Miguel Cabrera said after the game that he’s hoping he can play tomorrow. He confirmed it’s the same left quad soreness that was bothering him in spring training. He was, however, available as a pinch-hitter.
Meanwhile, that attempt by Gary Sheffield to take second base on the ball that fell on caused more damage than the out. He injured his left ring finger sliding into the bag. He said he tore a tendon in there, and he couldn’t use it to grab a bat later in the game, so he wouldn’t have been available. The finger was in a splint after the game to try to contain the swelling, but he’s going to try to see how it feels tomorrow and hopefully play.
The only other injury is to the pride.
“We looked like a dead club,” Jim Leyland said after the game. “We looked like an old club. And we looked like we’re not prepared. … It’s the manager’s responsibility to have the club prepared, and we don’t look like it.”
Leyland did not plan on talking to the club right now.