Wednesday Woundup

A bulleted list of the day that was in Florida:

  • Justin Verlander made his second start and allowed just one hit in 3 innings. Denny Bautista continued to impress with 2 innings and a lone walk as the only blemish as the Tigers beat the Phillies
  • Oh yeah, and Carlos Guillen went deep once twice and Magglio Ordonez hit his first dinger of the spring.
  • Wilkin Ramirez continues to impress. From a tools standpoint he’s one of the better prospects in the Tigers system, but injuries have kept him from translating that into performance.
  • Speaking of injuries Tigstown started a series providing an in depth explanation for the various injuries plaguing the Tigers. First up is shoulder tendinitis.
  • The Tigers were victorious against Pittsburgh as well. Yorman Bazardo made the start and allowed no hits, but 3 walks in his 2 innings.
  • Rick Porcello took a turn as well and it wasn’t quite as easy as 6 up 6 down. But he wasn’t exactly rocked either. He allowed 3 hits, but two were infield singles and on the day he only allowed 1 ball out of the infield. He did walk two hitters however.
  • And Granderson finally tripled. It’s about time. [sarcasm]
  • What’s fun about split squad days is seeing some of the guys from the minor league camp getting a chance to play. Audy Ciriaco, Danny Worth, and Deik Scram were just some of the guys who got a chance to play today.


  1. Dylan

    March 5, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Box score says Guillen homered twice not once. Didn’t hear the game though.

  2. billfer

    March 5, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    He did homer twice, and I need to not blog after 11pm

  3. Kurt

    March 5, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I hear ya, Bilfer. I linked to your post Saturday about buying tickets and called it the “weighting” room … glad I caught that one before anyone else!

  4. linbus54

    March 6, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I love Detroit Tigers. But, they sure have treated Inge like “crap”. Brandon’s my favorite Tiger. He hit 27 homeruns 2 years ago. Had a down year last year. But watch him have a really good year this year. Why can’t Cabrera play left field? And let Brandon play third where he’s so much better than Cabrera could even dream of being.

  5. Ken from Cincinnati

    March 6, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Linbus, you are clearly new to this blog. See past posts for an exorbitant amount of analysis and discussion concerning this point. BTW, you aren’t going to find many people backing you on that point. In my opinion we have been more than generous and patient with Inge. We certainly don’t treat him remotely close to “crap”. You need only look at his contract to realize that. Time to let go of your loyalty to the player and shift that loyalty to the team, my friend. Go tigs.

  6. rings

    March 6, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Nice save, Ken!

  7. Chris in Nashville

    March 6, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Really good article about Miggy in USA Today. Thought I’d share with you guys if you haven’t seen it.

  8. Ryan In Brooklyn

    March 6, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for the link, Chris. Good to hear Cabrera seemed to “get serious” this offseason in terms of conditioning, etc.

    I can’t wait to see this lineup in action!