Detroit Tigers Lineup for 3/7/2017 Spring Training Game Against the Phillies
Detroit Tigers baseball returns on Tuesday afternoon as Spring Training continues. Per a tweet from Detroit’s official Twitter account, we know what the team’s lineup will look like for Tuesday’s contest.
Detroit Tigers players continue this week’s slate of Grapefruit League action on Tuesday with a home contest against the Philadelphia Phillies.
J.D. Martinez and company are coming off a 7-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles after falling into an early 6-0 hole.
Baltimore got on the board with six early runs in the third off Mike Pelfrey and Dustin Molleken.
Pelfrey was tagged for six hits and five runs in 2.1 innings, while Molleken allowed three walks, a hit and a run in just a third of a frame.
However, after the third there were plenty of positives to be had on the mound.
Pitching prospect Bryan Garcia got the only batter he faced out. Non-roster invitees Edward Mujica and A.J. Achter also posted zeroes with respective scoreless frames.
However, the most encouraging appearance of the day was from Sandy Baez.
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One of Detroit’s top pitching prospects, Baez only recently finished his first season at Single-A West Michigan.
That didn’t stop the hard-throwing starter to fire off two scoreless innings in relief. Baez only allowed one walk while striking out three.
So far this spring, the right-hander has allowed just one hit, a home run, in four innings of work. He’s struck out six over the same span.
Offensively, Detroit didn’t make any noise against the O’s until the ninth when Dominic Ficociello launched a two-run home run.
Now, the Tigers return to the field to take on the Phillies. Per a tweet from the Tigers official Twitter account, here’s a look at the team’s lineup for the game.
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- Anthony Gose, Center Field
- Jose Iglesias, Shortstop
- Nick Castellanos, Third Base
- J.D. Martinez, Right Field
- Justin Upton, Left Field
- Steven Moya, Designated Hitter
- Brett Pill, First Base
- Alex Avila, Catcher
- Omar Infante, Second Base
Additionally, Justin Verlander will start for the Detroit Tigers.
Moving forward in Spring Training, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Castellanos, Martinez and Upton hit in the middle of the lineup.
With Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez away at the World Baseball Classic, the aforementioned trio will likely continue to fill out the heart of the order.
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First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 Eastern Time.