Thursday, March 29, 2012

Is Today's Tigers Line-up the Real Thing?

Manager Jim Leyland said he wanted to stop the line-up shuffling as spring training winds down and will keep today's starters in the game for seven innings.  Tonight's line-up is as follows:

Austin Jackson CF
Brennan Boesch RF
Don Kelly 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Alex Avila C
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Ryan Raburn 2B

Other than Kelly subbing for the recuperating Miguel Cabrera at third base, this is the same line-up which Leyland proposed at the Fielder press conference.  The only thing he hedged about at the time was who would bat eighth.  I'm thinking this could be the most common real starting line-up once the season starts.   

1 comment:

  1. If this is the case, then Delmon may have a few words about it given his free agent year and well-known desire to play the field. Personally I'd rather he just dh, but nothing throws off team chemistry like an unhappy camper. Or is there another angle here I'm missing? Also, the presence of Dirks would imply something has to happen with Clete. Waivers? And Inge isn't starting!!!!11? Rogo might have to write another story about the real unhappy camper! Nothing like a little controversy to spice it up.



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