Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Nate Robertson looked like he was in midseason form with a really nice start in the Hens 3-2 loss to Louisville. He gave up just three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, Jeremy Bonderman took the ball from there and he gave up a pair of runs in his one inning of work. He fell to 1-4 with the Hens.
Wilkin Ramirez went two for five with a run. Will Rhymes went two for three with a walk.
Dusty Ryan was one of the hitting stars in the Hens 10-1 blowout win over Columbus. He went three for five with a three home run and four RBIs. Don Kelly went three for five with a home run and two runs while Will Rhymes went three for six.
Nate Robertson picked up the win and he improved to 1-1. He gave up a run on fie hits with four strikeouts in five frames. Jeremy Bonderman threw two shutout innings of relief and he struck out two.
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.
Nate Robertson was showcased in his rehab start in game one of Erie’s doubleheader with Altoona because he came within an inning of pitching a double header shortened no-hitter. He gave up just one walk with six strikeouts in six innings before hitting his pitch count and coming out of the game before Altoona rallied for three runs to at least put themselves on the board. Mike Hollimon went two for two with a double, a triple, two walks, three RBIs and two runs in the 12-3 win.
In game two, it was Dallas Trahern’s turn and he threw a nice game to win his ninth game of the season. He gave up one run on five hits and three walks with four strikeouts in the seven inning complete game. Clete Thomas was the hitting star and he went two for three with a double, an RBI and a run.
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