Spring Training Game Thread: Tigers at Yankees

What with the game on TV and everything today, I thought a game thread would be in order. Those lucky (or perhaps unlucky given the current economic condidtions) enough to be not working this afternoon can catch the game on ESPN at 1:15. I’ll be at work and looking forward to catching the DVR version when I get home.

The Tigers send out the “power arms” of Justin Verlander, Andrew Miller, Joel Zumaya, and Fernando Rodney.

: There was some stuff to like, and some stuff to not like today. The final outcome doesn’t really fall into either of those categories. The Tigers did draw a number of walks, including 2 with the bases loaded. Granted that was a product of Yankee wildness, but the Tigers did a good job laying off. They also had a number of hard hit balls, but most were foul.

The bad stuff was 3 strikeouts in the first inning with the bases loaded. Considering that was a point of emphasis this spring, it was disappointing to see.

Plus there were a few scares today. Brent Clevlen got beaned by a Yankee pitcher and Carlos Guillen was nearly beaned by Sean Casey.

The relevant pitchers all looked pretty good with the exception of one bad inning from Justin Verlander

Regardless of the outcome it was great to be watching Tiger baseball again.


  1. ozz

    March 5, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I can’t wait!

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  3. Walewander

    March 5, 2007 at 2:17 pm


    It’s on TV in Canada too!!

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  5. Joey C.

    March 5, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Can someone watching give me an update on how Verlander and Miller looked?

  6. ripismoney

    March 5, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    Zumaya was certainly ready for this one. I thought the pitchers weren’t supposed to be ready yet, haha. Zoom’s already hitting triple digits on the radar, he should save some for when it counts.

    Great to see the Tigers back on the field again!

  7. Jojo SunDevil

    March 7, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    Felix Heredia is terrible. Both him and Neifi Perez. Awful, Awful, awful. Cut them both.

    It’s not that Heredia giving up the walk-off home run on a nationally televised game was bad. It’s that AND he has that aura of being a halfway decent pitcher like Antonio Alfonseca. When in real life, everyone knows that they suck.

    Cut him cut him cut him. And Neifi. Although, I have to admit that Neifi’s hacks at the plate are almost comedic now.