Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Ryan Ketchner made his Hens debut yesterday and he really got the job done in a 2-1 win. He gave up one run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Zach Simons threw two shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his first save.
Scott Sizemore went two for five with an RBI. Brent Clevlen went two for four with a run.
There were plenty of hitting stars in the Hens 11-10 win over Buffalo but Scott Sizemore led the pack with two home runs. He belted a two run shot in the eighth and then he hit belted the game winner with a solo shot in the ninth. Brent Clevlen also had a nice game and he went three for four with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. In all, the Hens picked up five home runs in the contest.
Josh Rainwater gave up two ninth inning runs but he was in the right place at the right time to pick up the win. He improved to 1-3. Brooks Brown had a rough start and he gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
It’s like the Mud Hens saved it all up for one game. They scored 18 runs on 24 hits including a 10 run third inning as they demolished the Chiefs 18-1. Jeff Frazier went four for six with a home run, six RBIs and two runs. Brent Clevlen had three home runs, all of which were solo shots, and Don Kelly went four for six with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Lost in all of the offense was a solid start by Chris Lambert. He improved to 5-7 and he gave up just a run on seven hits without a walk and he struck out six in eight innings.
Nate Bump improved to 1-0 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 2-1 win over the Louisville Bats. He gave up a run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings. Ryan Perry struck out four in two innings to pick up his second save of the season.
Ryan Roberson drove in both Hens runs with a two run blast in the second inning. Brent Clevlen singled and he scored the other run.
This one was ugly. It was 8-0 after the first and 10-0 after three innings. Rudy Lugo had a day he wished he’d forget. He gave up eight runs on eight hits and a walk with a strikeout in just 2/3 of an inning. Jeff Frazier was also hit hard and he gave up four runs in two innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for three with a walk and a run. Wilkin Ramirez singled and he drove in two.
Brent Dlugach had a monster day at the plate as the Hens dismantled the Clippers 12-4. He went three for four with a double, two home runs, three RBIs and three runs. Wilkin Ramirez belted a solo home run and he scored twice while Brent Clevlen went two for five with two runs and two RBIs.
Scot Drucker picked up the win and he improved to 6-2. He gave up four runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in six innings. Matt Rusch gave up one hit in three shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.
Ruddy Lugo fell to 6-6 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 4-2 loss to Indianapolis. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for four with a double and a run. Jeff Larish went two for four with two singles.
The Hens and Bulls almost played two games as they finished a 15 inning marathon after over four and a half hours. Matt Rusch took the loss and he fell to 2-3 after he gave up a pair of runs in the top of the fifteenth. A solid start by Lucas French went to waste and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Brent Dlugach went just one for six but his one hit was a two run blast. Brent Clevlen went two for five with a walk and a run.
Brent Clevlen had a big day at the plate in the Hens 9-4 win over the Rochester Red Wings. He went three for four with three RBIs. Mike Hessman and Max St. Pierre also pitched in with home runs.
Brooks Brown picked up his first win of the season and he improved to 1-6. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Brooks Brown fell to 0-6 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 7-3 loss to the SWB Yankees. He gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Brent Cleven was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a home run and two RBIs. Max St. Pierre went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The Hens offensive struggled against the Red Sox continued with a 2-1 loss last night. Brent Clevlen once again led the way at the plate. He doubled, drew a walk and scored the lone run for Toledo. Ryan Roberson doubled, drew a walk and drove in the one run.
Dontrelle Willis made his second rehab start and this time, things went a little better. He gave up two runs on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
The Hens had a tough time at the plate in their 6-0 loss to Pawtucket and with just six hits, the team couldn’t put a single runnner across the place. Brent Clevlen had three of those hits with a double and two singles and the only other Hen to reach base twice was Mike Hessman with two walks. They did have to face Dice- K in a rehab outing but that’s only part of the reason because he threw just 2 2/3 innings.
Ruddy Lugo took the loss and he fell to 2-2. He gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits and five walks with four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Lucas French looked solid on the mound as he picked up the win in the Hens 5-3 win over the Clippers. He gave up just three hits and he struck out eight in six shutout innings. Freddy Dolsi got the final four batters out in order and he picked up his first save of the season.
Ryan Raburn was the hitting star in the game. He went three for three with a walk, a double, a homerun and two RBIs. Brent Clevlen went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
The Hens lost to the Bats 10-8 and both Jeff Larish and Brent Clevlen hit their 20th homers of the season. Larish needed to go yard twice and he drove in four while Clevlen left the park once and he drove in two runs. Clevlen finished a perfect four for four and he was a triple short of hitting for the cycle.
Eddie Bonine fell to 12-3 with a rough start. He gave up six runs on nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
This game was over early as it was 9-0 after four innings and the final turned out to be 13-0. To add to the pile, the Hens made five errors, two of which were by Mike Hessman. Virgil Vasquez took the loss and he gave up nine runs (five earned) on nine hits and a walk with a strikeout in 3 2/3 innings. The loss drops him to 6-10 and you wonder why Virgil has slid so far this season.
The offense was held to just four hits. Erick Almonte doubled and Brent Clevlen singled and drew two walks.
Timo Perez was one of the hitting stars in the Hens 8-4 win over Pawtucket. He went two for five with a double and three RBIs. Brent Clevlen went three for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs while Freddy Guzman singled, drew three walks and scored three runs.
Yorman Bazardo picked up the win despite another mediocre outing. He gave up four runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Yorman Bazardo’s struggles continued and he fell to 1-2 in the Hens 8-5 loss at Louisville. He gave up six runs on eight hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings.
Mike Hessman hit his 21st homer of the season and he finished with three RBIs. Erick Almonte and Brent Clevlen also went yard in the loss.
The Hens had several hitting stars in a 17-3 blowout win over Indianapolis. Brent Clevlen went three for six with a double, a homerun and five RBIs. Timo Perez was a perfect four for four with four RBIs and three runs while Freddy Guzman went four for five with a triple, three RBIs and four runs.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 4-5 with a solid start. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Denny Bautista fell to 0-1 for the Hens in a 3-2 loss to the Knights. He gave up an unearned run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in two innings of relief. Yorman Bazardo had a decent start and he gave up two runs on six hits with three strikeouts in five innings.
Brent Clevlen had two hits including a solo homer, his ninth long ball of the season. Dane Sardinha drove in the other Hen run with a solo shot of his own.
Brent Clevlen had a monster game in the Hens 10-2 win over Buffalo. He went three for four with six RBIs, a homerun and a run. Mike Hessman went one for three with a walk and three runs. Jackson Melian homered and drove in two runs.
Casey Fossum improved to 3-0 on the season with a nice start. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks with ten strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
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