April 2, 2010

Tigers Today: April 2, 2010

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Tigers’ Spring Training Record: 18-10-2

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Brewers | 8:10 p.m. ET – Miller Park, Milwaukee | On the air: WXYT 1270-AM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer, 1-1, 7.15 vs. Doug Davis, 1-1, 5.40 ERA

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 4 – Braves 1

The Tigers dinged Jair Jurrjens for a pair of runs on Don Kelly‘s home run and Eddie Bonine pitched four scoreless, one-hit innings to pace the Tigers in the front end of Grapefruit League finale.

Tigers 4 – Astros 2

The only worthwhile tidbit about this matchup of Tigers minor leaguers versus primetime Astros is former Tiger Chris Shelton appearing in the game for Houston. Oh, Brandon Lyon and Tim Byrdak pitched for the Astros.

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1990 — Acquired LHP Jerry Don Gleaton from the Royals for RHP Greg Everson
  • 1996 — Tigers first baseman Cecil Fielder steals the first base of his 11-year major league career. According to Baseball-Reference.con, his theft of second base steal came in Big Daddy’s 1,097th game and established the longest duration a player had ever gone without a stolen base.
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Tigers become the first major league team to have four pitchers make their big league debuts during the same game. Rookie starter Jeremy Bonderman, who gave up six runs on nine hits in four innings, is followed by rookies Wilfredo Ledezma, Chris Spurling and Matt Roney in the 8-1 loss to the Twins.
  • 2005 — Acquired RHP Matt Ginter from the Mets for LHP Steve Colyer

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  1. tom mcclary sr. | Apr 3, 2010 | Reply

    You know Michael, you really do a great job with the “The Daily Fungo”. Its crisp, informative, and a pleasure to read. Keep up the good work. I am proud of you.

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