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Morning Prowl: Austin Jackson, Joaquin Benoit, Rick Porcello

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10:  Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers wipes sweat from his face while playing the Kasas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 10: Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers wipes sweat from his face while playing the Kasas City Royals at Comerica Park on April 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Detroit News: Tigers' Austin Jackson looks confused as slump continues
What might be youthful confusion looks a lot like the problems Jackson had as a minor league too. Not that he cant' still be a useful ball player. He is one. But I wouldn't expect big turning points at this stage.

Postgame notes: Jackson goes small ball " Beck's Blog
Jackson will bunt for a base hit if he has to. He has to do something. A 1-for-4 day with a strikeout brought his average and OBP up.

MLB.com: Porcello struggles as Tigers drop series finale
Porcello said he didn't mix his pitches well. He was back to heavy usage of the two seamer. I kind of preferred the pitching strategy used in his first game of the year better ...

Benoit to be carefully used by Leyland | tigers.com: News
From Beck: The only time he might pitch the seventh inning, Leyland indicated, is in a lopsided game on a day when he needs to pitch to stay fresh.

So it's OK to pitch Benoit in the seventh when you're in a blowout, but it's not OK to bring him into a high-leverage situation? That's how you end up three runs down in the 8th inning with no point in using Benoit then either.

Sizing Up the Central After 8 " Motor City Bengals | A Detroit Tigers blog
Chris H takes a look at the division as it looked entering play Sunday.

DesigNate Robertson: Know Thy Enemy: Texas Rangers
Get to know the Rangers in a whole different way ...

Tiger Geist " Blog Archive " The harrowing tale of supporting your team in enemy territory
John writes about being a fan in an opponent's stadium. Given recent events at Chavez Ravine with idiotic Dodgers fans, it's a harrowing subject.

Old English D: Objectification
Jen does not want to watch bimbos every set of commercials.

At least the Twins lost ...
They fell to 3-6 as well.

... But the White Sox won
And they're 6-3 now.