Florida is an odd state weather wise, and this is coming from somebody from Michigan. Whenever we’re down there, we could pretty much expect a short, torrential rain storm at some point during the day, regardless of whether it was a nice day or not. It could be perfectly sunny when a big rain cloud plows through, gets everything wet and moves on only to bring the sun back. And every once in a while, the rain can be more substantial and go on for hours.
That must have been what happened during the Tigers/Phillies game today because they lasted just four innings. Kenny Rogers got in a few innings but the scary news was seeing Curtis Granderson getting nailed by a pitch. He got his on the hand and while he’s expected to get some X-rays done, it looks like he’s okay.
And without a game to write about, Jason Beck talks about the Tigers pursuit of bullpen help. Fernando Rodney is on the shelf as is Joel Zumaya, while Francisco Cruceta is still in the Dominican Republic. That leaves guys like Bobby Seay, Tim Byrdak and Denny Bautista with big roles going into the first couple of weeks of the season.