Wednesday: Tigers at Red Sox

It’s a standard lineup against lefties for the Tigers’ first matchup with Jon Lester. The only development was the early hitting work of Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera, who stuck around to throw to Carlos Guillen and help infield coach Rafael Belliard work with Guillen’s footwork at first base before he gets himself hurt.

The lineup:

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

And for the Red Sox:

  1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Manny Ramirez, LF
  5. Mike Lowell, 3B
  6. J.D. Drew, RF
  7. Jason Varitek, C
  8. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  9. Julio Lugo, SS

Leyland noted before the game that while he has received a good number of calls from managers around the game, none of them had any solution for what the Tigers are going through. On the other hand, Leyland said, he received a call on his cell phone from a fan who suggested that he have Ordonez and Cabrera bunt if someone gets on base in front of them. Save your wisecracks, because that was not what the extra hitting was about.

2 Comments

i wonder how a fan gets JL’s phone number? can i have it? i have some pointers :)
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haha.. but yeah guillen will not just hurt himself, might damn well kill himself. isn’t that what spring training is for? lol…. oye, when it rains it pours. but the clouds are clearing (at least in my mind)
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mike

Indeed, it’s raining. It’s pouring. Last year was a good season and the Tigers scattered to the wind what they were building on. Hopefully, if not this year, they’ll be able to build on what they have.

On the JL Cell number comment, I think it’s pretty funny, and even if I don’t have as much confidence in the team as whole as I had at the end of last year, JL is the only man whom -in my opinion- can make it work. If not now, eventually.

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