up the save.

Paredes: 2-4, R

Gibson: 1-4, R, RBI, HR, SO

de Blok: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, HR, 4 BB, 3 SO

Coming Up Next: Tampa will send Nick Nelson to the mound on Thursday, while the Flygers have yet to announce.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Dayton Dragons 0 (S/5)(box)

This one had to be called due to rain in the fifth inning, and will be concluded on Thursday. The Whitecaps already have two runs scored in the inning, and were threatening for more with two on base. Jesus Rodriguez provided a strong four inning outing before the rains came. Dylan Rosa’s three-run shot was the big blow from the Whitecaps’ offense.

Coming Up Next: Brad Bass is currently set to take on the Dragons’ Andrew Jordan at 7:00pm ET on Thursday.