April 16th, 2010

Friday: Tigers at Mariners

Greetings from Seattle, my favorite American League city to visit on the road. Great ballpark, great food, great climate, great city. None of them seem likely to disappoint tonight, where the weather is clear and right around normal, though there’s a chance for showers later in the evening.

The lineup is standard tonight for the start of this 11-game, 11-day road trip. Look for the movement to rest people over the course of the trip to begin tomorrow with Magglio Ordonez at DH and Ryan Raburn in RF against lefty starter Ryan Rowland-Smith. Carlos Guillen will play left field, with Johnny Damon getting the night off. Not sure whether Johnny Damon or Carlos Guillen would have the night off with the DH spot gone.

Look for the Tigers and Mariners to all be wearing No. 42 tonight. Yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day, but Detroit and Seattle were both off.

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: Jeremy Bonderman (Washington native)

MARINERS

  1. Ichiro, RF
  2. Chone Figgins, 2B
  3. Franklin Gutierrez, CF
  4. Jose Lopez, 2B
  5. Ken Griffey Jr., DH
  6. Milton Bradley, LF
  7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  8. Rob Johnson, C
  9. Jack Wilson, SS

P: Felix Hernandez

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