The 14-13, 2nd Place Tigers take the long bus ride to Seattle and take on the Mariners in a 3-game series.
Tonight marks the return of Doug Fister; from the DL, and to the team that traded him to the Tigers. To make room for Fister, the Tigers optioned Brayan Villarreal to Toledo.
Facing 6’8″ Doug Fister is Blake Beavan. Taking on Fister is a tall order, but The Beave, at 6’7″ 240 could be up to the task. It should be a big pitchers’ duel.
The Tigers headed west without broadcaster Jim Price, who is staying back for health reasons. Former Tiger pitcher Dan Petry will fill in for Price.
And it’s nice to see Dirks becoming a fixture in both left field and the two-hole.
Today’s Player of the Pregame: Ryan Raburn. Raburn looks to get hot and work towards his career May average of .162.
Today’s Who’s On Second Lineup:
- Austin Jackson CF
- Andy Dirks LF
- Miguel Cabrera 3B
- Prince Fielder 1B
- Delmon Young DH
- Alex Avila C
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Brennan Boesch RF
- Ryan Raburn 2B