Thursday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Twins
It’s the standard anti-lefty lineup for the Tigers, which means a second consecutive night off for Alex Avila. Brayan Pena actually has fared worse against Scott Diamond (0-for-5 with three strikeouts) than Avila (1-for-3, two strikeouts) has, but it’s a very small sample size. Interesting that a fair number of Detroit’s right-handed hitters haven’t hit Diamond well at all.
One guy who has fared well is Miguel Cabrera, 8-for-16 against him. If he homers tonight, he’ll tie his career-best streak of four consecutive games with a home run, set back in 2004 with the Marlins. If you’re playing Beat the Streak, it’s tough not to pick him between the matchups and the way he’s going.
As for the weather forecast … well, considering how off it was last night, let’s just not even get into it.
- Omar Infante, 2B (2-for-7, HR off Scott Diamond)
- Torii Hunter, RF (1-for-6, 2 K’s off Diamond)
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B (8-for-16, HR, 2 K’s off Diamond)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (1-for-11, walk, 4 K’s off Diamond)
- Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-8 off Diamond)
- Jhonny Peralta, SS (3-for-15, 2 walks, K off Diamond)
- Matt Tuiasosopo, LF (0-for-2 off Diamond)
- Brayan Pena, C (0-for-5, 3 K’s off Diamond)
- Avisail Garcia, CF (1-for-5, walk, K off Diamond)
P: Rick Porcello
- Jamey Carroll, 3B (7-for-19, walk against Rick Porcello)
- Joe Mauer, C (7-for-27, 3 walks, 2 K’s against Porcello)
- Josh Willingham, LF (6-for-10, HR, 4 walks, K against Porcello)
- Justin Morneau, DH (6-for-26, HR, 2 walks, 3 K’s against Porcello)
- Ryan Doumit, RF (4-for-10, walk, K against Porcello)
- Chris Parmelee, 1B (0-for-2, K against Porcello)
- Brian Dozier, 2B (3-for-5, HR against Porcello)
- Aaron Hicks, CF (0-for-3 against Porcello)
- Pedro Florimon Jr., SS (0-for-2 against Porcello)
P: Scott Diamond