Tigers Minor League Wrap 5-17-08

Toledo 8 Columbus 5
Dontrelle Willis made another rehab start and stuck around for 96 pitches this time. He only allowed 1 run but he walked 4 in 6 innings and fanned 4. Jeff Larish is trying to catch-up to Mike Hessman and he knocked 2 more homers. Mike Hollimon added his 9th dinger and Brent Clevlen his 6th.
Erie 0 Binghamton 2
Wilkin Ramirez had a rough night with 3 K’s in 3 at-bats. Andrew Kown went 4.2 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, a walk and 4 K’s.
Erie 5 Binghamton 7
Danny Worth tripled and homered and Ryan Roberson added a homer and a single. Wil Rhymes and Justin Justice each had multi-hit games. Jon Connolly allowed 7 runs on 10 hits in 4 innings and owns a 7.07 ERA.

Dunedin 4 Lakeland 2
Ryan Strieby doubled, homered, and walked. James Skelton and Jeramy Laster each added 2 hits and a walk. Cale Iorg tripled and singled. Duane Below allowed 3 runs on 7 hits, no walks, and 5 K’s in 6 innings of work.

Lansing 5 West Michigan 3

Chris Carlson had 2 hits including a double. Ronnie Bourquin also doubled. All the runs allowed in this game were unearned coming on the heels of 3 errors. Lauren Gagnier allowed 1 unearned run on 4 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts in 7 innings.


  1. Chris

    May 18, 2008 at 11:58 am

    It’s time to put Gary Sheffield on the DL and call up Mike Hessman….. Dingers, dingers, dingers.

  2. tiff

    May 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Does Toledo ONLY hit home runs???

  3. greg

    May 18, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    I was there for Willis’ start last night. His fastball topped out at 91 mph and normally sat between 87-91 mph. It seemed like his right knee might have been bothering him late in the game. 4-5 times toward the end of his outing, he stepped off the mound to ‘shake out’ his right leg, which prompted the manager to give him a quick visit. It didn’t last long so Willis must have told the manager he was fine. Willis got a number of weak grounders, but the Clippers had their share of hard hit balls as well. IMHO he doesn’t look ready for prime time yet and needs at least one more rehab start, but what do I know. Maybe he was just focusing on ‘getting his work in’ and not focused on results.

    Brent Clevlen launched a missle well over the 400’ Centerfield fence. My guess is it went about 420.