Friday: Tigers at Braves

The puzzle of squeezing four outfielders into three outfield spots is a little clearer now thanks to the way Brennan Boesch is hitting lately. Jim Leyland said today that Boesch will play all three games here against the Braves this weekend. Austin Jackson, Johnny Damon and Magglio Ordonez will catch three games each. Jackson is out tonight. Not sure which game Damon or Ordonez will have off, but the key point is that Boesch is playing all three.

“I just think I’d be pretty foolish to take him out right now,” Leyland said. “I try to make it common sense when it’s all said and done, and I thought this makes sense.”

But as he also pointed out, “Our club pays a pretty big price for Interleague on the road.”

TIGERS

  1. Damon, CF
  2. Santiago, SS
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Boesch, LF
  6. Guillen, 2B
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Avila, C
  9. Oliver, P

BRAVES

  1. Martin Prado, 2B
  2. Jason Heyward, RF
  3. Chipper Jones, 3B
  4. Troy Glaus, 1B
  5. Brian McCann, C
  6. Yunel Escobar, SS
  7. Omar Infante, LF
  8. Melky Cabrera, CF
  9. Kris Medlen, P

6 Comments

Way to go for the one that some people want in the top of the oreder

Glad to see hard hit balls in the 1st inning. Except for a couple of good defensive plays, we would have scored a few more.
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Here we go with the rookie pitcher……
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-Tracey

7 points and 1.5 millions $ is the difference between Damon and Inge and nobody is criticizing Damon in the way they do to Inge.
Where are the 24 homers ? They traveled enough to be HR in Comerica. Yes, in the hot air of the pinball machine at the Bronx. Not in the cold wind blowing to home at Copa.

Edwin Jackson just threw a no-hitter. Sigh!!!!!!

A quality star but he leaves losing

Raburn cant bat against RHP but he is still there?

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