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The Detroit Tigers took home the victory today as they blew up the Kansas City Royals 12-4. Nicholas Castellanos recorded his first home run of the season as the bats were red hot for the Olde English D.
The Tigers split yesterday’s doubleheader as JaCoby Jones continued to have impressive at-bats yesterday. All told the Tigers played nineteen innings of baseball yesterday. Daniel Norris had a start in one of the games yesterday Anthony Fenech wrote that Norris is still looking for his velocity.
Fenech quoted Norris as saying:
"“I’m searching for the velocity,” he said. “But it will come back. I’m not worried about it.”"
Prospect Matt Manning pitched well in his debut with the West Michigan Whitecaps. He struck out nine batters in the first three innings according to MLB Pipeline. Mike Gerber, another Detroit Tigers prospect, had a brief taste of the big leagues yesterday.
He entered the second game of the doubleheader in the ninth inning as a pinch runner for Miguel Cabrera. Per Anthony Fenech Gerber thought it was pretty cool that he was able to come in as a pinch-runner for Miguel Cabrera. After all, Cabrera is one of the games best players.
Our own Jim Kramer asks if the 2018 Tigers are on the right track? They’re playing surprisingly well so far, but are they progressing in the right direction for a successful rebuild? Andy Patton takes a look back at former Tiger Beiker Graterol. Warwick Saupold isn’t the only player in Tigers history to have a crazy name.
Patton also thinks that the Tigers should claim RHP A.J. Cole. The Nationals recently designated Cole for assignment. Rob Lowe also breaks down the minor league report for the second week of the MiLB season. Manning isn’t the only prospect performing well early on in the season.