You know what makes me have trouble working up the energy to write a blog post? Seeing the Tigers lineup versus the RedSox tonight. Heck, if Jim Leyland isn’t going to try, then why should I?
Then again, with the cast of MudHens on his roster right now, this might just be the best he can do. That’s not his fault, it’s just the way it is (Oh gawd, now I’m starting to sound like Leyland).
The Tigers have dropped 10 consecutive road games and have managed victory in just three games since the break. This team, that looked so promising and exciting just weeks ago, is not very good right now. Which is to say, the offense is not good. The starting pitching has actually been pretty good, but this lineup is just brutal.
So tonight they’ll face one of the top left handers in the league. That means no Brennan Boesch, buth that could be a good thing considering his prolonged slump. I haven’t given up on Boesch, he was too good for too long for this to be anything but a slump. He’ll be fine. I hope.
Rest assured though that Miguel Cabrera won’t be seeing anything to hit from Lester, not with Ryan Raburn batting behind him. Jhonny Peralta makes his Tigers debut in the six hole, playing third base. The lineup also includes the MLB debut of Jeff Frazier as well as the presence of Gerald Laird and Danny Worth. The Tigers will be lucky to scratch out two runs tonight.
Armando Galarraga had better throw a shutout.