Todd Jones is definitely the roller coaster. He gave up two ninth inning runs to blow a 4-2 Tigers lead but fortunately he got bailed out in the ninth inning. I was listening on the radio but missed it and I think Curtis Granderson drove home the winning run. If I find out otherwise, I’ll let you know.
Jeremy Bonderman had a so so start. He gave up two runs on four hits in five innings and he struck out four, but he walked three. Wil Ledezma struck out the side but walked two in his one inning of work and of course Jones was knocked around for the two runs (and he picked up the win for his efforts). To Jones credit, it was his first blown save of the spring.
Brandon Inge had three hits and both Sean Casey and Craig Monroe were two for two. For Casey, it was his fifth double of the spring. Carlos Guillen continued to struggle but he did get a hit to bring his batting average up to only .214. No worries though.
Bad news for Edward Campusano. He’s been shut down for the rest of the spring and he’s going to see Dr. James Andrews, which is never a good thing. It looks like Chad Durbin, who’s also an interesting story in camp, may now be the final guy in the pen to make the team for Detroit.
The Tigers play the Nationals in a day game tomorrow and then Saturday will be the Tigers final split squad game of the spring. Then from Sunday through Friday, four of the six Tiger games will be on TV. Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be on FSN and then Friday’s game against the Yankees will be on ESPN.