Tigers Minor League Wrap – 4/12/07

Erie 2 Harrisburg 6
Eddie Bonine started and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits(1 homer), no walks, and 3 K’s. Matt Rusch allowed 3 runs of his own in relief. Clete Thomas and Mike Hollimon set the table at the top of the order with each picking up 2 hits. Jeff Larish doubled in one run and added a walk. Kody Kirkland added a hit and a walk as well.

Cameron Maybin
Photo Credit: Roger DeWitt

Fort Myers 4, Lakeland 10
Cameron Maybin seems to have found his stroke. He homered for the 3rd time in the last 2 days (one each in 3 straight games). He also added 2 singles and a walk. Wilkin Ramirez is off to a good start also and added a triple amongst his 3 hits. Maybe this is the year it all comes together for him. Justin Justice also had 2 hits.

Burke Badenhop started and pitched 5 innings of shutout ball before surrendering 2 runs in the 6th.

West Michigan 1 Lansing 3
Awesome outing by Caps starter Christopher Cody. Cody went 6 2/3 innings surrendering only 2 hits and a walk while fanning 11! Randor Bierd relieved and allowed 2 hits, 2 runs (1 earned) on no walks and 4 K’s. Unfortunately the offense and defense didn’t support the pitching. James Skelton had 2 hits to lead the offense. Scott Sizemore continues to struggle seeing his average drop to .056. He did however get hit by his 3rd pitch in the last 2 games.

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  1. Luke

    April 12, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    The more I see and read about badenhop pitching the more i’m convinced that it doesn’t matter how good (or bad) his stuff is, he gets by on intelligence and throwing for strikes and he will be a solid 4th or 5th starter in the bigs someday.

    Go yellow jackets and go falcons!

  2. Mike R

    April 13, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Glad to see Maybin finding his stroke. I was a little bummed, albeit very early, to see the other day he was 0-11 with 2 BB’s to start the season.