Tigers Minor League Wrap – 5/21/07

Charlotte 5 Toledo 6 11 innings
Chris Maples was the only Hen with 2 hits, one of them a triple. Chris Shelton singled and walked, while Timo Perez doubled and walked. Ryan Raburn had a hit and 2 walks. Yorman Bazardo allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts in 5 innings of work. After Cory Hamman allowed 1 run in 1 2/3 innings, the rest of the pen (Preston Larrison, Vic Darensbourg, Aquilino Lopez, and Jeremy Johnson) combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

Erie 5 Harrisburg 4
Matt Joyce doubled and homered for the Seawolves. Mike Hollimon added 2 hits. Eddie Bonine pitched 8 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with a 3/1 K:BB ratio.

Lakeland 4 Vero Beach 15
Ryan Roberson collected his 9th homer, one of his 3 hits on the night. Cameron Maybin added a couple of singles. While the batting average and obp remain high for Maybin, he hasn’t been getting extra base hits and his slugging is down to 487. Still a respectable number for sure, but off the lofty heights of earlier in the year. Elezar Aponte was rocked to the tune of 10 runs on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings.

West Michigan 2 Beloit 8
Deik Scram had 3 of the Cap 5 hits in this one. Jeramy Laster hit his 3rd homer to plate one of the 2 runs. Lauren Gagnier allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, 4 K’s, and 3 walks over 6 innings.

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  1. Jeff M

    May 22, 2007 at 8:41 am

    Hee hee… at first glance, I read that as “Lynn Henning will miss a month with a shoulder injury.”

  2. Mike R

    May 22, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    I’ve been concerned about Maybin for a while. He’s not driving the ball.

    60 GB’s
    10 Line Drives
    25 Fly Balls.

    Not the power that I was expecting from him. And it’s not like he’s moved up to Erie and struggled so the “real young for the level” argument, I don’t think applies fully here.

  3. Mike R

    May 22, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    And I was just looking and his SLG is skewed by the home ball park where he’s slugging is .547 while on the road it’s .431. Yikes.

  4. billfer

    May 22, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    I haven’t looked, but didn’t Maybin hit all his homers in a 3 day span? I believe so and I believe they were at home. If that’s the case it might be coincidence instead of home ballpark. Not sure though.

  5. Mike R

    May 22, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    I don’t know, Billfer, you could be right.

    Just checked, he’s hit 3 HR’s at home, 1 on the road. Doubles are 5 vs. 2 in home vs. road. He hit all 4 HR’s in April and hasn’t homered since April 17th. So it’s possible it’s coincidence.