After a rain postponement to be rescheduled for September 24, the Tigers are still 11-11, tied for 2nd with Chicago, 1 game behind Cleveland.
Duane Below and his 0.00 ERA have been bumped back to the bullpen, and instead Rick Porcello will face off against Luke Hochevar. Tune in early for an idea how this is going to go: Porcello has a 2012 1st-inning ERA so far of 22.50.
The lineup is pretty much the same as what was scheduled for last night, although with the extra day to mull it over Ol’ Smokey bumped Ramon Santiago in front of Don Kelly.
Tonight’s random fact: Last year, to solve their 3rd base problems, the Oakland A’s acquired Virginia Commonwealth product Scott Sizemore from the Detroit Tigers. This season, with Sizemore injured, the A’s aquired Virginia Commonwealth product Brandon Inge from the Detroit Tigers.
Tonight’s player of the Pre-game: Still Miguel Cabrera, who is 15-29 career against Royals starter Luke Hochevar
Today’s Best-LFielder-DHing Lineup:
- Austin Jackson CF
- Brennan Boesch RF
- Miguel Cabrera 3B
- Prince Fielder 1B
- Andy Dirks DH
- Alex Avila C
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Ramon Santiago 2B
- Don Kelly LF