The Seattle Mariners are coming into town to face the Detroit Tigers in a three-game set, here’s what to expect in the upcoming series.
The Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners tomorrow night at Comerica Park. This series is coming after the Tigers split a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals 2-2. Detroit will look to continue experimenting with their roster to find players for the future while they rebuild.
Detroit just played against the Mariners in Seattle at the end of July and lost all four games of the series. The Tigers have made several Roster changes since then and picked up a few more wins, so they are looking to flip the script at home. Travis Demeritte and Jake Rogers have been helpful additions to the offense, and are looking to continue improving so they can earn permanent roster spots. JaCoby Jones will likely miss the rest of the season, so there will be additional opportunities for other position players to get opportunities.
The pitchers scheduled to start in this series for Detroit are Matthew Boyd, Edwin Jackson, and Spencer Turnbull. Boyd is coming off of a rough start against Kansas City, but both Jackson and Turnbull had decent appearances during their last outings. Jackson looked great in his first game back in a Tigers uniform and was able to get the win.
The bullpen for Detroit continues to see changes, so that is something to keep an eye on during this series. Tyler Alexander and Drew VerHagen were both starting games at the beginning of August, and have made bullpen appearances since then. It looks like they might be staying there for a bit to get extra work in.
Seattle’s record may look a little prettier than Detroit’s, but they also have no chance of making the playoffs. Both of these teams are going through rebuilds and this series has no postseason consequences. This being said, these games should be low-pressure games that the young players from both teams can get some extra major league experience in.