Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Hens had a tough time at the plate and while they picked up three doubles in the game, they were held without a run. Will Rhymes led the way with three singles and he also walked in four plate appearances. Jeff Larish doubled and drew a walk.
Alfredo Figaro took the loss and he fell to 3-1. He gave up four runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Scot Drucker had a nice outing with 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
A solid start by Armando Galarraga was wasted in the Hens 2-1 loss to Syracuse. He gave up two runs on eight hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings. Dan Schlereth continued his solid season with two strikeouts in a shutout eighth inning. He now sports a 1.46 ERA and He’s struck out 13 in 11 1/3 innings. He still has to work on his control though because he has twelve walks.
Brent Dlugach went three for four with a solo home run. Will Rhymes went three for four.
Armando Galarraga improved to 2-1 on the season with another solid start in the Hens 3-1 win over Louisville. He gave up just three hits and he struck out six in seven shutout innings. Jay Sborz struck out two in a shutout ninth and he picked up his fifth save of the season.
Casper Wells pretty much was the Hens offense. He homered twice and scored three runs. Brennan Boesch also had a nice game with a pair of singles in three at-bats.
The Hens put it all together last night as they decimated Indianpolis 10-1. There were plenty of hitting stars as five players had two hits each. Brennan Boesch went two for five with a home run and two RBIs. Casper Wells went two for five with a double, a run and an RBI.
Phil Dumatrait had a solid start and he improved to 1-0. He gave up a run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Scot Drucker pitched four shutout innings to close out the game and he picked up his first save.
Ruddy Lugo fell to 1-2 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 9-6 loss to Indianapolis. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in four innings. Three of the six hits he gave up left the ballpark.
Casper Wells went two for three with a two run homer. Will Rhymes went two for four with a triple, a walk, two RBIs and a run.
Alfredo Figaro improved to 2-0 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 3-2 win over Indianapolis. He gave up three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 shutout innings. Jay Sborz got the final four outs and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
Jeff Larish went one for two with a solo home run, two walks and two runs. Mike Rabelo doubled and drove in two runs.
The Hens took care of Indianapolis 6-0 behind some really strong pitching. Ruddy Lugo improved to 1-1 and he gave up just three hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five shutout innings. Casey Fien followed that up with three shutout innings of relief and then Robbie Weinhardt pitched a shutout ninth to finish up the win.
Will Rhymes had a big day at the plate. He went four for five with three runs, a double and an RBI. Brent Dlugach went three for five with two runs and an RBI while Brennan Boesch went three for five with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Brent Dlugach belted his first home of the season and it was a three run shot as the Hens took care of Indianapolis 6-3. Dlugach also doubled while Will Rhymes went two for four with a run and an RBI.
Alfredo Figaro picked up the win despite a shaky outing. He gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings. Scot Drucker pitched two innings of shutout relief while Jay Sborz pitched a shutout ninth to pick up his second save of the season.
The Hens were in the spotlight yesterday because Cuban phenom Aroldis Chapman made his professional debut against the Hens and it was pretty brutal. In 4 2/3 innings, he gave up an unearned run and he struck out nine. In all, 15 Hens went down on strikes. It’s too bad because the Hens got some nice pitching as well. Enrique Gonzalez gave up two runs in 4 1/3 inning and he took the loss. Dan Schlereth pitched two shutout innings and Jay Sborz struck out the side in a shutout ninth.
Jeff Larish struck out four times in the 2-1 loss. Brennan Boesch went two for four and he drove in the lone Hens run.
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.
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