Friday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Rays

With the exception of James McCann behind the plate and Rajai Davis leading off in center field, this is an Opening Day lineup for the Tigers. The Rays also sent a decent number of regulars over from St. Petersburg, having broken camp from Port Charlotte a couple days ago.


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

P: Anibal Sanchez, Joakim Soria, Al Alburquerque, Joe Nathan


  1. Kevin Kiermaier, DH
  2. Steven Souza Jr., RF
  3. John Jaso, LF
  4. Evan Longoria, 3B
  5. James Loney, 1B
  6. Brandon Guyer, CF
  7. Tim Beckham, 2B
  8. Jake Elmore, SS
  9. Bobby Wilson, C

P: Jake Odorizzi, Grant Balfour, Brad Boxberger, Ernesto Frieri, Kevin Jepsen, Jeff Beliveau


Finally get my new laptop up and running and nobody’s here today? Anibal started off pretty rough, but settled into that stealth mode. Go Tigers! Almost Opening Day!

You know Opening Day is near when Hash Bash (ann arbor) is tomorrow. 😉

AA stinking up the place.

i think the BBQ has gone bad!

Miggy looking solid at the dish, Iggy looking stellar @ SS, Sanchez giving up the long ball after 2 BB’s and AlAl looking UGLY!

Whelp one more game to go….will we see Nathan’s slider or is he going into the season as our “cLoser” without having the one pitch that made him effective?

From an interview by Wilmer Reina:
“Nesbitt could give us two innings if needed” said Brad Ausmus ,It is a young arm, with power and has 4 pitch types for strikes”
Nesbitt, is aware of the challenge ahead since he has never pitched above AA:
“Here I has been asked to throw my breaking ball in the zone, to learn to combine them with the fastball. In MLB you cant live on then fastball, you must be smart with your secondary pitches ”.

Neither Rondón when appointed closer

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