Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Erie didn’t have much going and they were down 4-0 until they scored two in the eighth and two in the ninth to send the game into extra frames. Then flood gates opened and they scored five runs in the top of the tenth inning. Danny Worth doubled twice, drew a walk and drove in two runs. Michael Hollimon went two for five with a double, a triple, two runs and two RBIs.
Cody Satterwhite picked up the win and he improved to 2-4. He gave up two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings.
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.
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.
Virgil Vasquez continued his subpar season and he fell to 2-4 in the Hens 9-3 loss to the Bulls. He gave up six runs (five earned) on eix hits and a walk with one strikeout. Three of those six hits left the yard.
Erick Almonte belted a solo homer. Michael Hollimon singled, drew two walks and scored a run.
The Hens scored three runs in eighth inning but it wasn’t enough as they lost to Durham 5-3. Michael Hollimon had two hits including a solo homer while Mike Hessman drew two walks and scored a run.
Jeramy Johnson lost his first decision of the season. He fell to 4-1 and he gave up three runs on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings.
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.
Yorman Bazardo and the rest of the Hens pitching staff had a tough time in their 10-6 loss to the Knights. Bazardo gave up three homers in five innings while Anastacio Martinez fell to 0-1 when he gave up four runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work.
Brent Clevlen belted a solo homer, walked twice and scored three runs in the loss. Michael Hollimon went two for four with a homerun and three RBIs.
Michael Hollimon belted a walk off homer in the bottom of the tenth as the Hens knocked Lehigh Valley 7-6. It was Hollimon’s only hit of the game while Brent Clevlen went two for three with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Jeremy Johnson gave up four runs in his five innings of work. Preston Larrison picked up the win with three shutout innings to close out the game.
The Mud Hens edged the Bats 4-3 and it was Eddie Bonine who got it done on the mound. He improved to 5-0 and he gave up just three runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts.
Michael Hollimon was the hitting star in the win. He went two for four with a double, a triple, a walk, an RBI and two runs.
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.
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.
The Mud Hens lost their final regular season to the Clippers 4-3 and it was a late inning meltdown that saw Columbus score two in the eighth and two in the ninth. Chris Lampert, the player to be named later in the Mike Maroth trade, threw six shutout innings in which he struck out ten. Then Aquilino Lopez gave up two unearned runs in the top of the ninth as the Clippers completed their comeback.
Chris Shelton belted a two run homer, his fourteenth of the season. Michael Hollimon had his best game since he joined the Mud Hens and he went two for four with a triple and a run.
Corey Hamman fell to 0-2 on the season since joining Erie with a tough relief appearance in the Seawolves 11-7 loss to Harrisburg. He gave up eight runs (four earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts in two innings.
Michael Hollimon went two for five with a double, a homerun and two RBIs. Jeff Larish went two for three with a double, a homerun, two RBIs and two runs.
Michael Hollimon has a big day at the plate in the Seawolves 7-6 win over the Defenders. He went three for five with a double, a triple, three RBIs and a run. Cameron Maybin homered in his third straight game since joining Erie and he went two for four with two RBIs and two runs.
Dallas Trahern was roughed up and he gave up six runs in four innings. Anthony Tomey picked up the win and he gave up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in three shutout innings.
Jair Jurrjens improved to 6-5 on the season with one of his best starts of the season in Erie’s 5-0 win. He gave up just three hits and he struck out ten in a complete game shutout.
Steve Torrealba went two for three with a homerun and two RBIs. Michael Hollimon belted a solo homerun to help out the cause.
Matthew Joyce had a big day at the plate in Erie’s 8-7 win over Harrisburg. He went three for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs. Michael Hollimon went three for four with a run.
Eddie Bonine picked up the win and he improved to 11-5 despite a rough start. He gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings of work.
The Seawolves had a tough time and lost two games in a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Reading. In the first game, Jonathan Connolly fell to 4-4 on the season with a rough start. He gave up five runs (three earned) on nine hits and one walk with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Michael Hollimon was the hitting star in the 6-3 loss. He went three for four with a double, a triple an RBI and two runs.
Matthew Righter lost the second game and he dropped to 2-3 on the season. He gave up four runs on eight hits and one walk with three strikeouts in four innings of work. Andres Torres hit a solo homerun in the 5-4 loss and Matthew Joyce went two for three with a triple and a run.
Erie got not just one, but two great individual performances in their 9-1 win over Bowie. Both Michael Hollimon and Jeff Larish belted two homers a piece and they both also drove in three runs each. Kody Kirkland pitched with a two run shot, his tenth of the season.
Andrew Kown went the distance and he improved to 3-5 on the season. He gave up one run on six hits and five strikeouts.
Eddie Bonine improved to 9-4 on the season with a nice start in Erie’s 4-1 win over Akron. He gave up one run on six hits and one walks with five strikeouts in seven innings.
Matthew Joyce was a perfect four for four with an RBI. Michael Hollimon went two for five with a double and two RBIs.
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