The Tigers head north with a wind after they doubled up the Braves this afternoon 8-4. Carlos Guillen hit his first homerun of the spring and Miguel Cabrera went two for four with two RBIs and a run. Magglio Ordonez was hitting third and Cabrera fourth so I wonder if that’s how they lineup is going to shake out.
Rick Porcello threw two shutout frames before he gave it up for Armando Galarraga, who gave up two runs (just one earned) with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. Nate Robertson struggled out of the pen and he gave up two runs in the ninth to finish up the game.
Monday is the day and for the first time ever (I think), the Tigers open up their season at night. If anyone knows of a night opener, let me know because I don’t ever remember one. It’ll be Justin Verlander going up against Roy Halladay. The Sunday opener will be the Braves and Phillies so we’ll get our first taste of real baseball tomorrow.