Tigers Minor League Wrap – Jully 4th

Toledo 10, Louisville 7
David Espinosa and Ryan Raburn both contributed a homer, a double, and a walk. Ryan Ludwick chipped in 2 homers and a triple. The newly promoted Chris Mazples added 3 hits and a walk. Colby Lewis started and allowed 5 runs in 5 innings. Mark Woodyard went 1 1/3 and allowed 2 runs before handing the ball to Lance Davis. Davis is on his 2nd tour with the Hens this season and has also pitched for Lakeland and Erie. Today he picked up the blown save and win.

Akron 2, Erie 1 (10 innings)
The Wolves only mustered 4 singles all day, so there aren’t any offensive stars. Don Kelly was sent to Erie after posting a 228/304/312 line in Toledo. Virgil Vasquez went 8 strong innings allowing only 1 run on 8 hits, no walks, and 5 K’s.

Clearwater 8, Lakeland 5
Clete Thomas was 2 for 4 and is now hitting .258. Andrew Kown allowed 10 hits and 4 walks, but they resulted in only 5 runs (4 earned).

West Michigan 5, Lansing 3
Cameron Maybin was 3 for 4 including his 3rd homer of the season. Lucas French allowed 3 runs on 9 hits, no walks, and 4 K’s. Orlando Perdomo pitched a scoreless 9th striking out one.

Vermont 5, Oneonta 3
Jeff Kunkel getting the start at DH doubled in 4 at-bats while catcher Jordan Newton was 1 for 2 with 3 walks. Jeff Gerbe allowed 5 runs in 5 innings. Casey Fien threw 3 scoreless innings allowing 3 hits.

GCL Tigers-DNP

3 Comments

  1. Sam

    July 5, 2006 at 2:29 pm

    Jeff Kunkel??

    Any relation to the Jeff Kunkel who played 1984-1992 mostly for the Rangers. That Jeff Kunkel is 44, so he could have an 18/19 years old son??

    -Sam

  2. Jared

    July 5, 2006 at 8:18 pm

    When will maybin get the nod for lakeland?

  3. Dave

    July 5, 2006 at 9:01 pm

    Recent games by Maybin have been very encouraging. He is now demonstrating some power and shows why he is a 5 tooler. I have partial season tickets to Whitecaps. I have noticed that he can be fooled badly on breaking stuff and will look impatient at times. It is only in the last few games that he appears dominant, and I suspect promotion to Lakeland will be late this year, if at all. Keep in mind that he missed several weeks with the finger injury.