Scores David Wright Jersey , news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Tuesday, April 9, 2019."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Tigers AnalysisDetroit Tigers Prospect NotebookDetroit Tigers Game ThreadsDetroit Tigers NewsDetroit Tigers PodcastsDetroit Tigers Prospect NotebookMinor League RecapsTigers prospect Daz Cameron homers in Mud Hens lossNew,6commentsScores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers farm system for Tuesday, April 9, 2019.EDTShareTweetShareShareTigers prospect Daz Cameron homers in Mud Hens lossIndianapolis Indians 9, Toledo Mud Hens 6 (box)It was a rough go for Kyle Funkhouser on Tuesday night. The Hens’ starter surrendered five runs overall and didn’t make it out of the fourth inning. Paul Voelker couldn’t get the Hens out of the frame without further damage, and the Indians scored four runs in the inning. Daz Cameron led off for the Hens with a solo shot, his first of the season. He also doubled as part of a three hit game, and also drew a walk in the contest. Danny Woodrow tripled, walked twice, and drove in a run, while Victor Reyes had the other Hens’ RBI. Kudos to Sandy Baez and Eduardo Paredes as they were the only two Hens pitchers not to allow a run in this one.Cameron: 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BBWoodrow: 1-3, 3B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, SBFunkhouser (L, 0-1): 3.1 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SOComing up next: Ryan Carpenter gets the ball for the Hens on Wednesday night , as they wrap this two-game set against the Indians. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. ET. Starting Thursday, the Hens will head out on the road for eight games in Norwich and then Indianapolis. Erie SeaWolves 4, Altoona Curve 3 (box)Despite plenty of offense in this one, both pitching staffs did a nice job limiting damage. Erie starter Nick Ramirez didn’t make it out of the fourth inning, but allowed just one run on six hits, punching out seven. The lone run was a solo shot off the bat of Hunter Owen in the second inning. Joe Navilhon allowed a run in relief but earned the victory with 2 1? innings of one run ball. The curve led 2-1 before the SeaWolves broke out with a three-run sixth inning to pull away. They loaded the bases when Jose Azocar soft-served a single into center field to plate two. A wild pitch then allowed Daniel Pinero to score from third. Drew Carlton and Eduardo Jimenez locked down the late innings, though Jimenez allowed a solo shot in the ninth to make things interesting.Azocar: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBILester: 2-4, 2 R, SONavilhon (W, 1-0): 2.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 SOComing up next: The Curve will have to deal with Matt Manning on Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. ET, with the series tied at a game apiece.Lakeland Flying Tigers 3, Clearwater Threshers 1 (box)The Threshers had a mountain to climb taking on the Tigers’ top prospect, starting pitcher Casey Mize. They were unable to climb it. Mize punched out seven, allowing a run on four hits in six dominant innings of work. Mize threw 50 of his 73 pitches for strikes, and as expected, handled his tune-up starts in Lakeland with no issue at all. It will be interesting to see how much longer the Tigers wait before sending him to Double-A Erie to face more appropriate competition.As for the Flying Tigers’ offense, they were up to the task as well. After Mize allowed a run in the second, Zac Shepherd doubled home A.J. Simcox in the bottom half of the frame to tie things up again at 1-1. In the fourth, it was shortstop Cole Peterson driving in Rey Rivera and catcher Joey Morgan with a single for the eventual margin of victory. JaCoby Jones went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in his rehab appearance, while Will Vest picked up his first save of the season.Peterson: 1-2, 2 RBI, BB, CSSimcox: 2-4, 2B, R, SOMize (W Mookie Wilson Jersey , 1-0): 6.0 IP, 4 H, ER, 7 SOComing up next: Clearwater and the Flying Tigers lock up again on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tarik Skubal is on schedule to start for Lakeland.West Michigan Whitecaps 7, Lansing Lugnuts 6 (box)Starter Kacey Murphy didn’t fare too well on Tuesday. He was knocked out of the game in the third inning with two runs in. Angel De Jesus came on in relief and quieted things down through the fifth inning, allowing just one earned run. That was long enough for the ‘Caps offense to get rolling. Jordan Pearce mashed a two-run homer to right in the third inning. In the fourth, Wenceel Perez drew a bases loaded walk to plate a run, followed by singles from Pearce and Parker Meadows to piece together a four-run inning and take a 7-3 lead into the sixth inning. Maddux Conger was unfortunately unable to live up to his namesake in relief, allowing a three run sixth inning which made for a nail-biter in the late innings. Fortunately, Angel Reyes was able to shut the door on the sixth, and kept the Lugnuts off the board for two more innings. Yaya Chentouf picked up the save. Pearce: 3-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, SOMeadows: 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, SOAmes: 2-5, 2B, R, SOMurphy: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, SOComing up next: With the four game road series even at one game apiece, the Whitecaps will send lefty Adam Wolf to the mound against Joey Murray and the Lugnuts, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m. ET. Verlander dominant...again."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Houston Astros NewsGame ThreadsHouston Astros Minor LeaguesAstros Game DayPodcastsTampa Bay Gets Shnelled. Three Astros Homers Slay Rays 5-1New,55commentsVerlander dominant...again.CDTShareTweetShareShareTampa Bay Gets Shnelled. Three Astros Homers Slay Rays 5-1Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsThe Astros are 3 for 3 in opening day games when George Springer hit a home run. In the previous two years when he hit an opening day home run the Astros ended up winning more than 100 games. Which means that because George hit his third straight opening day home run today against the Rays, the Astros are on the way to their third straight 100 win season.Conversely, on the onlyoccasion last year when the Tampa Bay Rays’ Cy young winning pitcher Blake Snell got Shnelled for three home runs in a game , the Rays lost the game. So with the real best pitcher in baseball, Justin Verlander, dominating on this Opening Day like it was against the Yankees in post-season, the Astros were bound to win this one running away. And that they did.But it didn’t look so good at first.It looked like old man time had caught up with Verlander in the first inning.Indeed, it was the Astros opponent this year, and not George Springer, who opened his team’s season with a home run, this one by lead-off hitter Austin Meadows. Tommy Pham would follow that with a sharp single.The Rays would not get another hit until the seventh inning.Meanwhile, Verlander would accrue nine strikeouts, and at one point he struck out three batters in a row using only 9 pitches. He threw 102 pitches total, 72 for strikes, 23 of the swing and miss variety. Very auspiciously, the new and improved Verlander change up got eight strikes, five swinging out of the eleven he threw. The best pitcher in baseball has another deadly weapon? OMGBlake Snell’s night, on the other hand, did not go so well.After allowing third inning walks to the new Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos and Jake Marisnick, George Springer crushed his third straight Opening Day home run, a 427 foot blast to center field that left his bat at 106 MPH.The next inning, another new Astro, left fielder Michael Brantley, showed he’s going to fit in quite nicely with a solo shot of his own, a 404 foot line drive down the right field line hit at 104 MPH. In the fifth, Mighty Man Jose Altuve started his season off right with a left field moonshot, showing new found power in his legs after off-season surgery to his right knee.Last year Jose did not hit a home run until April 25th.In total the Astros would get 10 hits, 2 doubles and 3 home runs. Altuve, Brantley and Yuli Gurriel would each get 2 hits, with Alex Bregman and Aledmys Diaz being the only hitless Astros this day.Ryan Pressly and Roberto Osuna pitched scoreless eight and ninth innings respectively.Box score and videos HERE.Tomorrow, Gerrit Cole faces former Astro and World Series hero Charlie Morton in a bittersweet confrontation in the second game of the year. Game time is 6:10 CDT.Credit to Tigersnack for the term Shnelled.