If the games didn’t matter before, they really don’t matter now as only one spring game separates the spring season from the regular season. The biggest concern was Max Scherzer was pummeled by the Orioles. It looks like Leyland left him in their to get his pitches in but when it was all said and done, Scherzer was tagged for 12 runs (three home runs) in 2 1/3 innings. Ryan Perry struck out two in his shutout inning and Enrique Gonzalez gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings.
The Tigers did make a showing by scoring six runs in the ninth inning to make it 14-9. Will Rhymes went three for three with a run and Brennan Boesch went three three with a solo home run and two RBIs. Jeff Rowland only had one hit but it was a triple and he drove in three and scored.
The Tigers finish their season out this afternoon against the Yankees in Tampa. This will be a good tune up game against the team that the Tigers will face on Thursday. Rick Porcello will go against Freddy Garcia. If the Tigers win, it’ll give them 21 wins which would be the most amongst Grapefruit League teams.