October 7th, 2013
So far today, the skies have gone from sunny to gloomy to sunny and now overcast, with the wind picking up to now blustery. Regardless, it has the potential to be an adventure for Jhonny Peralta in his first game in left field.
More than one Tigers outfielder over the years has said that day games can be tricky at Comerica Park. Craig Monroe said sunny days create a glare off the seats that make it difficult to pick up the ball off the bat. Others have said white shirts and jerseys create a tough backdrop. Curtis Granderson used to say that the brightness from the concourse level forced him to pick the ball back up on its path up.
Peralta does not have good numbers off A’s starter Jarrod Parker.
The video clip, by the way, comes from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Childrens Choir from their performance Sunday.
TIGERS (career numbers off Jarrod Parker)
- Austin Jackson, CF (6-for-11, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
- Torii Hunter, RF (4-for-14, 5 K’s)
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B (3-for-10, 2 walks)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (1-for-10, walk, 2 K’s)
- Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-2)
- Jhonny Peralta, LF (1-for-9, 2 walks, 2 K’s)
- Alex Avila, C (3-for-11, HR, 4 K’s)
- Omar Infante, 2B (3-for-6, walk, K)
- Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2)
P: Anibal Sanchez
ATHLETICS (career numbers off Sanchez)
- Coco Crisp, CF (3-for-9, HR, K)
- Josh Donaldson, 3B (5-for-11, walk, 2 K’s)
- Jed Lowrie, SS (1-for-10, 2 walks, K)
- Brandon Moss, 1B (2-for-14, walk, 5 K’s)
- Yoenis Cespedes, LF (2-for-9, 2 K’s)
- Seth Smith, DH (7-for-19, 3 HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
- Josh Reddick, RF (0-for-9, 2 K’s)
- Stephen Vogt, C (0-for-2, K)
- Eric Sogard, 2B (1-for-3, K)
P: Jarrod Parker