Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Armando Galarraga had a nice start go to waste as the Hens lost to the Bats 7-1. Galarraga took the loss and fell to 0-1 despite giving up just a run on three hits with six strikeouts in five innings. Casey Fien and Robbie Weinhardt were both hit hard were both touched up for three runs in their relief appearances.
Ryan Strieby had a big day at the plate. He went three for four with a pair of doubles and he drove in the lone run for the Hens. Danny Worth doubled in three at bats.
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.
Pat Stanley improved to 4-2 on the season with a really nice start in Erie’s 6-3 win over Akron. He gave up one unearned run on six hits with five strikeouts in seven innings. Brett Jensen struck out three in 1 1/3 shutout innings to pick up his ninth save of the season.
Casper Wells belted a two run home run in the first inning. Ryan Strieby doubled, drew a walk, drove in two and scored a run.
Erie took care of Trenton 9-6 and this was a nice team effort at the plate. Ryan Strieby was one of the hitting stars and he went two for five with a home run, two RBIs and two runs. Brennan Boesch went two for three with a home run and two runs.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 5-6 despite a mediocre start. He gave up five runs on eleven hits with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Pat Stanley improved to 1-2 on the season with a really nice start in Erie’s 5-1 win over Portland. He gave up one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Cale Iorg went two for four with a pair of RBIs. Deik Scram doubled, drew a walk and drove in two. Portland didn’t want anything to do with Ryan Strieby and he drew four walks.
Scott Sizemore scored on an error in the bottom of the ninth and while that sent the game into frames, the contest didn’t last much longer then that. Zach Simons gave up two unearned runs in the top of the tenth and while the Wolves rallied for a run in the bottom half of the inning, it wasn’t enough.
Alex Avila went two for three with two walks and a run. Ryan Strieby went two for five and he belted his thirteenth home run. Michael Hollimon also went yard with his third of the season.
Luis Marte put a solid start together and he improved to 3-5 in the SeaWolves 7-2 win over Akron. He gave up just a single run on two hits and four walks with three strikeouts. This is Marte’s best start in a while so hopefully he’ll be able to keep this up.
Ryan Strieby continued to rake an he went two for five with a triple, two RBIs and a run. Scott Sizemore went three for four with a walk, a run and an RBI.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 3-3 with a solid outing in Erie’s 4-1 win over Akron. He gave up one run on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in seven innings. Cody Satterwhite pitched the final two frames and didn’t allow a run and he earned his sixth save of the season.
Maxwell Leon led the way at the plate and he went three for four with a double and a run. Ryan Strieby went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Luis Marte fell to 2-4 on the season with a rough start in Erie’s 7-4 loss to Harrisburg. He gave up all seven runs on seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in six innings.
Ryan Strieby hit his eleventh home run of the season and Scott Sizemore went yard with his seventh. Sizemore also singled, drew a walk and he finished with two runs.
Deik Scram and Alex Avila both hit big homeruns as Erie took care of Bowie 6-5. Scram belted a three run shot in the second inning to put Erie on the board and then Avila hit a two run shot in the fourth. Ryan Strieby went one for two with a walk and two runs in the win.
Jonah Nickerson picked up the win and he improved to 1-2 on the season. He gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts in six innings. Brett Jensen gave up a run in the ninth but he held on to pick up his fourth save of the season.
The Seawolves finally got to make up their games as they split a doubleheader with Harrisburg. In the first game, Erie used the long ball in a 9-6 win. Ryan Strieby hit his sixth and seventh home runs and he drove in four while Scott Sizemore and Santo De Leon both hit one home run a piece. Alfredo Figaro was touched up for five runs in 5 2/3 innings while Josh Kite picked up the win despite allowing the tying run (an inherited runner) to score).
Game two didn’t go quite as well as Erie blew a 6-0 lead and lost 7-6. Scott Sizemore hit another home run and Cale Iorg hit two solo shots (his first two of the season). Ramon Garcia pitched three shutout frames in his start before Zach Simons came in and gave up five runs.
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.
Brooks Brown didn’t get the win in this one, but he did about all he could to make sure the SeaWolves did walk away with a victory. He gave up just four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five shutout innings while Ramon Garcia got the victory despite giving up the lone Curve run. Cody Satterwhite closed the game out and he gave up a hit and a walk but he struck out two in the ninth to pick up his first save of the season.
Ryan Strieby was in the middle of both Erie runs in the 2-1 win. He singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored. Scott Sizemore was the only other Erie hitter to have two hits.
The win puts Erie at an impressive 4-0. They’ll get a day off tomorrow before Bowie heads to town.
Alright, John Sickels released his top 20 Tigers prospects and he has an interesting take on the state (or lack there of) of the Tigers minor league system. There’s little argument as to numbers one (Rick Porcello) and two (Ryan Perry), but I thought Brett Jacobson was an interesting number three. Still, after that, we’re already in the C+ so you could make an argument as to any of those guys moving up or down.
One guy who doesn’t get enough love is Ryan Strieby. He didn’t even make the top 20, yet he had a very nice season last year. Baseball America’s list is somewhat different, although my favorite list is Kevin Goldstein’s so I’m interesting to see what he puts out there.
Lakeland took home both of their games in a doubleheader with the Yankees. Game one was a 2-1 win and Duane Below got it done on the mound. He gave up one run on three hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Strieby and Devin Thomas both belted solo homers for the Flying Tigers two runs.
Game two was a 4-2 win. Jonah Nickerson improved to 10-3 and he gave up two runs on five hits with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Louis Ott went two for three with two RBIs while Michael Bertram went one for two with a walk and two runs.
Ryan Strieby had just one hit in the Flying Tigers 11-5 win over Vero Beach but that was a two run blast. Combine that with two sac. flies and he finished the game with a team high four RBIs. Brandon Timm also had a big day and he went three for five with a triple, three RBIs and two runs.
Jonah Nickerson improved to 8-3 with the win. He gave up five runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. Zach Simons threw three shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his second save of the season.
Duane Below improved to 5-6 on the season with a decent start in the Flying Tigers 6-4 win over Vero Beach. He gave up three runs on five hits and six walks with ten strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Ryan Strieby went two for four with a homerun and two RBIs. Brandon Timm went two for three with a double, a homerun and two RBIs.
Jay Sborz gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Flying Tigers fell to Vero Beach 5-4. A solid start by Guillermo Moscoso went to waste. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
Ryan Strieby went two for four with a double, a homerun and two RBIs. Michael Bertram went two for four with a run.
Rick Porcello threw the first five innings of a seven inning no hitters as Lakeland topped St. Lucie 4-1. Porcello gave up just two walks and he was actually nailed for a run with a strikeout. Porcello continues to shine at Lakeland and he’s now evened his record at 6-6. His strikeout numbers aren’t nothing amazing, but he’s walked just 28 while keeping the ball on the ground. The end result is a 2.91 ERA and that was after a rough outing in his last start.
Ryan Strieby accounted for the bulk of the Flying Tigers offense. He homered for the nineteenth time this season and he drove in three of the Tigers four runs.
Ryan Strieby had a big day at the plate in the Flying Tigers 10-4 win over Jupiter. Strieby went two for four with a triple, a homerun and five RBIs. Gary Sheffield belted a solo homer, drew a walk and scored two runs.
Derek Witt pitched two shutout innings of relief and he improved to 3-2. He gave up three hits and he struck out three.
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