Tigers Minor League Wrap 5/23/07
Erie 7 Harrisburg 8 10 innings
The Tigers weren’t the only team in the organization to struggle in the late innings. Harrisburg scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 9th to force extra innings. Jon Connolly was one out away from a complete game. He had 9 K’s, and no walks. But he ended up being charged with 4 runs and Kyle Sleeth surrendered 3 more before he could record an out. Kody Kirkland and Andres Torres homered, and most of the starters had 2 hits.
Lakeland 5 Vero Beach 3
Ryan Roberson knocked his 11th homer. Max Leon had 2 hits. Matt O’Brien pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed 3 runs on 6 hits with no walks and 1 K. Jacob Ramos went 2 1/3 and only allowed 2 walks while fanning 5.
West Michigan 1 Beloit 5
The Whitecaps only mustered 2 doubles and a single. Duane Below allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings.
- It looks like PJ Finigan has bone chips in his elbow. He’ll undergo additional tests.
- More pitcher injuries with Phil Napolitan is headed to the DL. The release didn’t mention the injury, but Jose Fragoso was promoted for EST.