Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Dallas Trahern picked a bad time to have one his worst starts of the season as Erie was eliminated by Akron in their series 3-1. Trahern gave up seven runs on seven hits with three strikeouts in five innings in the 8-6 loss.
Michael Hollimon went two for three with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Jeff Larish doubled, drove in two runs and scored one.
Jeff Larish finished off his regular season with a bang as he went two for four with a grand slam homer. It was Larish’s 28th of the season and t also put him over the century mark with 101 RBIs. He also showed some patience at the plate with 87 walks and you wonder whether he’ll be pushed next year to take over at first place for the big league club. A .906 OPS, even for a 24 year old, at the Double A level isn’t something to scoff at.
Matthew Joyce went three for four with a double, an RBI and two runs. Michael Hernandez went two for four with a solo homer and two runs. Dallas Trahern didn’t get a decision in his final start while Matthew Rusch improved to 6-1 with 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
The Seawolves got a nice team effort in their 10-6 win over Bowie. Four different players drove in two runs and three different hitters scored twice. Steve Torrealba was the only Erie hitter to go yard. He went two for five with a two run homer.
Dallas Trahern improved to 12-6 although it was hardly his best start. He gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Wilkin Ramirez drove home William Rhymes in the top of the tenth inning to win it for Erie. Ramirez had just one hit but he played a role in four of Erie’s five runs in the win. He singled, drove in two and scored twice.
Dallas Trahern had a nice start despite not getting a decision. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings. Matthew Rusch improved to 5-1 with the win. He gave up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings.
Michael Hollimon has a big day at the plate in the Seawolves 7-6 win over the Defenders. He went three for five with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run. Cameron Maybin homered in his third straight game since joining Erie and he went two for four with two RBIs and two runs.
Dallas Trahern was roughed up and he gave up six runs in four innings. Anthony Tomey picked up the win and he gave up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in three shutout innings.
Dallas Trahern fell to 10-6 on the season with a rough start in the Seawolves 6-2 loss to New Britain. He gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings of work.
William Rhymes was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with a double and a run.
Erie took care of Trenton 4-1 in ten innings and while Dallas Trahern didn’t pick up the win, he kept the Seawolves in the game. He gave up one unearned run on just three hits and three walks in eight innings of work. Randor Bierd improved to 2-0 on the season with a shutout ninth inning.
Jeff Larish doubled, drew three walks, drove in two and scored a run. Jackson Melian singled and drove in two runs in the win.
Dallas Trahern dropped to 10-5 on the season with a rough start in Erie’s 11-2 loss to Bowie. He gave up five runs on twelve hits and one walk with one strikeout in five innings of work. After Trahern left the game, two errors led to six unearned runs as Bowie ran up the score on Erie.
Jeff Larish belted a solo homerun. Matthew Joyce doubled and he scored a run.
Dallas Trahern threw a decent enough game but the hitters didn’t give him much support in a 2-1 loss to Reading. He gave up two runs on two hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six innings, and the loss drops him to 10-4 on the season.
Matthew Joyce provided the one run for the Seawolves. He belted a solo homerun in the fifth inning.
This was a tough one. Dallas Trahern gave up three runs in his six innings of work and when he left the game, Erie had a six run lead (they had as much as a seven run lead earlier in the game). Then in the very next inning that he’s pulled, the bullpen is tagged for nine runs and Erie said bye-bye to the lead. Kevin Adroin took the loss but the bulk of the damage was given up by Randor Bierd, who gave up six of those nine seventh inning runs.
Clete Thomas had a huge day at the plate. He went four for four with a triple, a homerun, four RBIs and three runs in the 13-11 loss.
The Seawolves took care of Bowie 9-4 and Jeff Larish had a very productive day at the plate. He went three for four with a double, a homerun and four RBIs. Matthew Joyce hit a solo homerun and he scored three runs while Jackson Melian was a perfect three for three with a triple, two RBIs and a run.
