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Tigers prospect Derek Hill hits 14th homer in Erie SeaWolves romp

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Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Buffalo Bisons 11, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box)

Spenser Watkins had a day to forget on the mound, and the Mud Hens never really had a chance in this one. Watkins surrendered three home runs, and was knocked from the game with just one out in the second inning and the Bisons leading 8-0. Peter Kozma and Frank Schwindel hit RBI doubles in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively, to put a few runs up for Toledo. Mikie Mahtook singled home Jacob Robson in the eighth for the Hens’ final run. Victor Alcantara allowed two runs in an inning of work.

Schwindel: 2-3, 2B, R, RBI, BB, SO
Kozma: 2-3, RBI, BB
Watkins (L, 5-3): 1.1 IP, 4 H, 8 R (7 ER), 3 BB, 3 SO

Coming up next: Tim Adleman (6-4, 3.48 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Erie SeaWolves 10, Reading Fightin’ Phils 5 (box)

The SeaWolves’ offense erupted for 16 hits in this one, and the bullpen came through with a solid effort in place of Alex Faedo. Logan Shore tossed the first three innings, and surrendered two runs, both unearned. In the bottom of the third, the bats took over. Derek Hill mashed his 14th home run of the season, this one with Chace Numata aboard. The SeaWolves weren’t done either. Jose Azocar and Kody Eaves added RBI singles before the inning ended. Hill plated Sergio Alcantara with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, while recent acquisition Alex Lange tossed a pair of scoreless frames. Jose Fernandez and Wladimir Pinto leaked a few runs late, but the offense scored again in the seventh and eighth innings to put this one away.

Hill: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Azocar: 3-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SO
Paredes: 2-4, 2B, R, BB
Shore: 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R (0 ER), 2 BB, SO

Coming up next: Anthony Castro (5-2, 4.28 ERA) gets the ball on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Lakeland Flying Tigers (idle)

The Flying Tigers were off on Tuesday. They will take on the Jupiter Hammerheads with Jake Thompson (3-0, 0.93 ERA) getting the start on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET.

West Michigan Whitecaps (idle)

The Whitecaps welcome in the Great Lakes Loons on Wednesday night. Hugh Smith (0-4, 3.63 ERA) gets the start for West Michigan.

Connecticut Tigers 2, Tri-City ValleyCats 0 (box)

A few more starts like this and you’re going to hear the name Keider Montero a bunch this offseason. Montero was excellent in his first two starts, and he outdid himself here, tossing six innings of one-hit ball. He walked just one while punching out seven ValleyCats, and needed only 70 pitches to do it. The Tigers pushed across a run in the second inning on the rare sacrifice double play. Eliezer Alfonzo doubled home Nick Quintana in the sixth for some insurance. After Montero left the game, Ted Stuka came on and got the next eight outs, seven of which came via the strikeout. The 2019 draft pick has only been with the Tigers for a short time but he has pitched 11 scoreless frames with 12 strikeouts and two walks allowed.

Alfonzo: 2-3, 2B, RBI
Liniak: 1-2, 2 BB
Montero (W, 2-1): 6.0 IP, H, 0 ER, BB, 7 SO

Coming up next: The Hudson Valley Renegades come to Norwich on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.