With the International and Eastern Leagues on break, it was a quiet day around the Tigers’ farm system. In addition, the Lakeland Flying Tigers were rained out. The most interesting thing in the system on Monday was the no-hitter thrown by GCL Tigers West. Unfortunately, it came against GCL Tigers East.
Lakeland Flying Tigers (postponed)
Lakeland and the Bradenton Marauders were washed out on Monday. They’ll play two on Tuesday instead. Elvin Rodriguez (8-3, 3.12 ERA) gets the start in game one starting at 5:00pm ET.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 5, West Michigan Whitecaps 3 (box)
Brad Bass threw a good game but the offense couldn’t get anything going until a ninth inning rally fell just short. An Ulrich Bojarski RBI double in the first inning gave the Whitecaps a lead in the first. Bass couldn’t hold the slim margin, allowing a pair of runs in five innings of work. Liarvis Breto struggled in relief, surrendering a three-run home run. In the top of the ninth, the ‘Caps with Nick Quintana on third, and Parker Meadows on first, Rey Rivera came through with a two-RBI single to reach the final score.
McMillan: 2-4, 2B, R
Bojarski: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SO
Rivera: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2 SO
Bass (L, 1-1): 5.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, BB, 4 SO
Coming Up Next: The Whitecaps are off Monday. They’ll get back at it with Wilkel Hernandez (6-5, 4.05 ERA) on the mound as they welcome in the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Xavier Javier and Kyle Thomas weren’t exactly good, but they held the Yankees scoreless through eight innings. Unfortunately, a pair of costly mistakes blew the game in the ninth inning. The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Ryan Kreidler sacrifice fly to score Jack Kenley. Otherwise it was a quiet night for the offense. Raul De Los Reyes blew the save, through Eric De La Rosa’s error in left field was the primary culprit in the inning. Riley Greene went 0-for-4 in his debut.
Kenley: 1-4, 2B, R, 2 SO
Javier: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 SO
Coming Up Next: Chavez Fernander (2-1, 1.93 ERA) is coming off a strong outing. He’ll take on the Yankees at 2:00pm ET on Tuesday.