May 22nd, 2014

Thursday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Rangers

Back-to-back weather day matinees? In two different cities? Cities close enough to be affected by the same weather systems? Madness, I tell you.

One day it is not, in case you missed it, is Prince Fielder’s return to Detroit. He has a herniated disc and is back in Texas being examined.

Actually, I’m off for this one, but I wanted to post the lineup before enjoying a day off, or catching up on my to-do list from the road trip. It’s also a day off for Rajai Davis, not because of the history against Yu Darvish (he’s 1-for-3 off him) but likely because he’s the tough right-hander Brad Ausmus has tried to avoid with him. Davis started all three games in Cleveland and six out of seven. He went 2-for-13 in Cleveland.

Kelly, you may remember, homered against Darvish last season.

Good news if you’re near a TV with cable or satellite, or are you looking to have lunch at such a place: Today’s game is on MLB Network outside of the Detroit market and the Dallas Metroplex.

Gameday | TV: MLB Network, FS Detroit, MLB.TV | Radio: 97.1 FM, AM 1270, Gameday Audio

TIGERS (career numbers off Darvish)

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Torii Hunter, RF (6-for-21, 2 doubles, HR, walk, 8 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (3-for-12, 2 doubles, walk, 2 K’s)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-3, sac fly)
  5. Don Kelly, LF (2-for-6, HR)
  6. Austin Jackson, CF (0-for-9, walk, 4 K’s)
  7. Alex Avila, C (2-for-10, double, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  8. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  9. Andrew Romine, SS

P: Robbie Ray


  1. Daniel Robertson, CF
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, LF
  4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  5. Alex Rios, RF
  6. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  7. Chris Gimenez, C
  8. Michael Choice, DH
  9. Luis Sardinas, 2B

P: Yu Darvish