Day 10 – One Workout until Games Begin…
The skies cleared in Lakeland following a rainy Saturday and made way for a beautiful day in TigerTown as the club pushed closer to the start of the Grapefruit League schedule. Players took part in a full workout today, which included live batting practice, baserunning drills, relay drills and a few other final tuneups.
Here’s How the Hurlers will Start
Here’s a rundown of the pitching for the start of games next week:
Tuesday against Florida Southern at Joker Marchant Stadium: Phil Coke, Eddie Bonine, Enrique Gonzalez, Cody Satterwhite, Fu-Te Ni and Joel Zumaya.
Wednesday against Toronto at Knology Park in Dunedin: Jeremy Bonderman, Nate Robertson, Armando Galarraga, Ryan Perry, Brad Thomas and Daniel Schlereth.
Thursday against Toronto at Joker Marchant Stadium: Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Dontrelle Willis, Alfredo Figaro, Phil Dumatrait, and Jose Valverde.
The nice weather allowed for the Tigers to have a productive day in camp. While recapping the day’s work with the writers following the workout, manager Jim Leyland described the workout in glowing fashion. “Today was by far the best day of camp,” Leyland said. “We accomplished a lot.”
You Look Familiar
Jim Leyland’s son Patrick was in town to visit this weekend and had something in common with one of the Tigers newest players. Patrick played against Jacob Turner’s team in high school, but he never actually faced the lanky righthander.