April 30th, 2010

Friday: Tigers vs. Angels

I’m not sure if it ever got above 70 degrees in Anaheim when these two teams matched up for four games last week. If it did, it had to have been the first day, because it got cooler and cooler with each day. Why do I mention this? Because it’s 82 degrees in Detroit on the last day of April.

You know we’re going to pay for this weather at some point, but wow, what a night for a game.

There are only a couple minor changes in the Tigers lineup tonight from the one that faced Joel Pineiro last week. Gerald Laird is behind the plate for Rick Porcello, and Brennan Boesch gets the start in left field with Carlos Guillen on the shelf.


  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Damon, DH
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Boesch, LF
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Laird, C
  8. Sizemore, 2B
  9. Everett, SS

P: Rick Porcello


  1. Erick Aybar, SS
  2. Bobby Abreu, RF
  3. Torii Hunter, CF
  4. Hideki Matsui, DH
  5. Kendry Morales, 1B
  6. Juan Rivera, LF
  7. Howard Kendrick, 2B
  8. Mike Napoli, C
  9. Brandon Wood, 3B

P: Joel Pineiro