Tigers Minor League Wrap 7/8/09

Louisville 4 Toledo 2
Wil Rhymes went 3 for 5. Scott Sizemore singled and walked. Wilkin Ramirez, went 2 for 4 with a walk. Brooks Brown allowed 4 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings. Kris Regas (signed when Jay Sborz hit the DL) fanned 3 in 2 scoreless innings.

Erie 0 Altoona 1
Cale Iorg, Alex Avila, Ryan Strieby, and Santo De Leon had the hits. Danny Worth walked 3 times. Thad Weber allowed just 1 run despite walking 4 and allowing 6 hits. Robbie Weinhardt pitched a scoreless, hitless, walkless inning.

Lakeland PPD

West Michigan 0 Wisconsin 1
Brent Wyatt doubled and Ben Guez had the other hit. Luke Putkonen fanned 5, walked 1, and allowed 1 run on 3 hits in 7 innings.

Vermont 3 Oneonta 2
Jamie Johnson went 2 for 4 with a walk. John Murrian went 3 for 4 with a double. Adam Wilk fanned 7 and walked none allowing just 1 hit and 1 unearned run in 5 innings.

Vermont 9 Oneonta 4
Jamie Johnson doubled and singled. Gary Perinar was lit up for 6 runs and was knocked out int he 2nd inning.

GCL Tigers 1 GCL Yankees 3
Hernan Perez, Francisco Martinez, and Jordan Cruz each doubled. Rayni Guichardo allowed 3 walks and 4 hits but just 1 unearned run in 6 innings.


  1. Andre in Chi

    July 9, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Totally random: MLB Gamecast has this to say about the runner advancing to 2nd in the bottom of the 9th of the Tribe/Sox game,

    “Getz to second on fielder’s indifference”

    I’ve never seen that before, wtf? Is that a real term?

  2. Mike in CT

    July 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Great day for the Tigers…Inge in the All-Star game. Twins lose and you can put it on the booooooard yes! Tribe 10, White Sox 8.

  3. Ryan P.

    July 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Yeah, it happens all the time late in games. When a team is up by more than one and there’s a man on base, the catcher often does not attempt to throw because that runner is more or less meaningless.

    • Andre in Chi

      July 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

      Gotcha. At first I thought that, as my friend put it, “the fielder probably couldn’t care…he plays for the Indians”.

    • Vince in MN

      July 9, 2009 at 7:22 pm

      Besides the catcher not throwing, the firstbaseman doesn’t hold the runner on; lessens the gap between the fielders. The defense pretty much sets up as if there was nobody on.

  4. Vince in MN

    July 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I caught most of that Indians-WSox game. The Cleveland pitching staff is just horrendous. They were up 9-2 at one point and barely held on to win 10-8. They are definitely going to have a fire sale at the end of the month. Too bad they are in the same division as the Tigers, because I am sure they won’t be dealing with any Central teams. Probably a chance for the Red Sox and Yankees to fatten up their rosters though.

    • Coleman

      July 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm

      That is why Cleveland has the worst record in the league when the offense scores 3 or less. Detroit is 10-28 (.263), best in the Central. Cleveland is 2-30 (.063). Ouch.