March 12th, 2012

Monday: Tigers vs. Mets

The pitching lineup today has been tweaked a bit due to Sunday’s rainout against the Astros. Drew Smyly, who was scheduled to start Sunday, will start today. Duane Below, who had been moved into the start for today a few days ago, is now scheduled to pitch tomorrow night against the Nationals. Jacob Turner and Andy Oliver, who have been scheduled to pitch this game all along, are still scheduled to pitch today in relief. That’s the pitching list today, in its entirety. Got it?

A lot of the Tigers lineup consists of what was supposed to be Sunday’s lineup.

Among the Mets they’ll be facing is former Tiger Andres Torres.

Interestingly, this is the first of two games the Mets will be playing here in a three-day span. Wednesday’s matchup is scheduled for an ESPN broadcast, which might feature a much different lineup.

Also, to make up the innings lost Sunday, the Tigers have scheduled a B-game for Tuesday morning at 11am at Joker Marchant Stadium. Doug Fister, who was scheduled to pitch Tuesday night, will pitch in the B-game instead. So will Phil Coke, Darin Downs and Tyler Stohr, all of whom were scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Astros.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brandon Inge, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Gerald Laird, DH (a line I never thought I’d type, even in Spring Training)
  9. Brennan Boesch, RF

P: Drew Smyly, Jacob Turner, Andy Oliver


  1. Andres Torres, CF
  2. Justin Turner, 3B
  3. Ike Davis, 1B
  4. Lucas Duda, RF
  5. Vinny Rottino, LF
  6. Josh Thole, DH
  7. Ronny Cedeno, SS
  8. Mike Nickeas, C
  9. Jordany Valdespin, 2B

P: Jonathon Niese, Jeremy Hefner, Daniel Herrera, Armando Rodriguez, Josh Stinson