Mar 9, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Jonathan Villar (6) throws to first base in the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training exhibition game at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
Playing against the Houston Astros must be fun in spring training because, with every other team, it’s disappointing when their regulars come out of the game in favor of their AAA and AA players. With the Astros you can’t tell the difference.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros — 1:05 PM EDT
Joker Marchant Stadium – Lakeland, Fla
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket
Live Stats: MLB Gameday
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny
When We Last Met
Max Scherzer pitched very well in a three-inning stint ten days ago as the Detroit Tigers shut out the Houston Astros 3-0. This is the third and final time that these two teams will meet this spring — the Tigers won both of the previous two contests by a combined 8-1 margin.
Here’s the Detroit Tigers lineup, as reported by James Schmehl of MLive.
"1. Victor Martinez, C2. Tyler Collins, CF3. Torii Hunter, RF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. Ian Kinsler, 2B6. Austin Jackson, DH7. Nick Castellanos, 3B8. Danny Worth, SS9. Steve Lombardozzi, LF"
Max Scherzer is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the Tigers.