Tigers Minor League Wrap – No Hitter edition

Toledo 16 Columbus 2
Don Kelly went 4 for 4 with 2 walks and needed a triple to complete the cycle. Scott Sizemore had 3 hits and a walk. Jeff Frazier, Wilkin Ramirez, and Mike Hessman all homered. Dusty Ryan doubled twice. Eddie Bonine allowed a run on a solo homer in 7 innings with 1 walk and 3 K’s.

Akron 0 Erie 16
Thad Weber pitched a complete game no hitter. He didn’t walk a batter and he fanned 10. He did hit a batter and another batter reached on error so it wasn’t a perfect game. Deik Scram went 4 for 6 with 2 doubles and a homer. Jeff Kunkel also doubled twiced and homered.

Lakeland 2 Tampa 7
Josh Workman and Justin Henry each doubled twice. Andrew Hess allowed 7 runs on 13 hits in 5.2 innings

West Michigan 5 Dayton 7
Ben Guez homered and singled. Mike Gosse doubled and homered. Anthony Shawler was touched up for 7 runs and was lifted with 2 outs in the 3rd inning. Jade Todd pitched 2 perfect innings of relief.

Oneonta 2 Lowell 5
Rawley Bishop and John Murrian each doubled. Jose Siso walked 4 and allowed 5 hits in 3.2 innings leading to 2 runs.

GCL Yankees 3 GCL Tigers 4
James Robbins tripled and is 6 for 14 with a 1.000 slugging percentage in his first 3 games. Zach Samuels allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, 5 walks, and 2 K’s in 5.1 innings. Austin Wood made his debut and allowed a run on 2 hits with a strike out.

7 Comments

  1. Kathy

    August 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    WOW! A no-hitter and 16 runs scored. Thad Weber? Never heard of him, but we probably will from now on. Think some of those guys are looking to make the 40 man roster.

  2. Bill

    August 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    C’mon Tigers! Let’s see some runs!

  3. Kathy

    August 22, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Looks like none of our minor league SS, at Toledo or Erie, can hit worth a damn.
    Wrong. Brent Lugich is hitting .297. Cale Iorg, not so good.

    • Neal

      August 23, 2009 at 1:16 pm

      I popped onto his stats page, Dlugach is at:
      .297/.351/.452 line, OPS of 803.
      What caught my eye was the news clip at the bottom for 2008:
      “Missed the entire season, with the exception of seven games during an injury rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Tigers,with a right labrum tear…named the best defensive infielder in the Tigers organization following the season by Baseball America…”
      I don’t quite follow this, if this was based on 2007 or the 7 games in the Gulf Coast League, but if he is good defensive SS, then he should be up here now. Everett is only playing just above average defense compared to the AL SS’s with over 250 PA’s, and he has an OPS of under .400 since the break. Dlugach is 26, looks he missed most of 2007 and 2008, but if he can field, then he should be up here now.
      BTW, Hessman seems to be heating up, and with Inge sporting .497 OPS since the break, he needs some time off, provided Raburn (Pronounced with a Y with the silent EEE) doesn’t play 3rd.

      was the top fielding infielder fro the

      • jb61973

        August 23, 2009 at 3:06 pm

        The whole signing of Everett never made any sense. They might as well have given the job to Santiago if they didn’t feel Dlugach was ready.

  4. Jeff Molby

    August 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Good for Weber. Now is he a prospect or just some kid who brought his “A Game” for one magical night?

    • Kathy

      August 22, 2009 at 11:49 pm

      According to Tigstown.com in a May ’09 article, he “shows exceptional poise”
      and is rising very fast on the top prospects list. Now, that article was written in May, so I can only imagine what they are saying now.