March 15th, 2013

Friday: Tigers vs. Blue Jays

I’m off again today. The legendary former Tigers beat writer Jim Hawkins will be filling in on the site with your notes today, including Casey Crosby’s option to Triple-A Toledo. In the meantime, here are your lineups for today’s game against the Blue Jays, which include another matchup for Jeff Kobernus against Toronto lefty Ricky Romero.

The Jays lineup, meanwhile, includes Luis Jimenez, who if I remember right was the guy hitting moon shots during batting practice at Joker Marchant Stadium when the Blue Jays were in town a few weeks ago. If he connects today, you’ll probably hear about it.


  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Torii Hunter, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Victor Martinez, DH
  6. Jeff Kobernus, LF
  7. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  8. Brayan Pena, C
  9. Omar Infante, 2B

P: Rick Porcello, Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit, Brayan Villarreal, Kyle Lobstein


  1. Anthony Gose, RF
  2. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B
  3. Rajai Davis, LF
  4. Colby Rasmus, CF
  5. Andy LaRoche, 3B
  6. Luis Jimenez, 1B
  7. Ryan Schimpf, DH
  8. Mike Nickeas, C
  9. Lance Zawadzki, SS

P: Ricky Romero, David Bush, Ramon Ortiz, Neil Wagner