Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Rudy Lugo and Casey Fien combined for a solid outing as the Hens took care of Lehigh Valley 5-3 in the first of two. Lugo gave up three runs (just one earned) on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Fien threw 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief and he improved to 1-0. Will Rhymes doubled, drove in two and scored once while Scott Sizemore went two for four with a double and a two run home run.
Lauren Gagnier threw five shutout innings and he improved to 2-2 in the second game. Dan Schlereth and Jay Sborz then threw shutout innings each to finish up game. Sborz picked up his eleventh save of the season. Danny Worth singled, scored a run and drove in one. Ben Guez hit a solo home run, his second of the season.
Armando Galarraga had a nice start go to waste as the Hens lost to the Bats 7-1. Galarraga took the loss and fell to 0-1 despite giving up just a run on three hits with six strikeouts in five innings. Casey Fien and Robbie Weinhardt were both hit hard were both touched up for three runs in their relief appearances.
Ryan Strieby had a big day at the plate. He went three for four with a pair of doubles and he drove in the lone run for the Hens. Danny Worth doubled in three at bats.
Jon Kibler had one of his best starts of the season go to waste because the SeaWolves managed just five hits and a run in a 3-1 loss to Akron. He gave up one hit and four walks with seven strikeouts in six shutout innings. Cody Satterwhite gave up three runs in the eighth inning and he fell to 4-6 on the season.
Deik Scram went two for four in the loss. Danny Worth drew three walks and he scored the lone run.
Jon Kibler fell to 6-7 on the season in Erie’s 6-4 loss despite having just two bad innings. He gave up three runs in second and then he gave up two of the three runs that Connecticut scored in the eighth inning. He ended up throwing 7 1/3 innings. It’s been a mixed bag season for Kibler at Erie but keep in mind he skipped Lakeland so he’s definitely on a faster track.
Danny Worth doubled and drove in two runs. Max St. Pierre went two for four with two doubles and a run.
The SeaWolves lost a tough one last night. They jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Reading starting chipping away at it with three in the sixth. Then a run in the ninth and two in the tenth turned what was earlier almost a sure thing into a loss. Ramon Garcia gave up the three sixth inning runs in his start and Brett Jensen gave up the final three and he took the loss.
Danny Worth went two for five with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Cale Iorg went two for five with a double and an RBI but he struck out three times.
Erie couldn’t score a single run and all they picked up were four singles in their 1-0 loss to the Curve. Danny Worth drew three walks while Alex Avila went one for three with a walk.
A solid start by Thad Weber went to waste. He gave up one run on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.
Talk about a beatdown. Just about everyone was a hitting star in this game as the SeaWolves dismantled the Curve 19-2. Al Avila went three for six with a double, a home run, four RBIs and three runs. Danny Worth also had a nice game and he went three for three with two walks, four RBIs and two runs.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 6-6 on the season with a solid start. He gave up two runs on eleven hits and two walks with a strikeout in 6 1/3 innings.
Pat Stanley improved to 3-2 on the season with a nice start in the SeaWolves 3-1 win over Binghamton. He gave up one run on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings. Brett Jensen struck out four in two shutout innings to pick up his eighth save of the season.
Santo De Leon went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run. Danny Worth singled twice and drove in one.
The SeaWolves had a twin billing today and they lost them both. Game one went ten innings and Jay Sborz took the loss when he gave up a tenth inning run. Brett Jensen gave up a run in the sixth and that was what put the game into extra frames. Alex Avila went two for five with a double, a run and two RBIs. Danny Worth went two for four with a double and two runs.
Game two turned into a one run pitchers duel in a game where the two teams combined for just six hits. Shawn Roof doubled and that was the only extra base hit. Josh Rainwater took the loss despite a very nice start. He gave up a run on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
Erie didn’t have much going and they were down 4-0 until they scored two in the eighth and two in the ninth to send the game into extra frames. Then flood gates opened and they scored five runs in the top of the tenth inning. Danny Worth doubled twice, drew a walk and drove in two runs. Michael Hollimon went two for five with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBIs.
Cody Satterwhite picked up the win and he improved to 2-4. He gave up two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
Scott Drucker improved to 2-2 on the season in the Hens 9-2 win over Lehigh Valley. He gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in six innings. Ron Chiavacci threw three shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.
Jeff Frazier homered and drove in three runs. Danny Worth went three for four with two runs.
The Mud Hens scored a grand total of three runs, and no more then one per game, in their four game set against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Not surprisingly, the Hens lost all four games and today was another blowout. Chris Lambert had a rough start and he fell to 1-3. He gave up seven runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts in just three innings.
Danny Worth was two for five and he drove in the lone Hens run. Will Rhymes singled and he scored the lone run.
The Mud Hens picked up a win at the first every game at Huntington Park in Columbus this afternoon. Ruddy Lugo had a nice start and he improved to 2-0. He gave up one run on four hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings. Joel Zumaya continued his rehab with two shutout innings and Casey Fien pitched two shutout innings to close things out for his second save of the season.
Mike Hessman doubled and drove in two runs in the 3-1 win. Danny Worth was a perfect four for four with a walk, an RBI and a run.
The Seawolves and B-Mets exchanged shutouts today and while Erie was outscored 11-1 combined over the two games, they actually walked away with a win. Game one was a brutal 11-0 shutout. Lauren Gagnier was tagged for nine runs in 2 2/3 innings and he fell to 1-2. His ERA now sits at 17.36 in his three starts for Erie. Danny Worth and Louis Ott both had a pair of singles.
Game two was a 1-0 shutout win and it was Daniel Christensen who threw 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball. Casey Fien got the final two outs and he improved to 2-3 with the win while Casper Wells singled and scored the lone run for either side.
Daniel Christensen was impressive in his five innings in a rain shortened, five inning shutout over Portland. He improved to 3-4 and he gave up the two hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Danny Worth was three for four with three runs and an RBI in Erie’s 5-0 win. Wilkin Ramirez doubled twice and drove in a run.
Lucas French fell to 3-5 on the season with a tough start in the SeaWolves 8-6 loss to Altoona. He gave up eight runs on twelve hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Danny Worth went two for five with a solo homer. Jeff Frazier went three for five with a run.
Erie had a tough time at the plate in a 4-0 loss to Akron. Danny Worth doubled and drew a walk and the hit was one of just three that the SeaWolves picked up.
Jonathan Connolly fell to 0-4 in the loss. He gave up four runs on nine hits and one walk with five strikeouts in eight innings.
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