BehindHomePlate.jpgToday we’re launching a new feature on The Daily Fungo: Tigers Today.

Each morning we’ll provide a quick read on the Tigers — that day’s pitching matchup, a quick recap of the previous game, historical notes and whatever else we can gin up.

Let us know how you like Tigers Today and if there are other items you’d like to see included.


Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 14-8-1

Today’s Game:

Tigers at Braves | 1:05 p.m. Champion Stadium, Kissimmee, FL | On the air: ESPN-HD

Justin Verlander (1-2, 6.10 ERA) vs. Derek Lowe (1-0, 5.25)

Also scheduled to pitch: Eddie Bonine, Brad Thomas, Fu-Te Ni, Jose Valverde and Josh Rainwater.

Yesterday’s Results

The Tigers won two split-squad games on Thursday. In Lakeland, Dontrelle Willis walked his first two batters and looked like Nuke LaLoosh in firing a pair to the backstop. Still, he got his second win as the Tigers clipped the Blue Jays 5-1.

Jeremy Bonderman (1-1) earned the win over the Nationals 8-2 in
Viera.
Bondo went 4.1 innings, allowing five hits and both Washington runs; he walked one and struck out two.

Tigers History Lesson

Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

On March 26, 1936, reigning AL MVP Hank Greenberg signed a $20,000 contract with the Tigers.