Game 2016.3: Yankees at Tigers

What could be better for Detroiters than perhaps one last chance to see the legendary Iggy Pop perform at the Fox Theater? Rolling out of bed at noon to Opening Day festivities.

Finally, the Tigers get their home opener, and it’s gonna be a cold one: the temperature at game time looks to be about 29. At least Jordan Zimmerman should be used to a little cold (he is from the Wisconsin farm land) as he makes his Tigers debut.

The weather may not be cold enough to slow down the hot-hitting Victor Martinez, who gets his first start of the season against hard-throwing Luis Severino, the guy who broke Cameron Maybin’s wrist in Spring Training.

There are perks to playing the Yankees: tomorrow afternoon’s game will be broadcast on MLB Network, and the Sunday night game is ESPN’s Sunday Night feature.

Those lucky enough to be in attendance today have a plethora of new food items to sample at Comerica, including fried bologna sandwiches, hot dogs topped with mac and cheese, and deep fried Oreos. I think I’ll stick with my ham sandwich and Stroh’s.

Today’s Undefeated Home Opener Lineup:

  • Kinsler, 2B
  • Upton, LF
  • Cabrera, 1B
  • V Martinez, DH
  • JD Martinez, LF
  • Castellanos, 3B
  • McCann,  C
  • Iglesias, SS
  • Gose, CF

Pitching: Zordan Zimmerman

 

9 Comments

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  2. jud

    April 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Looks like a pretty nice day in the D….the Tigs don’t seem to have the cold bothering them as much.

  3. jud

    April 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Zimmerman appears to be as advertized!!

  4. jud

    April 8, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Upton 3 games …7 Ks……hmmmmm!

  5. jud

    April 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Miggy and Victor with early season power is certainly a good sign compared to 2015

  6. StorminNorman$

    April 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    GREAT start!! for Zimmerman…on a couple of levels.

  7. Coleman

    April 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Now that was some good pitching. Nice opener!

  8. Jud

    April 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Ryan and Wilson…. thats what we are looking for!..Zimmerman we kinda knew would be good.

    How about Casty today!. I certainly give him enough crap. Great job today!

  9. TIGERS RULE

    April 8, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    It was refreshing to see a soundly played game where the fans didn’t have to worry that situations would come up that we would see, you know who, given the opportunity to make poor decisions.