August 24th, 2013

Saturday’s lineups: Tigers at Mets

As expected, Victor Martinez gets the day off, bringing back Brayan Pena behind the plate to catch Max Scherzer. Meanwhile Jose Iglesias, who had started at shortstop every game since the other series in New York (the one against the Yankees two weeks ago), gets the day off in favor of Ramon Santiago. (UPDATE: Jim Leyland apparently told reporters that Iglesias is unavailable after taking that hit-by-pitch around his elbow late in last night’s win.)

Torii Hunter also gets a day off in favor of Matt Tuiasosopo, who will play left field while Andy Dirks shifts over to right field. Add in Omar Infante batting second, and it’s an interesting lineup against Matt Marvey.

TIGERS

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Omar Infante, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B
  4. Prince Fielder, 1B
  5. Matt Tuiasosopo, LF
  6. Andy Dirks, RF
  7. Brayan Pena, C
  8. Ramon Santiago, SS
  9. Max Scherzer, P

METS (career numbers off Scherzer)

  1. Eric Young, LF (1-for-4, K)
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B (1-for-5, K)
  3. Marlon Byrd, RF (1-for-2, K)
  4. Ike Davis, 1B
  5. Wilmer Flores, 3B
  6. Juan Lagares, CF
  7. John Buck, C (0-for-3, K)
  8. Omar Quintanilla, SS
  9. Matt Harvey, P
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