Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Scot Drucker improved to 8-3 on the season with a really nice start in the Hens 3-2 win over Indianapolis. He gave up two runs on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in seven innings. Freddy Dolsi threw eight shutout innings and he picked up his eighth save of the season.
Mike Hessman went two for four with a double, a walk, two RBIs and a run. Don Kelly went two for five with a double, a run and two stolen bases.
Dontrelle Willis was back to his old tricks as the Hens were doubled up by Indianapolis 6-3. He gave up five runs on three hits and eight walks with a strikeout in four innings. He fell to 0-2 with the Hens. Jeremy Bonderman threw an inning of shutout relief.
Don Kelly went two for four with a double and an RBI. Wilkin Ramirez went two for four with a triple, a run and an RBI.
Dusty Ryan was one of the hitting stars in the Hens 10-1 blowout win over Columbus. He went three for five with a three home run and four RBIs. Don Kelly went three for five with a home run and two runs while Will Rhymes went three for six.
Nate Robertson picked up the win and he improved to 1-1. He gave up a run on fie hits with four strikeouts in five frames. Jeremy Bonderman threw two shutout innings of relief and he struck out two.
Chris Lambert had one of his best starts of the season and he improved to 6-7 in the Hens 6-1 win over Buffalo. He gave up just one run on seven hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. The one run didn’t come until the ninth inning when it looked like Lambert might be running out of gas.
Don Kelly had a nice game and he went three for four with a double, a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Mike Hessman belted a solo shot and he fnished with two RBIs.
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.
The good news is, Hens pitchers gave up just three runs over fourteen innings. The bad news is, the Hens couldn’t manage a single run in a pair of losses to Buffalo. In game one, a solid start by Chris Lambert went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings but he still fell to 4-7. Don Kelly and Brent Dlugach singled and that was it.
In game two, the Hens managed seven hits but still couldn’t score. Don Kelly and Max St. Pierre had two singled each in the 2-0 loss. Scot Drucker fell to 7-3 and he gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in five innings.
This one was pretty ugly. Eddie Bonine fell to 0-3 on the season in the Hens 13-3 loss to Charlotte. He gave up seven runs on nine hits with 1 2/3 innings. Three relievers also gave up runs in the contest.
Marcus Thames had another nice game and he went four for five. Ryan Roberson doubled, drove in a run and scored once while Don Kelly went two for five with a run.
The Hens lost to the Knights and once again they struggled to scored runs. Don Kelly continued his hot hitting and he went three for three while Will Rhymes went three for four with a walk but the rest of the team managed just three hits. One of the Hens runs came on Dusty Ryan’s solo homer in the second inning. It was his eighth of the year.
Brooks Brown took the loss and he fell to 0-3 since joining the Hens. He gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in eight innings.
The Hens took care of Charlotte 5-1 and Lucas French got it done on the mound. He gave up just five hits and a walk with six strikeouts in seven shutout innings. Casey Fien gave up a run in his two frames but it was good enough for save number four.
Don Kelly led the way at the plate and he went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run. Brent Dlugach went two for three with a walk and an RBI.
The Hens lost to Norfolk and Eddie Bonine gave up the brunt of the damage. He gave up four runs on five hits and four walks with two strikeouts in six innings and the loss dropped him to 0-2.
Don Kelly went three for four in the loss. Wilkin Ramirez tripled and scored a run.
The Hens were held to just six hits in a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Charlotte Knights. Jeff Frazier doubled and singled and Don Kelly singled twice to lead the way at the plate in the mediocre offensive outing.
A nice start by Eddie Bonine went to waste. He gave up two runs on seven hits and three walks in the complete game loss.
The Hens lost to Lehigh Valley 5-3 and it was Ruddy Lugo who took the loss. He fell to 2-3 and he gave up four runs on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Mike Hessman had a big game at the plate. He doubled three times and drove in two runs. Don Kelly went two for two with two walks and two runs.
Clete Thomas had a big day at the plate in the Hens 9-6 win over the Clippers. He went three for four and all three hits were for extra bases. He had two doubles, a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Don Kelly also had a nice game and he went three for four with a double and a run.
Eddie Bonine pitched three innings and he gave up two runs on five hits. Ron Chiavacci improved to 1-0 and he gave up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts in five innings.
Chris Lambert fell to 1-1 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 7-5 loss to Columbus. He gave up five runs on nine hits and one walk with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Don Kelly went one for two with a solo homer, two walks and two runs. Will Rhymes tripled, drove in a pair and scored once.
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