Tagged: Spring Training 2008

Tigers lose first spring game

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AP— Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, left, sits in the dugout while outfielder Gary Sheffield practices his swing during a Grapefruit League spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Sunday, March 2 in Winter Haven, Fla.
 

Tigers drop first game of spring to Tribe

The Gambler was on the bump and Sheff made his debut, but as the old sports cliche goes: You can’t win ’em all.

The Tigers fell short 3-1 to the Indians, losing their first game of Spring Training. After five games the Tigers are 3-1-1.

Rogers was pretty solid in two innings, only allowing two hits and a walk. Sheff, however, went 0 for 3.

Matt Mantei gave up two runs in the fourth that proved the difference.

Sunday’s Stud: Let’s go with the Old Man. Two innings and only three base runners for Rogers is pretty good.

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Today’s Tilt

The Tigers will take on the Indians again today — let’s hope there’s a winner this time.

On Saturday the two went to 10 innings and left with a tie. After 4 games, the Tigers are 3-0-1. Kinda hockey-like, eh?

Old Man River, otherwise known as Kenny Rogers, is expected on the bump, and from all indications, Shefffield will be playing, too.

Below is a quality photo from the Detroit News, via the AP, of Brent Clevian in action Saturday against the Tribe. Oh, and today’s game is at 1 p.m.

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D-train’s first game

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AP photo via the Detroit News

It was decent for Dontrelle on Saturday afternoon in his Tigers debut. In two innings he struck out one, gave up one run and a few hits — not too bad for a start.

As for the game, it was tie. What, I didn’t know Cleveland had a hockey team. There’s no ties in baseball. Well, in Spring Training there is, I guess.

Also, it looks like Sheffield will be in action Sunday.

Today’s Tilt

Yeap, it’s the Tigers vs. the Indians.

We better get used to this, since it may be down to these two for the Central Division come September.

Even more, Dontrelle is taking the hill today.

If we’re lucky, we’ll get two innings at best. Either way, it should be interesting. Also, it looks like Granderson will get today off. Ryan Rayburn should step in.

First pitch should be delivered around 1:15 p.m.

A star is born

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Well it looks like newbe Rick Porcello is a keeper, or at least he’s gonna be a stud in the minors this season.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Friday there would be little chance of him making the team when camp breaks.

Friday against the Blue Jays, the 19-year-old was spot on sitting down four major leaguers, including the Big Hurt with a strikeout.

And it was last season this kid was pitching for Seton Hall Prep High School.

Here’s a bit more info on The Kid

Also on Friday, Verlander was named the starter on Opening Day against the Royal at home March
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