It’s too bad they both weren’t rained out last night—except for the Avila blast. He continues to stay hot.
Collins would look good in a sombrero. He was only a pitch or two away last night. Keep trying, Fingers! Better grab one while you can, because JaCoby Jones was called back up from Toledo (Chad Bell was sent down).
In worse news, Ian Kinsler and his old man hamstring were placed on the 10-day DL.
Also, pitcher Arcenio Leon was added to the roster, and William Cuevas got the DFA to make room for him.
Today’s Game 1 Lineup:
- Andrew Romine, 2B
- Alex Avila, C
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- Justin Upton, LF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Tyler Collins, RF
- JaCoby Jones, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: Mike Fulmer vs Tyler Danish
2nd game: Buck Farmer vs Derek Holland
Jose did not look good in the leadoff spot, and gets bumped back to 9th, where he has been doing well lately.
The pitchers are swapped around a bit, so we don’t get the anticipated Danish-Farmer matchup. I always wondered where those things grew.