MILB: Perfect! Tigres’ top prospect goes 7-for-7 on Minor League doubleheader

MILB Perfect Tigres top prospect goes 7 for 7 on Minor League

Playing with new teams, a clear mindset and special guests in town, Spencer torkelson I was ready for the doubleheader on Thursday. He proved it with one of the best days of his young professional career.

Baseball’s No. 2 prospect (and No. 1 for the Detroit Tigers) combined 7 of 7 with three homers and a double, while the outfielder Riley Greene (No. 13) added two explosions of his own when Erie Double-A swept his double game to Altoona with 15-1 and 6-0 wins at UPMC Park:

“Very good” is certainly a modest description. The 2020 No. 1 overall pick saw Erie’s day begin in the first inning of Thursday’s first game with a two-run homer, the 17th of the season and the 12th in 47 games since moving up to Double-A midway through. of June.

Torkelson then hit two singles in a 10-run outburst in the third inning, while Greene hit the frame’s biggest hit with a grand slam to right field. It was the 13th home run in 80 Double-A games this season for Greene, the fifth overall pick in 2019.

Torkelson added a two-run double in the sixth to end Thursday’s first game 4 of 4 with three runs scored and four RBIs, increasing his Double-A OPS to .915. Greene was 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs, raising his mark to .869.

In the second game, Torkelson did not calm down, prompted in part by some comments he received earlier in the week. In addition to Earley’s emphasis on eating well and sleeping well, Torkelson took his guidance at the front of the team:

The top third of Erie’s order hit back-to-back home runs to open the bottom of the first in Game 2. Greene started the bombardment with an initial blast from left to center, and Tigers No. 19 prospect Ryan Kriedler followed with one of his own to a similar spot. Torkelson completed it with his thirteenth homer of the year (at Double-A) with a shot to the center, putting Erie in a 3-0 lead.

Torkelson singled on a line to right field in the fourth inning and then finished off his monster doubleheader with a Solitaire HR left in the fifth. In total, Arizona State’s product was 7 of 7 with three homers, a double, six RBIs and five runs scored.

Since joining the SeaWolves on June 15, Torkelson has hit .271 / .384 / .584 in 48 games. So far, August has been his most impressive stage. After Thursday’s games, the corner infielder has a .342 / .444 / .737 slash line in 10 games this month and has multiple hits in three of his last four games.

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Thursday’s performance had another funny story for Torkelson: He performed in front of his parents, Rick and Lori, who saw their son in person for the first time since mid-June when he was in High-A, though not for a long time.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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