Tigers Minor League Wrap – 4/11/07

Toledo 3 Indianapolis 7
Kevin Hooper certainly set the table today with 3 hits and a walk. Brent Clevlen added 2 hits and Chris Shelton was 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly. Virgil Vasquez somehow managed to give up 12 hits in 6 innings

Binghamton 4 Erie 12
Eulogio De La Cruz was done in by the long ball allowing 2 homers and 4 runs in 5 innings. It was a little surprising in that he had a 9:2 GO:FO ratio. Jeff Larish hit his 2nd homer, doubled, and walked. Clete Thomas added 3 hits, as did Brent Dlugach. Joel Roa added a homer. Kody Kirkland went 2 for 4 raising his average to .444. Mike Hollimon was 1 for 2 with 2 HBPs.

Fort Myers 5 Lakeland 4
Maybe Andrew Miller isn’t quite ready for the promotion yet. This outing was a little rougher as he allowed 7 hits and 3 walks in 5 2/3 innings. He only struck out 2, but induced 12 ground ball outs. Cameron Maybin got it going with a walk, a adouble and his first homer but he was overshadowed by Dusty Ryan who went deep twice and singled.
Fort Myers 6 Lakeland 4
Matt Righter started and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits over 3 innings. The bullpen didn’t do much better with Ricky Steik and Paul Hammond unable to post 0’s. Cameron Maybin hit his 2nd homer and Michael Hernandez went 3 for 3.

Minors news

The Surge points to a video interview with Whitecap Scott Sizemore.


  1. David

    April 12, 2007 at 2:33 am

    Billfer this may be a dumb question, but I was wondering where you work, and how you find all the time to do this?

  2. billfer

    April 12, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    David – have a regular day job and a family. Mostly I just sacrifice sleep at night. Plus Mrs. Billfer is pretty patient.