It’s turning into quite an eventful weekend for the Detroit Tigers.
Friday night, Shane Greene pitched five scoreless innings, but he left after just 74 pitches due to mild ulnar neuritis, which is a compression of the ulnar nerve that causes tingling in the pinky and ring finger on his throwing hand according to MLive.com.
Greene admitted on Friday he was “scared”, yet is hopefully he won’t miss a start.
Meanwhile, ace David Price is ready to make his first start since slipping on a bat trying to cover home plate over a week ago. Technically, Price hasn’t missed a start, but manager Brad Ausmus moved his outing back from Thursday to Saturday against the Cardinals.
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It will be good to see him out there in St. Louis.
Finally, Miguel Cabrera hit another home run on Friday night to give him No. 399 in his career. Obviously he sits one away from No. 400, but his next one will be even more special than that. Cabrera is tied with Andres Galarraga‘s record for the most home runs by a player from Venezuela.
"Greene left the game Friday night after five innings due to mild ulnar neuritis — a compression of the ulnar nerve that caused tingling in the pinky and ring finger on his throwing hand.“I’m a little scared, but there’s no pain,” Greene said. “I’ve got to just keep telling myself there’s no pain, (that) everything’s going to be all right.”Greene had Tommy John surgery in 2008 and said he had a similar feeling in his first couple bullpen sessions after undergoing the surgery."
Tigers notes: Price draws Cards, says leg won’t be issue – Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press
"Price left his most recent start with a mild right hamstring strain after stepping on a bat while backing up home plate in the seventh inning of the Tigers’ 6-5 victory over the Royals on May 8.“It feels good,” he said. “I don’t think my leg is an issue.”Price said there are some movements that he feels it a little bit. “But it’s something that, if what happened on the field didn’t happen and I still felt it the way I sometimes do feel it, I wouldn’t think twice about it and I definitely wouldn’t say anything to the training staff about it.”He pitched 61/3 innings and allowed five runs — four earned — on a career-high 13 hits in the no-decision May 8."
Miguel Cabrera’s joy a game changer – Gregg Krupa, The Detroit News
"As he approaches 400 home runs (he hit No. 399 Friday night, equaling Andres Galarraga’s record for a player from Venezuela), Cabrera discussed the origins of his enthusiastic style.Asked to consider how much of his enjoyment is his disposition and how much is affected by a country that celebrates baseball as its national game, with an exuberance that exceeds what is normally exhibited on the diamonds and in the stands in major league baseball, Cabrera paused to ponder.“I think both,” he said."