Tigers Minor League Wrap 7-29-08

by billfer on July 29, 2008 · 18 comments

in 2008 Season,Game Post

Indianapolis 3 Toledo 5
Kody Kirkland homered twice. Timo Perez doubled twice. And Clete Thomas singled twice (plus he walked). Chris Lambert went 7 innings and allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, a walk, and 4 K’s. Clay Rapada got the 2 inning save fanning 2.

Erie 11 Akron 5
Casper Wells hit for the cycle with 5 RBI. Wil Rhymes went 4 for 5 and was missing the homer to complete his cycle. And a bunch of guys got 2 hits each. Lauren Gagnier allowed 4 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings.

Lakeland 7 Tampa 0 (in progress)
I’m guess this one was delayed since it’s only in the 4th as I write this. But James Skelton homered and tripled, so that’s noteworthy. Jonah Nickerson is throwing 1 hit ball through the first 3.

West Michigan – PPD. But check out this story from Andrew Hess and his hotel experience.

Oneonta 10 Aberdeen 5
Bryan Pounds homered and singled. Billy Nowlin went 4 for 5. Hayden Parrot, Wade Lamont, and Mike Gosse all had 2 hits. David Stokes allowed 3 runs on 9 hits, a walk, and 6 K’s in 5 innings.

GCL Tigers 5 GCL Blue Jays 3
Alexis Espinoza was a triple shy of the cycle and picked up 4 RBI. Luis Palacios was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. Victor Larez struck out 5 and allowed only 3 hits in 5 innings. Brandon Hamilton allowed 4 hits and 3 unearned runs in 2 innings.

 
 

{ 18 comments }

djs July 30, 2008 at 8:50 am

Sweep!

regarding Hess: My guess is that the Davenport AmericaInn (or whatever) was fully booked on account of people displaced by last month’s floods.

Jim in Mac July 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

what’s going on with dontrelle. I haven’t heard anything about him recently

Jerkwheat July 30, 2008 at 10:46 am

He gave up 3 runs in roughly 4 innings in his last start and didn’t have much control.

http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080726&content_id=3204524&vkey=news_det&fext=.jsp&c_id=det

Disappointing after a pretty solid start prior to that one, hopefully it’s just a bump on the road to recovery.

Chris in Nashville July 30, 2008 at 4:35 pm

ESPN.com is reporting the Tigers traded Pudge to the Yankees…WTF!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

jason July 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm

i told you. the tigers are sellers, not buyers.

they aren’t as naive as their fans.

Chris in Nashville July 30, 2008 at 4:52 pm

I think this goes down as one of the dumbest moves DD has made. Trade the only true catcher in the organization for a guy we already traded that can’t throw strikes. We already have about 5 Kyle Farnsworth’s in our bullpen.

Dave BW July 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Yeah, this trade is pretty wretched, though the return of Professor Farnsworth is certainly entertaining.

rings July 30, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Farnsworth was stellar in his last tour with Detroit, even if he had trouble with the “pressures” of NY.
I think this is a good deal as the Tigers were going to get nothing for Pudge after the season was over and, aside from an inconsistent offense, giving up leads was our worst problem this year.
We lose some offense with Pudge gone in favor of Inge, but the defense will be nearly as good. Inge can catch most days, and we’ll probably have to suffer with the Great Dane as backup.

Farnsworth this year: 44.1 IP/3.65 ERA/1.35 WHIP. He makes our bullpen much stronger and is probably our new closer, which would make him more likely to resign with us. I think he’s at the end of a $17m/3yr deal signed in ’05 (so we’ve saved a few $$ with this deal, too.)

rings July 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm

…Also 17 BB in 44.1 IP, w/43 K, to respond to Chris.

I think he may be a potential problem solver.

Kathy July 30, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Pudge is a Yankee and we got Kyle Farnsworth. OMG

Chris in Nashville July 30, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot Kyle Farnsworth is a closer…which is why he has 27 career saves in 11 seasons. Yeah, he’s a true closer alright.

Coleman July 30, 2008 at 5:11 pm

Kathy: “Pudge is a Yankee and we got Kyle Farnsworth. OMG”

Didn’t you call Pudge to NY the other day? (And I called the Farnsworth part, except I was, you know…JOKING). Since I was right, we’ll have to see how the rest of my prediction does: Farnsworth pitching in a mask and tights and games he pitches in televised as a pay-per-view reality series called Chin Music.

rings July 30, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Chris, you know as well as I that “saves” are a product of opportunity, not effectiveness. The question is whether we get more value out of the guys he can get out from the bullpen over the offense we lose with Inge playing every day. I’m just saying I’m cautiously optimistic that he helps us more than Pudge’s departure hurts us.

Shane Temporarily in Toledo July 30, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Though it is a strange trade, it does not really indicated whether the Tigers are buyers or sellers because they gave up a free agent for another free agent. Generally when you are a seller you give up something for the future and the Tigers did not do that.
I think it is a desperate attempt to shore up the bullpen and perhaps a precursor for another move. The real debate is whether or not Farnsworth can help.

Chris in Nashville July 30, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Rings….if he was closer material, he would have had more opportunities to be effective in save opportunities in ELEVEN SEASONS.

Chris in Nashville July 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Oh yeah…who backs up Inge now? What does this do to Todd Jones? Are they just going to release him? This really raises a lot of questions the more I think about it.

Chief Monday July 30, 2008 at 5:55 pm

I was surprised we landed someone as good as Farnsworth. I didn’t think Pudge had any value, but I was wrong.

Chief Monday July 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm

what

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post:

Switch to our mobile site