Friday, March 21, 2008

Willis hit hard in loss to Blue Jays

I have not been doing a lot of game recaps this spring because spring training results are not very meaningful and I find it more interesting trying to figure out who will make the 25 man roster and projecting how they will do. It's been a slow week though so I figured it's time for me to get ready for the regular season by doing some game recaps.

The Tigers lost to the Blue Jays 5-3 today as Dontrelle Willis allowed all 5 Toronto runs in the 4th inning. Willis pitched 3 scoreless innings before unraveling in the 4th. In all, he allowed 5 runs on 7 hits and 4 walks in 3 1/3 innings but he says he is optimistic. Zach Miner followed with 2 2/3 shutout innings and Bobby Seay, Aquilino Lopez and Francis Beltran pitched one scoreless inning apiece.

Gary Sheffield hit a 2 run homer and Pudge Rodriguez a solo shot to power the Tigers. Rodriguez is now batting .364 with 7 homers in a very productive spring. The only other Tiger hits were singles by Curtis Granderson and Ryan Raburn.

The Bengals had an interesting double play combination today - Raburn at second base and Brandon Inge at shortstop. Raburn showed off his versatility by moving to catcher late in the game. Inge ended last night's game behind the dish.

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