August 16th, 2007

Jurrjens Tuesday, Miller in Toledo again

Jair Jurrjens will make another start for the Tigers after all. He’ll go on Tuesday, again versus the Indians, but this time at home. Andrew Miller is with the team in New York, but he’ll make another start for Triple-A Toledo on Monday after throwing a bullpen session at Yankee Stadium this weekend. Joel Zumaya looks set for a return Tuesday, but he’ll throw one more inning for the Mud Hens on Saturday to make sure he’s fine.

There’s a little bit of musical chairs going on in the sick bay. Pudge Rodriguez felt awful this morning but was better this afternoon, so he’s back in the lineup. Placido Polanco is still out. Carlos Guillen is available, but he’s not doing that well, either. He had a carton of orange juice in his hand walking around the clubhouse today.

Todd Jones is avaialble, but now Zach Miner is coming down with the flu. Kenny Rogers might be the worst off of all.

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Thames, LF
  3. Sheffield, DH
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Guillen, SS
  6. Rodriguez, C
  7. Casey, 1B
  8. Raburn, 2B
  9. Inge, 3B

And Sheffield’s return to New York? Nothing new really came out of his meeting with reporters. He said he felt like there was a cloud over him in New York because George Steinbrenner was the only one who wanted him there, but most everything else involved standing by his previous statements.

"I meant what I said, said what I said, and stand by what I said," he said.

There’s a chance of thunderstorms here in New York tonight, but for now the radar is clear, so hopefully they can get it in without any delays.