As wierd as it sounds, I love having Carlos Guillen on the Disabled List. It opens up so many options for the Tigers. Including inserting a young man by the name of Jeff Larish, who clobbered the ball to centerfield in the second inning. The Youngster Rick Porcello impressed, going five innings, while giving up one earned run.
Fernando Rodney pulled a Todd Jones type performance on Mothers Day, giving up two hits and two runs in the ninth. The rest of the bullpen put together a solid performance. Zach Miner, Bobby Seay and Brandon Lyon went three innings and gave up a combined two hits.
Curtis Granderson continued his tear, accumulating four total bases, and driving in a runner with two outs. Though Cleveland was one of the favorites going into the season, they have started a lethargic 11-21 and have lost four straight. The Tigers are now 17-13 on the season, and have won three straight.
(Via Mack Avenue Tigers) Jon Paul Morosi will be moving on from the Detroit Free Press. Morosi, who does a great job covering the Tigers will be heading to Foxsports.com. Morosi wrote a great article on Miguel Cabrera and his pressence on the team this year compared to last year. I often wonder how big of an impact Brandon Inge is having on this club, now that he is comfortable and back at his position of choice. He always seems like a leader by example.
Porcello’s win special for his mother- John Lowe puts together a really interesting article on Rick Porcello. Porcello’s grandfather was part of the ’54 Indians who won the world championship. Lowe points out that Porcello threw 54 strikes. Pretty Interesting read.
The Tigers take on Kevin Slowey and the Twins on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 8:10 PM ET