Jacob Turner returned to action last night, Single-A prospect Steven Moya is off to a good start this season, and the Texas Rangers are good at baseball. These stories and (probably) a few caffeine-induced typos in today's Morning Prowl.
Turner unhittable in return to mound - MiLB.com, Ashley Marshall
"Pitching in a competitive game for the first time in almost six weeks since being sidelined with shoulder tendinitis, MLB.com's No. 15 prospect did not allow a hit." Turner pitched 4 scoreless innings.
Tigers prospect Steven Moya drawing talk of young Darryl Strawberry - The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
If you ignore the author of this piece, you would consider this to be a nice profile of a young prospect off to a great start in the minors. If you ignore the author...
Detroit Tigers' Gerald Laird, Octavio Dotel presented championship rings by Tony La Russa - MLive, James Schmehl
Hopefully Laird and Dotel flaunting their ice around the clubhouse this season will provide some extra motivation for the postseason.
The 10 greatest games in Tiger Stadium history - The Hardball Times, Chris Jaffe
In case you haven't heard, Tiger Stadium turned 100 last week. Jaffe takes on the tall order of narrowing 88 seasons' worth of baseball down to 10 of the best games that Detroit has ever seen.
"I’m Better Than Inge" Shirt Now Available for Preorder - Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
A little mean, but I laughed.
Random Thoughts: Mid-April Edition - Motor City Bengals, Bryan Craves
Some much needed rationality before the insanity starts again tonight at 7:05 pm.
Tiger Stadium Turned 100 This Weekend, Too - Deadspin, Timothy Burke
A nice look at the present state of Tiger Stadium, along with a chill-inducing picture at the top of the page.
Around the AL Central:
Well, at least eleven rhymes with Heaven. - Royals Review
"Eleven straight losses. This was the sixteenth game of the season. The last ten losses have been at home."
Elsewhere in Baseball:
Texas Rangers setting bar high for rest of AL - ESPN Dallas, Richard Durrett
This might come as a surprise to some of you, but the Rangers are really good.
The Seattle Kingdome visitors dugout can be yours for the not-so-low price of $7,500 - Big League Stew, Kevin Kaduk
Not going to lie, this would look pretty sweet in my back yard.