BY DANA WAKIJIFOXSPORTSDETROIT
PORT LUCIE, Fla. -- While Anibal Sanchez was pitching at Joker Marchant Stadium on Saturday against the New York Yankees, Max Scherzer got his work in on a back field.
Scherzer pitched against the Houston Astros' Single-A affiliate at the same time, allowing no runs on one hit. He walked two and struck out eight.
"Pretty good," Scherzer said of his outing. "Obviously, I'm building up my arm strength and now. I was at 85 pitches, so physically I'm in a spot, still tweaking throughout all my off-speed stuff.
"Didn't feel it was quite as sharp as it needed to be (Saturday) where I'm at in spring training. I did finish strong and threw some good sliders at the end. I am making strides to be ready for the season."
Manager Jim Leyland hasn't announced the rotation order after Justin Verlander, who is the Opening Day starter April 1 in Minnesota. But Scherzer is more concerned about getting himself ready than when he'll make his first start of the seaso...