Home opening lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees
For the Tigers, it’s Opening Day lineup, part II.
For the Yankees, it’s a lefty-heavy lineup, which could lend itself to another save opportunity for Phil Coke if the Tigers have a lead late. New York has different lefties than the lineup Coke mowed down last October, notably Travis Hafner and Boesch, but it’s still lefty-heavy, and it lends itself a little better to playing matchups in the bullpen. Jim Leyland said pregame that he’d check on Darin Downs’ availability, but everyone else in the pen aside from Brayan Villarreal is available to pitch.
By the way, did you know that Brennan Boesch was 7-for-12 for Doug Fister before the Tigers traded for Fister? He was one of the few Tigers who did hit him well during his Mariners days.
- Austin Jackson, CF (4-for-11, 3 RBIs vs. Ivan Nova)
- Torii Hunter, RF (1-for-7, 2 walks, 3 K’s vs. Nova)
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B (2-for-9, 3 walks, 3 K’s vs. Nova)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (2-for-5, HR vs. Nova)
- Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-4, 3 walks vs. Nova)
- Andy Dirks, LF (1-for-2 vs. Nova)
- Jhonny Peralta, SS (3-for-9 vs. Nova)
- Alex Avila, C (2-for-8 vs. Nova)
- Omar Infante, 2B (1-for-2 vs. Nova)
P: Doug Fister
- Brett Gardner, CF (3-for-9 vs. Doug Fister)
- Robinson Cano, 2B (5-for-17, 3 doubles, HR vs. Fister)
- Kevin Youkilis, 3B (2-for-16, 4 walks, 4 K’s vs. Fister)
- Travis Hafner, DH (6-for-21, triple, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs vs. Fister)
- Brennan Boesch, RF (7-for-12, HR, 3 RBIs vs. Fister)
- Eduardo Nunez, SS
- Ichiro Suzuki, LF (4-for-9 vs. Fister)
- Lyle Overbay, 1B (1-for-6 vs. Fister)
- Chris Stewart, C (2-for-3 vs. Fister)
P: Ivan Nova