Welcome to the Woodward Tigers Sunday Notes, a recap of the past week around the Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball.
The Tigers did not play Sunday as it was postponed due to weather but the day off comes at the perfect time. Over the weekend, the Tigers had to place Casey Mize and Javier Baez on the IL. To make matters worse, right-hander Matt Manning had to leave early in the 2nd inning due to shoulder discomfort. This gives Detroit two days off before the Yankees come to town on Tuesday.
Here is the current IL list:
- Javier Baez
- Andrew Chafin
- Jose Cisnero
- Kyle Funkhouser
- Derek Hill
- Casey Mize
- Jake Rogers
- Spencer Turnbull
The good news is that outfielder Derek Hill started a rehab assignment down in Florida for the Lakeland Flying Tigers. Outside of outfielder Austin Meadows, the production from the outfield on offense has been minimal. Akil Baddoo (.087/.125/.261) and Robbie Grossman (.105/.292/.105) are struggling at the plate among the outfield regulars. Hill usually comes off the bench but could see time if he can produce when he returns.
Wily Peralta, who joined the team on Saturday and Michael Pineda will be available this week. Pineda will be in the starting rotation and Peralta will come out of the bullpen. Speaking of the bullpen, they have been stepping the last few games. They are sporting a 2.97 ERA and have the fourth lowest walks per 9 with 2.52.
Miguel Cabrera is closing in on 3,000 hits.
Miguel Cabrera collected four hits in Kansas City as he sits at 2,995 hits as he will be part of an elite club. He is also one double away from 600.
Miggy should hit 3,000 hits this week. While he has long secured his spot in the Hall of Fame, Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Jack Morris had an interesting quote during the broadcast.
In the last piece of Miggy news, a few of Miguel Cabrera’s teammates recently shared stories about their time playing with Miggy.
Detroit Tigers 2021 first-round draft pick Jackson Jobe makes his professional debut.
RHP Jackson Jobe, the third overall pick in last year’s draft out of high school, made his professional debut on Sunday against the Bradenton Marauders, the Pittsburgh Pirates Single-A team. He pitched one inning, allowed one hit, two unearned runs and walked a batter.
- Justin Verlander crossed the 3,000 innings mark with his start on Saturday against Seattle. It was “vintage JV” as he pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing just three hits and struck out 8. He was just pure filth.
- Vladimir Guerrero Jr put on a one-man show on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium. He hit three home runs and what was impressive about the last two came after he was spiked in the hand during a play at first base in the second inning.
We will breakdown the upcoming series with the New York Yankees tomorrow.