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Joel Zumaya Gives Up First Spring Runs in Tigers Win Over Braves

Joel Zumaya is perfect no longer as he gave up back to back solo homeruns to Andruw Jones and Brian McCann.  To Zumaya’s credit, he wasn’t dialing it in there like he usually does and he got burned with two mid-90s fastballs.  After that, he started touching 99 and he didn’t get into anymore trouble.  He struck out three in two innings of work.

Jeremy Bonderman was pretty good in his five innings.  He gave up two runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts.  Bonderman’s next start will be on opening day when the Tigers face the Blue Jays and Roy Halladay.

Marcus Thames hit his third homerun of the spring while Sean Casey drove in three runs.  Ivan Rodriguez (three hits, one RBI, two runs) and Magglio Ordonez (two for two, two RBIs, two runs) were also sharp at the plate.

Today, the Tigers take on the Dodgers in a day game that will be on FSN.  I didn’t get any takers for a meet and greet, so some other time.  Nate Robertson will get his final tune up start before the real season starts.  Just four spring games left, and then things get real.

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