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A sometimes-irreverent look at Detroit's Boys of Summer, the Tigers, as they try to return to the top of the American League Central.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lineups for Sept. 9 vs. the Twins

Lineup for the Detroit Tigers (81-62):
(averages vs. Kevin Slowey in parentheses)
Austin Jackson, CF (2-for-7, .286)
Magglio Ordonez, RF (4-for-16, .250)
Delmon Young, LF (n/a)
Miguel Cabrera, 1B (5-for-16, .313, 2 HRs)
Victor Martinez, DH (6-for-12, .500)
Alex Avila, C (1-for-2, .500, 1 HR)
Jhonny Peralta, SS (5-for-23, .217)
Wilson Betemit, 3B (1-for-4, .250)
Ramon Santiago, 2B (2-for-6, .333)

Starting pitcher:
Brad Penny (9-10, 5.13 ERA)
This year vs. Twins: 4 GS, 0-2, 7.13 ERA, 24 IP, 30 H, 19 ER, 14 K, 9 BB
Per, Penny has the fifth-worst ERA in baseball since the All-Star break, at 6.19.

Lineup for Twins (59-84)
Ben Revere, CF (2-for-7, .286)
Trevor Plouffe, 2B (2-for-9, .222)
Joe Mauer, C (2-for-9, .222)
Jason Kubel, DH (6-for-18, .333, 1 HR)
Danny Valencia, 3B (4-for-11, .364, 1 HR)
Chris Parmalee, 1B (n/a) — made MLB debut Sept. 6
Joe Benson, RF (n/a) — made MLB debut Sept. 6
Rene Tosoni, LF (2-for-4, 1 HR) — made MLB debut April 28
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, SS (2-for-5, .400) — made MLB debut April 1

Starting pitcher:
Kevin Slowey (0-4, 5.31 ERA)
This year vs. Tigers: Has not faced Tigers in 2011. He's 2-0 career vs. Detroit, with a 3.09 ERA in two starts.


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