Detroit Tigers baseball is back. With Spring Training games kicking into full gear for Detroit, here’s how you can watch the Tigers in the coming week.
Detroit Tigers players are participating in games again.
The team’s most recent game, an 11-4 drubbing of the Houston Astros on Saturday, featured four home runs and two shutout innings by Justin Verlander.
It Detroit’s first win of the spring against Major League opposition.
Saturday’s game also featured plenty of contributions from players expected to play significant roles on the 2017 roster.
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So how can you watch the Detroit Tigers in the next week?
If you aren’t in Lakeland, there will be a nationally-televised game this weekend.
Detroit takes on the New York Mets in the team’s first televised game of Spring Training on MLB Network.
The game will start at 1:10 p.m. Eastern Time, and will reportedly feature a few familiar faces from a pitching standpoint.
MLive’s Evan Woodberry tweeted on Saturday:
"“Matt Boyd starts Sunday in Port St. Lucie. Then Farmer, Chad Bell, Daniel Stumpf, Angel Nesbitt, Kyle Ryan. (Labourt, Ravenelle on call).”"
Should the aforementioned pitchers end up throwing on Sunday, Detroit will end up utilizing most of the team’s left-handed bullpen depth.
With the exception of Justin Wilson and Blaine Hardy, Bell, Stumpf and Ryan are Detroit’s most prominent left-handed pitchers expected to compete for roster spots.
Jairo Labourt is also a southpaw. However, he finished the 2016 campaign with Advanced-A Lakeland.
The former Toronto prospect will likely need more development in the minors before he makes the jump to the Majors.
Sunday’s game is one of 10 Tigers Spring Training games to be televised.
Per the team’s official website, the next one will come Tuesday, March 9th.
Coincidentally, Detroit will also be playing away to the New York Mets on that day.