Tuesday’s lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees
The big question of batting Victor Martinez against right-handed pitchers has its first answer: He’s starting tonight against Nathan Eovaldi. It’s Martinez’s first start against a right-handed starting pitcher in a week, but it’s something Martinez made clear he wanted to do after last night’s win.
“Victor is in there,” Ausmus said today, “said he feels good. He actually looked a lot better yesterday than he did the day before.”
The Tigers are facing right-handed starters the rest of the week, both from the Yankees and Cleveland. Ausmus says he’s going to play it by ear based on how Martinez feels. Still, it would not be a surprise if Martinez gets a game off, though maybe not multiple games.
Kyle Lobstein brings the spectacled look to Detroit tonight. He’s going to wear them for all night games, he said, as well as many day games. There might be some matinees, he said, where he goes back to the contacts.
Reminder: Tonight is an FSD Plus game with the Red Wings playing Game 3 of their playoff series against the Lightning over at Joe Louis Arena. Consult your local listings for where FSD Plus is on your system. It’s still an MLB.TV game.
TIGERS (career numbers off Eovaldi)
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B (2-for-3, K)
- Victor Martinez, DH
- J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-3)
- Yoenis Cespedes, LF (3-for-7, double)
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Alex Avila, C (0-for-2, K)
- Jose Iglesias, SS (0-for-2, K)
P: Kyle Lobstein
YANKEES (numbers off Lobstein)
- Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (1-for-3)
- Brett Gardner, LF (0-for-2)
- Alex Rodriguez, DH
- Mark Teixeira, 1B (0-for-2, walk)
- Brian McCann, C (0-for-2)
- Chris Young, RF
- Chase Headley, 3B (0-for-2)
- Stephen Drew, SS
- Gregorio Petit, 2B
P: Nathan Eovaldi