Friday, April 04, 2008

Quick hits

The Tigers have given up 13 runs this season, 11 of which scored in the 6th inning or later.

Only 3 of the runs have been charged to the bullpen, although the relievers have allowed 3 of 8 inherited runners to score.

Detroit has 3 HR this season, all solo.

Since the start of the 2004 season, Nate Robertson has allowed just 8 HR against left-handed hitters. Mariano Rivera (5) and Mike Timlin (7) are the only pitchers to permit fewer.

Dontrelle Willis faces Gavin Floyd in a FOX telecast Saturday. Sounds like runs.

Miguel Cabrera should be back in the lineup today at DH. Brandon Inge will play 3B and Clete Thomas will be in CF.

Jim Leyland says Gary Sheffield's injured finger should not land Shef on the DL.

Inge, who people worried about being disgruntled after losing his job to Cabrera, has started all 3 games this season and is one of the few Tigers worthy of praise thus far.

I was surprised Leyland dropped Edgar Renteria from leadoff to 7th yesterday and put Thomas in the No. 1 spot. Renteria had 3 hits the previous day. It was Thomas' first career start.

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