Game 2012.14: Rangers at Tigers

What would a Tigers-Rangers series be without a rainout?

Given an extra day to think about it, Leyland has decided to change the original lineup and go with the Raburn-Inge-Laird power lineup.

This probably has a little to do with what Laird does behind the plate:  Laird is turning into Rick Porcello’s personal catcher, having caught all of his starts in 2012.

Here is today’s revised lineup.  Andy Dirks is day-to-day, but has been ruled out for today.

  1. Austin Jackson CF
  2. Brennan Boesch RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera 3B
  4. Prince Fielder 1B
  5. Delmon Young DH
  6. Ryan Raburn LF
  7. Jhonny Peralta SS
  8. Brandon Inge 2B
  9. Gerald Laird C

 

32 Comments

  1. Coleman

    April 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Ok, that did not start well. Any chance of rain today?

  2. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Yeah, Rangers are picking up where they left off on Thursday

  3. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Wow. Inge. Just. Wow.

    Must… not… overreact….

  4. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Holy crap. This is a disaster.

  5. Tigers Rule

    April 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Our bats better come out of hibernation fast, or we are really $crewed …. big time!

  6. dredford

    April 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Inge. Just remember, he’s not there for his glove, he’s there for his bat. .100

  7. Tigers Rule

    April 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Just pathetic ….. looks like the Bad News Bears out there! Do we have a miracle come-back in our back pockets!

  8. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    When is enough enough with Brandon? Sigh. This is Gary Sheffield all over again.

  9. dredford

    April 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Inge botches the double-play grounder, fails to stop another grounder, and barely knocks down another. Why?

  10. Coleman

    April 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Brandon Clownge showed up today.

  11. Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

    April 21, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    The Tigers have been spanked by the Rangers the last three games going back to last October. Hopefully that will motivate Verlander?

  12. Tigers Rule

    April 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I pity the fans who had tickets to see JV pitch the first game ….. and are now stuck watching this.

  13. Brenden

    April 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Okay, I’m ready for Texas to leave town…

    And Inge, once again, proving with his offense and defense that he does not belong on a major league roster, yet the Tigers just can’t let him go because he has a “Tigers” tattoo…

  14. Brenden

    April 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Something has got to be figured out at 2B. This three man rotation with Raburn, Inge and Santiago is an absolute disaster…

    • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

      April 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Is Michael Young available?

  15. PHToy in HK

    April 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Is Porcello hurt or are the Rangers just that good?

    • Brenden

      April 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      I think he had a Scherzer-esque moment…

  16. Tigers Rule

    April 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    It would be nice to see A-Jax develop into an offensive machine like Grandy.

    • PHToy in HK

      April 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Especially since the Sherzer and Schlereth portion of the trade is not looking so hot now.

  17. Brenden

    April 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    We can always count on K-Burn to kill a rally…

  18. Tigers Rule

    April 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I have never seen anyone swing at so many really bad pitches ….. time after time …..
    like the Mendoza Twins!

    • Stormin Norman

      April 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      the “Mendoza” standard is typically reserved for sub-.200 hitters, what/who is the standard for sub-.100 hitters? just asking…

      • Brenden

        April 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

        I think Raburn and Inge are the new standard… The “Ingeburn line” has been established.

  19. Coleman

    April 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Another great outing by Below.

    • Brenden

      April 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      Seriously, he has been great.

      • Mark

        April 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

        Yes. Below has made the Rangers seem human again.

        • Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi

          April 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

          Get rid of the first inning and we have a game

  20. Stormin Norman

    April 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    looking on the bright-side, TX will be tired out from all the base running by the time they face JV tonight… and the other positive thing about today’s (or any) game is that the Tigers remain in the AL Central.

    whatever questions were answered in Porcello’s first two starts, are once again unanswered… 10 hits, 9 R, 8 ER in one inning?!?! …brutal… and somewhat humbling.

  21. Mark

    April 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I just heard the 4 dreaded words from Rod Allen. “Daniel Schlereth warming up”

    • Coleman

      April 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      The Human White Flag

  22. Django McTunes (@ensigntaiga)

    April 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    When is enough going to be enough with Schlereth? UGH.

  23. nick

    April 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    What time did it get over?