The Tigers lost their second spring game of the season to the Braves yesterday. The 4-3 loss went down to the wire and the Braves needed three runs in the final two innings to pull it out. Max Scherzer was strong in his start and he gave up a hit and a walk with one strikeout in three innings. Ryan Perry was touched up for a run in his two innings of work and Chris Oxspring took the loss because he gave up the ninth inning run.
Brennan Boesch went two for four with a solo home run. Austin Jackson doubled, drew two walks and scored a run while Clete Thomas went one for two with a walk and an RBI. I like where Jackson is going this year. He’s drawn five walks in five games and he’s struck out just once.
The Tigers play the Orioles this afternoon. Rick Porcello gets the start and Brad Thomas, Charlie Furbush, Alberto Alburquerque, Jose Valverde and Fu-Te Ni are all slated to get some time on the mound today. The game is on the radio locally and I’ll be out and about so I’ll catch some of the game in the car.