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.

Minors News

  • 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.


  1. Dave Wagner

    May 23, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Oh, Sleeth, you’re breaking my heart.

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