The win yesterday was sorely needed.
The Tigers have called up Chad Bell, who is a long reliever, and a lefty. Joe Jimenez was sent back down in the swap for Long Lefty. I don’t know, he seems to have dynamite stuff in the minors, and gets lit up on the big team. Is it just his youth, or is he on the wrong side of the fine line? That will be one of the interesting questions of this season.
The Tribe seem to be kicking it into gear. I guess that’s a motorcycle metaphor? And which tribe are they anyway? Erie, I would imagine? They are quite vague on that issue.
Miggy is due back tomorrow. It will take him a while to get to where he can replace the production of Avila/Hicks. Production from the first base position has actually improved while he was out. Enough can’t be said about the job Avila, Hicks, and Adduci have done filling in for the DL guys.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Tyler Collins, CF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Justin Upton, LF
- Alex Avila, 1B
- Jim Adduci, RF
- James McCann, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: Daniel Norris vs Trevor Bauer
Brantley is back, which can’t be a good thing.
Trivia question: When is the last time the Tigers have had the same lineup two consecutive days?