The Free Press wrote:
Farm report: Top draft pick Justin Verlander continues to make a good impression at Class A Lakeland. The right-hander -- who is leading the Florida State League with a 1.55 ERA and 73 strikeouts -- has allowed two or fewer runs in all nine of his starts this season.
Danny Knobler wrote:
The Tigers suffered through another low-scoring loss Wednesday night, falling 4-2 to the New York Yankees. But even before the game, there was serious talk of promoting Chris Shelton from Triple-A Toledo to replace Carlos Pena at first base, and bringing Sean Douglass from Toledo to replace Wilfredo Ledezma in the starting rotation.
Bring on Shelton, and keep Ledezma in for a while.