Tigers Minor League Wrap – 6-19-08

Toledo 4 Scranton 3
Mike Hessman doubled. Freddy Guzman singled and walked. Virgil Vasquez allowed 7 hits, but no walks and he fanned 5 in 5 innings. Aquilino Lopez pitched two scoreless innings.

Erie 2 Binghamton 3
Kody Kirkland homered and singled. Dusty Ryan added a homer as well. Andrew Kown went 8.1 innings and allowed 3 runs on 8 hits and a walk.

Tampa 3 Lakeland 6
Shawn Roof had 3 hits. Brennan Boesch singled, tripled, and walked. Gary Sheffield was 0 for 2 with 2 walks. Rick Porcello allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings with a walk and 3 K’s.

West Michigan 1 South Bend 6
Ronnie Bourquin had 2 hits. Phil Nardozzi allowed 4 runs in 5 innings. Noah Krol allowed 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 inning.

Oneonta 13 Vermont 8
Hayden Parrott doubled and homered. Wade Lamont had 3 hits and 2 walks. Joaquin Guzman and Carlos Ramirez each had 3 hits. Darwin De Leon, formally known as Edward Reynoso, allowed 4 runs in 4 innings on 6 hits, 2 walks, and 3 K’s. Aaron Furhman allowed 2 runs in 3 innings but fanned 6.

GCL Tigers 1 GCL Braves 7
Luis Salas, Adam Frost, and Jordan Lennerton all doubled. D’Andre Vaughn singled and added 2 walks. Victor Larez allowed 6 runs in just 3 innings. Richard Zumaya pitched 3 innings of relief allowing 2 hits and a walk while striking out 5.

Minors Notes

Take 75 North and Tigstown both break down the GCL Tigers roster.

The Surge notes that Chris Carlson broke his hand in the All Star game.

Lastly we have a couple of pictures of Flying Tigers that reader Bill Bouie sent me tonight.


  1. Chris

    June 20, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Sheffield looks a little down… Willis doesn’t seem to excited either.. I really do wish that Willis will find his command and make his way back to the team.

  2. Jim in Clio

    June 20, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Willis looks like Bubba from Forrest Gump in that picture.

  3. T Smith

    June 20, 2008 at 12:20 am

    buffalo shrimp.. shrimp on a stick… coconut shrimp…


  4. Chris

    June 20, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Notice how Willis has his hat on strait…. If you are going to get serious about throwing the ball where it is to be thrown, you should at least wear your hat in the way it supposed to be worn.

  5. Mike R

    June 20, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Chris: Why is straight the only way a hat can be worn? And who makes these rules?

    Regarding the minor league scores: Porcello had 11 GB outs and just 2 FB outs. He’s an absolute ground ball machine since they’ve taken away his Curveball. Imagine when he gets that back (presumably next year).

    The A’s did the same thing with Trevor Cahill, billfer, and this year Cahill is DOMINATING the best hitters league in pro ball with it back in his repertoire. I’m so excited about Porcello.

  6. Mike R

    June 20, 2008 at 1:55 am

    I know this is the wrong thread but I was just on hittrackeronline.com and the 3 homers that Thames hit in SF had “true” distances of: 428, 418, and 452.

    Ryan Raburn’s was 423.

  7. judpma

    June 20, 2008 at 9:07 am

    is that Willis looking at the plate…that would be different

    also…straight hat…sorry that is a must for us old schoolers…bend in the bill of the cap also..sorry Chamberlain
    .and Willis looking at where he is going to throw the ball.

    ..all of these are required for major league play