Detroit Tigers Minor League Baseball Commentary and Analysis
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It’s bad enough when you pick up just two hits in a contest but it’s even worse when you get an extra inning and all you can still manage is a pair of hits. Mike Hessman drove in the lone run and he didn’t get a hit and Brent Dlugach singled and he scored the lone run.
A fantastic start by Brooks Brown went to waste. He gave up one run on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in seven innings. Ron Chiavacci gave up the tenth inning run andhe fell to 1-5 on the season.
Ruddy Lugo fell to 6-6 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 4-2 loss to Indianapolis. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with five strikeouts in six innings.
Brent Clevlen went two for four with a double and a run. Jeff Larish went two for four with two singles.
The Hens and Bulls almost played two games as they finished a 15 inning marathon after over four and a half hours. Matt Rusch took the loss and he fell to 2-3 after he gave up a pair of runs in the top of the fifteenth. A solid start by Lucas French went to waste and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Brent Dlugach went just one for six but his one hit was a two run blast. Brent Clevlen went two for five with a walk and a run.
Well, the dust finally settled on the Mud Hens 11-10, thirteen inning win after Jeff Larish doubled home Clete Thomas in the bottom half of the frame. It capped off an awesome game by the first baseman in which he went five for six with with two doubles, a walk, three RBIs and three runs. Brent Dlugach also put together a nice game and he went two for five with a double and four RBIs. Clete Thomas had four singles, two walks and he scored four times.
Eddie Bonine was roughed up in his four inning start and he gave up four runs. Ryan Perry pitched the final two frames and he walked just one to pick up his first win (and game) as a Hen.
Brent Clevlen had a big day at the plate in the Hens 9-4 win over the Rochester Red Wings. He went three for four with three RBIs. Mike Hessman and Max St. Pierre also pitched in with home runs.
Brooks Brown picked up his first win of the season and he improved to 1-6. He gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
The Hens took care of business in each of their games over the Red Wings. In the first one, Clete Thomas went two for three with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Jeff Larish doubled, drew a walk, a run and two RBIs. Ruddy Lugo improved to 6-5 despite a mediocre start. He gave up three runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in five innings. Freddy Dolsi gave up an unearned run and he picked up his fourth save of the season.
Game two was an eleven inning marathon. Thomas had another nice game and he went three for five with two doubles and an RBI. Scott Sizemore went three for six with a triple, a home run and two RBIs. Lucas French struck out ten and gave up just one run in six innings. Fu-Te Ni threw two shutout innings to close out the game and he improved to 3-0.
The Hens struggles continued as they lost to Rochester 2-1. A nice start by Chris Lambert was wasted and he fell to 3-6. He gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six innings.
Jeff Larish and Scott Sizemore had two singles a piece. Brent Dlugach doubled and he scored the lone run for the Hens.
Brooks Brown fell to 0-6 on the season with a rough start in the Hens 7-3 loss to the SWB Yankees. He gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.
Brent Cleven was the hitting star in the loss. He went three for four with a home run and two RBIs. Max St. Pierre went two for four with a double and an RBI.
The Hens got nothing done at the plate in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel against the SWB Yankees. Scott Sizemore doubled and Dusty Ryan singled and that was it as far as offensive production.
A really nice start by Lucas French went to waste. He gave up one run on seven hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in eight innings. For his troubles, he fell to 1-1 on the season.
Scot Drucker improved to 4-2 on the season with a really nice start in the Hens 6-1 win over Rochester. He gave up three hits and three walks with a strikeout in six shutout frames.
Wilkin Ramirez went three for four with two RBIs and a run. Dusty Ryan went two for four with two RBIs.
The Hens couldn’t get much going at the plate and they lost to the Norfolk Tides 5-1. They picked up just six hits and Wilkin Ramirez picked up two of those and he scored the lone Toledo run. Brent Dlugach had the lone extra base hit with a double.
Ruddy Lugo took the loss and he fell to 4-5. He gave up four runs (just one earned) on four hits and three walks with a strikeout in six innings.
Ruddy Lugo improved to 4-4 on the season with a solid start in the Hens 5-2 win over the Durham Bulls. He gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in six innings. Clay Rapada threw three shutout innings and he struck out four to earn his fourth save of the season.
Dusty Ryan belted a two run homer in the win. Wil Rhymes and Marcus Thames both went yard with solo shots.
This was a tough one. The Hens got some offense going but the pen blew a three run lead in the ninth that sent the game into extra frames and then Rob Chiavacci gave up a run in the bottom of the eleventh as the Hens lost to the Bulls 6-5. A solid start by Chris Lambert went to waste. He gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
Mike Hessman pushed his batting average a bit closer to the Mendoza line with a solid day at the plate. He went two for five with a double, a home run and two RBIs. Brent Dlugach went two for four with a two run blast.
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