Price told reporters Friday that he was so sure Verlander would be starting on Opening Day that Price told his family members to schedule their trip to Detroit for the second game of the season.
The two most venerable starting pitchers for the Tigers had a little Twitter fun at the expense of manager Brad Ausmus on Friday morning.
As a fan long before he was a player and manager, Ausmus can see how fans might be upset at the recent departures of Scherzer and Suh.
“I know who might be, but I’m not sure who it is,” Ausmus said Monday.
All it took was the mention of Clark to get the media talking about Tiger Stadium and the inviting right field porch that it used to have.
Last season Detroit’s bullpen had an ERA of 4.29, ranked 27th in the major leagues.
Ausmus said the power Castellanos shows in practice should eventually manifest more in games, but he needs to work on his pitch selection.
“You can tell just by watching hitters’ reactions on certain pitches how nasty he’s going to be,” pitching coach Jeff Jones said.
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus gave an update Thursday on first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
While the concept of pitch framing is nothing new, what is more recent is the quantification of it, and the Tigers have taken notice.