Tigers Minor League Wrap 5.20.2010

Durham 0 Toledo 4
Max Scherzer made his first start since being sent down to work on his mechanics. I think it is working. Scherzer pitched a 1 hitter for 8 innings. He walked one guy while fanning 10 in 103 pitches. Robbie Weinhardt preserved the shut out. Jeff Frazier homered and doubled. Ryan Raburn added his 6th double and a single.

The Tigers have sent 3 players to Toledo. So far the early returns have been good. We covered Scherzer, but Ryan Raburn and Scott Sizemore are also finding their way so far.

  • Ryan Raburn: 444/483/667 line in 7 games.
  • Scott Sizemore: 286/333/429 in 4 games

Erie 1 Richmond 5

There was no offense to speak of with only 6 singles and 2 walks for the Seawolves. Thad Weber went 7.2 innings and allowed 4 runs on just 5 hits and 3 walks despite his defense turning 4 double plays behind him.

St. Lucie 4 Lakeland  5 (11 innings)
Charlie Furbush starred again with 10 strikeouts in 6.2 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk. Furbush has a 39:4 K:BB ratio and a 1.67 ERA in his last 4 starts .Brent Wyatt went 3 for 4 with 2 walks and 2 steals. Gustavo Nunez also had 3 hits including a double. Daniel Fields doubled and tripled. Francisco Martinez had 2 hits. Martinez and Jimmy Gulliver were added from EST with Josh Workman and Bryan Pounds hitting the DL.

Lake County 15 West Michigan 5
Hernan Perez had 2 hits. Alexis Espinoza singled and walked. Lots of pitchers got beat up pretty good, but Ramon Lebron was the starter. He fanned 6 in 3 innings, but he also allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks.


  1. Vince in MN

    May 21, 2010 at 8:34 am

    To Scherzer, Raburn and Sizemore: keep up the good work down there; will get back to you later this summer.

    Is it time to move Furbush to Erie?

  2. Mark in Chicago

    May 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Is it time to bump Furbush up to Erie indeed. He made 23 starts at Lakeland last year too and this year he’s got 68 K’s in 48 innings (along with just 10 walks).

  3. Michael in Seattle

    May 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Fields is starting to intrigue. For a 19-year he’s definitely holding his own in a tough hitters league. Ks are high but BBs are high as well. In last 10 days he has a 765 OPS and has reduced his Ks somewhat while maintaining his walk rate. Anyone know what kind of a CF he is?

  4. David G

    May 21, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    As a CF, I hope he makes an excellent 3b or SS. That’s what kind of CF I hope he is.

    • andre

      May 21, 2010 at 8:11 pm

      I don’t know if the skills those positions require are interchangeable enough to say that he’d make a good infielder. I mean, he could be, just saying its not a 1:1 scenario. Hope that helps David.

  5. David G

    May 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Well, he was originally a SS and I was partially kidding.

    • andre

      May 23, 2010 at 12:37 am

      I was completely being a smartass.