Tigers Minor Leauge and Rehab Wrap – 4/21/09

Indianapolis 13 Toledo 10
Joel Zumaya is probably one outing away from rejoining the team. He pitched a scoreless inning fanning 2. Scott Drucker was shelled for 7 runs allowing 9 baserunners in 4.1 innings. Fu Te Ni didn’t fare better with 4 runs on 5 hits and a walk in 2.2 innings. Mike Hessman hit a grand slam and Dusty Ryan hit a 3 run homer. Brent Dlugach had 3 hits and Clete Thomas and Ryan Robertson added 2 apiece.

Erie – suspended in the 3rd inning

Willis pitches against Clearwater - cr Roger DeWitt

Willis pitches against Clearwater - cr Roger DeWitt

Clearwater 4 Lakeland 0
Dontrelle Willis went 7 innings, which by itself should tell you something. He allowed 4 runs on 8 hits with 2 K’s and no walks. He was perfect through the first 3 innings and recorded 16 ground ball outs. Michael Bertram went 2 for 2 with 2 walks.

West Michigan 5 Fort Wayne 2
Brandon Douglas was a homer short of the cycle. Jordan Newton added 2 hits. Casey Crosby pitched a no hitter for 3 innings, but he walked 6 in that time, but he also fanned 5.


  1. Slashpyne

    April 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Good to see Zumaya and Willis have good outings-I don’t expect much from Willis, but Zumaya is needed soon.

  2. Chris in Dallas

    April 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I’m hoping that when Zumaya is activated that Perry stays with the club. That would be some serious heat in the late innings, no?

  3. Kevin in Austin (now Dallas)

    April 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    He might. Maybe Rincon will come up with arm fatigue when Zoom is ready. Though I wish they’d just release Lyons.

  4. Rick G

    April 22, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Why won’t they just send Bonine down? I could see them trying to stretch him out to become an emergency spot starter later on this summer. They’ve got too much money invested in Lyon, and Rincon appeared to have regained his stuff from a few years ago (at least in spring training, not so much since then).