Dallas Trahern won his tenth game season although it wasn’t his best outing. He gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Nate Robertson was showcased in his rehab start in game one of Erie’s doubleheader with Altoona because he came within an inning of pitching a double header shortened no-hitter. He gave up just one walk with six strikeouts in six innings before hitting his pitch count and coming out of the game before Altoona rallied for three runs to at least put themselves on the board. Mike Hollimon went two for two with a double, a triple, two walks, three RBIs and two runs in the 12-3 win.
In game two, it was Dallas Trahern’s turn and he threw a nice game to win his ninth game of the season. He gave up one run on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in the seven inning complete game. Clete Thomas was the hitting star and he went two for three with a double, an RBI and a run.
For a while, Dallas Trahern looked like the best pitcher in the Tigers system who doesn’t have the last name Miller. Now, after two straight rough losses, he’s looking like the guy you’d expect to have a hard time at the Double A level. Today, he gave up seven runs (three earned) on eleven hits and three walks in just 3 2/3 innings.
Jackson Melian went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs. Andres Torres tripled, drew a walk and scored two runs.
Dallas Trahern had established himself as one of the top pitching prospects for the Tigers right after Andrew Miller but he took a step back in a pretty rough start against the River Cats. He was tagged for eight runs on twelve hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Mike Hollimon was the hitting star in the 8-4 loss. He went four for five with two doubles, two RBIs and a run.
Dallas Trahern improved to 8-1 on the season with another nice start. He gave up one run on six hits and six strikeouts in eight innings. Trahern has been the model of consistency. He’s given up more then three or more runs in only two starts and in all but one start where he threw five innings, he’s gone at least six innings.
Michael Hollimon had a nice day at the plate. He went two for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Jeff Larish went three for four with two doubles and an RBI.
Erie edged Akron 5-4 and the big hit of the game was a three run homer by Kody Kirkland. He finished the game two for three while Andres Torres singled, drove in one and scored a run.
Dallas Trahern improved to 7-1 on the season. He gave up four runs (three earned) seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
The Seawolves came close but they dropped both of their games in a doubleheader with Pittsburgh. In the first game, Dallas Trahern had his worst start of the season and he gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings. Matthew Joyce and Jeff Larish each had two hits including a homerun and each drove in two runs.
Game two was a pitcher’s duel with a solid start by Andrew Kown being wasted. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. The offense managed just two hits and Michael Holliman drew a walk and he scored the only run of the game.
Dallas Trahern continued his great season with his sixth win of the season in Erie’s 3-2 win over Trenton. He gave up just two runs on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings of work. Trahern sports an impressive 1.99 ERA at Erie and while his strikeout rate isn’t really high, his groundball/flyball ratio is very impressive (3.54/1). He’s also given up just one homerun 51 2/3 innings between his seven starts at Erie and his one start at Toledo.
Jeff Larish was the hitting star. He went two for four with a double and an RBI.
Erie made up their rained out game with a twin bill as they split their two games with Reading. Game one was a 6-4 win with Dallas Trahern improving to a perfect 5-0 on the season. He gave up three runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts in five innings. Trahern doesn’t have a ton of strikeouts (17 in 30 1/3 innings) but he’s kept the ball down like he has in the past and has a nice 3.23 groundball to flyball ratio and he’s given up just one homerun. Jeffrey Larish provided most of the offense with a homerun and four RBIs.
Game two didn’t go quite as well. Andrew Kown gave up six runs in three innings and the only run for Erie came on another homerun by Jeff Larish in the 8-1 loss.
Because of the rainout last night, Erie played two against Akron and each team took a game. Erie won the first one 4-2 with a strong outing by Dallas Trahern. The big right hander improved to an impressive 4-0 on the season and he gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings of work. At the plate, Brent Dlugach went two for three and he scored two runs.
Game two didn’t go as well because Akron won 7-3. Jair Jurrjens was hit hard and he lost his first decision of the year. He gave up five runs on four hits and two walk with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Andres Torres went one for three with both one run and one RBI.
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