The Rangers are hot, they’ve won 9 in a row. The Tigers are without Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera (Victor will miss the series on paternity leave. OK, there are 4 or 5 months a year where you wouldn’t have to miss games, there are ways to time this stuff you know).
No matter. The Tigers have Mighty Alex Avila to plug into the cleanup spot.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Tyler Collins, RF
- JD Martinez, DH
- Alex Avila, 1B
- Justin Upton, LF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- James McCann, C
- Andrew Romine, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: Daniel Norris vs Nick Martinez
Curious move to put Tyler Crazy Fingers Collins in the field and JD at DH, although I guess it makes things easier on JD’s foot. His injury has left him struggling with only 5 home runs in 6 games. Hopefully with a little rest he can pick things up.
Nick actually has been struggling, and is dropped down to 6th in the lineup.
The Tigers are running all 3 of their catcher’s out there (including the emergency Romine). Managers usually don’t like doing that.