Just about everyone got in on the action yesterday as the Tigers took care of the Astros 17-7. Fourteen Tigers accounted for 16 hits and eleven walks that resulted in 17 runs. Seventeen Tigers reached base and Ryan Rabun led the way with a single, three walks and three runs. Don Kelly went two for two with a home run, two RBI and a run while Carlos Guillen doubled twice, drove in one and scored one.
Unfortunately four different Tigers gave up runs while on the mound. Eddie Bonine got the start and he gave up a run on three hits in two innings. Joel Zumaya had a rough outing and he was tagged for three runs in two frame while Fu-Te Ni gave up a pair of runs in his inning of work.
Justin Verlander gets the nod this afternoon in his first spring start. Brad Thomas, Ryan Perry and Jay Sborz are also expected to get some innings in. Even better, WXYT is making their second radio broadcast so whether you’re in the car or at home you should be able to check out the game. There’s also a couple of Cactus League games on MLB.TV as well as a night radio broadcast so I’m hoping to get my fill of baseball while I work on some tax returns.