Tigers Minor League & Zumaya Wrap – 4/22/09

Indianapolis 10 Toledo 2
Joel Zumaya did his back-to-back outing and allowed 1 hit with 2 K’s in his inning of work. Ron Chiavacci was shelled for 11 hits and 6 runs in 3.1 innings. Casey Fien struggled allowed 3 hits and 2 walks while recording 1 out. Brent Dlugach homered twice and Danny Worth went 3 for 4.

Erie 3 Bowie 4
Alex Avila went 2 for 3 with a double. Max Leon homered. Cale Iorg was 0 for 3 with 2 K’s. Zach Simons allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 3 innings of work.

Erie Game 2 – PPD

Clearwater 1 Lakeland 7
Audy Ciriaco doubled and homered. Chris Carlson also homered. Kody Kaiser added 2 hits. Andrew Hess pitched 5 shut out innings surrendering 6 hits but with no walks and 4 K’s. Robbie Weinhardt struck out the side to close it out.

West Michigan 5 Fort Wayne 7
There only 6 singles for the White Caps, but they somehow turned that into 5 runs. Luke Putkonen allowed 3 runs on 4 walks, 4 hits, and 4 K’s in 3.1 innings.


  1. Mark in Chicago

    April 23, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Nice to see Zumaya throwing well, looks like he’ll be back in no time.

    The guy I like to keep an eye on is Cale Iorg, since he’s probably our best middle infield prospect. But wow is he off to a horrendous start, hitting a robust 152/167/196 with 18 striekouts and no walks in 46 AB. I know it’s early, but that is not good to see.

  2. Mike in Grand Rapids

    April 23, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Keep an eye on Avila too. If Trainor continues being a Ofer at the plate and anything happens to Laird, the Tigers may need an upgrade.

  3. Chris Y.

    April 23, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Danny Worth looks the better of the two after their respective starts this year. Worth is better with the glove, too.

    Treanor is certainly NOT a starter and I wonder if he isn’t done as a backup. I mean, really, how is he an upgrade over Sardinha? I expect Ryan or Avila may be moved to Detroit if Matt T. can’t put something together over the first couple months.

  4. Brenden

    April 23, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Any word of late on Bonderman’s progression?

  5. Ryan P.

    April 23, 2009 at 5:09 pm


    From Jason Beck’s twitter, yesterday – “Bonderman threw a sim game yesterday. Leyland said Bondo was not happy with his velocity, not where he wants it to be yet.”

  6. Brenden

    April 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Man…we need Bondo healthy, or Willis to make a miracle comeback. Miner just isn’t going to get the job done.