Paredes Powers Whitecaps to Big Win

By West Michigan Whitecaps | August 8, 2017 3:24 PM ET


EASTLAKE, OH - Isaac Paredes blasted a pair of home runs Tuesday afternoon to help the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Lake County Captains 15-7 at Classic Park.

Paredes, ranked as the Detroit Tigers #8 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, enjoyed a 4-for-6 performance, and has belted four home runs in his last five games.

Tweet from @wmwhitecaps: Isaac Paredes belts two home runs in a 4-for-6 performance as we beat Lake County 15-7. Back home Thursday at 7pm!

The Whitecaps started the party with a pair of runs in the first, as Paredes laced an RBI-single to give West Michigan a 2-0 lead. After the Captains plated a run in the first, the 'Caps blew things open in the third with a six-run inning. Both Paredes and Austin Athmann stroked two-run home runs to highlight the frame. The Captains briefly climbed back in the ballgame with a three-run third featuring a two-run double by Li-Jen Chu, but Paredes led off the fifth with a long home run to left field, his second of the game to extend the lead to 13-4. The Captains plated three runs in the eighth, but it was too little - too late as the 'Caps scored two more in the ninth and went on to take four games of the five-game series.

Tweet from @MLBPipeline: Aaaand he homered again. Make it .412 with 4 HR & 12 RBI in 10 G since being acquired from #Cubs. 6 multihit games for @Tigers' 18-year-old.

Spenser Watkins (7-2) tossed five innings after returning from the disabled list to get his seventh victory, while Captains starter Luis Jimenez (2-6) took his sixth loss after allowing seven runs in just 2.1 innings. The Whitecaps record moves to 32-12 in the second half, and 77-34 overall while the Captains sit at 46-68 overall with a 19-26 mark in the back half of 2017. The Whitecaps finish their roadtrip with a record of 6-2.


The Whitecaps head back to Fifth Third Ballpark for a four-game series against the Great Lakes Loons beginning Thursday at 7:00p.m. Pitcher Tom de Blok gets the start on the mound against Loons pitcher Alfredo Tavarez . Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty and Mike Coleman begins on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 6:50p.m. Tickets can be reserved for any Whitecaps 2017 home contest by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131 or by visiting

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