August 18th, 2007

It's a sunny day in New York

That usually seems to happen the day after the obligatory rainy night that always seems to follow the Tigers to New York. You know it’s a slow day when I’m complaining about the weather.

Maybin is back in the lineup again against Roger Clemens. Thames is at first base instead of Casey, Leyland said, because Clemens has been more effective against left-handed hitters this season (.227 average vs. LH, .280 vs. RH, though Clemens has walked more left-handed hitters). Polanco gets one more day off, but is expected back on Sunday. Pudge will catch today and have tomorrow off ahead of the off-day. At this point, the flu bug seems to be lifting, or else players are developing an immunity.

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