Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Erie didn’t just lose two games to Altoona, they didn’t score a run as they lost both ends of the doubleheader. In the first game, Altoona beat Erie 6-0 in a game that saw Erie outhit Altoona 3-2 yet still lose. Jeffrey Gerbe took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up six runs (four earned) on two hits and five walks with one strikeout in six innings.
Game two was more of the same with Erie being held to a pair of hits in the 3-0 loss. Corey Hamman fell to 0-3 and he gave up three runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in four innings.
Corey Hamman fell to 0-2 on the season since joining Erie with a tough relief appearance in the Seawolves 11-7 loss to Harrisburg. He gave up eight runs (four earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts in two innings.
Michael Hollimon went two for five with a double, a homerun and two RBIs. Jeff Larish went two for three with a double, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Erie held on to their slim second half lead as they split a pair of games with second place Akron. In the first game, Erie edged Akron 6-5 and it was Eddie Bonine who picked up the win with a seven inning complete game in the 6-5 win. He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks with one strikeout in seven innings of work. Matthew Joyce went two for three with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run. Kody Kirkland belted a solo homer to help out the cause.
Game two didn’t go quite as well as the offense was held four hits in a 3-1 loss. Steve Torrealba belted in a solo homerun for the lone run and Corey Hamman took the loss in his first Double A start. He gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in just 2 2/3 innings.
Three different Mud Hens pitchers combined to give up five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as they lost to Norfolk 5-2. Corey Hamman took the loss but he had a solid outing. He gave up just one run on five hits with a strikeout in six innings. Jeremy Johnson was the one who got tagged with the most damage as he was credited with three of the five runs. Joel Zumaya made his first rehab appearance. He gave up a hit and struck out one in 2/3 of an inning.
Timo Perez provided the offense with a two run homer, his thirteenth of the season. Andres Torres went two for three with a walk.
The Mud Hens pitching was pretty spotty but they got it done at the plate in their 11-8 win over Ottawa. Ramon Santiago went four for six with three RBIs and a run and Jack Hannahan went two for three with two RBIs, two walks and three runs. Mike Hessman also contributed with a two run homerun. It was his 20th long ball of the year.
Corey Hamman was hit for seven runs in 5 2/3 innings but with all of the offense, he still picked up his first win of the season. He improved to 1-5 on the season.
Corey Hamman dropped to 0-5 on the season with a tough start in the Hens 4-3 loss to Norfolk. He gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
Jack Hannahan had a nice day at the plate in the loss. He went two for four with a solo homerun. Ryan Rayburn went two for four with a double and an RBI.
Corey Hamman dropped to 0-4 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 3-2 loss to Buffalo. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.
Ryan Rayburn was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a run.
The Mud Hens didn’t have much of a chance in this one as they ran into a Roger Clemens on his game in a 2-0 loss to the Yankees. In all, the Hens managed just three hits and none of them were for extra bases. Mike Hessman was the only Hen to reach base twice with a single and a walk.
Corey Hamman had a pretty good start wasted. He gave up one run on six hits with two strikeouts in six innings of work.
It took two days and eleven innings, but the Mud Hens finally finished their postponed game from yesterday with the Bats. Unfortunately, it was a 5-4 11 inning loss. Corey Hamman got the most work and he threw 3 2/3 shutout innings while Ian Ostlund gave up two runs in the eleventh and he took the loss.
Mike Hessman provided the bulk of the Mud Hens offense with a double, a homerun and he drove in all four runs. Timo Perez doubled twice and he scored a run in the loss.
The Bats turned the table on the Mud Hens. Last night it was a blowout with the Mud Hens on top and this time the Bats took it to the Mud Hens. Yorman Bazardo was hit hard in his start. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and four walks with a single strikeouts in just two innings. Corey Hamman was shelled as well. He gave up six runs (four earned) on six hits with two strikeouts in three innings.
To make things even worse, the Hens ran into Homer Bailey who shut down the offense. Timo Perez hit a solo homerun and he finished with two RBIs to account for most of the Mud Hens offense. Ryan Rayburn was the only Hen with two hits.
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