{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Inge gets taste of his own medicine vs. Tigers

|
Inge gets taste of his own medicine vs. Tigers play video for Inge gets taste of his own medicine vs. Tigers

DETROIT -- Getting back the way he used to give, Brandon Inge fell victim to a gumball ambush by his former Tigers teammates during Monday's game at Comerica Park.

Showering guys -- both on his team and the other -- with gumballs was a favorite of prankster Inge, and he got some of his own medicine while playing third base, within easy reach of the Tigers' dugout.

To hear Inge tell it, the pelters -- Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera among them -- were getting more on the gumballs than Justin Verlander was getting on his pitches.

A late addition to the lineup when Starling Marte withdrew because of migraine symptoms, Inge got to face Verlander for the first time after having played behind him for years.

"He's pretty good," Inge deadpanned. "I remember his fastball being a lot faster than that. Of course, it was 100 [mph] back then. I really saw only two fastballs. I think he was scared of me, so he threw me all offspeed stuff."

Inge went hitless in three at-bats against Verlander, with two of the ace's 13 strikeouts.

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español