LAKELAND, Fla. – Tue Detroit Tigers lost 10-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
The Tigers are 11-10 in the Grapefruit League game.
Right-hander Spencer Turnbull felt like his mechanics were thrown off balance from the moment he stepped into the bullpen to warm up. The inconsistencies led to his third start in spring training.
The 30-year-old allowed three runs on six hits with zero walks and four strikeouts in three innings. He threw 51 pitches (35 strikes) and threw another 12-15 pitches after he came out.
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Two assists battling for bullpen spots on the opening day list — right-hander Trey Wingenter and left-hander Chasen Shreve — looked good in the fifth and sixth innings.
Wingenter, who didn’t concede a run in five innings this spring, hit two in a perfect fifth inning and threw 10 of 16 pitches for strikes. He registered five puffs, including four with his slider, and his fastball averaged 96.5 mph.
Shreve, who has a 1.69 ERA in 5⅓ innings, knocked out a batter and worked around a two-out single in the sixth inning, throwing 11 of 17 pitches for strikes. He created four puffs, two each with his changeup and slider.
Right-hander Garrett Hill took over for the eighth and ninth innings. He could throw several innings from the bullpen at either Detroit or Triple-A Toledo coming out of spring practice.
Hill threw a perfect eighth inning before collapsing in the ninth. He allowed a double and hit two batters to load the bases with an out. Then Cade Fergus shot a grand slam down left field to make it 10-1.
Here we go
The Phillies attacked Turnbull from the start.
Lead hitter Bryson Stott hammered a four-seam, four-spot fastball for an opposite field solo home run to left center field. The next batter, Edmundo Sosa, hit a sinker for a single.
Turnbull avoided further damage by beating ex-Tiger Kody Clemens. He looked sharp in the second inning with three strikeouts – Weston Wilson (94.3 mph sinker), Jim Haley (87.3 mph slider) and Carlos De La Cruz (95.1 mph sinker) – before breaking apart in the third frame .
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After Stott opened the third, Turnbull countered with back-to-back outs on balls in play. He worked his way up to Dalton Guthrie at 0-2 on the count but couldn’t put him away. Guthrie doubled to right field to put two runners in goal position.
Clemens, who made his MLB debut for the Tigers last season before being traded to Philly as part of the Gregory Soto deal, ripped a first-pitch fastball for a two-run single and put the Phillies 3-1 in Guide. Turnbull hit the nearest batter before going out of the inning.
Turnbull threw 51 pitches: 23 sinkers, 12 four-seam fastballs, 10 sliders, five changeups, and one curveball. His sinker averaged 93.8 mph while his fourseamer averaged 93.5 mph.
on the plate
Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler threw 66 pitches and sliced up the Tigers over 4⅓ innings. In his fourth start this spring, he allowed a three-hit run and a five-strike walk.
The Tigers scored their only run in the second inning.
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Nick Maton, who played for the Phillies from 2021-22 before being sent to the Tigers as part of the Soto deal, received a two-strike slider near the center of the strike zone and missed. After his double strike, Eric Haase hit a right to put the Tigers on the scoreboard.
The Tigers finished the tournament with five hits, two walks and seven strikeouts.
On the hill
Right-handed reliever Jason Foley got knocked out in the fourth inning.
He allowed a leadoff solo homer on Haley on a slider below the strike zone, then a two-run homer on Darick Hall on a sinker inside the zone. The Phillies took a 6-1 lead with those homers.
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Left-hander Jace Fry worked for a hit and a walk for a scoreless seventh inning.
Hill threw 27 of 40 pitches for strikes and recorded four strikeouts with his fastballs and slider. His four-seam fastball and sinker was around 94-96 mph.
1st winger; 2. Shreve; 3. Matone.
Friday (1:05 p.m.) against the New York Yankees in Lakeland.
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This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: The Detroit Tigers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 10-1 in the spring
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