Monday: Tigers at Twins

What was expected to be a day off for Carlos Guillen is actually a day at DH. Jim Leyland decided to keep Guillen in the lineup, but will get him a day out of the field.

TIGERS

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

P: Jeremy Bonderman

TWINS

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Orlando Hudson, 2B
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Justin Morneau, 1B
  5. Jason Kubel, RF
  6. Michael Cuddyer, 3B
  7. Jim Thome, DH
  8. Delmon Young, LF
  9. Nick Punto, SS

P: Francisco Liriano

2 Comments

Look Dan, Raburn at second and Guillen at DH.
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Poor Bonderman draws Liriano tonight and Cliff Lee on Sunday. The best two win pitcher in baseball, Jeremy Bonderman.
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–Rich

A lineup I can live with. Looking forward to Carlos catching fire along with his countrymen. MCab still reaching (often not quite) more than I remember him doing before. Ofrdonez ha scooled lately too.
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Be interesting to see if Bonderman is able to get a little more velocity going for him tonight. I personally don’t care for JB but when he is on he is devastating. One of the best sliders around a couple of years ago. Seems to be getting it back nicely..
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Glad we don’t have in dugout fights going on like we have seen with Tampa, Cubs and Brewers.
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Hoping against hope that we see the Tigrs evolve into something important this series against the Twins. Not sure if I mentioned this but we sure took a lot of guff from the Met and Braves announcers re our outfield defense and overall defense. They were openly critical.
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More of that problem coming with Wilkin Ramirez. Caspar Wells is fine, but he’s not hitting with authority. They will want a RHB OF next year and among Wells, Ramirez and Strieby my guess is they would prefer Wells. Ramirez can hit and run though. He’s a diamond in the rough. Can’t discount what Jeff Frazier has done down there either. He’s been playing a ot of 1st though. Interesting in that larish has played little OF but has played a lot of 3B. His bat has come around a bit.
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Anone hear if Sizemore is injured? Been out of the lineup.
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Raburn and Laird had difficult games in Minny last year—especially game 163 (still hard to believe how bad the Tigers were down the stretch-that includes some real questionable managerial decisions). Be cool to see them come up big today against Liriano who will be tough on us.

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