Tigers Minor League Wrap – 6/4/07

Toledo 3 Buffalo 9
Jordan Tata started and was rocked 3 homers leading to 6 runs in only 2 1/3 innings. Eulogio De La Cruz who was recently promoted came on in relief and walked 5 batters and lasted only an inning. Ryan Raburn hit his 12th homer.

Erie – DNP

St. Lucie 2 Lakeland 6
Wil Rhymes was 3 for 3 with a walk. Wilkin Ramirez and Justin Justice each had 2 hits. Burke Badenhop went 5 2/3 innings allowing 2 runs on 7 hits.

Fort Wayne 2 West Michigan 4
Gorkys Hernandez had 2 doubles. Deik Scram had 2 hits and a walk.

Minors News

Matt explores the Eulogio De La Cruz promotion. I hadn’t thought much about it, but maybe they are giving him a whirl as a reliever at the higher level to see if he can be added to the bullpen. His starter numbers are better than as a reliever, but his stuff can be impressive regardless.

TigsTown notes that Vincent Blue was released and Vance Wilson is about to start rehabbing at Lakeland.


  1. Greg

    June 4, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    Bilfer, is it possible to put the minor league records with the daily squibs?

  2. colin

    June 5, 2007 at 1:47 pm

  3. Walt

    June 5, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Trahern seems to be benefitting from having a better defense behind him in AA.

  4. Mike R

    June 5, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Trahern’s been dominating. of his 246 batters faced this year in Erie, he either struck them out or enduced a ground ball 171 times. That’s 69.5% of the time.