Game 6: Tigers at Braves

The last time Anibal Sanchez faced the Braves, he struck out 17 of them. That was last April 26 at Comerica Park. He won’t face enough hitters to match that today in his first start of the spring, but he’ll still be worth following as he begins a season that could very quietly put him in the conversation among the elite pitchers in the league if he can follow up last season. Look for more on that on the site later today.

The Tigers sent a few regulars over on the trip today ahead of back-to-back home games to start off this coming week. Eugenio Suarez becomes the latest to start at short, while Danny Worth gets the first of back-to-back starts. He’s at the hot corner today, and he’s slated to start at shortstop tomorrow.

No TV today, but you can listen to the game on 97.1 FM back in chilly Detroit and MLB Gameday Audio online.


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Ezequiel Carrera, CF
  3. Victor Martinez, DH
  4. Torii Hunter, RF
  5. Andy Dirks, LF
  6. Jordan Lennerton, 1B
  7. Danny Worth, 3B
  8. Bryan Holaday, C
  9. Eugenio Suarez, SS

P: Anibal Sanchez, Robbie Ray, Joe Nathan, Joba Chamberlain, Luke Putkonen, Duane Below, Jose Valdez


  1. Matt Lipka, CF
  2. Andrelton Simmons, SS
  3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  4. Ryan Doumit, DH
  5. Chris Johnson, 3B
  6. Dan Uggla, 2B
  7. Joey Terdoslavich, RF
  8. Christian Bethancourt, C
  9. Jose Constanza, LF

P: Alex Wood, Luis Avilan, Corey Gearrin, J.R. Graham, Daniel Rodriguez, Lay Batista



at quick glance, thought the post indicated ‘Jorge Costanza’ batting 9th. alas, too good to be true.

under current MLB rules, Kramer would have been called out at the plate for running over Bette Midler

Why does the Yankees get so much TV in spring Training.We need a few more Tigers games on TV.


Robbie Ray looked good, I thought. Or, I guess I should say “sounded good” as I was listening to the radio broadcast.

agreed, displacedtigersfan. Ray seems legit!

Lots of people were down on that Fister trade, and only time will tell if the Tigers came out okay, but in Dombrowski I trust.

if instead of trading for Krol and Lombardozi, we would have gotten two other pieces that would have ‘better’ filled holes (IMO downs and worth(or perez) already filled those holes)…..I would have been bigger on the trade. Ray seems good, but he has no MLB IPs or Ws…..and as you know 1 in hand is worth 2 in bush. With that said, I think Lombardozi has been good so far, and I don’t think Krol hasn’t gotten blown up either… the wheels haven’t fallen off yet, by any means.

Fastball was in the lower 90s on the stadium board. Command seemed pretty decent.

Young pitchers with good command are always nice to have.

that’s good enough (lower 90s FB with decent command) for a lefty

I understand that the brass knows better but I would have preferred they not move JV along so quickly.


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