Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers at Phillies

Jose Iglesias is definitely in the lineup this time, as is Ian Kinsler. Nick Castellanos, J.D. Martinez, Steven Moya and Daniel Fields make the trip over against a Phillies squad that will start a lefty in Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.

TIGERS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Jose Iglesias, SS
  3. Tyler Collins, LF
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF
  5. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  6. Steven Moya, DH
  7. Daniel Fields, CF
  8. Bryan Holaday, C
  9. Aaron Westlake, 1B

P: Alfredo Simon, Blaine Hardy, Buck Farmer, Joba Chamberlain, Angel Nesbitt, Joe Mantiply

PHILLIES

  1. Ben Revere, CF
  2. Odubel Herrera, 2B
  3. Dominic Brown, RF
  4. Ryan Howard, 1B
  5. Darin Ruf, DH
  6. Grady Sizemore, LF
  7. Carlos Ruiz, C
  8. Freddy Galvis, SS
  9. Cord Phelps, 3B

P: Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Sean O’Sullivan, Ken Giles, Jake Diekman, Neifi Ogando

23 Comments

i’m excited to see Pasta Blanca pitch well

out of curiosity what do you think the Jays need for Dioner Navarro?

Please tell me that there isn’t excitement about Navarro. I wouldn’t send a sack of potatoes to Toronto for a league avg hitter (for catchers) with avg at best defensive skills to platoon with Avila. Holiday or McCann will be just fine, both are better defensively, and if they think McCann is ready, he’s got a boatload of upside for those that are tired of Alex. Personally, I like what Avila can bring to the table, but it is time for him to mature into a steady .260 hitter with pop. His defense is great. His game calling is top notch. C is a defensive position primarily. Let’s not muddy the waters with somebody as unimpressive as Navarro, please.

^ agree with Michael. Avilia and McCann are better than Navarro.

wellll…..of his 6 MLB seasons he has hit .260 or better 2x….last year he hit closer to .200 than .260

Who is Pasta Blanca?
McCann is the catcher of the future. Good looking young catcher. The future may be this year.

alfredo simone. nickname big pasta…but first name alfredo…..pasta blanco

I don’t see much upside in Navarro either. McCann is a solid catcher with upside as is Doc as a backup. Unless we see more at the dish from Avila, this may be his last as a Tiger.

Alfredo Simon was supposed to have been nicknamed “Pasta Grande” in Cincinnati. Not sure why the previous comment replaced “Grande” (he stands 6’6″) with “Blanca” (white).

go ahead and google the word “alfredo”

Looking forward to seeing Nesbitt pitch on TV!

I think I’ll just call Simon………..Simon. Saw him pitch last week and he looked pretty good.

I heard he had an EFFUS pitching in addition to his sinker, splitter, 4 seam and cutter….

Daniel Fields just launched!

Daniel Fields has looked really good this spring. Fields, Machado, Nesbitt and Moya give me hope for the future. (read as: Keith Law works for ESPN not a major league club, Tigers farm system has some talent).

Was about to make a similar comment. This farm system isn’t as bad as some make out. It helps to actually watch them play.

Ironic that Iggy forces out a pitcher by hitting the pitcher on the shins. What is it with shins and Iggy?

That throw from the outfield nearly nailed Iggy in the leg area. This is odd.

I’m just glad he could jump high enough to avoid it.

Our OF might be getting crowded.

Dioner Navarro ´s fWAR: 2.0/ Avila 2.1. He was a bad framer but his bat erased that

Avila can give you 2.1 fWAR when he’s healthy😉

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