February 26th, 2013

Tuesday: Tigers at Astros

There’s a light rain falling here at Osceola County Stadium, but they’re planning on at least starting this game. Given Doug Fister’s injuries last year, it’ll be interesting to see how cautious they might be with him to try to avoid aggravating anything.

Speaking of injuries, Quintin Berry was originally expected to start in center field, but he’s dealing with patellar tendinitis. Andy Dirks also didn’t make the trip as previously hoped, so the outfield ranks are thinned out a bit. Jeff Kobernus will likely play the entire game (if there is a full game) in center.


  1. Jeff Kobernus, CF
  2. Avisail Garcia, RF
  3. Victor Martinez, DH
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  6. Nick Castellanos, LF
  7. Brayan Pena, C
  8. Matt Tuiasosopo, 3B
  9. Hernan Perez, 2B

P: Doug Fister


  1. Tyler Greene, SS
  2. Jose Altuve, 2B
  3. Carlos Pena, 1B
  4. J.D. Martinez, DH
  5. Brett Wallace, 3B
  6. Rick Ankiel, RF
  7. Jason Castro, C
  8. Fernando Martinez, LF
  9. Trevor Crowe, CF

P: Erik Bedard