Tigers Minor League Wrap 4-9-08

Charlotte 3 Toledo 10
Ryan Raburn is trying to show he deserves to be with the big club coming up a triple short of the cycle. Jeff Larish hit his 4th homer of the season. Erick Almonte homered and doubled. Armando Galarraga fanned 5 and walked none as part of a 7 inning, 3 run night. Aaron Fultz pitched 2 scoreless innings to finish it.

Erie 1 Harrisburg 2 (10 innings)
Quiet night for the Seawolves bats with no extra base hits. Danny Worth picked up 2 hits and scored the lone run. Jon Connolly allowed 1 run over 6 innings of work on 3 hits, 3 walks, and no strike outs. Casey Fien pitched 2 scoreless innings.

Lakeland 4 Sarasota 2
Duane Below started and pitched 6 shut out innings allowing just 3 hits and 3 walks while fanning 9. Freddy Dolsi picked up his second save with a scoreless 9th. James Skelton was 1 for 2 with 2 walks and Scott Sizemore was finally held hitless. Brennan Boesch homered.

Great Lakes 0 West Michigan 9
Kyle Peter reached base all 5 times out of the leadoff spot with 3 hits and 2 walks. Casper Wells added 2 hits, as did Kody Kaiser and Chris Carlson. Alfredo Firgaro pitched 6 shut out innings fanning 7 against 2 walks and 3 hits.


  1. Luke

    April 10, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve seen two hens games in person this year and the rest on BCSN and those Larish dingers are monsters. The man is ridiculous; he either hits the ball 400 feet or he hits air.

    His numbers thus far after his first week in Toledo:

    7 hits in 27 at bats
    4 home runs
    9 K

    He is on pace for (in a 500 ab minor league season):

    74 HR
    166 K

    Impressive… first week projections are always accurate right?

  2. Shane Temporarily in Toledo

    April 10, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Luke, you are exactly right. I have seen him play two times so far, and the ball is popping right off his bat. He is hitting line drive bullets off the buildings in right field. Easily.
    If he keeps it up a call up should be in the cards.