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Tigers prospect Casey Mize struggles in rehab outing with High-A Lakeland

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, July 11, 2019.

Toledo Mud Hens (idle)

The Pacific Coast League All-Stars took down the International League squad by a score of 9-3 on Wednesday night. Willi Castro represented the Mud Hens well, collecting two hits, including a double, and scoring a pair of runs. He holds an .827 OPS through the first half of the Hens’ season, with five homers, and 28 total extra-base hits in 307 at-bats.

The Hens will get back to work in Louisville as they meet up with the Louisville Bats on Thursday night. No starters are announced as of yet.

Eastern League All-Star Game (box)

Jose Azocar and Isaac Paredes each notched RBI as the Western Division took down the Eastern Division by a score of 5-0 on Wednesday. SeaWolves reliever Drew Carlton also got into the action, spinning a clean inning with just a walk allowed. The SeaWolves welcome in the Altoona Curve on Thursday night as the second half gets underway.

Lakeland Flying Tigers 2, Bradenton Marauders 1 (box)

Casey Mize’s rehab start didn’t go particularly well, but the Flying Tigers pulled out a victory anyway behind some superb relief work. Mize struggled a bit in his second rehab outing. The fastball was clocked at 95 miles per hour, so health doesn’t seem to be the issue. Rust was the more likely culprit, as Mize got two quick outs in the first inning, and then lost command of his fastball and cutter. Travis Swaggerty ripped a ground-rule double and Mize walked the next two hitters, getting numerous pitches fouled off in the process to drive his pitch count to 32. Though he was scheduled for 60 pitches as he builds back up to full strength, leaving him out there for a long inning wasn’t in the cards. The Flygers turned to Michael Bienlien, who escaped the two-out jam. Mize threw two simulated innings in the bullpen afterward.

The LAkeland offense got to work in the bottom of the first, with three straight one-out singles and a sacrifice fly putting two runs on the board. Bienlien and then Austin Sodders took it through the eighth, with Bienlien allowing the only Marauders run. Mark Ecker struck out the side for his third save.

Peterson: 4-4, R
Ames: 1-3, RBI, BB, 2 SO
Bienlien (W, 1-0): 3.0 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 2 SO

Coming up next: Tom de Blok (0-7, 3.37 ERA) gets the start as the Flygers look for a four-game sweep over the Marauders on Thursday night.

West Michigan Whitecaps 9, Quad Cities River Bandits 5 (box)

Wilkel Hernandez had a bad day at the office, but the ‘Caps offense made it a moot point on Wednesday. They loaded the bases for Dayton Dugas, and the right fielder made them all count, mashing a grand slam to left field for his first home run with the Whitecaps. The ‘Caps came back to score another run in the second inning, but Hernandez let it slip away in the fifth inning, allowing three runs. Sandel De La Cruz allowed a run in the frame as well, but was able to stop the bleeding. In the sixth, Dugas got things rolling again with an RBI double to score Nick Quintana, and they went on to score four in the frame to build an insurmountable lead.

Dugas: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI, SO
Quintana: 1-3, 2 R, BB, SO
Lipcius: 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SO
Hernandez: 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, BB, SO

Coming up next: Robbie Welhaf (2-3, 2.45 ERA) gets the start on Thursday night as the River Bandits stay in town.

Auburn Doubledays 8, Connecticut Tigers 3 (box)

The Tigers bullpen melted down and the offense went quiet after the fourth inning to lose on Wednesday. Marco Jimenez got the start and allowed two runs in the first, though he settled in to ultimately throw four innings. The Tigers came back to take the lead with a three-run fourth inning when Hector Martinez cleared the bases with a three-RBI double. Unfortunately, Cristhian Tortosa hurt himself with a throwing error in the sixth and allowed a pair of unearned runs. Kory Behenna allowed four more in the seventh and that was all she wrote. Riley Greene singled, scored a run, and walked twice in the contest.

Martinez: 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, BB
Greene: 1-2, R, 2 BB, SO
Verdon: 2-3, 2B, R, BB
Jimenez: 4.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 SO

Coming up next: Jack O’Loughlin (1-2, 5.94 ERA) gets the start on Thursday night as the Tigers stay in Auburn.