One more note about the lineup
Say what you will about Ivan Rodriguez, but he shows up to work. After catching all 212 pitches from Tigers pitchers Thursday night, not only is Pudge back in the lineup, but he was in the gym Friday morning doing his usual workouts.
Pudge has his training program, and he works out, home and road. Today, after Jim Leyland mentioned it, Pudge said he was in the gym around 9:30 a.m. The Tigers arrived at their hotel in Chicago just before 3 a.m. local time.
“It’s part of my routine,” Pudge said Friday. “That’s why I play every day.”
The 212 pitches were the most by Tigers pitchers in a game since the infamous 26-5 loss to the Royals in 2004.