The Tigers managed to pull off not, but two big comebacks yesterday in their two split squad games. I know it’s spring, and I know it doesn’t count, but anytime you have something to build on, it’s a good thing.
In the home game against the Indians, who took us to school last weekend, the Tigers were 4 runs going into the seventh, and scored one in the seventh, one in the eighth, and then three in the ninth to win it. Roney, Baugh, and Levine shut the door to help get the Tigers back in the game, and despite another three errors, they walked away with a 9-8 win.
In the road game against the Dodgers, the Tigers were down by six runs going into the eighth inning, and came back to score two in the eighth, and then five in the ninth to take home the win, and put the Tiger’s preseason record at 4-3. Two more errors.
And it looks like Jason Johnson is scheduled to be the opening day pitcher. I was hoping they’d go with a Tiger who had pitched for them prior to this season (Maroth), but Johnson is the guy we’re hoping is our losing streak stopper and ace, so he deserves it just as much as anyone else.