Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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The Mud Hens scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning and that was what they needed to push away from the Bats in an 8-6 win. Jeff Frazier went two for five with a double and a three run home run. Jeff Larish went two for five with two RBIs and a run.
Nate Bump improved to 4-0 despite a mediocre start. He gave up four runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in five innings. Clay Rapada got the final batter out and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
The Hens took care of the SWB Yankees 8-7 in a game that saw the two teams combine for 28 hits. Jeff Larish went two for three with two doubles, two walks and three runs. Scott Sizemore went two for five with a solo home run and two runs.
Scott Drucker was lit up for six runs in 4 1/3 but the hitters picked him up. Clay Rapada threw two shutout frames to close out the game and he improved to 2-2.
It’s like the Mud Hens saved it all up for one game. They scored 18 runs on 24 hits including a 10 run third inning as they demolished the Chiefs 18-1. Jeff Frazier went four for six with a home run, six RBIs and two runs. Brent Clevlen had three home runs, all of which were solo shots, and Don Kelly went four for six with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Lost in all of the offense was a solid start by Chris Lambert. He improved to 5-7 and he gave up just a run on seven hits without a walk and he struck out six in eight innings.
A solid start by Brooks Brown went to waste as the Hens fell to the Chiefs 3-2. Brown fell to 3-8 and he gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven innings.
Brent Dlugach went three for five with two doubles, and a run. Jeff Frazier doubled twice in the loss.
Eddie Bonine improved to 2-4 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 5-3 win over Buffalo. He gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with one strikeout in eight innings. Josh Rainwater pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his second save of the season.
Jeff Larish had a nice day at the plate. He went two for four with a home run and two RBIs. Brent Dlugach went three for four with a double and a run.
The good news is, Hens pitchers gave up just three runs over fourteen innings. The bad news is, the Hens couldn’t manage a single run in a pair of losses to Buffalo. In game one, a solid start by Chris Lambert went to waste. He gave up one run on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings but he still fell to 4-7. Don Kelly and Brent Dlugach singled and that was it.
In game two, the Hens managed seven hits but still couldn’t score. Don Kelly and Max St. Pierre had two singled each in the 2-0 loss. Scot Drucker fell to 7-3 and he gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in five innings.
Nate Bump got it done again as he improved to 2-0 in just two starts this season. The 32 year old former Marlin gave up just six hits with two strikeouts in 7 1/3 shutout innings. Casey Fien pitched a shutout ninth and he picked up his eighth save of the season.
Will Rhymes went two for four with a double, a run and an RBI. Brent Dlugach went two for four with one double, a run and an RBI.
Chris Lambert had one of his better starts of the season as he held Indianapolis scoreless through six innings. He gave up just three hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Ryan Perry was hit hard for two runs in two innings, but he picked up his third save of the season.
Wilkin Ramirez went three for four with a run and an RBI. Mike Hessman went two for four with a double and a run.
Brooks Brown had a tough start and he fell to 2-7 on the season in the Hens 4-2 loss to the Bats. He gave up four runs (all in the third) on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
Will Rhymes went three for five with a run in the loss. Wilkin Ramirez went two for four with a walk and an RBI.
Nate Bump improved to 1-0 on the season with a nice start in the Hens 2-1 win over the Louisville Bats. He gave up a run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in seven innings. Ryan Perry struck out four in two innings to pick up his second save of the season.
Ryan Roberson drove in both Hens runs with a two run blast in the second inning. Brent Clevlen singled and he scored the other run.
A solid start by Chris Lambert went to waste in the Hens 8-1 loss to Columbus. He gave up a run on seven hits and a walk with two strikeouts in six innings. Josh Rainwater made his Toledo debut and he fell to 0-1. He gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings.
The Hens couldn’t get much done at the plate and what’s funny is the Clippers have some of the best pieces of the 2007 Indians team that almost made the World Series. Both Fausto Carmona and Rafael Betancourt threw in this game. Wilkin Ramirez was able to get something done and he went three for three with a walk and a solo home run.
This one was ugly. It was 8-0 after the first and 10-0 after three innings. Rudy Lugo had a day he wished he’d forget. He gave up eight runs on eight hits and a walk with a strikeout in just 2/3 of an inning. Jeff Frazier was also hit hard and he gave up four runs in two innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for three with a walk and a run. Wilkin Ramirez singled and he drove in two.
Brent Dlugach had a monster day at the plate as the Hens dismantled the Clippers 12-4. He went three for four with a double, two home runs, three RBIs and three runs. Wilkin Ramirez belted a solo home run and he scored twice while Brent Clevlen went two for five with two runs and two RBIs.
Scot Drucker picked up the win and he improved to 6-2. He gave up four runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in six innings. Matt Rusch gave up one hit in three shutout innings and he picked up his first save of the season.
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