Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Toledo turned around a 6-3 deficit and scored four unanswered runs in the late innings to pull out a 7-6 win over Indianapolis. Mike Hessman went three for four with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs while Will Rhymes went two for two with two walks, two runs and an RBI.
Eddie Bonine was roughed up in his start and he gave up six runs in 5 2/3 innings. Zach Simons picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief while Jeremy Bonderman threw a shutout eighth in which he struck out two but gave up two hits. Casey Fien pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his 14th save of the season.
Mike Hessman singled home Scott Sizemore in the bottom of the ninth as the Mud Hens narrowly beat Buffalo 3-2. They had to come back from a 2-0 deficit to do it and Max St. Pierre belted a solo home run to pitch in.
Eddie Bonine had a nice start in a no-decision. He gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. FreddyDolsi threw two shutout frames and he improved to 3-2.
Eddie Bonine improved to 2-4 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 5-3 win over Buffalo. He gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with one strikeout in eight innings. Josh Rainwater pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his second save of the season.
Jeff Larish had a nice day at the plate. He went two for four with a home run and two RBIs. Brent Dlugach went three for four with a double and a run.
Well, the dust finally settled on the Mud Hens 11-10, thirteen inning win after Jeff Larish doubled home Clete Thomas in the bottom half of the frame. It capped off an awesome game by the first baseman in which he went five for six with with two doubles, a walk, three RBIs and three runs. Brent Dlugach also put together a nice game and he went two for five with a double and four RBIs. Clete Thomas had four singles, two walks and he scored four times.
Eddie Bonine was roughed up in his four inning start and he gave up four runs. Ryan Perry pitched the final two frames and he walked just one to pick up his first win (and game) as a Hen.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Mud Hens picked up just four hits tonight and most of their production came from the top of the order. Freddy Guzman went two for four with a double, a triple and two runs while Timo Perez doubled and drove in two.
Eddie Bonine fell to 9-2 with a rough start. He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. More discouraging was how Fernando Rodney was knocked around for three runs in just 1/3 of an inning.
Eddie Bonine improved to 9-1 with a solid start in the Hens 5-3 win over the Knights. He gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven innings.
Matt Joyce went two for three with a triple, a homerun and two runs. Erick Almonte went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
The Hens found themselves down 6-0 in the fourth inning only to storm back with seven unanswered runs to pick up the win. Timo Perez doubled twice and drove in two while Brent Clevlen went two for five with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
Eddie Bonine was hit hard and he gave up all six runs. Matt Rusch struck out five in three no-hit innings to improve to 2-0 and Blaine Neal pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his sixteenth save.
The Hens beat Rochester 8-4 and it was Brent Clevlen and Nick Trzesniak who both drove in the bulk of the runs. Clevlen doubled and drove in three while Trzesniak singled twice and drove in three. Erick ALmonte was the only Mud Hen with two hits in the contest.
Eddie Bonine remained undefeated and he improved to 6-0 on the season. He gave up four runs on six hits with four strikeouts.
The Mud Hens edged the Bats 4-3 and it was Eddie Bonine who got it done on the mound. He improved to 5-0 and he gave up just three runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts.
Michael Hollimon was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with a double, a triple, a walk, an RBI and two runs.
The Hens took care of Lehigh Valley 8-3 and Eddie Bonine improved to 3-0 with a solid start. He gave up just two runs (one earned) on six hits with four strikeouts in eight innings of work.
Matthew Joyce tripled, homered, drove in two and scored twice in the game. Jackson Melian went two for five with a double, two runs and an RBI.
The Hens took care of Buffalo 6-4 and it was Eddie Bonine who set the stage for the Hens. He improved to 2-0 and he gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Blaine Neal pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his third save of the season.
Matthew Joyce and Brent Clevlen both went yard in the win. For Joyce, it was his fourth homer of the season and he drove in two runs. Derek Wathan went three for four and he scored a run.
The Mud Hens blew out the Knights 11-4 and it was Timo Perez who led the way at the plate. He went three for five with two doubles, four RBIs and a run. Brent Clevlen and Mike Hessman both drove in two runs while Derek Wathan singled twice, drew a walk and scored three times.
Eddie Bonine picked up the win and he improved to 1-0. He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Like the Mud Hens, the Seawolves lost a high scoring game as they kicked off their playoff series with Akron. Eddie Bonine took the loss and he gave up five runs in five innings but he wasn’t just the problem. Anthony Tomey and Freddy Dolsi were both shelled as well in relief outings.
Nick McIntyre went two for four with with a homerun and two RBIs. Michael Hernandez also went yard with a solo shot while Daniel Worth had a team high three hits with a run and an RBI.
David Espinosa was the hitting star in the Mud Hens 5-2 win over Columbus. He went three for four with a triple, three RBIs and a run. Andres Torres went two for four with a solo homerun.
Eddie Bonine shined in his Triple A debut. He gave up two runs on seven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in eight innings.
Michael Hernandez had a huge day at the plate for the Seawolves in their 12-4 win over Bowie. He went three for four with two homeruns and six RBIs in the win. William Rhymes went two for five with a double, two RBIs and two runs while Kody Kirkland went two for three with a double, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
Eddie Bonine improved to 14-5 with a solid start. He gave up four runs on seven hits and one walk in six innings of work.
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