Detroit Tigers utility Harold Castro took the field in Monday̵7;s 15-6 loss to Minnesota. He spoke on Tuesday, April 6, about the experience.
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Rule 5 picked Akil Baddoo – in his third MLB game – to deliver Tuesday’s single walk-off in the 10th inning. Detroit Tiger 4-3 wins Minnesota twins.
With Harold Castro on third base, Baddoo drove a 2-1 slide to the right field with right-hand twin Hansel Robles. The Tigers improved to 3-2 with a win.
It was an unbelievable three days for Baddoo, who returned home in the first field in his MLB debut, crushed a grand slam in his second game and now delivered a walk-off hit.
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Jeimer Candelario put the Tigers a 2-1 lead in the lowest of five with double Robbie Grossman making it two runs with two singles out. But Homer Solo from Nelson Cruz (With Michael Fulmer) On the seventh and Byron Buxton (With Jose Cisnero) In the eighth game tie
Miguel Cabrera played a pair 5-4-3 with one in the ninth inning to deliver the game to extra innings.
Candelario prevented the Tigers from falling to 10th when he made a heavy take on Buxton and threw Jorge Polanco off the home plate, left-hander Gregory Soto scored in the ninth and 10th innings, scoring twice.
The Tigers go into the Twins at 1:10 PM Wednesday for the third of three games. Left-hander Matthew Boyd was started offensive by Twins right-hander Kenta Maeda.
Casey Mize launched in 2021.
In the fourth inning, right-hander Casey Mize struggled to keep the command he showed earlier in the game. He gave up twice to Max Kepler in a first-tier shifter.Willians Astudillo scored him on the first pitch to lead 1-0.
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In addition to the Kepler and Astudillo bats, Mize used the remaining five hits in the fourth inning to three. In the first, second and third innings combined, there is only one strike – Jake Cave’s second inning single counts as three.
Mize went on a base that was two deep in four, but Luis Arraez flew out into the field nine at bat. (JaCoby Jones caught jumping into the left wall in the middle) Following 3-1 in the count, Mize forced Arraez to foul four balls. He then took him out with a fifth in a row fastball.
Mize did not return for the fifth inning. He finished with one run in five hits and two walks with four hits. In the first frame, he hit out three of the four wood he faced: Arraez (slider, swing), Polanco (slider, look), Kepler (fastball, swing) Cruz split between bats. Polanco and Kepler
82 Over Mize’s pitch (50 shots), he has been called 10 strikes and five throws and misses, each with four stitches and a slider, and one with a splitter.
Mize’s fastball averaged 96 mph and peaked at 97.9 mph. Last season, his fastball averaged 93.7 mph.
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Right-hander Brian Garcia put himself in a difficult situation when he made a mistake to open the fifth inning.Cabrera stopped well in a gap near the first base, so Garcia rushed to close the base.
Although Garcia won the match against Polanco, his foot missed the first base altogether.Polanco stole the second base and advanced to third as Cruz flew out, letting Garcia outside. And a runner was creeping toward the house plate.
Manager AJ Hinch called his pitch in; Kepler hit the second bat hitter, bassist Jonathan Schoop; Polanco darted home, he threw to catch Grayson Greiner as soon as the ball caught, turned his body to block the plate and sucked the slide of Polanco in the second period
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Next hitter Rooker hits 3-2 to finish the frame without damaging the scoreboard.
Niko Goodrum, Robbie Grossman stepped up.
Niko Goodrum needed a strong performance on Tuesday after going 1v7 with one walk and four attacks in his first two games.
Grossman, meanwhile, was still searching for his first hit in his fifth game.He was 0-for-8 with eight walks – leading the duo – and two strikeouts.
On Tuesdays, Goodrum and Grossman both got their wish. In the fourth inning, Grossman grabbed twice the game. One chance later, he amplified the Tigers’ lead to 3-1 with a single two-off to the right.
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Since Goodrum was a hit for the switch, Hinch had him lead to left-handed JA Happ from the right side of the plate. Goodrum’s professional hitting average was better as a right-handed hitter (.323) than a left-handed hitter (.205).
Good Drum went 3-on-5 and twice and didn’t hit off.
Evan Petzold is a sports reporter at the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at email@example.com Or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold