ALDS Game 2: Tigers at Yankees
Remember years ago when Freddy Garcia was somehow so effective during day games that people dreaded him? Former Tigers manager Alan Trammell used to call him “Day Game Freddy.” That was a long time ago.
Two hitters might hold the key today. Magglio Ordonez is 17-for-52 (.327) off Garcia for his career. He has just one home run in that stretch, but six doubles. Ordonez gets the start, and remember, manager Jim Leyland said he will not pinch-hit for Ordonez.
Miguel Cabrera, on the other hand, is 9-for-23 with three homers off the fellow Venezuelan.
- Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-18 off Garcia)
- Magglio Ordonez, RF (17-for-52, 6 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBIs)
- Delmon Young, LF (3-for-10, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs)
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B (9-for-23, 3 HRs, 6 RBIs)
- Victor Martinez, DH (7-for-30, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs)
- Alex Avila, C (3-for-9, 2 2Bs, 3 Ks)
- Jhonny Peralta, SS (7-for-24, 2 2Bs, 1 HR, 4 RBIs)
- Wilson Betemit, 3B (1-for-3, HR)
- Ramon Santiago, 2B (0-for-5)
P: Max Scherzer
- Derek Jeter, SS (2-for-9 off Scherzer)
- Curtis Granderson, CF (3-for-11, 3 Ks)
- Robinson Cano, 2B (1-for-8, HR)
- Alex Rodriguez, 3B (0-for-8, 3 Ks)
- Mark Teixeira, 1B (3-for-10, 2B, HR)
- Nick Swisher, RF (2-for-6, 2 BBs, 3 Ks)
- Jorge Posada, DH (2-for-8, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs)
- Russell Martin, C (3-for-15, 2B)
- Brett Gardner, LF (0-for-6, 2 BBs, 3 Ks)
P: Freddy Garcia