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.
Erie scored three late runs but all that did was turn a 6-0 deficit into a 6-3 loss. With the loss, Erie is now down 2-1 in their best of five game series and they’re in a must win situation heading into today’s game. Andrew Kown took the loss and he gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings.
Clete Thomas went two for five with an RBI. Nick McIntyre singled twice and he scored two runs.
Jeff Larish had a huge day at the plate as the Seawolves evened their series with Akron to a game a piece in a 9-6 win. Larish went two for four with a homerun, five RBIs and two runs. Matthew Joyce scored three times without getting a hit and Clete Thomas went two for five with a triple and two runs.
Burke Badenhop has a rough start but it was good enough for the win. He gave up six runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six 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.
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.
Andrew Kown improved to 6-8 in what was his last regular start of the season for Erie. He gave up three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in eight shutout innings.
Daniel Worth went two for four with a triple, three RBIs and a run. Nick McIntyre went two for four with a double and two runs.
Erie dropped both games of their doubleheader against Altoona the minor league regular season wound down. Of course with Erie assured of a playoff spot, these last few games aren’t as important. Game one was a 6-2 loss with Jonathan Connolly was hit hard. He gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in five innings of work.
Matthew Joyce doubled and drove in two runs. Daniel Worth doubled and he scored once.
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