World Series Game 4: Tigers vs. Giants
The designated hitter is back, and so are Quintin Berry and Andy Dirks. In Dirks’ case, he returns to the sixth spot, lining up the batting order so that the Tigers alternate left- and right-handed hitters and the Giants have to play matchups a batter at a time rather than through a stretch.
When you think about the Giants’ three left-handed relievers, you think this is why Jim Leyland was excited as far back as the Prince Fielder press conference in January about the ability to go lefty-righty through the order.
Not a whole lot of history between the Tigers and Ryan Vogelsong, but Omar Infante’s numbers are impressive. Most of that comes from this season, when Infante was 6-for-8 off of him. All those hits were singles, but I imagine the Tigers will take that at this point to set up a baserunner for Austin Jackson.
- Austin Jackson, CF
- Quintin Berry, LF
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B (1-for-5 off Vogelsong)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (0-for-3 off Vogelsong)
- Delmon Young, DH (1-for-3 off Vogelsong)
- Andy Dirks, RF (0-for-3, 2 K’s off Vogelsong)
- Jhonny Peralta, SS (1-for-2, 1 walk off Vogelsong)
- Alex Avila, C (0-for-1, 2 walks off Vogelsong)
- Omar Infante, 2B (7-for-11 off Vogelsong)
P: Anibal Sanchez