Friday’s lineups: Tigers at Rangers

Andy Dirks in left field. Quintin Berry returns to the bench after his start Thursday.

TIGERS

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

P: Max Scherzer

RANGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Josh Hamilton, CF
  4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  5. Nelson Cruz, RF
  6. Michael Young, DH
  7. David Murphy, LF
  8. Mike Napoli, C
  9. Mitch Moreland, 1B

P: Scott Feldman

14 Comments

I know Feldman has pitched well the past 4 games….but before that he was giving it up. Lets get him back to his old self ;)

his stats aren’t that good away from home (6.50ERA)

Again, their playoff lineup

I am watching MLB . The analysts just compared the performances of Cabrera and Ramirez regarding position change adjustment and attitude. The upshot was very favorable for Miggy. Not so much for Ramirez. In fact, he drew “dog” references.

Whoa…Trout is getting too much love over Miggy for MVP.

The Tigers will be one of the first teams
featured in a new national TV series called
Caught Looking, produced by Major League
Baseball Productions and airing on NBC
Sports Network. For this weekend’s series
between the Tigers and the Rangers, crews
from MLB Productions will be embedded
behind the scenes with both teams,
producing a one-hour show debuting on
Wednesday, August 15 at 9:00 p.m. ET on
NBC Sports Network. Caught Looking will
give viewers an inside look at what goes on
behind the scenes during a pennant race,
following the respective teams as they arrive
at the ballpark, take batting practice,
compete and prepare for each game.

Just who IS the “Emergency Catcher”?
Maybe that’s something Delmon could do!! (just kidding)
Apparently Ramon caught one game in the Mariners’ system in 2005.
That might be real ugly.

Beck said it is Santiago ant that on sunday, he helped warm up the pitcher while Avila was puting his gear on.

Remember Kelly caught six innings in almost four seasons. It pays well though. Over 2 mil.

I read an article about Fister which fairly well substantiated my observations about him with statistical data. Last year, Fister’s velocity picked up and he hit 93-94 with regularity. By the end of 2011 his average fastball was over 90 mph, up 2 ticks over his 2010 average. This year, Fister’s velocity has regressed to previous norms. Nonetheless, he has adusted with his curveball and his strikeout rate has taken a leap forward.

Scherzer has not faced TX this year. Last year they hit him at a .289 clip with Cruz getting the only homer. He is tough on Andrus and Young.

JL says he did not steal because with the DP , he score a run. Where was th NY´s infield? Were they giving up the run?

Saw where Nick Punto and Carl Crawford cleared waivers for the Sox. Apparently Aviles and Shoppach are now on the line.

They are triying to get rid of as many players related with the meltdown as possible. They are backing Valentine

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