Tigers Minor League Wrap – July 15th

Scranton 9, Toledo 2
Ryan Raburn tripled and singled in 4 at-bats and Dmitri Young picked up 2 singles. Chad Durbin was knocked around for 11 hits and 9 runs, 5 earned, in 4 2/3 innings. Lance Davis and Mark Woodyard combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings.

Altoona 5, Erie 2
Brent Clevlen hit his 8th homer of the year. He now has 4 in July which matches his total prior to this month. In fact, Clevlen managed only 4 extra base hits in all of June. Virgil Vasquez went 7 innings allowing only 4 hits and 3 runs.

Lakeland 11, Sarasota 6 (in progress)
Jeff Larish is 1 for 2 with 3 walks and Nic McIntyre has walked 3 times as well. Eddie Bonine pitched 4 innings and was touched for 4 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks.

West Michigan 7, Beloit 2 (in progress)
Michael Hollimon and Dusty Ryan each had 2 hits. Cameron Maybin is 1 for 4. Lucas French pitched 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk while fanning 5.

Oneonta 14, Mahoning Valley
Scott Sizemore was a triple short of the cycle, and really the whole team hit in this one. Jeff Gerbe allowed only 4 hits in 7 innings with one walk and 6 K’s.

GCL Tigers 11, GCL Phillies 0
Gorkys Hernandez was 2 for 5 with a double and walk. Mikes Sullivan and Bertram each had 3 hits. But the real story was the pitching. Eric Beattie who has struggled to find his way as a professional pitched 5 no hit innings, despite 4 walks. Kyle Sleeth followed with 4 innings of 3 hit ball with one walk and 4 K’s. While the organization shouldn’t be too excited about 1st and 2nd round picks combining for a shutout, considering where these guys are coming from it is great news.