Tigers Minor League Wrap – 6/17/07

Toledo 11 Ottawa 8
Ramon Santiago had a 4 hit night. Ryan Raburn went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. Mike Hessman hit his 20th homer. Jack Hannahan was 2 for 3 with 2 walks. Chris Shelton was 0 for 5. Cory Hamman allowed 7 runs, 4 earned, on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Preston Larrison allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

Erie – DNP

Dunedin 11 Lakeland 2
Burke Badenhop allowed 6 runs, 3 earned, on 8 hits in 3 innings. Alfredo Figaro couldn’t stop the bleeding with 4 more runs allowed in 2 2/3 innings. Ryan Roberson and Max Leon had the only 2 hits for Lakeland. Cody Collett and Cameron Maybin walked twice.

Lakeland 3 Dunedin 2
All the offense came on solo homers with one each for Wilkin Ramirez, Cameron Maybin, and Wil Rhymes. Maybin added a wlak and 2 stolen bases. Kyle Sleeth started and allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in 4 innings.

West Michigan – All Star Break


  1. John Jaston

    June 19, 2007 at 8:30 am

    Heh … Ryan Raburn made the 2007 Ken Phelps All-Star team. What an honor.

  2. BigMax

    June 19, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Can Raburn play first base? This guy deserves a chance!

  3. Chris Y.

    June 19, 2007 at 11:00 am

    What’s that, a homer by Maybin?? .. who also doubled in the AS game .. are we sure we’re talking about the right kid?

    Expectations change everything. I don’t know how many writers/bloggers comment that the lack of pop in Gorkys’ bat is simply from inexperience at age 19. The flip-side is, of course, the rather common implication that Maybin, at the elderly age of 20, is suddenly ready for the scrap-heap when he spends a month rolling-over swinging for the fences.

    We need to be realistic folks. He is only 20! Remember, Cameron was a high-school selection LAST YEAR as an impact position player (which we sorely lack) and he WILL take a few years to develop. He’s had less than a year of coaching above the HS level. Let’s cut the kid some slack.

    Trading this guy for a reliever, or two, would be idiotic.