Kids these days don’t have baseball smarts like they did in Terry Pendleton’s day. On Saturday night, Braves third baseman Chris Johnson slowed himself down by sliding into first base on an inning-ending ground ball and first base coach Terry Pendleton ain’t havin’ none of that:
Ouch! Jason Hayward of the Braves got hit in the face with a pitch and it broke his jaw.
The Detroit Tigers have moved past their slump, and will look to get on an extended run with Doug Fister on the mound against the road-weary Atlanta Braves.
Tigers starter Max Scherzer, slowed by a sore right shoulder at the end of last season, breezed through two hitless innings in 14 pitches and retired six straight batters.
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera got two hits, raising his spring average but not enough for the Tigers as they lose to the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.
Detroit used some fireworks in the ninth inning as Andy Dirks hit a two-run triple to beat the Braves 2-1 Saturday.
The Detroit Tigers lost to the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Thursday during an exhibition game.