Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Dane Sardinha drove home Jack Hannahan in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Mud Hens beat the Yankees 2-1 in ten innings. Hannahan was one of the three Mud Hens to finish with two hits in the game.
Virgil Vasquez got it done again and he ‘s looking better and better as the season progresses. He gave up five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven shutout innings and its the third time in four starts he’s gone at least five innings and not given up an earned run. Unfortunately, he didn’t pick the win though. Tim Byrdak did with a shutout top of the tenth.
A solid start by Yorman Bazardo went to waste today as the pen gave up the tying run in the eighth and then lost when they gave up two runs in the eleventh. Bazardo gave up one unearned run on three hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings. That’s two nice starts in a row for the big right hander.
Tim Byrdak gave up the tying run in the eighth and then Jason Karnuth lost it when he gave up a two run homer in the bottom of the eleventh. Sandwiched between those two were two shutout innings by Vic Darensbourg.
At the plate, Timo Perez extended his hitting streak to eighteen games with a solid two for four game. Andrew Graham went two for two with an RBI and a run in the 4-2 loss.
Talk about your marathon games. The Mud Hens beat the Bulls today in sixteen innings by the score of 7-4. The Mud Hens blew a 3-0 lead and then they gave up another lead when both teams scored in the twelth. It finally ended in the sixteenth though when the Hens were able to rack up three runs to win it.
Mike Hessman had a big day at the plate. He went four for seven with a double, two homeruns, two RBIs and three runs.
Ron Chiavacci struck out ten in his six inning start and Tim Byrdak struck out five in two shutout frames. Ian Ostlund picked up the win and he struck out three in two shutout innings.
The Mud Hens lost a tough one in the season opener to the Louisville Bats tonight in a 5-4 ten inning game. Zach Miner struck out five and gave up two runs in four innings while Tim Byrdak had a particularly good relief outing. He struck out four in 2 1/3 perfect innings. Preston Larrison gave up two runs in his one inning of work.
Ryan Rayburn led the way at the plate. He went two for three with a homerun, two runs and two RBIs. David Espinosa also had a good game. He tripled and drove in two runs.
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