Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Pirates

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Though Alex Avila has some decent numbers against Francisco Liriano (4-for-10 with a double and a triple), the Tigers are going with the right-handed hitting James McCann against the former Twins and current Pirates lefty. In fairness, three of the four hits came in 2011, and Avila is 1-for-6 with four strikeouts against him since. Rajai Davis, meanwhile, gets his second straight start in center field.

tigerslogoTIGERS (career numbers against Liriano)

  1. Rajai Davis, CF (6-for-20, 3 doubles, walk, 3 K’s)
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B (3-for-17, 2 doubles, HR, 4 walks, 4 K’s)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (9-for-32, 3 doubles, 2 HR, 8 walks, 8 K’s)
  4. J.D. Martinez, RF (1-for-2, HR, walk, K)
  5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF (1-for-10, K)
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B (1-for-3, K)
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Alfredo Simon, P (0-for-2, K)

pirateslogo3PIRATES (career numbers off Simon)

  1. Josh Harrison, 3B (4-for-13, double, 2 K’s)
  2. Gregory Polanco, RF (1-for-3, walk)
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF (5-for-20, HR, 5 walks, 5 K’s)
  4. Neil Walker, 2B (3-for-17, HR, 2 walks, 4 K’s)
  5. Starling Marte, RF (6-for-20, double, walk, 3 K’s)
  6. Pedro Alvarez, 1B (1-for-10, double, 3 walks, K)
  7. Francisco Cervelli, C (0-for-3, K)
  8. Jordy Mercer, SS (3-for-14, HR, walk, 2 K’s)
  9. Francisco Liriano, P (1-for-2, K)


In case anyone is interested, Austin Jackson has not played with this year. Currently it is looking like we basically traded Smyly for Price.

yeah not well…..530ops

AJ injury? Beat out of position by another player?

I think he meant playing well. He’s only had 1 day off. He’s not hitting well, but he’s still playing. I haven’t watched but I assume he is the same reliable fielder we came to expect in Detroit.

Whatever hitting prowess this team was showing in the first 2 series has disappeared

Well, Pittsburg has a good team and FL is no slouch.

They haven’t said anything about Victor, but lots of people thought he hurt himself when he pinch hit.

that’s good!
This team better get going.

Before today:
Only #RedSox (60), #Tigers (55) and #Royals (52) had more men LOB through first 6 games than #Cardinals’ 50. Adams has left 18 on in 22 PAs.

Whoever thought Rajai and Gisele would haver homers before Cespedes? Nobody would of taken that bet.

Oh my god it auto corrected me from Gose to Gisele. I don’t pay enough attention before hitting send.

I kept thinking, who the heck is he talking about.

Oh, brother. The radio broadcast has the Pittsburg announcers on instead of Dan & Jim. Earlier, I could hear Mario and the new guy.

They just fixed it.

PH coming up

or not

Just when you think you’ve seen everything! That ump got his bell rung.

It sure would be nice if we got another run or 2.


Dan and Jim said no walks in 3 games. I didn’t even realize that.

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