It’s too soon to tell, especially after the way the season sputtered to a start in the rain, but this offense certainly has the look of one that will have us crossing our fingers and hoping for a few home runs: they don’t look rally-worthy, especially with Victor clogging the bases whenever he gets on, Kinsler getting picked off as much as professionally possible, and various other clownery.
It’s the Curly Fries Offense (or nothing). Well, they do have one non-HR RBI , courtesy of Alex Avila of all people.
It doesn’t help that Miguel Cabrera has started the season 0-for-6, which isn’t really a big deal, but still is something he has never done before (which is pretty incredible).
But none of that matters today. The season has barely begun, and there is a whole lot of time to prove initial impressions wrong. And it’s Home Opener Day! Pudge Rodriguez will throw out the first pitch, the outfield grass sports a MR. I tribute, the planes will fly overhead, much will be had to eat and drink, and baseball will be back in the D. Enjoy, everyone!
Today’s Home Opener Lineup:
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Justin Upton, LF
- Tyler Collins, RF
- James McCann, C
- JaCoby Jones, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Michael Fulmer, P
Fingers Collins was all the Tiger offense yesterday, and earns himself another start.
On the Red Sox side of things, the Tigers get a bit of a break with Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez both out with “flu-like symptoms,” and Xander Bogaerts already out on bereavement.