Tigers Minor League Wrap – 4/14/07

Durham 2 Toledo 4 – suspended in the 4th inning
Yorman Bazardo had a pretty good game going through 4 with 4 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and 3 K’s. Chris Shelton was 2 for 2.

Erie 6, Harrisburg 1
Dallas Trahern had his 2nd solid start allowing 6 hits, no walks, and a single run over 6 1/3 innings. Mike Hollimon was 3 for 5 with a double raising his average to .386. Matt Joyce had 2 hits and Kody Kirkland added a double. Jeff Larish had his first rough game going 0 for 5.

Lakeland 1, Clearwater 10
Eleazar Aponte surrendered 6 runs (5 earned) in 4 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four. Dusty Ryan hit his 4th homer of the spring. Ryan, who is 22, had a 698 OPS with 6 homers last season so this power surge is kind of unexpected. Cameron Maybin walked in 4 plate appearances.

South Bend 2 West Michigan 0
Lauren Gagnier and Phil Napolitan combined to allow only 2 runs on 5 hits, but it wasn’t enough. The Caps could only muster 3 hits.

South Bend 1 West Michigan 2
Angel Castro went innings and allowed 1 run on 6 hits and 2 walks. Gorkys Hernandez doubled and scored one of the 2 runs.

Minors News

My update yesterday about Jordan Tata came from the Mud Hens game notes. Today, the picture doesn’t look as good with Tata on his way to see Dr. Lewis Yocum for shoulder soreness. Yocum is the Angels doctor and also cleaned out the bone chips from Mike Maroth’s elbow.