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No Better From Dontrelle Willis and Nate Robertson

The Yankees took it to the Tigers in  12-3 loss this afternoon and it looks like neither Nate Robertson nor Dontrelle Willis realy want that fifth starter spot.  Robertson kicked things off with his best Willis imitation.  He gave up three runs on three hits and, more importantly, four walks in just two innings.  Willis was then knocked out early after he gave up two runs in his two innings.  Unfortunately, those outings look sharp compared to the six runs Scott Williamson gave up in just 2/3 of an inning.

The top performer on the mound was Fernando Rodney.  He struck out the side in his single inning of work while Juan Rincon continued to shine with a perfect eighth inning.

Prospect Will Rhymes accounted for most of the Tigers offense with a two run homer in the sixth inning.  Jeff Larish had a pair of hits and a run and unfortunately, those two hits were half of what the Tigers picked up as a team.  I know the Tigers have a lot of guys in the WBC (I’m watching five of them right now in the USA/Venezuela game) but the team has to pick it up.

Rick Porcello will take another stab at forcing the Tigers hand in a night game against the Marlins.  Tomorrow is one of the first days I can think of in a long time where I don’t have anything I REALLY need to do so I was looking forward to catching the game but their not on until the evening, when it’s tough because my son doesn’t go to bed until 8:30.  It’s not even on the radio anyway so I’ll probably watch the Orioles/Mets game.

If you’re a fan of the minor leagues like I am, be sure to check out Matt Wallace’s proposed newsletter.  He’s looking for stake holders in getting his newsletter going so stop by and say hello (and bring your checkbook).

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