The Tigers improved to 8-4 on the spring with a 2-1 win over the Mets yesterday. Brad Penny went 3 1/3 and he gave up three hits with four strikeouts in a solid start. He still hasn’t given up an earned run this spring. Chris Oxspring gave up a hit and a walk in his one inning but he struck out two. Fu-Te Ni gave up the lone run by the Mets. He walked two and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings.
Andy Dirks was the hitting star. He doubled, tripled and he scored both Tiger runs. Victor Martinez drove in Dirks both times with sac. flies. Jhonny Peralta also had a nice game with a pair of singles.
This afternoon, the Tigers face the Marlins and Max Scherzer will make his third appearance of the season. He’s looked great this spring in his five innings of work and it’ll be interesting to see how much he gets stretched out in this start.