Tigers Minor League Wrap 8/5/07

Toledo 3 Columbus 8
Chris Shelton was 1 for 4 with a walk. David Espinosa walked twice. Henry Mateo had the only extra base hit and reached base 3 times. Dennis Tankersly allowed 11 hits and 8 runs and was knocked out in 4 2/3 innings.

Erie 4 Connecticut 2
Kody Kirkland doubled and homered. Jeff Lafish added a double and a single. Dallas Trahern allowed just 1 unearned run on 7 hits in 7 1/3 innings with 4 K’s and 12 ground outs.

Lakeland 1 St. Lucie 11
Cameron Maybin was 1 for 4 with 3 ground balls to third and a line drive to centerfield. Danny Worth was 2 for 4 with a triple. Kyle Sleeth only lasted an inning surrending 5 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Why is he still on the 40 man roster?

Quad Cities 4 West Michigan 8
Michael Bertram was 3 for 5 with 3 RBI. Jeramy Laster also had 3 hits. James Skelton was 1 for 2 with 3 walks. Matt O’Brien went 8 innings allowing 4 unearned runs on 8 hits with 6 K’s.

Oneonta 18 Lowell 7
Guillermo Moscoso only allowed 1 run in 6 innings, but who cares when the offense plates 18? Casper Wells had 4 hits. Chris Carlson and Ronnie Bourquin each had 3 (including a homerd and 6 RBI for Carlson).

GCL Tigers DNP


  1. Mike R

    August 5, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    For real. Kyle Sleeth needs to be taken off the 40 man roster. I was advocating this way back in June and earlier. I don’t get it.

  2. Thinking Man

    August 6, 2007 at 8:33 am

    Perhaps DD doesn’t want to admit a mistake on Sleeth?

    Bill, any idea if Maybin will make it to Erie this year or will the Tigers start him out there next spring?

  3. Matt in Toledo

    August 6, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    I think he may be the first to go when they have to make a tough roster decision (which there will be plenty of this offseason). But I can’t think of a time since Spring Training (when they thought he looked promising) when keeping Sleeth on there has cost them anybody.

  4. billfer

    August 6, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    I’d agree with that Matt.

    Thinking Man – I thought that they would have moved Maybin up by now, and his injury certainly impacted the timeline. At this point there’s only a few weeks left in the Erie season. Not sure ifthey’ll still do it.