Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Fernando Seguignol had a huge day at the plate as the Hens edged the Chiefs 5-4. He went two for two with two walks, a homerun, two runs and two RBIs. Jackson Melian went two for four with two RBIs and a run.
Anastacio Martinez improved to 1-1 with a good enough start. He gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings of work. Blaine Neal pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up save number 20.
Yorman Bazardo and the rest of the Hens pitching staff had a tough time in their 10-6 loss to the Knights. Bazardo gave up three homers in five innings while Anastacio Martinez fell to 0-1 when he gave up four runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work.
Brent Clevlen belted a solo homer, walked twice and scored three runs in the loss. Michael Hollimon went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.
The Mud Hens won two in one day as they pulled of a sweep over the Clippers. Game one saw Erick Almonte go two for three with a double, three RBIs and two runs in a 5-4 win. Andres Torres went four for four with a double, two triples and two runs. Anastacio Martinez gave up a hit with two walks and a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief.
Game two was a 6-4 Mud Hens win. Jason Perry belted a two run homer while Henry Mateo went two for three with a walk and two runs. Vic Darensbourg improved to 6-2 and he gave up one hit with four strikeouts in two innings of shutout relief.
The Mud Hens turned a seven run deficit into a one run game with a late inning rally but 9-8 is as close as they’d get. Anastatcio Martinez was shelled and he gave up eight runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in just 2 1/3 innings. The loss drops him to 5-7 on the season.
Erick Almonte was the hitting star in the loss. He went four for five with an RBI and two runs. Dane Sardinha went one for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
The Mud Hens had a tough time getting anything going at the plate in their 4-2 loss to Indianapolis. Henry Mateo was the hitting star with two singles, a run and a walk while Erick Almonte went one for one with three walks.
Anastacio Martinez went the distance in the loss and he fell to 5-6. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
Anastacio Martinez improved to 5-5 on the season with a fantastic start in the Hens 6-1 win over Norfolk. He gave up two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six shutout innings.
Timo Perez went one for two with a homerun, two RBIs and three runs. Brent Clevlen went two for four with two RBIs.
Anastacio Martinez improved to 4-5 on the season with a nice start in the Hens’ 2-1 win over the Knights. He gave up one unearned run on two hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in six innings of work.
Brent Clevlen was the hitting star in the win. He went three for three and he drove in both Mud Hens’ runs.
The Hens and Richmond finished up a rain shortened game which Toledo won and then played their regular game, which turned out to be a loss. In the first partial game, Andres Torres had three hits and Erick Almonte singled twice and drove in three runs to lead the way to Toledo in the 7-4 win. Anastacio Martinez improved to 3-5 with the win with five shutout innings. He gave up two hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
In the second game, the Hens went into the ninth down 3-2 and tied it on Jack Hannahan’s RBI single but Vic Darensbourg gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth to lose it. Hannahan finished the game with three hits and two RBIs to lead the way for the Hens at the plate.
The Mud Hens nearly doubled up the Bats when it came to hits with 11 versus the Bats 6, but that wasn’t reflect in the score as the Hens lost going into the break 4-3. Chris Shelton went two for four with an RBI while Timo Perez went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Anastacio Martinez fell to 2-5 on the season with the loss. He gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Mike Hessman belted a two run homer in the Hens 7-5 loss to the Bulls and while that in and of itself isn’t very spectacular, the face that he now has 81 RBIs in 81 games is. The homerun was his 25th of the season which is also an impressive figure. And while his walk rate isn’t good, it’s not great. If there’s one knock, it’s the 103 strikeouts that he has. That’s an awful lot at any level.
Anastacio Martinez took the loss and he gave up three runs in one inning of work. Jordan Tata didn’t have all that great of a start. He gave up four runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings.
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