Well, when Brad said the team would hit eventually, we knew he’d be right, eventually. Let’s hope there is some left.
As Jud mentioned, Matthew Boyd has been relegated to Toledo. The Tigers haven’t said who gets his spot in the rotation; Buck Farmer seems likely. In the meantime they have brought up Daniel Stumpf, who is a lefty reliever and spell-check villain.
As for Boyd, he says that they want him to regain his “killer instinct.” Others say it’s his fastball that he needs to regain. He’ll be back.
Today’s There Really Is No Place Like Home Lineup:
- Andrew Romine, 2B
- Alex Avila, C
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- JD Martinez, RF
- Justin Upton, LF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Alex Presley, CF
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: Jordan Zimmermann vs Miguel Gonzalez
They may need a lot of runs again today with JZ on the mound. The Romaine/Parsley combo returns. Ausmus pretends not to notice Avila has been looking like his old self at the place, and puts him in the second spot.