Tigers pitching shows jitters, comes through
All in all, today was a good day for the Tigers pitching staff, though it could up being forboding if Jeremy Bonderman’s shoulder stiffness lingers deeper into the Spring Training schedule. Edwin Jackson reminded folks why he was one of baseball’s top prospects and made the Majors at age 20, though time will tell if he has the consistency. Nate Robertson recovered from hits against the first two batters he faced to salvage his two-inning performance. Rick Porcello gave up two solid hits and a run in his inning, but finished with back-to-back strikeouts. Joel Zumaya had the jitters but got through it. Not a perfect day, but usually two runs in a Spring Training game will net a victory.
Friday will be similar. Armando Galarraga, like Jackson, hasn’t generated a lot of attention this spring, but his first outing will start his effort to prove last year wasn’t a fluke. Dontrelle Willis will follow him — enough said.