Yesterday’s rubber game looked promising, but then Mike Fulmer switched to batting practice mode. Fulmer gave up 5 runs in back to back starts, which is the first time he has done that, in the majors or minors. Cause for concern?
It was inevitable, but I admit I was a little sad to swap out Hicks for McCann today.
Verlander seems OK, and is starting Saturday.
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B
- Victor Martinez, DH
- JD Martinez, RF
- Justin Upton, LF
- Mikie Mahtook, CF
- James McCann, C
- Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: Jordan Zimmermann vs Brian Johnson
In today’s centerfielder roulette the ball drops on Mikie Mahtook. Tyler Collins still leads the team with 21 games at CF, which is still only 36% of the games.