Fresh after an off day, the San Francisco Giants arrive in Detroit for a series with the Detroit Tigers. Naturally, the Tigers send a plethora of aces to the hill for the series, starting with Rick Porcello (15-9, 3.10 ERA) tonight, the secret ace of the staff. He will face off with Jake Peavy (3-4, 2.66 ERA) of the Giants, who has been in sensational form since joining the Giants, from the Red Sox.
Porcello is a ground ball pitcher, and hence, the Giants will have to pounce upon anything left up in the zone to punish him, otherwise — it may be a busy night for the Detroit infield. Peavy will look to continue his incredible form, and will once more look to his slider – which was so effective in his last start – to put away right handers.
The San Francisco Giants will line up as follows:
Angel Pagan CF
Joe Panik 2B
Hunter Pence RF
Adam Duvall DH
Here’s how the Detroit Tigers will line up this evening:
Ian Kinsler 2B
Torii Hunter RF
Rajai Davis CF
Pagan returns to the lineup tonight, which is excellent. However — the emission of Michael Morse worries me, slightly. Given the Giants are playing in Detroit, the DH rule will be in use but Morse isn’t even deemed fit enough to DH tonight. Also — In my opinion, Boch should definitely hit Blanco ninth, just like how the Tigers bat Davis ninth. Enjoy the game.