April 13th, 2010

Tuesday: Tigers vs. Royals

Currently drizzling at Comerica Park this morning, but all forecasts suggest that weather will clear out of here in time to get this game played, possibly starting on time.

Once they do get going, the opening day lineup is in for this one for Detroit. The bullpen will be down a few guys today. Eddie Bonine gets another day off, not so much because of the cramp but because he threw so many pitches Sunday. If the Tigers get some innings from their starters today and Wednesday, the Tigers would probably hold Bonine until Friday’s series opener at Seattle.
Fu-Te Ni and Brad Thomas are also likely to sit today after the number of pitches they threw Monday. That leaves Phil Coke, Joel Zumaya, Ryan Perry and Jose Valverde as the relievers.
TIGERS
  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Damon, LF
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Guillen, DH
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Laird, C
  8. Sizemore, 2B
  9. Everett, SS
P: Dontrelle Willis
ROYALS
  1. David DeJesus, RF
  2. Scott Podsednik, LF
  3. Billy Butler, 1B
  4. Jose Guillen, DH
  5. Rick Ankiel, CF
  6. Alberto Callaspo, 3B
  7. Jason Kendall, C
  8. Willie Bloomquist, 2B
  9. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
P: Brian Bannister
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