Tuesday: Tigers vs. Rays

Laird gets his first start behind the plate, as previously scheduled.

Ramon Santiago was scheduled to start at second, but he’s sick with whatever has been going around the clubhouse the last few days. Danny Worth gets the start in his place.

The Rays are playing the traditional move of loading up on left-handed hitters against Rick Porcello, who gave up a .321 average and .857 OPS to them last year. The one exception is that Luke Scott is not starting.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Brennan Boesch, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, LF
  6. Ryan Raburn, DH
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Gerald Laird, C
  9. Danny Worth, 2B

P: Rick Porcello

RAYS

  1. Desmond Jennings, CF
  2. Carlos Pena, 1B
  3. Evan Longoria, 3B
  4. Matt Joyce, LF
  5. Ben Zobrist, RF
  6. Jeff Keppinger, DH
  7. Sean Rodriguez, 2B
  8. Jose Molina, C
  9. Reid Brignac, SS

P: Matt Moore

2 Comments

Surprised that Don Kelly hasn’t gotten a start yet. Maybe against the next RHP. Excited to watch this Rays series, two excellent teams. Matt Moore is nasty, the bats will be tested.

And I posted on the other thread that Lannan lasted only 2 innings in his first AAA start, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. He is not the answer, in fact I would rather see one of our prospects than him.

Moore’s lefty, so today wouldn’t have been the day for Kelly. Righties James Shields and Jeff Niemann start the next two games, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him start one of those.

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