Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Yorman Bazardo put a fitting end note on his disappointing season with the Mud Hens. He fell to 4-13 in the Hens 7-5 loss and he gave up six runs on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.
Freddy Guzman doubled, drove in two and scored a run in the loss and he stole his 56th base (71st between his two stops). Mike Hessman went two for five with two doubles, an RBI and a run (and of course, two strikeouts).
Dontrelle Willis threw just one inning before Matt Rusch took over to throw five shutout frames in the Hens 3-2 win over Richmond. He improved to 3-0 and he gave up just one hit with four strikeouts.
Freddy Guzman went two for four with an RBI. Maxwell Leon went two for two with two runs.
Kody Kirkland and Freddy Guzman had a pair of hits each and that was all the Hens could muster in a 6-0 loss. Clete Thomas didn’t pick up a hit, but he reached base a team high three times with three walks.
A solid start by Jeremy Johnson went to waste. He gave up one run on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts in five innings. Francisco Cruceta was pummelled for five runs in his 2/3 of an inning of relief.
Timo Perez was one of the hitting stars in the Hens 8-4 win over Pawtucket. He went two for five with a double and three RBIs. Brent Clevlen went three for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs while Freddy Guzman singled, drew three walks and scored three runs.
Yorman Bazardo picked up the win despite another mediocre outing. He gave up four runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Chris Lambert fell to 6-4 on the season after a rough start in the Hens 10-1 loss to the Yankees. Lambert gave up seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
To add insult to injury, the Hens managed just two hits. Freddy Guzman singled and drove in a run while Jackson Melian scored the lone run without getting a hit.
The Hens lost to the Clippers 2-1 in a game that saw the Hens hitters held to just five hits. Freddy Guzman was the hitting star and he went two for four with a double and an RBI.
Virgil Vasquez had one of his better starts of the season. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Clay Rapada gave up a run in the eighth and he took the loss.
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.
The Hens had several hitting stars in a 17-3 blowout win over Indianapolis. Brent Clevlen went three for six with a double, a homerun and five RBIs. Timo Perez was a perfect four for four with four RBIs and three runs while Freddy Guzman went four for five with a triple, three RBIs and four runs.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 4-5 with a solid start. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Three different Hens belted a pair of homeruns as Toledo ran up the score in a 10-0 beating over the Clippers. Michael Hollimon, TImo Perez and Nick Trzesniak all belted two homeruns while Freddy Guzman belted his first since he got bumped up to Toledo.
Lost in all of the offense was an impressive start by Casey Fossum. He gave up just three hits and a walk with ten strikeouts in seven shutout innings and he improved to 2-0.
Jonathan Connolly fell to 0-1 with a tough start in the SeaWolves 9-5 loss to Trenton. He gave up six runs on thirteen hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six frames.
Deik Scram went two for five with an RBI. Freddy Guzman tripled, drew two walks and scored twice.
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.
Lucas French improved to 1-2 on the season with a nearly flawless start in Erie’s 7-0 win over Harrisburg. He gave up just three hits with three strikeouts in eight shutout innings.
Daniel Worth had a huge day at the plate in the win. He went five for five with a double, a triple, two RBIs and a run. Freddy Guzman singled, drew a walk, stole his ninth base and scored twice.
Erie’s hitters bailed out the pitchers as the SeaWolves belted their way to an 11-10 win. Deik Scram homered and drove in three runs while Maxim St. Pierre went two for five with a double and three RBIs. Freddy Guzman also had a nice game and he went one for two with two walks, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Danny Zell picked up the win more because he was the last pitcher standing. He gave up one run on two hits in two innings of work.
Three late runs weren’t enough as Erie fell to Bowie 6-5. Josh Rainwater took the loss and he fell to 2-1. He gave up three runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Freddy Guzman singled, doubled and drove in two runs in the loss. Jeff Frazier went two for four with a walk and a run.
Normally, ten runs and thirteen hits will do it but the B-Mets picked up eleven runs on nineteen hits as both teams put on a hitting display. Andrew Kown took the brunt of the damage and he fell to 1-1. He gave up ten runs (nine earned) on twelve hits and two walks with one strikeout in four innings.
Maxim St. Pierre belted his first homer of the season. Freddy Guzman had a pair of hits, runs and RBIs while Maxwell Leon doubled, drove in two runs and scored.
Erie topped Harrisburg 3-2 and it was William Rhymes that had the big hit of the game. His three run homer in the third inning was all the SeaWolves got it but it was enough for the win. Freddy Guzman pitched in with a triple, a single and he scored on the homer.
Josh Rainwater improved to 2-0 with a nice start. He gave up one run on three hits with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Four different pitchers gave up four runs a piece as the SeaWolves were dismantled by Harrisburg. Daniel Christensen was one of those pitchers and he took the loss.
Deik Scram had a nice day at the plate and he went three for four with an RBI. Freddy Guzman went two for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Erie took two today in two very different games over Bowie. The first game was a pitcher’s dual in which Benjamin Fritz threw six solid innings. He gave up one run on seven hits with two strikeouts while Josh Rainwater picked up the win with a shutout inning in the eighth inning. Jeff Frazier went two for three with two walks while Wilkin Ramirez belted a solo shot.
In the second game, Erie’s pitching wasn’t nearly as good but they piled on the offense. Freddy Guzman tripled and he drove in four runs while Maxim St. Pierre doubled, drove in three and scored a run. Anthony Tomey was the least effective pitcher and he gave up three runs in three innings but he was the one who picked up the win.
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