PREGAME: Detroit tries to avoid being swept and moving 11 games below .500. Oy.
Armando Galarraga against Joe Saunders.
Notes from Jason Beck include that Curtis Granderson is going to play against more lefties, starting tonight. Also Marcus Thames is the full time starting left fielder for the time being because he’s earned it over the last couple years. Make of that what you will. And Carlos Guillen gets the day off, and tomorrow, to take care of some “issues” if you know what I mean.
The Tigers lineup tonight is:
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Thames, LF
- Ordonez, DH
- Cabrera, 1B
- Rodriguez, C
- Renteria, SS
- Inge, 3B
- Raburn, RF
POSTGAME: I’m sleepy. Offense – good. You go Marcus Thames. Pitching – good. Galarraga had a shaky first inning and was helped by a double play and a diving play. Then it was cruise control until the 9th. Defense – good. See aforementioned diving play and add 2 more double plays.
Ladies and gentlemen: Your 4th place Tigers!