AL Central Standings
Daniel Schlereth is still not very good at pitching, nine Detroit Tigers appear on the All-Star ballot, and Curtis Granderson hits three home runs in four innings. These stories and more in today's Morning Prowl.
Daniel Schlereth hits new low in Tigers loss -- The Detroit News, Lynn Henning
"Daniel Schlereth has a problem." Just one problem, Lynn? Just one? Don't even get me started on this.
Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera among nine Detroit Tigers listed on All-Star ballot -- MLive.com, James Schmehl
"The Detroit Tigers' entire regular starting lineup is included in this year's American League All-Star ballot, including two appearing for the first time."
A Letter to Justin Verlander -- Walkoff Woodward, Josh Worn
Absolutely fantastic piece here. Great commentary, great analysis, great read.
Tigers ace Justin Verlander talks pitch count on 'PTI' -- Detroit Free Press
"Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who never met a camera he didn’t like, was on ESPN’s "Pardon the Interruption" on Wednesday."
Around the AL Central:
Orioles 5, White Sox 3: Sox can't get the big hit -- South Side Sox
"The White Sox had plenty of chances to even up the series against the Orioles but they left the bases loaded three times, including the 9th inning."
Yankees 7, Twins 6: Swarzak Blows Early Lead, Twins Split Series in New York -- Twinkie Town
"Twins drop the game four in the Bronx, splitting the series at two games apiece. Granderson stole the show with three home runs."
Elsewhere in baseball:
Curtis Granderson hits three homers in first four innings -- HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
He's pretty good a baseball, no?
When Pudge Rodriguez Shaved For The First Time -- Baseball Nation, Grant Brisbee
"Pudge Rodriguez had a storied career, but the most impressive part might have been how (and when) it all started."