Good news: Detroit's bats are alive, and the Tigs have yet to put their expected regular lineup on the field in any game.
Bad news: Gary Sheffield's shoulder is still causing trouble, so the regular lineup might never get used.
Good news: Tiger relievers have given up 2 ER in the last 25 IP and limited foes to .157 BA during that span.
Bad news: Detroit wins games by 19-6 and 8-2 and the starters fail to stick around long enough to get the victories. Twenty-three games into the season and the starters have 3 quality starts.
Good news: The Tigers are 8-3 in last 11.
Bad news: Detroit's next opponent, the Angels, are 8-3 in their last 11.
Good news: Curtis Granderson in 2 games has 4 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB.
Bad news: Detroit's leadoff men had 3 R, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 5 BB in Granderson's absence (21 games).