Tigers Minor League Wrap – 5/20/07

Charlotte 3 Toledo 9
Timo Perez was a triple short of the cycle. Ramon Santiago added 3 hits and Chris Shelton had 2. Dennis Tankersley allowed 2 runs on 8 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Akron 1 Erie 2 10 innings
Jeff Laris homered and singled, and that was half the offense. Mike Hollimon walked, but posted an 0 for 3 and has seen his batting average slide to .244. He’s still posting a 378 OBP though. Eulogio De La Cruz continues to work on his Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors. This time it was an 8 inning effort allowing 1 run on 5 hits, 1 walks, and 6 K’s.

Lakeland 2 Vero Beach 6
Cameron Maybin had 2 of the 3 Lakeland hits. Justin Justice returned to the lineup from whatever it was that kept him out of it for the last week, and walked twice. Lucas French allowed 6 runs on 9 h its over 5 innings.

West Michigan 2 Quad Cities 3
Gorkys Hernandez doubled and singled. Brennan Boesch added 2 hits as well. Jonah Nickerson allowed 3 runs on 8 hits on 5 innings. Randor Bierd pitched 3 innings and allowed only 1 hit while fanning 4. Bierd is trying to come back from an injury sustained in 2005. He was hit hard at Oneonta last year, but lately he’s been pitching well. In his last 10 appearances he’s amassed 14 innings and only 3 runs with a 19:3 K:BB ratio.