Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Line-ups for Game 3

MLive has the line-ups for game 3:

Minnesota Twins
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Orlando Cabrera, SS
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Jason Kubel, RF
5. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
6. Delmon Young, LF
7. Jose Morales, DH
8. Matt Tolbert, 3B
9. Nick Punto, 2B

Detroit Tigers
1. Curtis Granderson, CF
2. Placido Polanco, 2B
3. Clete Thomas, RF
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Magglio Ordonez, DH
6. Carlos Guillen, LF
7. Brandon Inge, 3B
8. Alex Avila, C
9. Ramon Santiago, SS

The big change is Aubrey Huff sitting versus right-hander Carl Pavano. Magglio Ordonez replaces him at DH and takes his 5th spot in the order. Clete Thomas is playing right field and batting third. Swapping Huff for Thomas is a good move as it improves their defense without hurting the offense. I'd rather not see Thomas batting third though. It would make more sense sense to have Ordonez third and Carlos Guillen fifth.

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