Tigers Manager A.J. Hinch will have to make several decisions on the outfield by the end of the spring training. In Monday’s 8-5 loss to the Yankees, both Kerry Carpenter and Akil Baddoo put themselves in good positioning for the roster with their own individual skill sets. Baddoo went 1-for-2 with a pair of steals and a walk. Carpenter got his first home run of the spring, a two-run shot in the 3rd. They are battling for one spot on the Tigers’ bench as the left-handed bat.
“He did a lot of running tonight, and it is pretty interesting when he gets going, Hinch said on Baddoo. He’s a spark at the top of the lineup or at the bottom, wherever he is at. I like his swings. He’s starting to get his a swing off a little bit more often.
One of the Opening Day starters, Austin Meadows, who was the DH on the evening, went 2-for-3. Eric Haase also added his first home run of the season, a 422 ft shot that went 103.5 MPH off the bat.
Tigers RHP Beau Brieske’s outing
While the box score for Brieske on paper wasn’t pristine, (2IP,2H, 2ER, 1SO, 2BB) his slider, a pitch he has been working on, was effective.
I thought Beau looked very good. I think his misses were very, very quality misses. I mean, that’s exactly what he’s been working on, dominating the bottom of his own. Haase said. It’s a huge pitch form, especially off office sinker and right-handers. And last year it was really hard for him to get to that glove side. And today he did a very good job of that.
Alex Lange, Tyler Alexander and Trey Wingenter all pitched scoreless relief. Next for the Tigers, they will head to Dunedin to take on the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Joey Wentz will take the hill for the Tigers.
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