Tigers Minor League Wrap – 5/12/07

Toledo 3 Pawtucket 2
Dallas Trahern, who was called up from Erie to make the start in the wake of Virgil Vasquez going to the Tigers, pitched 6 1/3 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Ryan Raburn homered for the Hens.

Erie 1 Akron 2 11 innings
Kody Kirkland had 2 hits and has quietly pushed his season line to 295/345/467. Andrew Miller made his AA debut and allowed 1 run on 6 hits, no walks, and 7 K’s over 8 innings. He posted a 14:2 ground ball:fly ball mix.

Lakeland 7 Daytona 9
Mike Hernandez doubled twice and singled. Cameron Maybin added 2 hits and a stolen base. Andrew Kown allowed 6 runs, only 3 earned, in 4 1/3 innings on 7 hits and 2 strikeouts.

Great Lakes 3 West Michigan 2
Ryan Strieby had 2 hits and walk and is hitting a very respectable (especially considering his home ballpark) 314/387/466 with a 15/14 K/BB mix. Chris Cody pitched 7 2/3 innings and allowed 3 runs on 10 hits. He walked none and fanned 13. I know he’s old for the league and reports say his stuff isn’t great, but in any case isn’t it time to promote a guy who has posted a 1.46 ERA over 55 1/3 innings? Especially when you look at a K/BB ratio of 58:8?