Thursday: Tigers at Rays

Glad to be in cool, temperate Florida (compared to Texas, anyway).

Alex Avila is back behind the plate again. Ramon Santiago replaces Ryan Raburn at second.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Quintin Berry, LF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Delmon Young, DH
  6. Alex Avila, C
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Brennan Boesch, RF
  9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

P: Max Scherzer


I don’t even know if it matters.

Avila and Peralta hit extremely well last night. In the fourth at bat , Texas fielders were expecting in the right spot. Avila was able to go on base again in the next at bat.
Berry needed to be there today. If he were hold out, he deserved to, he has not the experience to overcome it.He looked devastated after his mistakes.
There were no laughing yesterday, they looked shocked , embarrased and angry.
If is true that sometimes is better to lose than to win because you can learn from defeat, that defeat could be a great lesson and the breaking point

What do other teams do with a player that cannot play the position? Obviously I’m talking about Raybum. Yes, he has hit some, but he cannot play 2nd base and is a lousy outfielder.

You mean Raburn? Well, the Nationals and Reds played Dunn in the field, the Red Sox played Manny, etc. A team has what it has and you work with it.

Use as DH
260 .316 .415 .732
260 .314 .437 .751
First is BB
Second RR

El Tigre, do you have an easy way to pull up what we have in homers,rbis, and BA at the DH position???? If Delmon has two homers as a DH, I’ll be suprized. . You write the names of Cabrera, Fielder, Inge, DY, RR, and they give you a break by position. Advanced batting

He has 3. 246/.266/.353/.619 19 RBI 42 games

Thanks, El Tigre.

Do you think Below was predictable after the first curve? And Murphy served one to left field? That was an error on Smyly and a double Berry let the hitter take 3rd for a triple? I had to turn it off after the score was 10-5. C’mon Tigers, let’s start a winning streak!

Scherzer vs. Shields: both give up the long ball and strikeout a lot of batters. Great matchup. Can Max avoid walks and 3-run homers??

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