Game 2017.73: Tigers at Padres

For those of you who missed it, Francisco Rodriguez is no longer a Tiger. The Tigers will be on the hook for the rest of his $6 million, but at this point they decided it was better to pay him not to be on the team. Frankie will be remembered as a great closer, but he got off to a bad start this year and stayed there, pitching poorly for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Is there a curse? Our Venezuelan contingent are all having career-worst seasons.

Bruce Rondon has been called up to take his place.  Oh wait—Bruce Rondon was on that Venezuela team too. Uh oh.

Also, after making the acquaintance of the centerfield wall, Alex Presley has been placed on the 10-day concussion list. The Tigers have brought up 29 yr old lefty outfielder Matt den Dekker. What, no Tyler Collins?

Today’s Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Alex Avila, C
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. JD Martinez, RF
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. Andrew Romine, CF
  8. Jose Iglesias, SS
  9. Michael Fulmer, P

Pitching: Michael Fulmer vs Luis Perdomo

The Lettuce fills in for The Parsley. There is no DH, so Michael Fulmer gets to bat. Yippee.