August 7th, 2009

Friday: Tigers vs. Twins

Contrary to fears that sprung up this weekend, the Tigers do NOT have to face new Twin Carl Pavano tonight. They’ll have to do that Saturday. So far as I know, the Twins will not then trade him to the Red Sox to face the Tigers again next week at Fenway.

“Believe me, he’ll come in with a lot of confidence,” Ramon Santiago said.

That’s understandable, given his three wins against Detroit this year.

On the flip side, the Twins won’t have Joe Crede available this weekend. He reportedly took a cortisone shot to his ailing right shoulder.


  1. Curtis Granderson, CF
  2. Placido Polanco, 2B
  3. Clete Thomas, LF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Carlos Guillen, DH
  6. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Alex Avila, C
  9. Adam Everett, SS

P: Armando Galarraga


  1. Denard Span, LF
  2. Orlando Cabrera, SS
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Jason Kubel, DH
  6. Michael Cuddyer, RF
  7. Brendan Harris, 3B
  8. Carlos Gomez, CF
  9. Nick Punto, 2B

P: Anthony Swarzak