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CT Tigers in Florida Instructional League

September 8, 2010

Julio Rodriguez is heading to Lakeland

Fifteen players who suited up with the Connecticut Tigers this season will head to Lakeland, Fla. for Florida Instructional League according to the FIL roster printed by the Detroit Free Press.

Florida Instructional League, which begins September 14, allows minor league ballplayers to develop their skills under the watchful eyes of the Tigers’ player development staff.

Among the former Connecticut Tigers scheduled to participate are catcher Julio Rodriguez, infielders James Robbins, Alexander Nunez and Dixon Machado, outfielders P.J. Polk and Jeff Rowland and pitchers Josue Carreno, Patrick Cooper, Antonio Cruz, Jeff Ferrell, Ramon Lebron, Matt Little, Wilsen Palacios, Shawn Teufel and Michael Torrealba.


Connecticut Tigers offensive statistical leaders

September 7, 2010

Batting Average

1. Julio Rodriguez- .270
2. P.J. Polk- .267
3. Ryan Enos- .265

On-Base Percentage

1. P.J. Polk- .343
2. Josh Ashenbrenner- .327
3. Ryan Enos- .323

Slugging Percentage

1. Ryan Enos- .378
2. Julio Rodriguez- .360
3. P.J. Polk- .356


1. Ryan Enos- .701
2. P.J. Polk- .699
3. Julio Rodriguez- .677

Home Runs

1. Ryan Enos- 4
2. James Robbins- 3
2. Londell Taylor- 3

Runs Batted In

1. James Robbins- 37
2. Ryan Enos- 31
3. Alexander Nunez- 27

Stolen Bases

1. P.J. Polk- 29
2. Ryan Enos- 16
3. Alexander Nunez- 14

Isolated Power

1. Ryan Enos- .113
2. Alexander Nunez- .105
3. James Robbins- .100

Yankees shutout Tigers

August 21, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers offense was shutout for the seventh time this month Saturday as the Tigers fell 2-0 to the Staten Island Yankees.

Patrick Lawson allowed 1 run and had 8 strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched

Tigers starting pitcher Patrick Lawson, who had been stellar through the first five innings, ran into trouble in the sixth, walking Rob Segedin and giving up a single to Kyle Roller, which advanced Segedin to third base.  Gary Sanchez followed Roller with a sacrifice fly to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.

The 17-year-old Sanchez became the youngest player in the New York-Penn League when he was promoted to Staten Island on Thursday after hitting .353 and slugging .597 in the Gulf Coast League.

Staten Island added another run in the eighth inning when Tigers relief pitcher Logan Hoch walked in a run with the bases loaded.

Tigers first baseman James Robbins provided a defensive highlight in the third inning when he chased a pop-up into foul territory, leaned over the tarp and reached over the first row of seats to make the catch.  Robbins then displayed his considerable arm strength by spinning around and throwing out a tagging Shane Brown at third base to complete a double play.

The Tigers will wrap-up their series with Staten Island at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.  Rayni Guichardo (3-3, 3.99) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Tigers.

Five Tigers earn All-Star honors

August 7, 2010

Matt Perry is one of five Connecticut Tigers selected as NYPL All-Stars

First baseman James Robbins, catcher Julio Rodriguez, third baseman Matt Perry and outfielders Ryan Enos and P.J. Polk were named New York-Penn League All-Stars Saturday.

The five Connecticut Tigers all-stars will play for the American League affiliated team in the 2010 New-York Penn League All-Star game.  The All-Star game will be hosted by the Staten Island Yankees on August 17 at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y.

Tigers take two

August 5, 2010

The Connecticut Tigers took a big step forward in the Stedler Division standings Wednesday after winning both ends of a doubleheader against the Hudson Valley Renegades.  The wins moved the Tigers to just a half of a game behind the division-leading Vermont Lake Monsters.

Both games were tight contests that ended with identical 2-1 scores.

Patrick Lawson earned the win in game one

Tigers pitcher Patrick Lawson earned the win in game one, allowing one run on five hits in five innings pitched.  The performance continued his string of excellent starts since moving into the rotation in place of Patrick Cooper, who was promoted to West Michigan on July 29.

Alexander Nunez got the Tigers offense going in game one with a fourth inning double to the left center field gap.  Nunez scored one play later on a Josh Ashenbrenner triple down the right field line.

Eric Roof added to the Tigers’ lead with a chopper that bounced over the head of Renegades first baseman Phil Wunderlich and into right field for an RBI single.

The Renegades scored a run in the top of the fifth inning and would have tied the game if Tigers shortstop Ryan Soares had not made a perfect relay throw to nail Kyle Lusson out at the plate.

After securing the victory in game one, the Tigers took an early lead in the second game of the doubleheader when Ryan Enos hustled around the bases for a first inning run.  Enos got on first with a single, stole second base, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Josh Ashenbrenner scored a run in both games Wednesday

The Renegades responded with a run in the second inning when Nicholas Schwaner scored on an RBI single from Elias Otero.  Otero hit a hard grounder up the middle that shot passed the outstretched glove of diving shortstop Brett Anderson.

The Tigers regained the lead in the fourth inning after a James Robbins RBI double that put the Tigers ahead for good.

After allowing one run in five strong innings of work, Tigers starting pitcher Miguel Mejia gave way to Tyler White, who notched three strikeouts in two scoreless innings to earn the save.

The Tigers and Renegades will continue their series at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.  Rayni Guichardo (3-2, 4.15) is scheduled to start on the mound for the Tigers.  He will be opposed by James Patterson (1-1, 4.50) of the Renegades.

Tigers drop pitcher’s duel

August 3, 2010

On a night dominated by pitching, the Connecticut Tigers came up just short, failing to score a run in Tuesday’s 1-0 contest against the Lowell Spinners.

Clemente Mendoza pitched well in defeat Tuesday

Spinners starting pitcher Keith Couch was nearly unhittable in his five innings of work, allowing only one hit while racking up seven strikeouts.

Tigers starter Clemente Mendoza was saddled with the loss, despite turning in one of his best performances of the season, allowing one run in seven innings pitched while striking out three.

The lone run of the game came in the second inning when Spinners left fielder Brandon Jacobs, who is regarded as one of the best power hitting prospects in the Red Sox minor league system, smashed a towering home run down the left field line.  Jacobs nearly homered a second time in the seventh inning when he hit a moonshot that was caught just shy of the wall in left center field.

Tigers reliever Tyler Clark was able to retire Jacobs in the ninth inning by getting him to swing and miss at a couple sliders before putting him away with a high fastball.

The Tigers made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth inning when P.J. Polk led off with a walk.  Ryan Enos advanced Polk to second with a sacrifice bunt, but Alexander Nunez flew out to right field and James Robbins grounded out to shortstop to end the game.  The groundout ended a tough game for Robbins, who finished 0-4 with three strikeouts.

The Tigers will continue their homestand on Wednesday with a doubleheader against the Hudson Valley Renegades, New York-Penn League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.  Game one is scheduled to start at 6:05 p.m. and game two will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.  Patrick Lawson (1-0, 2.96) and Miguel Mejia (2-1, 1.80) are the two scheduled starting pitchers for Connecticut.

July Players of the Month

August 2, 2010

James Robbins

First baseman James Robbins and right-handed relief pitcher Drew Gagnier have been selected as the Connecticut Tiger Den players of the month for July.

In 92 at bats, Robbins complied a.315 batting average, .370 on-base percentage and .511 slugging percentage.  He also had two home runs and 18 runs batted in.

Gagnier had a 2.08 earned run average and 18 strikeouts in 17.1 innings pitched.