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Tigers prospect Spenser Watkins rolls again for the Flying Tigers

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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Monday, July 9, 2018.

We’ve reached the All-Star break for both the International League and the Eastern League, so both the Mud Hens and SeaWolves are off until Thursday. The Eastern League All-Star Game is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, with Beau Burrows perhaps seeing action. The International League will play their mid-season classic on Wednesday, July 11. Christin Stewart is the Hens’ most notable representative.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 4, Bradenton Marauders 1 (box)

Spenser Watkins was excellent again on Monday, and the Flygers scored three in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and win it. Watkins went six innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits, with five strikeouts. Burris Warner and Eduardo Jimenez locked it down the rest of the way, with Jimenez picking up the save, his 13th of the season. In the eighth, Isaac Paredes scored from third as Danny Pinero reached on a Marauders’ throwing error. Cole Peterson then doubled to plate Pinero and Dylan Burdeaux, providing the eventual margin of victory.

Paredes: 2-4, 2 R
Peterson: 2-4. 2B, 2 RBI
Watkins: 6.0 IP, 4 H, R (0 ER), BB, 5 SO

Coming up next: Matt Manning will duel the Marauders’ Oddy Nunez at 6:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Lake County Captains 10, West Michigan Whitecaps 6 (box)

The Whitecaps jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on a Jordan Pearce double in the first inning. Unfortunately, Dane Myers authored a rare bad outing and was rocked for six earned runs, lasting just two outs into the game. The Whitecaps pushed back, but Felix Viloria allowed two more earned runs in relief, and then Endrys Briceno allowed two unearned runs in the seventh on a fielding error by Anthony Pereira and a wild pitch of his own. Brady Policelli and Brock Deatherage each contributed two-hit games to the losing effort.

Deatherage: 2-4, 3B, 2 R, SO
Pearce: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Myers (L): 0.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, SO

Coming up next: The Whitecaps are idle on Tuesday, before welcoming in the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Wednesday night. Elvin Rodriguez will take on Bowden Francis at 6:05 p.m. ET.

Vermont Lake Monsters 10, Connecticut Tigers 9 (box)

After an excellent set of outings, Gio Arriera hit a wall on Monday, allowing five runs in just 1 23 innings of work. Dylan Stock was victimized on one play in the fifth, but did nothing to help himself, ultimately allowing five runs in the frame, though only two were earned. Ulrich Bojarski launched a two-run shot in the third to get the Tigers on the board. Things remained quiet on the Tigers’ side until they erupted with a seven-run ninth inning against the Monsters’ bullpen to fall just one run short.

Sherley: 2-4, R, 2 RBI, BB
Bojarski: 1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI, SO
Arriera (L): 1.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 BB

Coming up next: The Tigers are idle on Tuesday, then welcome in the Batavia Muckdogs for three at home starting on Wednesday.