Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 18-10-2
Tigers @ Brewers | 8:10 p.m. ET – Miller Park, Milwaukee | On the air: WXYT 1270-AM
Tigers 4 – Braves 1
Tigers 4 – Astros 2
The only worthwhile tidbit about this matchup of Tigers minor leaguers versus primetime Astros is former Tiger Chris Shelton appearing in the game for Houston. Oh, Brandon Lyon and Tim Byrdak pitched for the Astros.
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1990 — Acquired LHP Jerry Don Gleaton from the Royals for RHP Greg Everson
- 1996 — Tigers first baseman Cecil Fielder steals the first base of his 11-year major league career. According to Baseball-Reference.con, his theft of second base steal came in Big Daddy’s 1,097th game and established the longest duration a player had ever gone without a stolen base.
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Tigers become the first major league team to have four pitchers make their big league debuts during the same game. Rookie starter Jeremy Bonderman, who gave up six runs on nine hits in four innings, is followed by rookies Wilfredo Ledezma, Chris Spurling and Matt Roney in the 8-1 loss to the Twins.
- 2005 — Acquired RHP Matt Ginter from the Mets for LHP Steve Colyer