Just like that, no more first place. Back with the Stroh’s
It started well, with a 3-run first, but the rest was forgettable and it kept being so, on-and-on, for 3 1/2 hours. But the Tigers can still take the series with a win this afternoon.
Perhaps Raburn will help. Today is his turn; he has been platooning with Santiago. Jim Leyland says of Raburn that he is going to “play him more, play him less, whatever.” Actually I think “whatever” sums it up best.
Today Max Scherzer tries to right the pitching ship vs. Mitch Talbot.
And Brandon Inge is off to Toledo to start a rehab assignment, starting as DH.
Today’s Player of the Pre-Game: Alex Avila
Support for Alex is growing like an Avila beard; he is now 2nd in All-Star voting. And he has even been taking infield practice at 3rd.
Today’s Rubbery Lineup:
- Austin Jackson CF
- Don Kelly 3B
- Brennan Boesch LF
- Miguel Cabrera 1B
- Victor Martinez C
- Magglio Ordonez RF
- Alex Avila DH
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Ryan Raburn 2B