Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Hens had a tough time at the plate and while they picked up three doubles in the game, they were held without a run. Will Rhymes led the way with three singles and he also walked in four plate appearances. Jeff Larish doubled and drew a walk.
Alfredo Figaro took the loss and he fell to 3-1. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Scot Drucker had a nice outing with 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 2-0 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 3-2 win over Indianapolis. He gave up three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 shutout innings. Jay Sborz got the final four outs and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
Jeff Larish went one for two with a solo home run, two walks and two runs. Mike Rabelo doubled and drove in two runs.
The Hens were in the spotlight yesterday because Cuban phenom Aroldis Chapman made his professional debut against the Hens and it was pretty brutal. In 4 2/3 innings, he gave up an unearned run and he struck out nine. In all, 15 Hens went down on strikes. It’s too bad because the Hens got some nice pitching as well. Enrique Gonzalez gave up two runs in 4 1/3 inning and he took the loss. Dan Schlereth pitched two shutout innings and Jay Sborz struck out the side in a shutout ninth.
Jeff Larish struck out four times in the 2-1 loss. Brennan Boesch went two for four and he drove in the lone Hens run.
The Hens lost to the Bats yesterday 5-3 in their first game of the season. After Ruddy Lugo gave up five runs in his 4 2/3 innings of work, the Hens rallied for three runs in the sixth but that’s all they could manage. The excitement came when Ryan Strieby and Jeff Larish hit back to back home runs. Larish finished with two hits while Brent Dlugach went three for five.
Lugo gave up the five runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings and he fell to 0-1. Dan Schlereth looked sharp with 2 1/3 shutout innings (three strikeouts). Robbie Weinhardt also had a good outing with two strikeouts in a shutout eighth inning.
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.
The Hens took care of the SWB Yankees 8-7 in a game that saw the two teams combine for 28 hits. Jeff Larish went two for three with two doubles, two walks and three runs. Scott Sizemore went two for five with a solo home run and two runs.
Scott Drucker was lit up for six runs in 4 1/3 but the hitters picked him up. Clay Rapada threw two shutout frames to close out the game and he improved to 2-2.
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.
Ruddy Lugo fell to 6-6 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 4-2 loss to Indianapolis. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for four with a double and a run. Jeff Larish went two for four with two singles.
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.
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.
The Hens struggles continued as they lost to Rochester 2-1. A nice start by Chris Lambert was wasted and he fell to 3-6. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings.
Jeff Larish and Scott Sizemore had two singles a piece. Brent Dlugach doubled and he scored the lone run for the Hens.
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.
Chris Lambert fell to 11-7 on the season after a rough start in the Hens 8-4 loss to Indianapolis. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in five innings.
Jeff Larish and Clete Thomas both homered and drove in a pair of runs. Freddy Guzman went two for four with a double and a run.
Chris Lambert left the game in the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead only to see the bullpen cave in and lose it in a 7-5 loss to the Clippers. Lambert gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Preston Larrison took the loss and he fell to 2-2. He gave up three runs on one hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.
Jeff Larish and Michael Hollimon both went yard in the game. For Larish, it was number 15 and for Hollimon it was his 12th.
The Mud Hens scored two in the eighth inning and one in the ninth to edge the Charlotte Knights 6-5. Dane Sardinha drove in the winning run with a solo homer while Jeff Larish, Mike Hessman and Michael Hollimon all went yard. For Hessman, it’s his 17th homer of the season and six homeruns in his last six games.
Dontrelle Willis had a tough time in his rehab start. He gave up five runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Preston Larrison threw 2 1/3 innings of shutout ball and he improved to 2-1 while Blaine Neal threw a shutout ninth to pick up his 13th save of the season.
Timo Perez seemed to be hitting out of his slump as he was passed up for promotion after the release of Jacque Jones. He went four for four with a triple, a homer, three RBIs and two runs in the Hens 11-7 win. Mike Hessman belted his eleventh homer of the season and Jeff Larish hit his ninth and drove in three.
Virgil Vasquez picked up the win and he improved to 2-2. He gave up three runs on four hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five innings.
Jeremy Johnson improved to 4-0 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 7-1 win over Indianapolis. He gave up one run on four hits with four strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Mike Hessman hit his eighth homer of the season and Jeff Larish belted his seventh. That’s quite a one/two punch with both of the guys in the lineup. Michael Hollimon also had a nice game and he homered and drove in a pair.
Jeff Larish belted a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning and despite the Hens scoring just one run the rest of the way, it was enough for the win. The other run in the 4-1 win came on a solo shot by Michael Hollimon.
Chris Lambert picked up the win and he improved to 2-1. He gave up three hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five shutout innings.
Chris Lambert won his first game of the season with a nice start in the Hens 4-1 win over Lehigh Valley. He gave up just a single run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in seven innings.
Jeff Larish went two for three with a double and two RBIs. Caonabo Cosme went three for three with a double, a homerun and two RBIs.
The Mud Hens did their best Tigers imitation and picked up just three hits in a 3-0 shutout loss. All three hits were singles and only Jeff Larish with a hit and a walk reached base twice.
Chris Lambert took the loss and he fell to 0-1. He gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in five innings.
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