The Astros have just one win to their name all spring and while the Tigers couldn’t beat Houston this afternoon, there were plenty of positives on the mound in the 1-1, eleven inning tie. First off was Justin Verlander. He threw six innings and gave up just one hit to go with three walks and two strikeouts. Those are some quality innings. Five different relievers then threw a shutout inning each with Kyle Bloom, Eddie Bonine and Fu-Te Ni all striking out two.
Of course the downer was the offense, who managed just seven hits in eleven frames. Scott Sizemore drove in the lone Tiger run with a solo homer, his second long ball of the spring. Timo Perez kept up his hot hitting with a pair of singles while Wilkin Ramirez singled and drew a walk.
City of Angels Tomorrow’s a day off. Tonight is do or die for the US team. They have to play the team that mercied them not too long ago in Puerto Rico. Game time is 7 pm.