Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers Game 41 Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (23-17) vs Milwaukee Brewers (15-25) – 7:08 PM ET

Comerica Park – Detroit, MI


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 59 degrees, cloudy

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Game Preview 

The Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers conclude their rare series (first series they have played against each other since 2009) with another rarity–a night game on getaway day. It is not getaway day for Detroit as they welcome in the Houston Astros for four games beginning on Thursday (with another rarity–a day game to start a series). Usually the Tigers finish home series off with a day game, but not this one.

The Tigers look to avoid a sweep–yes a sweep against the worst team in the NL–Wednesday night.

When We Last Met

Anibal Sanchez cruised through the first two innings but completely fell apart in the third inning, a sight we are getting all too used to. Another sight we are getting to used to is him surrendering homers and he allowed three straight (and nearly four straight) in a six-run inning. The Brewers added two more runs while the Tigers bats continued their slumber in the 8-1 loss.

Pitching Matchup

The Detroit Tigers have been wracked with injuries this season but they may have dodged a bullet when Shane Greene (4-2, 4.21) was removed from his last outing for precautionary reasons. Greene reported numbness in his elbow after pitching five shutout innings last Friday in St. Louis. The Tigers’ ruled it mild ulnar neuritis, or a swollen nerve in the elbow.

He underwent an MRI on Saturday which showed nothing, did not feel the effects again and pitched effectively in his side session. Thus he will start as scheduled on Wednesday. Greene has shown promise his last two outings, allowing one run in eight innings in his previous start to Friday. This nice two-game stretch follows the previous three starts when he allowed 8, 7 and 5 runs respectively.

The Tigers remember Kyle Lohse (3-4, 5.85) from his days in Minnesota, beginning his career with the Twins in 2001. Since leaving the Twin Cities in 2006, he has bounced around with stops in Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and St. Louis before coming to Milwaukee in 2013. He is coming of the best outing of the season after holding the New York Mets scoreless, allowing just two hits in eight innings last Friday.

Lohse has appeared in 21 games against Detroit, starting 20. He has a 7-6 record with a 5.66 ERA but hasn’t faced them since 2012 as a Cardinal. In that game, he allowed one run on four hits in seven innings of a no-decision.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Anthony Gose-CF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  4. J.D. Martinez-RF
  5. Yoenis Cespedes-LF
  6. Tyler Collins-DH
  7. Nick Castellanos-3B
  8. James McCann-C
  9. Jose Iglesias-SS


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