Tigers Minor League Wrap 7/18/07

Toledo 1 Norfolk 9
Kevin Hooper doubled twice and Timo Perez added 2 singles and a walk. Yorman Bazardo, a candidate to start in the DH next Tuesday, was roughed up for 11 hits in 5 innings resulting in 6 runs. Tim Byrdak made a rehab appearance and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, including a homer while retiring only 1 hitter.

Reading 6 Erie 3
Mike Hollimon was a homer short of the cycle. Jeff Larish singled and walked twice. Jon Connolly went 5 2/3 innings and allowed 5 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits, 1 walk, and 3 K’s.

Reading 5 Erie 4
Jeff Larish, Andres Torres, and Matt Joyce had 2 hits a piece. Matt Righter allowed 4 runs on 8 hits, 1 walk, and 3 K’s in 4 innings.

Lakeland 5 Palm Beach 4
Mike Hernandez homered and drove in 2 runs. Lucas French allowed 5 baserunners, and 4 scored.

Kane county 8 West Michigan 2
Scott Sizemore and Brennan Boesch each had 4 hits, the only hits of the night for the Caps. Duane Below allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, and 7 strikeouts in 5 innings.

Jamestown 2 Oneonta 11
Casper Wells led the way with 3 hits. Justin Henry and Angel Fiores each added 2 hits. Sendy Vasquez allowed 2 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks, and 5 K’s in 6 innings.

GCL Indians 5 GCL Tigers 1
Marc McBratney had 2 hits and a walk. Emmanuel Miguelez fanned 8 and walked 1 in 5 innings, but surrendered 3 runs on 5 hits.

Minors News

In a chat today, Jim Callis had a Tigers blurb:

There’s talk that the Tigers and Crosby have mostly agreed to terms but that they’re waiting to announce the deal to avoid drawing the ire of MLB. Haven’t heard anything new on Porcello. My gut feel is that he winds up a Tar Heel.

Make of it what you will.


  1. Eric Jackson

    July 18, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    I think he will sign. (Rick Porcello that is) So did Keith Law in his chat today: http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/.....t_id=16583

  2. Mike R

    July 18, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    I’m with Eric on this one, I don’t see Porcello getting away. And I expected Crosby to sign after he told 3-4 teams to not draft him ’cause they wouldn’t pay him enough until we came calling with $700K.

  3. Dirk

    July 19, 2007 at 5:08 am

    Not so good outing from Tim in his rehab appearance for the Mud Hens

    btw: Neat Story about Mike Hessman on tigers.com : http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/.....8;c_id=det

    What is the correct definition of a “prospect” ? 😉

    P.S Scott Sizemore? Any relation with Grady? (or Tom? 😀 )

  4. Matt in Toledo

    July 19, 2007 at 10:31 am

    While at the Whitecaps game yesterday, their media relations guy said he’s been asked the Grady/Scott Sizemore question over fifty times this season. They’re not.

  5. Walt

    July 19, 2007 at 10:57 am

    A guy that wants to go to college would not have Boras as an agent. Boras would not represent a high schooler that was going to college.