Thursday: Tigers vs. Jays
At this point, the weather forecast suggests there’s a chance of getting this in. It’s mainly a question of when the rain starts up again, and when it becomes torrential. The forecast suggests that won’t happen until mid-afternoon. We’ll see.
It’s the Opening Day lineup today. As you can tell below, only a few Tigers have faced Josh Johnson, so there aren’t matchups to judge. All three Tigers who have faced him, though, have tripled off of him.
Victor Martinez is back in the starting lineup, which should be a good sign of his ability to bat left-handed with the bad right thumb. He didn’t have the thumb bandaged up as of Thursday morning.
- Austin Jackson, CF
- Torii Hunter, RF (2-for-2, double, triple against Johnson)
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B
- Prince Fielder, 1B (4-for-11, double, triple, 2 RBIs against Johnson)
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Andy Dirks, LF
- Jhonny Peralta, SS
- Alex Avila, C
- Omar Infante, 2B (2-for-8, triple, 2 RBIs against Johnson)
P: Doug Fister
- Jose Reyes, SS
- Melky Cabrera, LF (3-for-10, 3 K’s off Fister)
- Jose Bautista, RF (3-for-8, 2 doubles off Fister)
- Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (2-for-12 off Fister)
- J.P. Arencibia, C (0-for-1, walk off Fister)
- Rajai Davis, RF (11-for-26, 2 doubles off Fister)
- Colby Rasmus, CF (1-for-4, RBI off Fister)
- Mark DeRosa, 3B
- Maicer Izturis, 2B (2-for-10, 2 doubles off Fister)
P: Josh Johnson