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Tigers Minor League Wrap – 4/30/07

Rochester 4 Toledo 1
Jack Hannahan and Mike Hessman each had 2 hits. Chris Shelton struggled going 0 for 4 with 3 K’s. Brent Clevlen doubled and walked. Yorman Bazardo took the loss on a fine effort. He was 2 outs shy of a complete game an it only took him 100 pitches as he allowed 3 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Erie – DNP

Sarasota 7 Lakeland 2
Justin Justice and Ryan Roberson each had 2 hits. Cameron Maybin doubled in 4 at-bats. Eleazar Aponte only lasted 4 innings before surrendering 4 runs on 9 hits, 2 walks, and 5 K’s.

West Michigan 6 Kane County 1
It was a balanced attack with every Whitecap batter picking up a hit and 6 of them having 2 hit games. Angel Castro allowed 1 run on 4 hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts over 5 innings.

Minors News

The big news is the suspension of Lakeland Flying Tiger Sendy Vasquez. Vasquez will be out for 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance. Vasquez had a decent year for the Whitecaps in 2006 with a 2.97 ERA, but it’s hard to be a real prospect at age 24 in low A ball.

Also of note, former Tiger Rule 5 pick Matt Roney was also suspended. He had been pitching in AAA in the Blue Jays organization.

Posted by on April 30, 2007.

Categories: 2007 Season, Minors

One Response

  1. I went to the Mud Hens game Sunday and left before all of the ninth inning fireworks. Anyway, I hate to be a downer, but I didn’t walk away impressed by any of the Tigers “prospects.”
    Santiago has a great glove, for sure. But he can’t hit at all. Clevlen looks terrible at the plate, too. Shelton looks like the same player a year as he was a year ago. He’s hitting okay for the Mud Hens, but I didn’t see anything that made me think he would do well with the Tigers.
    Hope Maybin and Miller make it up the chain soon!

    by Thinking Man on May 1, 2007 at 7:36 am

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