The Tigers lost both of their games today and neither were pretty. Dontrelle Willis got the start on the road and I was able to watch some of this game on MLB.TV. Willis got through the first couple of innings with no problem but then he ran into trouble in the third and gave up three runs. Zach Miner and Bobby Seay each gave up a pair of runs while Aquilino Lopez was the lone pitching star when he struck out two in two hitless frames.
Marcus Thames hit his third homer of the spring but unfortunately that accounted for half of the Tigers offense. Gary Sheffield doubled and scored while Edgar Renteria went one for one with two walks.
The Tigers also lost to the Mets 7-4. Yorman Bazardo and Freddy Dolsi were each tagged for three runs while Virgil Vasquez looked sharp with 3 1/3 solid innings of relief. Carlos Guillen hit his fifth homer While Ivan Rodriguez was a perfect three for three batting leadoff.
It’s the Reds tomorrow as the Tigers play another day game. I’ll have to take a late lunch tomorrow because the game’s on FSN. Kenny Rogers gets the start.