The Tiger bats boomed again yesterday afternoon, which means that today they have a chance to be on the right end of the broom, which would be more than welcome after getting the business from Pittsburgh.
The Blue Jays are not exactly known for their pitching, but they can score a lot of runs in a hurry, so another offensive outburst today would be useful. Especially as the Tigers are sending out Justin Verlander, who may or may not be back to normal, whatever normal is for him now.
Did anyone else notice a strange encounter during the celebration following yesterday’s victory? Iglesias approached Kinsler and reached out to grab his arm and Kinsler turned on him and seemed to get in his face. What in the world could that have been about? Perhaps they were just clowning around, but nobody’s smiling.
Here is a clip, but these things don’t tend to stay up long.
Today’s Can I Borrow a Broom? Lineup:
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Yoenis Cespedes, LF
- Victor Martinez, DH
- JD Martinez, RF
- Alex Avila, 1B
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- James McCann, C
- Anthony Gose, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pretty much the same lineup as yesterday, with Iglesias stepping back in at SS. Although I’m not sure why Josh Wilson got to bat 8th, and Jose has to bat 9th.