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Tigers Minor League Wrap 7-17-08

Toledo 6 Pawtucket 15
Brent Clevlen homered twice and Derek Wathan hit a grand slam. But it was no match for the Big Papi led Pawtucket team. Virgil Vasquez was bludgeoned for 3 homers and 7 runs in 3.1 innings.

Erie 7 Akron 5
Deik Scram homered and added 2 singles. Casper Wells was 4 for 4 with a homer, 3 doubles, and a walk. Dusty Ryan also had 3 hits. Kody Kirkland homered and walked. Josh Rainwater allowed 5 runs on 12 hits in 4.2 innings.

Dontrelle Willis pitches for Lakeland - cr Roger DeWitt

Dontrelle Willis pitches for Lakeland - cr Roger DeWitt


St. Lucie 5 Lakeland 2
Dontrelle Willis started and went 3 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits, 1 K, and NO WALKS. Ryan Strieby homered.

St. Lucie 3 Lakeland 5
Jeramy Laster homered and drove in two runs. Justin Justice tripled and walked. Jonah Nickerson fanned 5 in 5 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits. Rob Weinhardt got a 1.1 inning save with 2 K’s.

West Michigan 7 Beloit 11

Brandon Douglas is enjoying his time in the Midwest League and he went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 doubles. Phil Nardozzi allowed 7 runs and didn’t make it out of the 4th inning.

Brooklyn 4 Oneonta 5

Chris White went 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. Brian Pounds tripled, singled, and walked. David Stokes allowed 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings.

GCL Blue Jays 2 GCL Tigers 4
Alexis Espinoza hit his first stateside homer and added a single. Alden Carrithers also went deep and walked. Brandon Hamilton fanned 7 and allowed 2 runs in 5.2 innings. Nick Cassavechia pitched 2.1 innings allowing only a walk while striking out 5.

Posted by on July 17, 2008.

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Categories: 2008 Season, Minors

5 Responses

  1. No Walks for Willis! This guy could be huge for us in the stretch run if he can pitch with control.

    by Chief Monday on Jul 18, 2008 at 12:22 am

  2. I agree, Chief. He was hit hard, though, by Class A guys. ‘Get me over’ pitches, you think?

    by tom on Jul 18, 2008 at 8:23 am

  3. My gosh, they sure did change his delivery. That picture says a thousand words. If anyone can make it, DTrain will. But that is a drastic change. We may not get much from him til next year although he’s aiming for a September comeback.

    by Kathy on Jul 18, 2008 at 9:41 am

  4. RIP high-kick.

    by tiff on Jul 18, 2008 at 10:02 am

  5. Well, considering he’s actually delivering the ball in that photo, I wouldn’t be writing a eulogy for the high kick. I do notice that his glove hand is STILL hanging around his shin, though. You’re not supposed to do that.

    by Chris in Dallas on Jul 18, 2008 at 10:12 am

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