Talk about some crazy weather. This Saturday game was started in 29 degree weather. I’ve played softball in weather that cold and it’s not fun and I feel for these guys. Especially the first baseman who has to take those throws.
Anyway, the Tigers got the job earlier this afternoon. Curtis Granderson, Ivan Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield all went yard and it was Shefs’ first homer in a Tiger uniform. Curtis Granderson had a particularly good game. He went two for three with the homerun, a walk, two RBIs and two runs. Just as important, he didn’t strike out so he’s averaging one strikeout a game through the first four. Could be better, but he’s also drawn two walks and he’s hitting .375. Yeah, it’s a small sample size so we’ll see how he’s doing at the end of the month.
Mike Maroth picked up the win despite a so so start. He gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with three strikouts. Joel Zumaya pitched two shutout frames and Todd Jones pitched a perfect ninth and he picked up his second save of the season.
It’s Jeremy Bonderman in the rubber game tomorrow and he’ll face Brandon Duckworth. Have a great Easter.