Great Lakes Loons on hot streak winning 7 games in a row

Loons take first two games from West Michigan Whitecaps

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, Great Lakes Loons,   By: Thomas Baird

13th June, 2013     0

The Great Lakes Loons are in the middle of the hottest streak in franchise history by winning their 7th game in a row since winning 10 games in a row in 2009.   The Loons defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers franchise) the past two nights by the score of 13-6 and then 3-2 in 11 innings.  This came off a 4 game sweep of the South Bend Silverhawks who were in first place in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League. 

Loons manager Razor Shines is "very pleased with bats starting to come around."  In the first of a 3 game series with the Whitecaps the Loons jumped all over Whitecaps top prospect Edgar De La Rosa (3-0) for 11 runs in the first 2 innings.  The Loons would manage to hold on for a 13-6 victory against the Whitecaps.   Tyler Olge would get things going for the Loons with a monster 3-run home run in the 2nd inning to give the Loons the cushion that they would need for the win.   Great Lakes Loons 16 year old prospect Julio Urias started the game and went into the 3rd inning before being relieved after giving up his 1st two home runs in his professional career.  This would be the Loons 6th win in a row. 

Former MLB All-Star Steve Garvey would make an appearance at the Dow Diamond as part of the Dodgers Legends series this season.  He would sign autographs for all fans that wanted to get one.   The Loons then would take on the Whitecaps in game two of the series and win a hard fought game in 11 innings 3-2.  Malcolm Holland would hit the walk off single to drive in Robbie Garvey(no relation) for the Loons 7th win in a row.  

The game would be played in rainy and sloppy conditions for almost the entire game with the small crowd seeking cover on the Dow Diamond overhang.  It actually turned out to be a very well pitched game with Loons started Angel Sanchez pitching 7 strong innings.  He would give up two runs and had 7 strikeouts.  Whitecaps starter Jake Thompson another Tiger prospect would go 5 innings allowing just one run and two hits.   The West Michigan Whitecaps are managed for former MLB star Larry Parrish who spent 15 seasons in the majors.   The Whitecaps have another former MLB player as their pitching coach Mike Henneman who played most of career with Tigers.  

Things seem to have turned around now for the Loons who are playing some good baseball and with the weather starting to heat up it should be fun again at the Dow Diamond.  Remember to check for all of the promotions that the Loons have during the season and with the low ticket prices it still makes a great bargain for your entertainment dollar.   See you down at the Dow.  


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