The Tigers dismanted Florida Southern today, as they should have. The final was 17-4 with five Tigers going yard in the game. Miguel Cabrera and Placido Polanco both homered in the first inning and then Brandon Inge (who played DH), Michael Hollimon and Scott Sizemore all went yard in the contest.
On the pitching side, Jordan Tata was touched up for four runs after Todd Jones threw a shutout first frame. Chris Lambert got the Tigers out of a jam and went on to throw 2 1/3 shutout innings with three strikeouts.
Tomorrow, the games count. Sort of. The Tigers open up their spring season at home against the Mets. Jeremy Bonderman will get the start with Jason Grilli, Zach Miner, Yorman Bazardo, Denny Bautista and Tim Byrdak all getting some throws in.