Sunday: Tigers vs. Blue Jays

It’s much the same lineup Sunday against Ricky Romero that the Tigers trotted out Friday against Brian Tallet, including Curtis Granderson batting seventh as the lone left-handed hitter.

Adam Lind is back in the Blue Jays lineup at DH. He’s a .325 hitter with a 1.001 OPS in day games this year. Not only is Joe Inglett starting again, he’s in right field.

UPDATE @12:20: Joe Inglett was scheduled to be back in the lineup in right field, but he has been scratched with a rib cage strain. Jose Bautista is now batting ninth in RF.

TIGERS

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

P: Rick Porcello

BLUE JAYS

  1. Marco Scutaro, SS
  2. Aaron Hill, 2B
  3. Adam Lind, DH
  4. Vernon Wells, CF
  5. Lyle Overbay, 1B
  6. Juan Encarnacion, 3B
  7. Travis Snider, LF
  8. Raul Chavez, C
  9. Joe Inglett Jose Bautista, RF

P: Ricky Romero

3 Comments

Granderson is THE WORST hitter in the league vs lefties. We already have Laird, Everett, and Inge in the lineup for defense. That’s just way too many holes in the lineup for my taste.

Well, tigerdog, it appears you were the only one at the fort today. Your comment hit the mark. Granderson was awful against their LHP. They really don’t have an adequate sub for CF to sit Granderson? I am beginning to think Curtis needs his eyes checked. He swings and misses at so many pitches. I don’t have all the stats but I don’t believe he is hitting RHP that well either. Whatever happened to his 20-20-20-20 season? The homeruns are there but not the triples. I’m not even sure about the doubles and steals. I don’t like to think it but maybe he had his best season that year and now he is just a mediocre player.

As of this comment, the Twins beat the A’s 8-0 and the WSox are tied with the Angels at 2-2. The “magic number” sits at 15. IF the Tigers can split the last 20 games, the Twins will have to win 16 of 19 and the WSox will have to win 15 of 18 for either to pass the Tigers at the end. While both of those teams face a tremendous uphill climb, the Tigers are going to have to tend to business to even split their games. They need to win Monday against Toronto, avoid sweeps on the road (Minn, Clev, Chi), and take the series at home (KC, Minn,Chi) to get those 10 victories. Which Tiger team will show up for those 20 games?

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