Wednesday: Tigers vs. Mariners

UPDATE @ 7:10: The tarp is now off. Game is expected to start around 7:40. The radar suggests they should be fine the rest of the night now that this storm cell has passed north.

When it does start, Clete Thomas will be batting cleanup for the first time in his career. Jim Leyland weighted the lineup with left-handed hitters against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez, who has given up a .305 batting average and .842 OPS to lefties compared with a .241 average against righties.


  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Cabrera, 1B
  4. Thomas, RF
  5. Thames, DH
  6. Anderson, LF
  7. Raburn, 3B
  8. Laird, C
  9. Santiago, SS

P: Armando Galarraga


  1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
  2. Russell Branyan, 1B
  3. Jose Lopez, 2B
  4. Ken Griffey, DH
  5. Wladimir Balentien, LF
  6. Ryan Langerhans, CF
  7. Rob Johnson, C
  8. Jack Hannahan, 3B
  9. Ronny Cedeno, SS

P: Felix Hernandez


Starting the day off with the good news, the Twins got shellacked today, 16-1. Their pitching has really hit rock bottom at Oakland. The ChiSox have to face Tampa pitcher Shields who I believe has been pretty good in the past. And the Sox pitcher is a guy with no big league stats- a rookie?
All this doesn’t assure the Tigers of a victory. That will depend on how the hitters fare ahainst Henandez and how well Galarraga can pitch. Go Tigers!

I wish he would have left Maggs in for tonight. Last night had to be a confidence booster- and it would be nice to see him get on a roll……


Holy Cow–been away (and still am)–made the big effort to be able to watch this game and is see 2 Ks with a man on 3rd. MCab may have a long hiting streak but he does not seem to hit much with in ins scoring position.
Anderson up here with the sacks full–not much hope in my books.

Runners 1st and 3rd, no outs and you know the result.
I thought Marcus was real lucky to get the walk, that last pitch slider barely high centre plate should have been hit.
I’m glad we have our best outfield runners tonight – GMan is going to give them a workout.

Other than Miggs, the guys are showing patience at the plate – good to see them force a pitcher to throw strikes and wear him down.

Raburn is lucky to be on 1st, none out with Laird up hitting .23 against righties. Getting caught stealing rather than a sac bunt is plain stupid baseball.

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