Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Mud Hens took care of Richmond 8-4 and it was Erick Almonte who led the way at the plate. He doubled twice and drove in four runs while Jack Hannahan blasted a big three run homer in the win.
Dennis Tankersley improved to 8-5 on the season with a decent start. He gave up two runs on five hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings of work.
Dane Sardinha had a career day at the plate in the Mudhens 10-3 blowout win over Richmond. He belted three homers and drove in seven runs in the game. Prior to that, Sardinha had hit only four homeruns the entire season so the offensive explosion was somewhat surprising. Erick Almonte also pitched in with a two run homer, his first long ball since being promoted to Triple A.
Ron Chiavacci picked up the win and he improved to 9-5 on the season. He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in six innngs of work.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 10-3 on the season with a nice start in the Hens’ 2-1 win over Richmond. He gave up one run on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings of work.
Both Mudhen’s runs came via solo homeruns. Chris Shelton and Dane Sardinha both yard for the Mud Hens. It was Shelton’s eleventh homerun and Sardinha’s fourth.
Yorman Bazardo had one his best starts of the season with a complete game four hitter. He did give up one run but it was unearned and he walked two and struck out four. The win pushed his record to 8-5 on the season.
Chris Shelton went two for four with a solo homerun in the 4-0 win. Andres Torres went two for three with an RBI.
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.
Brent Clevelen singled home Henry Mateo in the bottom of the tenth inning to win it for the Hens. It was Clevelen’s second hit of the game and David Espinosa also had two hits and he drove in a run.
A pretty good start by Dennis Tankersley almost went to waste. He gave up one run on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. Jeremy Johnson picked up the win with a shutout tenth inning.
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.
The Red Sox took care of the Hens 3-2 in a less then stellar offensive display. Give them some credit though because with guys like Mike Hessman and Ryan Raburn playing for the big league club, you have a big chunk of this team’s offense gone at least compared to a month ago.
One of the runs for the Hens came on a solo homerun by Henry Mateo. Jack Hannahan doubled and he scored the other run.
A terrific start by Jordan Tata went to waste. He gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts in eight innings of work.
The Hens and Richmond finished up a rain shortened game which Toledo won and then played their regular game, which turned out to be a loss. In the first partial game, Andres Torres had three hits and Erick Almonte singled twice and drove in three runs to lead the way to Toledo in the 7-4 win. Anastacio Martinez improved to 3-5 with the win with five shutout innings. He gave up two hits and four walks with four strikeouts.
In the second game, the Hens went into the ninth down 3-2 and tied it on Jack Hannahan’s RBI single but Vic Darensbourg gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth to lose it. Hannahan finished the game with three hits and two RBIs to lead the way for the Hens at the plate.
Dennis Tankersley improved to 7-5 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 4-1 win over Richmond. He gave up one unearned run on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Jack Hannahan went two for three with a double and a run. Andres Torres led he way from the lead spot though and he went four for five with a double, an RBI and a run. He now has seven hits in just two games since being promoted from Double A.
Jordan Tata dropped to 3-3 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 5-3 loss to Norfolk. He gave up four runs on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Erick Almonte was the hitting star in the loss. He went two for four with a run and an RBI.
Yorman Bazardo fell to 7-5 on the season after a tough start in the Mud Hens 9-1 loss to Norfolk. He gave up six runs on eleven hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings of work.
Jack Hannahan drove in the only run for the Hens with a solo homerun, his twelth homerun of the season. Kevin Hooper doubled twice.
Virgil Vasquez improved to 9-3 on the season with an impressive five hit shutout in the Hens 2-0 win over Norfolk. He gave up one walk and he struck out four in the win.
Henry Mateo doubled, scored and drove in a run. Kevin Hooper singled, drew a walk and drove in a run.
Brent Clevlen did it again and this time he belted a two run game winning homer in the top of the tenth inning for the Hens. It was Clevlen’s only hit of the game, but it was a big one in the 4-2 win. Jack Hannahan had a solid game and he went three for four with two doubles, a run and an RBI.
Dennis Tankersley gave the Hens seven solid innings. He gave up two runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Vic Darensbourg picked up the win and he improved to 5-1 with a shutout ninth inning.
Henry Mateo singled home David Espinosa in the bottom of the tenth inning to win it for the Mud Hens. Jack Hannahan finished the game with two RBIs and Brent Clevlen continued his hot hitting with a three for five game with a solo homerun and a double.
Aquilino Lopez picked up the win with a shutout tenth and he improved to 3-1 on the season. Ron Chiavacci struck out four and gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his start.
Jordan Tata put together a nice start but a fielding error by Chris Shelton in the bottom of the sixth inning led to two unearned runs that cost the Hens in their 3-2 loss to Charlotte. Tata fell to 3-2 and he gave up three runs (just the one earned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Timo Perez put the Hens on the board in the first inning with a two run homer but that’s all the Hens would score the rest of the way. Chris Shelton had the only other hit of the game with a single.
Yorman Bazardo dropped to 7-4 on the season with a tough start in the Hens 7-5 loss to Richmond. He gave up seven runs on seven hits and a walk in just three innings of work.
Brent Clevlen continued to rake after the break with another nice day at the plate. He went three for four with three RBIs and a double. Timo Perez singled twice and scored two runs.
The Mud Hens opened up the second half of the season with a 5-3 win over Richmond and Virgil Vasquez improved to 8-3 on the season with another nice outing. He gave up two runs on six hits with three strikeouts in seven innings of work.
Brent Clevlen led the offense with two homers and three RBIs in the win. It’s nice to see the once-prospect showing he can still do his thing. Timo Perez went two for four and he scored a run.
The Mud Hens nearly doubled up the Bats when it came to hits with 11 versus the Bats 6, but that wasn’t reflect in the score as the Hens lost going into the break 4-3. Chris Shelton went two for four with an RBI while Timo Perez went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI.
Anastacio Martinez fell to 2-5 on the season with the loss. He gave up two runs in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
In just his second game back to the Mud Hens, Brent Clevlen put together a nice day at the plate. He went three for five with a double, a homerun, three RBIs and two runs. Henry Mateo also had a nice game and he went three for five with two runs in the 8-7 win.
Ron Chiavacci had a tough time and he gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings in his start. Vic Darensbourg improved to 4-1 with the win and he got two batters out.
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