Today's game

You can kind of tell who’s saying close to Kissimmee by the roster today. A lot more regulars in the lineup than most teams would field for a road game.

  1. Rodriguez, C
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Guillen, 1B
  4. Ordonez, DH
  5. Cabrera, 3B
  6. Renteria, SS
  7. T. Perez, LF
  8. Clevlen, RF
  9. Guzman, CF

And for the Astros …

  1. Kazuo Matsui, 2B
  2. Mark Loretta, 3B
  3. Miguel Tejada, SS
  4. Carlos Lee, LF
  5. Lance Berkman, DH
  6. Geoff Blum, 1B
  7. Darin Erstad, RF
  8. Jose Cruz Jr., CF
  9. Brad Ausmus, C

And for the record, Mantei did retire this morning.


Looks like Nate did a nice job today, along with the offense. T. Jones got shelled though. Both of his outings so far haven’t been real good. I guess not a huge surprise there. I know it is “only” spring, but he better get it in gear quick.

the past few games have been nice. yeah, they didn’t win, but to look at the goose eggs 1-3 inning before they start throwing in other pitchers with no realistic chance to make the team, is good (todd jones in 4th gave up 6 runs though, ouch!)

looking forward to the start of the season! i think its going to be a season to remember for us tiger fans. 1984? maybe, i doubt it, but maybe…. they have all the tools.

sad to hear about mantei… thought he pitched well throughout the initial games. oh well he made a lotta money over the course of his career, go take care of your son! i’m sure he’ll get season tix for the tigers games🙂

his departure though makes me nervous about the bullpen 7-9…. will rodney be healthy? will zoom get back in the fray sooner than expected? who pitches 7? haven’t heard much about grili this spring, anyone know how he’s pitching? consistant, i hope.. when his game is on, he’s as good as anyone out there, i just wish his game was on more often.

4 weeks til the season opens… GO TIGERS!!!!!

XX Grilli has been okay he has pitched 3 innings allowed two hits 1 run, 2 BB, and 1 Strikeout.

Nate was really good today, and there was some hitting. Disappointing about Todd Jones, although I believe that Todd can turn it around as long as he isn’t hurt and there is something that we don’t know yet.

I know you cannot read too much into these spring training games, but are starters are doing well. But really the pen hasn’t really been steller the last couple of days and some of them are guys that we are likely going to be counting on. Jones, Byrdak and there was someone else yesterday who I think will turn out to be in the mix and he didn’t do well. How is Rodney going to be. Lopez has been doing well, Bazardo just okay. Is Cruceta ever going to be allowed into the USA??? I mean there are a lot of questions. Again, Todd would never of stayed in the game that long, and it is really hard to tell how it all went down, were they seeing eye hits, were they bad calls at the plate, etc.??? But even though it is early there are too many questions out there. And I have to tell you I was not at all concerned about it until yesterday. Giving up too many runs.

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