Game 2009.112: Tigers at Red Sox
PREGAME: The Tigers look for an elusive road win once again, this time it will be against Junichi Tazawa making his first big league start. Tazawa will take on Rick Porcello who has already had one rough start against the Red Sox this year.
Tazawa is a righty, but he fared much better against lefties in his minor league stint. He fans 25% of lefties and only 20% of righties. Righties tag him for a 16% line drive rate and lefties are only at 10.6%.
The Tigers will hope to get Porcello through 6 innings which will be no small feat. Although the last time Edwin Jackson lasted only 4 innings, Porcello came back and gave the team 8 innings of work.
Your Adam Everett-less lineup is:
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Thomas, LF
- Cabrera, 1B
- Guillen, DH
- Ordonez, RF
- Avila, C
- Inge, 3B
- Santiago, SS