The Detroit Tigers took on the Miami Marlins today, for the second time this week after beating them 3-1 on Sunday. Today the runs were not in favor of the Tigers who lost to the Marlins with a final score of 4-2. Drew Smyly started for the Tigers and had a rough go of it, pitching three and a third innings, giving up eight hits, four earned runs and two walks while striking out only one. Bad outings are par for the course in Spring Training, so look for Smyly to bounce back in his next start.
Austin Jackson continued his success with his newly found natural swing, turning in a triple in his first at bat and scoring on a Bryan Holaday sac fly. He singled in his second at bat and went 3 for 3 on the day.
Other Notable Performances:
- Former Tigers prospect Jacob Turner started for the Marlins and pitched four innings, giving up four hits, two runs(one earned), while walking one and striking out none.
- Jose Alvarez relieved Smyly in the third, allowing one of two inherited base-runners to score on a sac fly before completing the inning.
- Holaday went one for two, with two RBIs. He also allowed a passed ball.
- Joe Nathan had a little trouble with control in the inning he pitched, but was able to get out unscathed on a force out at second followed by a double play.
- Joba Chamberlain pitched an inning, gave up a single but recovered with a double play ball and a strikeout.
The Tigers play the Washington Nationals at Joker Marchant tomorrow at 1:05pm.