Tuesday: Tigers at Red Sox (updated)

Remember what I wrote two hours ago about Delmon Young not being in the lineup tonight? Well, disregard it. He’s in the lineup now. I hadn’t seen him in the Tigers clubhouse as of just before 5pm but he’s expected to be back in time to get in enough work to be ready. Jim Leyland had said in his pregame remarks that this was probably a trying day for him, and a good day to give him a night off, but he apparently changed his mind.

Ramon Santiago, meanwhile, starts in Ryan Raburn’s place at second after Leyland said on the radio that Raburn’s leash is “probably not very long.”


  1. Quintin Berry, cf
  2. Andy Dirks, lf
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3b
  4. Prince Fielder, 1b
  5. Brennan Boesch, dh Delmon Young, dh
  6. Jhonny Peralta, ss Brennan Boesch, rf
  7. Alex Avila, c
  8. Ramon Santiago, 2b Jhonny Peralta, ss
  9. Don Kelly, rf Ramon Santiago, 2b

P: Justin Verlander


  1. Daniel Nava, lf
  2. Ryan Sweeney, rf
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1b
  4. David Ortiz, dh
  5. Kevin Youkilis, 3b
  6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c
  7. Mike Aviles, ss
  8. Scott Podsednik, cf
  9. Nick Punto, 2b

P: Daniel Bard


[chuckles] boesch is batting because JL is replacing DY (who bats sixth, unfortunately)! I hope boesch hits well tonight and JL just leaves him in 6th.

HUH? Delmon always bats 5th and Boesch HAS been batting 6th lately.

Delmon is in the lineup. The next court date is August 2. These things take forever. He may not even be a Tiger by the time it’s wrapped up.

So as I understand this, Jackson comes off the DL on Friday and a roster move would be required. Or they put Austin on the 15 -day DL again, right? If so, that could happen.

No, They have the choice as to when they want to activate Austin. Friday is just the earliest they can do it.

I am hearing Jackson might not be ready on Friday. No Pedroia for BoSox tonight. When will we let Dirks start running? With Q and Dirks stealing bases, Miggy and Price should see even more fastballs.

Balester clears waivers, assigned to Toledo. Hope he gets it together.

The best lineup available for the best pitcher. It is win or win

Well this is how Boston is going yo get us tonight. Look at the radar, lots of rain coming. Verlander will be out early, if they can even get enough in for a complete game.

JV looks mad after they didn’t turn that double play. Heck they won’t get runs for him and they don’t play defense behind him.

It was out. Bad call again.
The ESPN in español broadcaster saw it out too.

He was out.
Frustrating for a perfectionist like JV.
Unfair too.
I really don’t know what to say about the umps. I have long felt this is human error and the same for both sides.
I don’t think that way anymore. I think the umps like to be too much part of the game and are also influenced by where and who are playing..
That’s a shame. Ther ewas a real honour in being an ump when I was a kid.

Seriously fearing they won’t get any runs for JV? And remember how “unhittble ” Masterson was last week in Cleveland KC has 7 runs off him in the 1st 2 innings.

Pretty predictable the 101 MPH fastball

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