Virgil Vasquez made the most of his surprise start today as the Tigers took care of the Blue Jays 4-1. Vasquez pitched in place of Nate Robertson, who’s wife had a baby boy earlier in the morning. Congratulations to Nate and his wife.
Vasquez threw two no-hit frames to start the game and he gave up a walk. Aquilino Lopez struck out three in two shutout innings and the only pitcher to give up a run was Macay McBride, and even that was unearned. Matt Mantei walked two and struck out one in his one inning.
Curtis Granderson went yard with a two run shot in the second inning. Magglio Ordonez had a pair of hits including a two run double that put the Tigers on the board in the first inning.
Tomorrow, you’ll have two starters getting time with Justin Verlander and Nate Robertson pitching a couple of innings. All eyes will probably on Rick Porcello though, who makes his spring debut in a rematch against the Blue Jays.