Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Brooks Brown fell to 3-13 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 7-2 loss to the Clippers. He gave up six runs on six hits and two walks in five innings.
Maxwell Leon drove in both Hens runs with a two run shot in the ninth. Mike Gosse and Jeff Frazier both went two for four.
The Mud Hens couldn’t get anything going at the plate as they were held to four hits in a 5-0 loss to the Louisville Bats. Scott Sizemore doubled for the lone extra base hit and Jeff Frazier was the only other Mud Hen to reach base twice with a pair of walks (Sizemore walked once).
Brooks Brown took the loss and he fell to 3-11. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with a strikeout in three innings of work.
The Hens beat Buffalo 10-6 and most of the attention was given to Jeremy Bonderman and Nate Robertson, both of whom began their rehab assignments. Nate Robertson got the start and he threw 39 pitches, 31 of which were strikes. He did get in trouble in the third when he gave up a home run and left with a pair of baserunners, but the pen got him out of it. Jeremy Bonderman threw a shutout fifth inning in which he didn’t give up a hit, but he didn’t strike anyone out. Zach Simons picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief and Clay Rapada got the final four outs for his fifth save of the season.
Max St. Pierre had a big day at the plate. He went four for four with a double, a home run, four RBIs and two runs. Jeff Frazier went three for five with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.
The Mud Hens scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning and that was what they needed to push away from the Bats in an 8-6 win. Jeff Frazier went two for five with a double and a three run home run. Jeff Larish went two for five with two RBIs and a run.
Nate Bump improved to 4-0 despite a mediocre start. He gave up four runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings. Clay Rapada got the final batter out and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
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.
A solid start by Brooks Brown went to waste as the Hens fell to the Chiefs 3-2. Brown fell to 3-8 and he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Brent Dlugach went three for five with two doubles, and a run. Jeff Frazier doubled twice in the loss.
This one was ugly. It was 8-0 after the first and 10-0 after three innings. Rudy Lugo had a day he wished he’d forget. He gave up eight runs on eight hits and a walk with a strikeout in just 2/3 of an inning. Jeff Frazier was also hit hard and he gave up four runs in two innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for three with a walk and a run. Wilkin Ramirez singled and he drove in two.
Ron Chiavacci gave up a run in the top of the tenth and he took the loss as the Hens lost to Norfolk 7-6. This was after a rough start by Rudy Lugo. He gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks with a strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.
The offense kept the Hens in this one and it was Dusty Ryan who led the way. He went four for five with two doubles, a home run and two runs scored. Jeff Frazier went three for five with a double and 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 Mud Hens were held to just five hits as they lost another one to the Charlotte Knights 5-2. Three of those hits came from Wilkin Ramirez and he drove in one of the two runs with a solo homer in the fifth inning. Jeff Frazier singled and he scored the other run.
Chris Lambert took the loss and he fell to 1-5. He gave up five runs on six hits and three walks with eight strikeouts in six innings.
Scott Drucker improved to 2-2 on the season in the Hens 9-2 win over Lehigh Valley. He gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with eight strikeouts in six innings. Ron Chiavacci threw three shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.
Jeff Frazier homered and drove in three runs. Danny Worth went three for four with two runs.
The SeaWolves lost to the Curve today and it was Jonah Nickerson who was knocked around. He fell to 0-2 and he gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Josh Rainwater also had a tough time and he gave up two runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Jeff Frazier went three for four with a double in the 6-4 loss. Maxwell Leon went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The SeaWolves lost to the Curve and it was Luis Marte who took some lumps. He fell to 0-2 and he gave up six runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five innings. Josh Kite gave up a run in three innings out of the pen.
The bulk of Erie’s offense came from Jeff Frazier. He went two for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs. Ryan Strieby went two for four with a double, a walk and two runs.
Erie dropped their third straight game after winning their first four in a game where the pitching just went away. Jon Kibler got the start and while he lasted 5 2/3 innings, he finished with the loss and he gave up six runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts. With this being Kibler’s second straight rocky start, you wonder if the jump over Lakeland to Erie was warranted. The only pitcher who didn’t give up a run was Cody Satterwhite, who pitched a shutout ninth frame.
Jeff Frazier went two for four with a pair of runs in the 9-3 loss. Maxwell Leon went two for four with a walk and a run.
The SeaWolves scored four runs in the first inning and then held on to beat Reading 4-3. Guillermo Moscoso had an impressive outing the mound and he won his first start since getting promoted to Erie. He gave up one unearned run on three hits and a walk with ten strikeouts in six innings. He now has 82 strikeouts in 58 innings this year and he only has fourteen walks and a .190 batting average against. Not bad for a guy who didn’t show up many prospect lists last year.
Jeff Frazier went two for four with a double, two RBIs and a run. William Rhymes was a perfect four for four with a double, a triple and a run.
Andrew Kown improved to 4-6 with a nice start in the SeaWolves 3-1 win over the Fisher Cats. He gave up seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 7 2/3 shutout innings.
Jeff Frazier was the hitting star in the win. He went four for four with a double, a homerun and two RBIs. Casper Wells hit a solo homer in the win as well.
Lucas French fell to 3-5 on the season with a tough start in the SeaWolves 8-6 loss to Altoona. He gave up eight runs on twelve hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Danny Worth went two for five with a solo homer. Jeff Frazier went three for five with a run.
The Seawolves scored a run in the ninth to tie the game but that tie was short lived as Angel Castro gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth and he fell to 1-1. Brendan Wise was the most effective pitcher in his first game after getting promoted from Lakeland. He gave up two hits with a strikeout in 1 2/3 shutout innings.
Jeff Frazier went two for four with an RBI and a run. Dusty Ryan doubled, drew a walk and drove in a run.
Anthony Tomey fell to 2-3 on the season after he gave up a two run homer in the bottom of the tenth inning in a 5-3 loss to Bowie. Casey Fien was the most effective hitter with 2 1/3 shutout innings.
All three SeaWolves runs came via solo homers. Dusty Ryan, Ryan Roberson and Jeff Frazier all went yard for Erie.
The SeaWolves split their pair of games today with Altoona. Game one was a 4-3, extra inning loss that saw Casey Fien give up a walk off solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning. Benjamin Fritz didn’t get the decision and he gave up three runs (one earned) on eleven hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings. Maxim St. Pierre and Jeff Frazier both had two singles and each drove in a run.
Game two was a 9-2 beatdown. Dusty Ryan went two for four with a double, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs. Diek Scram went three for five with a double, two RBIs and a run. Lucas French improved to 2-2 and he gave up two runs on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts in the seven inning complete game.
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