Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers 4/8/14: Game Time, TV/Radio Coverage, Lineup


Apr 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the MLB game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers are making both (1) their first trip to America’s Left Coast and (2) their first trip to a National League stadium today when they travel to the take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. NL ball is no one’s favorite (pitchers hitting and all, adopt the DH already), but it does give us the chance to see some different players up close and personal, so at least we have that.

It’s going to be a late night, get your naps in early.

Detroit Tigers (4-1) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (5-3) — 1o:10 PM ET

Dodger Stadium — Los Angeles, CA


Radio: WWJ 950 AM (97.1 The Ticket in progress)

Weather: 87 degrees, mostly sunny

When We Last Met

The Tigers last played the Dodgers in June of 2011 so it’s been a few years since since these interleague non-rivals have met. The starters in that three game series at Dodger Stadium were Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, and… wait for it… Brad Penny. Detroit dropped the first two games before taking the series finale, a game in which Porcello started, Al Alburquerque was assigned the win, and Jose Valverde nailed down the save.



Los Angeles

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer was his usual self the first turn through the rotation, going eight innings of scoreless ball (7 K, 1 BB) against the Kansas City Royals. It’s far too early to think about awards season, but Scherzer has to be a favorite to repeat as the AL Cy Young Winner.

The Dodgers are sending out Dan Haren to make his second start of the year. He was excellent the last time out, going six innings with six strikeouts, no walk, and just one unearned run allowed against the San Diego Padres last week.

Tigers Lineup

With no DH and the Tigers unwilling to take Victor Martinez‘s bat out of the lineup, Miguel Cabrera will shift to third base and V-Mart will move to first.

  1. Rajai Davis-LF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Torii Hunter-RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera-3B
  5. Victor Martinez-1B
  6. Austin Jackson-CF
  7. Alex Avila-C
  8. Andrew Romine-SS
  9. Max Scherzer-P