Couple interesting things:
Delmon dropped to sixth in the order. Boesch moved up to 5.
Porcello looking good so far.
Win puts us 2.5 back, loss 3.5.
Erik Bakich is certainly on a bit of a roll here—he got another commitment over the weekend, and his first one from outside Michigan: Nick Kowalczuk. Prep Baseball Report has the details:
Nick Kowalczuk, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound 1B from Oak Park-River Forest HS, has committed to the University of Michigan. Ranked No. 14 in Illinois’ Class of 2013, Kowalczuk is one of the best right-handed hitters in Illinois. He played a critical role in Oak Park’s Class 4A state championship, finishing with 34 RBI and 40 hits.
Erik Bakich gets his third commitment this month, with Johnny Slater's verbal pledge yesterday to become part of Michigan's 2013 class. Slater announced the news on Twitter . . .
Verbally committed to play baseball at the University of Michigan! #wolverine— Johnny Slater (@J_Slate2) July 29, 2012
. . . and it was also included in a brief item posted with a Free Press article on Bolden.
The 6-1 Slater attends Southfield Lathrup H.S. and also plays on the Michigan Concealed Security travel team. The Free Press item has him as a centerfielder, but his Perfect Game profile lists him as left-handed pitcher with a fastball topping out at 86 mph. I couldn't find much else about him.
Verlander's on the mound and he's dealing. AJax is 3-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
3-1 Tigers, bottom of the 6th.
How do you think Anibal will do in his Tigers debut?
SIAP, but nice news for Patrick Biondi of the Wolverines baseball team and the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He's the starting centerfielder for the West Division in the Cape Cod Baseball League's All Star Game on Saturday. The game supposedly will be televised on Fox College Sports Network.
Just heard on the radio, and has been confirmed on twitter that the Tigs have traded for Infante and Anibal Sanchez from the Marlins. Love the deal, there is also a chance that Sanchez could be retained at the end of the year, he's a Venezuelan guy who apparently is already on good terms with Miggy.
Editing post to clear up what exactly was swapped
- RHP Anibal Sanchez
- 2B Omar Infante
- Marlins comp pick which comes in at 36 (i think)
- RHP Jacob Turner
- C Rob Brantly
- LHP Brian Flynn (AA prospect, don't know much about him)
- Tigers comp pick which is placed somewhere in the 70's