The Detroit Tigers had a pretty good weekend.
They kicked off the spring campaign on Friday against Florida Southern and then rounded out the weekend with two games against the Toronto Blue Jays. They won all three.
Spring doesn’t mean much, in terms of records and stats, so I don’t put a lot of stock into the wins and losses, nor into a players performance. Spring training is the time when teams and individuals work on the particulars of the game. Players often try out new batting stances and pitches, etc. What you see during spring training isn’t necessarily what you will get when the regular season begins. But it was good to listen to a couple of games, hear some familiar names, and get an aural glimpse at some of the other guys who we haven’t seen in a Tiger’s uniform.
This weekend, for me, also meant that MLB TV would renewed for another year. I also bought At Bat 2011 for my smartphone. The Droid version of the app is much sleeker and easier to maneuver through than the BlackBerry version I had last season.
Let’s go Tigers !!!
- Brennan Boesch homered in Friday’s game. He had 3 RBIs.
- Phil Coke pitched two innings on Saturday. He allowed only one hit.
- Brandon Inge, Danny Worth, and Scott Sizemore each had an extra-base hit.
- Danny Worth showed his versatility when he played at short, second, and at third base, too.
- Brad Penny started Sunday’s game and allowed one hit.
- Max Scherzer pitched a perfect third and fourth inning.
- Relievers Joel Zumaya and Joaquin Benoit pitched the fifth and sixth innings respectively. Benoit picked up the win.
- Jose Valverde threw eight pitches to retire three batters.
- Magglio Ordonez and Victor Martinez were in Sunday’s lineup. Martinez had an RBI.
- Ryan Strieby started at first base in all three games.
Tomorrow the Tigers will face the Yankees. It is expected that Miguel Cabrera will be back in the lineup.