Tigers’ Final Spring Training Record: 18-12-2
Off Day in Kansas City
The Tigers will conduct a 1 p.m. workout on Sunday at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium in preparation for Opening Day.
Jeremy Bonderman remained behind in Lakeland and will pitch in a minor league game on Sunday before joining the club in Kansas City.
Brewers 13 – Tigers 12
The Tigers rocked Brewers pitchers for five homers (Austin Jackson, Magglio Ordonez, Ryan Raburn, Danny Worth and Jeff Larish) but the bullpen obliterated another sterling performance by Rick Porcello (4.1 innings of two-hit, walk-less pitching).
Of particular wretchedness was Joel Zumaya who surrendered five runs without registering an out. Phil Coke didn’t fare much better: three earned runs in just a third of an inning.
Oh, and in his final spring tuneup, Dontrelle Willis gave up five hits in his three scoreless innings. Keep those fingers crossed.
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Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 15-10-1
Tigers vs. Pirates | 1:05 p.m. ET – Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland | On the air: MLB Gameday Audio (Pirates’ broadcast)
Pitching Matchup: Justin Verlander (1-3, 5.63 ERA) vs. Zach Duke, (0-1, 3.00 ERA)
Also scheduled to pitch: Phil Coke and Brad Thomas
Tigers 10 – Orioles 9 | Box Score
Mere moments after the Nate Robertson trade was announced — which secured Dontrelle Willis‘ rotation spot — D-Train celebrated by surrendering five earned runs in 4.1 innings — his worst outing of the spring.
Offensively, Miguel Cabrera hit about 1,000 feet worth of homers with one in the first and another in the fifth. Scott Sizemore and Don Kelly also went yard.
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It took three days for the truth to emerge about Miguel Cabreraâ€™s utter lack ofâ€¦self-control, discipline, judgment, spousal respect — you name it — as Friday night became Saturday morning, so I needed at least a few hours to mull it over before posting something.
As it gets close to midnight in the East, Iâ€™ve come to a conclusion:
The Tigers must bench Miguel Cabrera for Tuesdayâ€™s game. And I mean bench, as in do not play him.
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