Wednesday’s lineups: Tigers at Marlins
Jarrod Saltalamacchia caught Jose Fernandez in all eight of his starts in 2014 before Fernandez was shelved with an elbow injury. Tonight, Saltalamacchia gets to face him.
“I know what he’s capable of doing when he’s not healthy and what he’s capable of doing when he’s healthy,” Saltalamacchia said. “He’s a good pitcher, throws hard obviously. He’s got good offspeed pitches that he can throw for strikes and obviously for chase. The key with him, I think, is just not trying to do too much. … You just have to take what he gives you.”
That’s the only major change in the Tigers lineup. The only other Tigers position player familiar with Fernandez is Justin Upton, and he’s 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts off him. The Marlins lineup remains the same.
Reminder: Tonight’s game is a Fox Sports Detroit Plus matchup with both the Pistons and Red Wings playing tonight.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Justin Upton, LF (0-for-10, 7 K’s vs. Fernandez)
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- J.D. Martinez, RF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Anibal Sanchez
MARLINS (career numbers off Sanchez)
- Dee Gordon, 2B (2-for-3)
- Marcell Ozuna, CF
- Christian Yelich, LF (1-for-2, K)
- Giancarlo Stanton, RF (0-for-2, K)
- Martin Prado, 3B (14-for-34, double, HR, walk)
- Justin Bour, 1B
- J.T. Realmuto, C
- Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (0-for-4, 2 K’s)
- Jose Fernandez, P