Friday: Tigers at Pirates

With Miguel Cabrera out and Prince Fielder not on the trip, Jim Leyland gets to pull out the card that says you can play the hot bats in the middle of the order in Spring Training. Ryan Raburn is batting cleanup today, with Delmon Young batting fifth. Interesting to see Jhonny Peralta hitting third, but that might just be a situation to get him an extra at-bat early before getting him out of the contest.

Brandon Inge starts at third base for the second straight game.

The Pirates are not using the designated hitter.


  1. Andy Dirks, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  4. Ryan Raburn, 2B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Don Kelly, 1B
  7. Clete Thomas, DH
  8. Brandon Inge, 3B
  9. Gerald Laird, C

P: Doug Fister


  1. Jose Tabata, RF
  2. Nate McLouth, LF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Neil Walker, 2B
  5. Casey McGehee, 3B
  6. Matt Hague, 1B
  7. Rod Barajas, C
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Charlie Morton, P


thank gawd there is a game today – yesterday dragged butt without a game.
The broadcasters on the Pirates radio broadcast just mentioned the tigers in the same sentence with the yankees and redsox when talking about how many fans they have at away games. I thought that was pretty cool.
I like the lineup today – I think we can steal some bases today.


Inge is struggling with the bat

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