The Tigers completed their final homestand of the regular season this week.
Photos from the Games:
Jeff Holm was named Player of the Game. The Michigan State product went 2-4 with a triple and scored a run as the Tigers won 5-0 to take the Stedler Division lead.
Montville High School Baseball, the 2-time defending Class M State Champions, was recognized for their accomplishments before the game.
There was a doubleheader on Friday night.
In Game 1, Tigers’ pitcher Luis Angel Sanz was 2 outs away from a perfect game. After retiring 19 Spinners batters in a row, Lowell’s Jose Garcia belted a 3-2 Sanz offering over the wall in left field to not only break up the perfect game, but also to take away the shutout. The right hander from Guatire, VZ earned his team-leading sixth win of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.81 on the season, while he struck out seven and now leads the league with 76 strikeouts this year.
The Tigers were home Friday and Saturday with a cruical series against the Vermont Lake Monsters. The two home games, plus two games in Vermont tonight, have the potential to alter the Stedler Division standings. As of this morning, Connecticut sits a half game out of first place behind the Lake Monsters.
Photos from the homestand:
Because of the storm, the Tigers moved the game up to 1:05 pm instead of the originally scheduled 7:05 pm.
Dean Green scored the only run for the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
The Tigers will begin the final homestand of the regular season this Tuesday with 3 games against Hudson Valley and 4 against the Lowell Spinners.
Friday’s game is a doubleheader with Game 1 scheduled to begin at 5:05.
Saturday will be Norwich Navigators Night
For tickets visit www.cttigers.com or call (860) 887-7962
The game was played at LeLacheur Park, home the Lowell Spinners.
Justin Sheinis, called the game on 1310 WICH as well as at www.cttigers.com,
Tigers’ slugger Dean Green batted Cleanup for the American League Team.
Pitcher Brennan Smith hurled the second inning for the AL.
The Tigers begin a 6 day homestand tonight with a visit from the Staten Island Yankees. The Tigers play 2 against the McNamara Division leaders tonight. Game 1 begins at 5:05 PM.
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park is located on the campus of Penn State University.
The game can be heard on WICH 1310 or at www.cttigers.com.
The 2011 New York-Penn League will be held in Lowell, MA on August 16th.
Smith, despite having just one win all season, has been dominant on the mound for the Tigers. His 2.38 ERA currently ranks fifth best in the league, while he has thrown one of the five complete games in the league this season. Smith has thrown 53.0 innings, which is fourth most in the league. He has just 13 walks, compared to 44 strikeouts on the year.
Green is hitting .357 on the season, with four home runs and 24 RBI, as this story hits the press. His batting average has been in the top ten of the league over the past month and Green currently sits with the second best average in the league. Green was named the Detroit Tigers Minor League Player of the Month for July, as he hit .350 with five doubles, a triple, three homers and 16 RBI during the month.
*Stats as of August 9, 2011
Photos from the recent 3 game homestand between the Batavia Muckdogs and Tigers:
Lowe’s sponsored a Build and Grow Clinic on the concourse during the game.
Tyler Collinshit 2 HR’s, including the walkoff home run in the 12th inning, on Saturday night.
First Baseman Aaron Westlake, the Tigers’ 3rd round pick this June, made his debut with the Tigers.
The Pizza Girl made her final appearance at Dodd Stadium this season during the homestand.
The Tigers’ next home game is Sunday against Lowell.
Tonight, the Tigers finish up a 5- game road trip to Lowell and Staten Island.
In between games of the doubleheader on Tuesday, the first ever “Human Home Run” was a hit at LeLacheur Park, as David Smith, Sr. flew over the outfield wall out of a cannon from the outfield much to the delight of the LeLacheur Park faithful! The Human Home Run a Hit! (Video from: Fox25 Boston and the Lowell Spinners).
The Tigers return home tomorrow for a 3-game set against the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ New York-Penn League affiliate.