The Detroit Tigers kicked off intrasquad action down at Comerica Park as the Orange team took on the White team. Derek Hill stole the show among other storylines
For the first time since March, the Detroit Tigers engaged in-game action before their opener on July 24 against the Reds . Tigers fans were waiting to see some action and received plenty to discuss for the next few days. Here are three takeaways from today’s game.
Detroit Tigers Opening Day lineup was on display.
Starting on the white squad in the infield was Jeimer Candelario at 3B, Niko Goodrum at short, Jonathan Schoop at second and CJ Cron at 1B and for team orange, what appears to be the starting outfield with Christin Stewart, JaCoby Jones, and Cameron Maybin. But it was Derek Hill who made one of the best catches we have ever seen at Comerica Park for team white.
The Michael Fulmer debut
Michael Fulmer and Rony Garcia both started. Garcia from all accounts pitched well in two innings of work and the same for Fulmer. According to Evan Woodbery of Mlive.com, there was no radar gun being used today. The game was scheduled to go five innings with 8 pitchers going between the two teams. The game ended with team white taking the win 5-1 as the game ended due to lighting as Frank Schwindel and JaCoby Jones had home runs for team orange.
The presence of a Hall of Famer
Spencer Torkelson was getting a few lessons from Trammell before the game. Torkelson did play, grounding out against Nick Ramirez. A cool site to see here.