Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tigers win 5-3 and there's a new Eugenio in town....

or "Eugene" as the Hondo Hurricane and I used to call (affectionately) Eugenio Velez of the Connecticut Defenders and later on the San Francisco Giants and his name is Eugenio Suarez. The Tigers shortstop went 4 for 4 tonight scoring 2 runs and delivering the big blow of the game a two run triple in the third inning to give the Tigers a then 3-0 lead. CT takes the rubber game of the three game set against the Brooklyn Cyclones at Dodd tonight before 1200+ fans.

Tigers scored in the first as PJ Polk and Suarez singled to start the game. Polk would be erased at third on an attempted double steal, however Suarez would steal third later in the inning and score on a the catcher's throwing error to third.
The Tigers would add a run in the fifth on another Brooklyn error and a run in the sixth on a wild pitch.

Wilsen Palacios pitched a gutty 6.1 innings regularly hitting 90-92 miles per hour on the scoreboard radar gun and earned the win to even his record at 1-1.
Rayni Guichardo out the final two outs in a big spot in the 7th inning. Pedro Perez pitched in and out of trouble in the 8th inning. Daniel Bennett picked up his fifth save in the ninth inning.

Jason Green, Matt Perry, and Edwin Gomez had two hits each in the ball game as the Tigers improve to 10-12 n the standing before going on a long road trip that takes them to Mahoning Valley, Hudson Valley and Tri-City before returning to Dodd next Thursday with a double header against Tri-City.

Misc fan notes: First, great seeing Tom back at his station and off the DL; you were missed! Nice summer night; wish more folks were in the stands however attendance is trending ahead of last season and you can sense bricks being put in place....

Pics top to bottom are Suarez and Palacio

I'll have more pics Tuesday!


Blogger Dfensfan said...

Dean Green* :)
Great job by the pen tonight too! and good to see Palacios step up. Huge win in my opinion.

11:25 PM


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