Game 2011.120: Tigers at Orioles
Six consecutive two out hits last night, including Cabrera’s first HR since July 28th, turned the tables on Cy Guthrie and got the boys to a season high 9 games over .500. Weather permitting (there is a 100% chance of rain in Baltimore today), the Tigers will look to go 10 games over .500.
Kudos to the pitching staff…despite severe troubles at the plate, the Tigers are 8-4 over their last 12, though only scoring 3.5 runs per game. I did not know that it was this bad. The Tigers look for their first win in over two weeks by more than a run.
Neat article in today’s Freep about Inge’s time at Toledo. Though I don’t think the article will help him to hit a big league fastball.
Guillen to the DL. Not necessarily a bad thing. He’s not helping any in the lineup. Rhymes up, Santiago to start today.
As Peralta, Avila and Betemit mash the ball today, just remind yourself, “Austin Jackson and his 85 OPS+ will get one additional potentially crucial AB in the 8th or 9th that these .300 hitters will not get.”
1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Andy Dirks, LF
3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, DH
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
7. Ryan Raburn, 3B
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Ramon Santiago, 2B