Friday: Tigers vs. Rays

Magglio Ordonez is 7-for-14 off Rays starter Matt Garza, so he’s back in the lineup in right field, batting just in front of Cabrera. The one other intriguing note was Gerald Laird catching Rick Porcello instead of Alex Avila, even against the right-handed starter.

Actually, the other intriguing note was the weather, since it’s going to be raining here for a while. We’ll see what impact that has on the game, but it’s eventually going to clear, so we’ll be playing tonight. Whether or not it’s delayed remains to be seen.

TIGERS

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

P: Rick Porcello

RAYS

  1. Jason Bartlett, SS
  2. Carl Crawford, LF
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Carlos Pena, 1B
  5. Pat Burrell, DH
  6. Manny Aybar, 2B
  7. Gregg Zaun, C
  8. Gabe Gross, RF
  9. B.J. Upton, CF

P: Matt Garza

3 Comments

The bottom of our lineup is the BOTTOM of most lineups. The Tiggers have basically 3 to 4 number 9 hitters. Laird, Inge, Everett, Huff, hitting a collective 240 or lower wasted at bats. Leyland feels he needs Laird in there or Crawford will steal his way to a Rays victory. Avila’s sweet stroke will not get a chance because JL already told the world that Tampa is really tough and pretty much you can count the Tigers out. This season makes little to no sense to me. our boys try to give up the division lead on a daily basis but noone else seems to want it. I’m just going to buckle down and imagine that the Nater is ALL WORLD and is going to set the world on fire after a career of mediocrity. A whole team of guys that can’t hit anything but fastballs yet still in First, good enough for me….LETS GO TIGERS!!!

***Gabe***

I’m not used to games like this. 6-1 in the top of the 8th. All these runs!

Can we get this ove with? It’s pouring rain.

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