Three for Thursday: Futures, Insights and Curious Offensive Numbers

Number3.jpgHere are some Tigers thoughts for you to chew on while I ponder how Zach Miner can still be on the 15-day disabled list.

  1. MLB announced the rosters for the Futures Game held prior to the All-Star Game in Anaheim and the Tigers will have two representatives: Double A Erie — and soon-to-be-big-league — lefthanded pitcher Andy Oliver and Triple A Toledo outfielder Wilkin Ramirez. Oliver was named to the U.S. Team, while Ramirez was selected to the World Team. Ramirez saw action in the Futures Game at Yankee Stadium in 2008.

  2. I was asked to give readers of MetsToday.com some insight into the 2010 Tigers. You can see how I did here.

  3. According to the Tigers press notes, the club enters tonight’s game hitting .285 with 69 runs scored, 27 doubles, a triple and 14 home runs in 14 games during interleague play in 2010. Detroit is fifth among all major league clubs with a .285 batting average during interleague action this season. Wow. It certainly doesn’t feel that way, does it?

Finally, Happy 91st Birthday to Al Molinaro, who played Al, the owner of Arnold’s, in “Happy Days.”

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