A lot of people comment to me that Spring Training “doesn’t matter.” In a way, they’re correct, because there’s not always a correlation between who finishes well during the spring season, and who goes on to do well during the regular season. But for a team that won 43 games last year, spring training is a great time to simply learn “How to Win.” And since their opener last Thursday, they haven’t been able to do even that. Until yesterday.
Nate Cornejo looked sharp in three perfect innings. Somehow, despite not having a strikeout pitch, he manages to get guys out (and he’s working on a splitter). He also struck out two.
The Tigers also got to Wade Miller early, tagging him for 5 runs in the second inning.
The bad had to be the six errors. The Tigers are making way too many errors (17 in 5 games). A good team can’t get away that, so the Tigers are in rough shape if they keep on making mistakes. Hopefully Tram will knock some sense into the guys.