Game 2011.125: Indians at Tigers
That sentence itself is enough to generate enough commentary to last all night. We’ll push it a step further, with this tidbit: “Brandon Inge will be back in Detroit tonight and will start at third base against Cleveland left-handed pitcher David Huff and all left-handers thereafter.”
In the ESPN game preview they referred to Inge as “former Tigers All-Star Brandon Inge,” which is sort of cute, isn’t it?
To make room for Inge, the Tigers sent Andy Dirks to the land of muddy hens. So, in the outfield right now we have Boesch, Jackson, and Young, with Ordonez as a backup (Raburn is now the starting 2nd Baseman, and Kelly is 3rd string 3B, 3rd string 2B, backup catcher, and 5th outfielder).
So there you go. Discuss amongst yourselves.
But the Tigers are up by 2 1/2 now, after a stellar performance by Max Scherzer. Tonight Doug Fister tries to un-Washburn himself against David Huff, who has a season ERA of .051–but not to worry, he has had 2 starts against Detroit, and come away with a 6.00 ERA.
Player of the Pre-game: Brandon Inge
Yes, the call of Avila as player of the pre-game yesterday was pretty spot on, as they say. But I will resist the temptation to repeat, and instead play the Ingetangibles angle.
Today’s Ingeteresting Lineup:
- Austin Jackson CF
- Magglio Ordonez RF
- Delmon Young LF
- Miguel Cabrera 1B
- Victor Martinez DH
- Alex Avila C
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Brandon Inge 3B
- Ramon Santiago 2B