Blaine Hardy made his first appearance of the 2016 regular season, but rather than doing so in relief for the Detroit Tigers, it was still in Lakeland, at Henley Field.
Hardy had shoulder soreness this spring, and wasn't going to be ready for regular work when camp broke last week, so Hardy started the year on the disabled list, which meant staying back in Lakeland.
Hardy got the start for the Flying Tigers, pitching just one inning. He allowed one hit in his inning of work, but did strike out a pair of batters. Watch Hardy in action in the backdrop of Henley Field, the Flying Tigers 2016 home while Joker Marchant Stadium renovations continue.