Sheff's in lineup, Victor isn't
No announcement on suspensions or fines today, so everyone involved in the Friday night fracas is free to play tonight. That doesn’t mean everybody will.
Today was a scheduled day off for Victor Martinez, who isn’t yet at the point healthwise where he’ll catch back-to-back days. Everyone else is starting, including Gary Sheffield back at DH. And no, Sheffield did not back off his comments from last night.
“I’m not going to promote violence,” he said Saturday afternoon. “But like I said, anybody that wants some, come get some.”
Unless something gets started that clears the benches again, it will probably not be Martinez. That’s a good thing, because Sheffield had more words for Martinez today.
“He’s going to learn respect,” Sheffield said. “Somebody’s going to teach him respect. … He needs to watch his mouth, becuase he doesn’t know who he’s dealing with.”
Also in the lineup is Asdrubal Cabrera, starting at second base for
Cleveland. Suffice it to say, his shot at Sheffield from behind with
his glove did not go unnoticed in the Tigers clubhouse.
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Ordonez, RF
- Cabrera, 1B
- Sheffield, DH
- Raburn, LF
- Renteria, SS
- Inge, 3B
- Ryan, C
- Grady Sizemore, CF
- Jamey Carroll, 3B
- Shin-Soo Choo, LF
- Jhonny Peralta, SS
- Travis Hafner, DH
- Kelly Shoppach, C
- Ryan Garko, 1B
- Franklin Gutierrez, RF
- Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B