Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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Timo Perez was one of the hitting stars in the Hens 8-4 win over Pawtucket. He went two for five with a double and three RBIs. Brent Clevlen went three for four with a homerun, two RBIs and two runs while Freddy Guzman singled, drew three walks and scored three runs.
Yorman Bazardo picked up the win despite another mediocre outing. He gave up four runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
The Mud Hens picked up just four hits tonight and most of their production came from the top of the order. Freddy Guzman went two for four with a double, a triple and two runs while Timo Perez doubled and drove in two.
Eddie Bonine fell to 9-2 with a rough start. He gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings. More discouraging was how Fernando Rodney was knocked around for three runs in just 1/3 of an inning.
The Hens had several hitting stars in a 17-3 blowout win over Indianapolis. Brent Clevlen went three for six with a double, a homerun and five RBIs. Timo Perez was a perfect four for four with four RBIs and three runs while Freddy Guzman went four for five with a triple, three RBIs and four runs.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 4-5 with a solid start. He gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Virgil Vasquez’ disappointing season continued as he dropped to 3-5 in the Hens 5-3 loss to Buffalo. He gave up five runs on eleven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in just five innings. Vasquez has a 6.22 ERA and while his strikeout to walk ratio of 35/9 is very solid, batters are hitting .324 against him. And there’s basically no platoon split (just .004) so both righties and lefties are mashing him.
It took Mike Hessman a few days but he finally belted his 20th of the season. He hit a two run shot while Timo Perez went four for four with a solo homer. Derek Wathan got a hit in his second straight game since taking over first base for Jeff Larish.
Virgil Vasquez had one of his better starts of the season in the Hens 6-0 win over the Bats. He gave up eight hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven shutout innings. Francis Beltran threw perfect innings to close out the game and to complete the shutout.
Mike Hessman had three hits and three runs and one of those hits was his nineteenth homer of the season. Timo Perez and Brent Clevlen also went yard.
The Hens found themselves down 6-0 in the fourth inning only to storm back with seven unanswered runs to pick up the win. Timo Perez doubled twice and drove in two while Brent Clevlen went two for five with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
Eddie Bonine was hit hard and he gave up all six runs. Matt Rusch struck out five in three no-hit innings to improve to 2-0 and Blaine Neal pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his sixteenth save.
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.
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.
The Hens got it done as they beat up on Lehigh Valley 6-4. Mike Hessman homered and drove in two runs while Timo Perez homered and scored a pair. Brent Clevlen also had a nice game and he went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Jeremy Johnson picked up the win although he didn’t have his best start. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with one strikeout in five innings.
The Mud Hens were only able to push one run across the plate as they lost to Lehigh Valley 4-1. Timo Perez reached base three times with two singles and a walk while Jackson Melian drove in the lone run with a solo homer.
Jonathan Connolly took the loss despite a solid outing. He gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings.
The Mud Hens blew out the Knights 11-4 and it was Timo Perez who led the way at the plate. He went three for five with two doubles, four RBIs and a run. Brent Clevlen and Mike Hessman both drove in two runs while Derek Wathan singled twice, drew a walk and scored three times.
Eddie Bonine picked up the win and he improved to 1-0. He gave up three runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
The Hens made it 2-0 tonight as they rolled over the Bulls 9-2. Jeff Larish went two for four with a three run homer, his first long ball of the spring. Brent Clevlen and Matthew Joyce both drove in two runs in the contest while Timo Perez drove in two and scored three runs.
Armando Galarraga got it done on the mound. He gave up three hits and a walk with six strikeouts in five shutout innings.
Virgil Vasquez picked up his first win of the season with an impressive pitching performance in Toledo’s home opener. He gave up just a single run on three hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Preston Larrison gave up a run in his single inning and Blaine Neal pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his first save of the season.
Dane Sardinha was the hitting star in the win. He went two for three with a solo homerun. Timo Perez didn’t get a hit, but he stole two bases and Mike Hessman went two for four with a double and a run.
Andrew Miller had some better luck in his second rehab start despite the Hens not winning. He gave up just one run on one hit with five strikeouts in three innings to start the game. Yorman Bazardo threw six solid frames but Jose Capellan gave up three runs in the top of the ninth as the Hens lost it 6-3.
Timo Perez doubled and drove in two runs in the loss. Brent Clevlen went two for four with a triple and a run.
Andrew Miller threw three tough innings as he started his rehab assignment with the Hens. He gave up five runs on five hits and five walks with four strikeouts in just three innings. He reached his pitch count pretty quickly and those three pretty poor innings were all he could manage. Joel Zumaya threw better with a shutout eight. He didn’t strike anyone out but he also didn’t give up a base runner.
All of the scoring in this 8-7 win came prior to the sixth inning. Mike Hessman homered and drove in four runs while Timo Perez went three for four with a triple, two RBIs and two runs.
Three different Mud Hens pitchers combined to give up five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning as they lost to Norfolk 5-2. Corey Hamman took the loss but he had a solid outing. He gave up just one run on five hits with a strikeout in six innings. Jeremy Johnson was the one who got tagged with the most damage as he was credited with three of the five runs. Joel Zumaya made his first rehab appearance. He gave up a hit and struck out one in 2/3 of an inning.
Timo Perez provided the offense with a two run homer, his thirteenth of the season. Andres Torres went two for three with a walk.
Anastacio Martinez improved to 5-5 on the season with a fantastic start in the Hens 6-1 win over Norfolk. He gave up two hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six shutout innings.
Timo Perez went one for two with a homerun, two RBIs and three runs. Brent Clevlen went two for four with two RBIs.
The Mud Hens couldn’t get much done at the plate as they lost to the Knights 4-1. Timo Perez had two of those hits while the lone run came on a solo homer by Dane Sardinha.
Virgil Vasquez fell to 10-4 despite a nice start. He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work.
The Mud Hens had a tough time at the plate and they pushed across just two runs on five hits in a 4-2 loss to Pawtucket. Timo Perez had two of those hits and he drove in both runs with a two run homer in the first inning.
Jeremy Johnson took the loss and he fell to 3-3. He gave up one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. Fernando Rodney threw a shutout inning of relief in his rehab stint. He walked one and struck out two.
Timo Perez had a big day at the plate in the Mud Hens 12-2 win over Pawtucket. He went two for three with five RBIs and a run. Andres Torres had a big game as well. He went two for five with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.
Ron Chiavacci picked up the win and he improved to 8-5 on the season. He gave up two runs on seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts in six innings of work.
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