Tigers Minor League Wrap 8/4/07

Thanks to Mike R for compiling this:

Toledo 3, Columbus 9
Brent Clevlen hit a 2-run homerun and Jack Hannahan had an RBI double which was the offense for the night. Ron Chiavacci gave up 5 runs on 6 hits while walking 1 and striking out 4 in 6 innings of work. Eulogio de la Cruz was beat up in just 2/3rds of an inning. Allowing only 2 hits, he served up 4 runs — primarily thanks to his 3 walks vs. only 1 strike out. Vic Darensburg threw 1 1/3rd scoreless innings.

Erie 3, Connecticut 8
The Sea Wolves pounded out 5 extra base hits and only could scrape across 3 runs. Will Rhymes, Wilkin Ramirez, and Nick McIntyre had the lone RBI’s for Erie. On the mound, Andrew Kown surrendered 7 hits and 6 runs in just 4 innings of work. Matt Righter did his best Jason Grilli and relieved Kown by surrendering 2 HR’s. But, unlike Grilli, both were solo shots and he managed to plow through 3 innings.

Lakeland 8, Fort Myers 7
Cameron Maybin only hit 1 ball on the ground tonight in the victory. Lakeland used 5 different pitchers to piece this victory together and it was in dramatic fashion when, down 7-5 in the top of the 9th, Deik Scram (outstanding name) hit a lead-off double off the wall in centerfield. Maxwell Leon picked a perfect time for his 1st homerun for Lakeland to tie the game at 7. The next hitter, Cameron Maybin, hit an opposite field homerun which proved to be the game winner as Freddy Dolsi came on to get his 21st save of the season.

Quad Cities7, West Michigan 4
Brennan Boesch, Ryan Strieby, Gorkys Hernandez and Santo De Leon combined to drive in all 4 West Michigan runs. The Whitecaps pounded out 10 hits, but Brennan Boesch’s double was the only hit for extra bases. Lauren Gagnier dropped to 4-11 with the loss, allowing 9 hits and 7 runs in just 6 innings. He did strike out 5 and walk only 2, however.

Brooklyn 7, Oneonta 2
Kyle Peter had 3 hits, but that was about it for the offense. The lone RBI’s came from 2B, Justin Henry and Catcher Adrian Cassanova. Mark Brackman got the loss while striking out 5, walking 2, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings.

GCL Phillies 4, GCL Tigers 5
Only 3 of the Tigers 5 runs were earned as the Phillies kicked ball around, making 4 errors in the process. RBI’s came from centerfielder Chris White, catcher Craig Maddux, and SS Joaquin Guzman. Gene Lamont’s son, Wade, was 0-for-2 with 1 strikeout. He’s now down to a dismal .167 average and 23 strikeouts in just 78 at-bats. 2007 3rd round pick, Luke Putkonen, got the start and went 3 innings allowing 4 hits, 2 runs, with 3 strikeouts vs. zero walks.