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Thursday, May 14, 2015

VIDEO: Watch Tigers prospect Joey Pankake hit an inside-the-park HR for Whitecaps

Catcher James McCann isn’t the only Tigers prospect to hit an inside-the-parker as his first home run of this season: West Michigan’s Joey Pankake duplicated the feat Wednesday night against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

A seventh-round pick of the Tigers in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, Pankake hit a pair of home runs with short-season Connecticut in the New York-Penn league last season, but Wednesday’s was his first homer with the Whitecaps.

The second baseman went back-to-back with teammate Michael Gerber, whose second-inning homer off Bowling Green’s Hyrum Formo was of the more conventional variety.

Here’s a look at the play:


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