Tigers Minor League Wrap 5-13-08

Toledo 3 Durham 5
Mike Hollimon singled, homered, and walked. Jeff Larish and Jackson Melian each had 2 hits. Jeremy Johnson allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings.

Erie 3 Bowie 5
Wilkin Ramirez, Dusty Ryan, and Jeff Frazier all had 2 hits apiece including homers for Ryan and Frazier. Danny Christensen went 5.2 innings allowing 3 runs while walking 3 and fanning 2. Casey Fien pitched 2.1 scoreless innings.

Lakeland 1 Tampa 3

Cale Iorg and Ryan Strieby had multi-hit games. Jonah Nickerson fanned 5 and walked 1 in 7 innings while allowing 3 runs.

West Michigan 11 Fort Wayne 3

Casper Wells had 4 hits including 2 homers. Audy Ciriaco tripled as part of his 4 hit game and stole 2 bases. Cory Middleton homered and Kyle Peter had 3 hits. Jon Kibler allowed 1 unearned run in 7 innnings of work fanning 6 and walking 2.


  1. Chris

    May 14, 2008 at 1:12 am

    What? No homers by Mike Hessman…… Come on Mike! Break out of it!

  2. Matt in Toledo

    May 14, 2008 at 8:43 am

    None for Hessman, but that’s three straight games with a homer for Hollimon.

  3. Mark in Chicago

    May 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    What is the over/under date for when Larish gets called up? He’s 278/369/563 right now and he’s left-handed. I know he plays 1B, but he could always DH.

  4. Seattle Mike

    May 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    And Larish is killing righthanded pitching, with an OPS over 1000. It would nice to have some additional power to throw out there against tough righties. Between Joyce, Larish and Sheffield there should be plenty of at-bats at DH and left (with Sheff and Joyce handling the field). What I’d really like to see is the Tigers dump Santiago, trade Thames and bring up Larish and Hollimon, who could platoon some with Renteria. Hollimon played ss last year quite a bit and he hits righties very well (this year 920 OPS; last something similar).

  5. Mike R

    May 14, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    There’s no room for Larish to DH here because we’re too busy with our 5 DH’s playing the field and young, athletic outfielder taking up the DH spot on occasion.

    It’s just too logical of a move to make.

  6. Eddie

    May 15, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Don’t forget the VSL Tigers, who finally scored some runs yesterday, still losing 9-8.