Well, it seems like I haven’t been locked out of my site today and after some much needed maintenance, I’m hoping it won’t happen again. In the meantime, the Tigers are in the eighth inning of their third spring training game so there’s quite a bit to catch up on.
I have been able to listen to at least parts of the last two games. Rick Porcello got an inning in yesterday and he gave up a run and Nate Robertson had one rough inning and one nice one. Edwin Jackson looked strong in his start so hopefully he’ll prove my doubts wrong. In the meantime, a Tiger hasn’t gone deep yet (not sure what’s happening today against the Jays, neither team is picking it up on the radio). Three Tigers (Ramon Santiago, Brandon Inge and Gerald Laird) have two hits so far.
Next week should be fun because the Tigers play Venezuela and Panama leading into the WBC. They also play their exhibition game against Florida Southern on Monday. I’m loving my MLB.TV subscription already. It’s good timing to because I’m back to being self-employed (the contract job I was on ended today) so in between my work as a CPA, the goal is to get as much baseball in as I can.
Scratch the no home run thing. Don Kelly went yard for the Tigers in the seventh inning. Alex Avila has a pair of RBIs but Dontrelle Willis had a tough inning. He didn’t walk anyone, but he gave up three hits and four runs (two earned). Cale Iorg has three errors in the game. Fernando Rodney has walked two in his tough inning, but one of my dark horse fifth starter candidates, Chris Lambert, didn’t allow a baserunner in two innings of work.
I was going to do another spring training questions piece, but with the games already going, it seems a bit late. Next in line was a look at the closer candidates so I’ll probably put something up over the weekend.