It is looking as though Rick Porcello, provided he continues to shine, might be given the chance to pitch with the Tigers as a starter. Last night, Porcello pitched well, and according to Jim Leyland, “showed a lot of poise.”
Also, Ryan Perry continues to impress, pitching another scoreless inning this afternoon.
The Tigers, who offensively haven’t performed well, lost to the St. Louis Cardinals today. Marcus Thames hit a home run, Ryan Raburn had an RBI double, and Brett Clevlen picked up two hits.
Zach Miner allowed three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
Time is running out for these players to make their case for a starting role. So far, it seems the younger guys are handling the task better than the more experienced ones.
The Tigers are 3-8 in Grapefruit league play in 2009.