Saturday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Cardinals

Take a good look at the batting order today, because there’s a decent chance it’ll be the same thing you’ll see through your starry eyes on Opening Day April 6. Anthony Gose continues to look like a good pick to lead off, moving Ian Kinsler to the much-debated two spot and Alex Avila to seventh. Brad Ausmus hasn’t committed to a spot in the order for J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes, but Martinez has batted in front of Cespedes every time they’ve started together this week.

On the Cardinals side, Jhonny Peralta returns to Lakeland, as does former Tigers first-round pick Scott Moore (8th overall pick in 2002).

TIGERS

  1. Anthony Gose, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. J.D. Martinez, RF
  6. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

P: Shane Greene, Al Alburquerque, Ian Krol, Kyle Ryan, Angel Nesbitt

CARDINALS

  1. Jon Jay, CF
  2. Kolten Wong, 2B
  3. Randal Grichuk, RF
  4. Matt Adams, 1B
  5. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  6. Mark Reynolds, 3B
  7. Scott Moore, DH
  8. Tony Cruz, C
  9. Peter Bourjos, LF

P: Lance Lynn

3 Comments

Brewers drafted Prince Fielder one or two spots before Tigers took Moore. Then again, if Fielder drops to Tigers then, maybe no Cabrera now.

Castellanos batting 8th!
If this lineup works and forces Ausmus to bat 8th this year it will be indicative a very good lineup. Casty is an eventual middle of the order hitter I think. Not this year though.
One of his strengths is being able to inside out swing and go to the opposite field. It actually is a weakness as well.

Any day you beat the Cardinals is a good day. Fingers crossed on the Verlander soreness .

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