Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Dontrelle Willis picked up his first win for the Hens with a solid start. He gave up two runs on six hits and only two walks with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Freddy Dolsi pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his tenth save of the season.
Mike Gosse hit a two run home run in the 4-3 win. Mike Hessman went yard wth a solo shot.
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.
Scott Sizemore had a big day at the plate as the Tigers edged the Clippers 7-6. Sizemore had a hand in five of the Hens six runs and he went three for five with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and three runs. Dane Sardinha went two for three with a walk and a solo home run.
Dontrelle Willis got the start and he gave up a run in 1 1/3 innings with a walk and a hit. Freddy Dolsi improved to 4-2 despite a mediocre outing. he gave up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in three innings.
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.
The Hens took care of business in each of their games over the Red Wings. In the first one, Clete Thomas went two for three with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Jeff Larish doubled, drew a walk, a run and two RBIs. Ruddy Lugo improved to 6-5 despite a mediocre start. He gave up three runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Freddy Dolsi gave up an unearned run and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
Game two was an eleven inning marathon. Thomas had another nice game and he went three for five with two doubles and an RBI. Scott Sizemore went three for six with a triple, a home run and two RBIs. Lucas French struck out ten and gave up just one run in six innings. Fu-Te Ni threw two shutout innings to close out the game and he improved to 3-0.
Wilkin Ramirez had a big day at the plate but it wasn’t enough as the Hens lost to Charlotte 9-8. He went four for five with two homers, three RBIs and three runs. Mike Hessman went three for five with a double and a solo homer.
Freddy Dolsi gave up four runs in the bottom of the ninth and he took the loss. This was after a mediocre start by Scott Drucker, who gave up four runs on twelve hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings.
Lucas French looked solid on the mound as he picked up the win in the Hens 5-3 win over the Clippers. He gave up just three hits and he struck out eight in six shutout innings. Freddy Dolsi got the final four batters out in order and he picked up his first save of the season.
Ryan Raburn was the hitting star in the game. He went three for three with a walk, a double, a homerun and two RBIs. Brent Clevlen went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Wilkin Ramirez had a huge day at the plate in the SeaWolves 7-4 win over Akron. He went three for four with a double, two homers, three RBIs and three runs. Ryan Roberson also had a nice game with two doubles and a single.
Marcelo Perez improved to 1-0 despite giving up the lone earned run of the game. Freddy Dolsi pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his second save of the season.
Erie edged Altoona 5-4 and Wilkin Ramirez had the game winning hit. His solo homer in the bottom of the seventh broke a 4-4 tie and that won it for the SeaWolves. Freddy Guzman went one for three with two walks, three stolen bases and a run. The three steals brings his season total up to 13 on the season.
Casey Fien allowed the tying run to score in the seventh inning but because Erie turned around and took the lead back in a hurry, he got the win. Freddy Dolsi pitched a shutout ninth and he saved his first of the season.
It’s tough when you blow a 9-3 lead but that’s what happened tonight as Lakeland lost to Fort Myers 10-9. Freddy Dolsi gave up a two run homer in the bottom of the ninth and that hit decided the game. Jordan Tata made his season debut after starting the season the disabled list. He gave up four runs and he walked four in just 2/3 of an inning.
Justin Justice was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a three run homer and two runs.
Michael Bertram singled home Cale Iorg in the top of the ninth inning and that was the difference in the Flying Tigers 5-4 win over Clearwater. It capped off a solid game for both players who provided the bulk of the offense in this one. Iorg went four for five with two runs while Bertram was three for five with two RBIs and a run.
Angel Castro picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief. Freddy Dolsi picked up the save with two strikeouts in a shutout ninth inning.
The Rick Porcello era has begun. Last year’s first round draft pick gave up just one hit and two walks with three strikeouts in five shutout innings in the Flying Tigers 4-1 win. Freddy Dolsi struck out the side, but he gave up the lone run of the game to Tampa.
Brennan Boesch doubled and drove in two runs in the win. Louis Ott singled, drew a walk and scored twice.
Jeremy Lewis gave up a run in the tenth inning as Lakeland lost yet again to Sarasota 4-3. Freddy Dolsi gave up the tying run in the top of the ninth and it was unfortunate because a nice start by Angel Castro went to waste. He gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Justin Justice went two for three with a triple, a walk and a run. Rafael Mendez finished the game three for four.
Justin Justice scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth inning to win it for Lakeland. Up to that point, Maxwell Leon had been the most productive hitter. He went four for five with a double and two RBIs. Daniel Worth doubled three times and he drove in a run.
Freddy Dolsi improved to 5-3 with the win despite giving up three ninth inning runs to tie the game up in the top of the ninth. Kyle Sleeth gave up three runs in six innings in his start.
Lakeland continued their struggles and they dropped their third straight game in a pitchers’ duel with St. Lucie. Burke Badenhop gave up just one unearned run in 7 1/3 innings but for his struggles, he didn’t get a win. Freddy Dolsi gave up two runs in ninth inning and he fell to 4-3 on the season in the 3-2 loss.
Cameron Maybin belted a solo homerun, his tenth of the season. Ovandy Suero singled twice and he stole his 67th base of the season.
Lakeland edged Dunedin 4-3 in ten innings to win their fifth straight game. Matt O’Brien was decent in his start and he gave up just one run in 4 2/3 innings while Freddy Dolsi picked up the win with a shutout tenth.
Ovandy Suero picked up two more hits and stole another base to give him 30 already this season. Wilkin Ramirez went two for four with a triple, two RBIs and a run.
The Flying Tigers swept the Sarasota Reds and in this game, they got he bats going. Michael Hernandez went three for five with a homerun and two runs while Wilkin Ramirez was a perfect three for three with a run and three RBIs. Cameron Maybin had a nice game as well. He went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Jacob Ramos picked up the win with two innings of relief. He did give up a run but he was in the right place at the right time. Freddy Dolsi picked up his sixth save of the season with a shutout ninth.
A lot of Flying Tigers contributed today in their 8-7 win over Sarasota. Mark Haske tripled and he drove in three runs. Cameron Maybin went one for three with two walks, two RBIs and a run while Justin Justice went two for five with a two run homer.
Gabriel Benetiz picked up the win with 1 1/3 shutout innings. Freddy Dolsi picked up his third save despite giving up a run in the ninth.
Cameron Maybin didn’t have a hit in today’s 7-5 win, but he did cross the plate two times and he drove in a run with a walk. Michael Hernandez went four for four with two doubles and an RBI.
Lucas French had a nice start. He gave up two runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings. Freddy Dolsi picked up the win although he got it because he blew a save.
Two games, two losses. In the first game, Andrew Miller was roughed up and he gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He actually didn’t take the loss though because Fort Myers won it in the seventh with a single run off of Freddy Dolsi. Cameron Maybin finally racked up his first hit of the season and he finished with a solid game. He went two for three with a homerun and two runs. Dusty Ryan homered twice and drove in three runs in the 5-4 loss.
In the second game, Cameron Maybin hit another homerun Michael Hernandez went three for three with two RBIs in the 6-4 loss. Paul Hammond took the loss in relief and he gave up two runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.
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