Today in Sarasota the Tigers also took on the Baltimore Orioles. The tigers scored nine runs off SEVENTEEN hits today against Orioles pitching. Shortly after turning the clock forward, Detroit cleaned Baltimore’s clock 9-1.
I was obviously not as this game as I was in Lakeland for the Astros/Tigers game. I was there in spirit following closely on my iPhone though.
ON THE BUMP:
Adam Wilk went three scoreless innings against an Orioles lineup with seven regulars. Last seasons recipient of the Detroit Tigers Minor League pitcher of the Year Award has now pitched nine scoreless innings this spring!
Charles Furbush allowed one run on a home-run by JJ Hardy. In three innings he struck out five.
Brayan Villarreal, John Bale and Chris Oxspring all tossed an inning of scoreless ball.
AT THE PLATE:
Casper Wells had a HR, 2 doubles, a single and 2 RBI today in Sarasota. That was his 2nd home run of the spring. He is quietly batting .391 this spring in his battle for a bench spot. That last bench spot is getting interesting as Wells, Clete Thomas, Brennan Boesch and Andy Dirks are all playing great baseball this spring.
Miguel Cabrera was 3-4 with 2 RBI today. Miggy is now now 6-10 with 4 RBI in last three games. After a slow start this spring, Miggy is back to being Miggy.
Scott Sizemore, Alex Avila and Austin Jackson all chipped in with a hit today.
The “shortstop of the future” Cale Iorg had three hits, two of which were doubles today.
Ryan Raburn was 2-5 and is hitting .348 in this small sample size of spring baseball.
Up next for the Tigers: Per Jason Beck
Detroit will travel to Viera, Fla. on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET to take on the Washington Nationals with right-hander Rick Porcello slated to take the mound opposite the Nats’ Jason Marquis. Enrique Gonzalez Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde are also scheduled to throw for the Tigers.