Tigers Minor League Wrap – May 26th
Toledo 9, Buffalo 4
David Espinosa went 3 for 4 as the leadoff man. Ryan Raburn also added 3 hits including a homer. Wil Ledezma went 2 innings and allowed 4 hits and 2 runs with two strikeouts. Jason Beck reports that Ledezma was limited to 50 pitches in case Jim Leyland decides to use him in Maroth’s spot on Tuesday.
Toledo 4, Buffalo 0
Ryan Raburn wsa the star of the double header by adding two more hits and a walk in the 2nd game. Chad Durbin pitched a complete game 4 hit shut out (minor league baseball only plays 7 innings in DHs).
Altoona 8, Erie 6
Brent Clevlen was 2 for 4 with his 3rd homer. Juan Francia walked, singled, and stole a base. The bad news is that raised his OBP to .176. Brian Jones went 5 2/3 and walked none, but allowed 9 hits and 4 runs.
Vero Beach 12, Lakeland 9
Brent Dlugach had 3 hits and Garth McKinney added two. Jeff Larish, Wilkin Ramirez, and Jeff Frazier went a combined 1 for 12 with 4 strike outs. Kevin Ardoin was roughed up for 8 runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Vero Beach 9, Lakeland 8 (12 innings)
There’s nothing like a 12 inning game as part of a double header. Wilkin Ramieriz was a single short of the cycle while Garth Mckinney added two doubles and 3 walks. Clete Thomas was 2 for 6 but fanned 3 times. Andrew Kown lased only 4 innings as he was touched for 8 hits, two of which were homers. Kevin Whelan blew the save in relief as he allowed two walks, two hits and two runs in 2/3 of an inning. His ERA now stands at 5.74.
West Michigan 4, Southwest Michigan 3
Michael Hernandez (?) was 3 for 4 with a home run. Michael Hollimon took an 0 for 5 with 3 K’s. Erik Averill allowed 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings of work whlie fanning 3. Olrando Perdomo picked up his 13th save striking out two in one inning of work.