When: 1:05 p.m.
Where: Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Fla.
Media: none in Michigan
Tigers pitching: Armando Galarraga gets the starting nod. Also scheduled to take the mound are Phil Dumatrait, Zach Miner, Daniel Schlereth, Josh Rainwater, Jacob Turner, Andy Oliver and Phil Coke.
Yankees pitching: Joba Chamberlain starting. Also pitching are Phil Hughes, Andrew Brackman, Jason Hirsch, D.J. Mitchell, Grant Duff and Wilkins Aria.
Tigers lineup: Jackson CF, Raburn RF, Strieby 1B, Cabrera DH, Guillen LF, Laird C, Larish 3B, Sizemore 2B, Everett SS (One half of today's storyline fell through. Jason Beck reports Johnny Damon is out with a sore left big toe)
Yankees lineup: (BYB hive mind comes through!) Granderson CF, N, Johnson DH, Teixeira 1B, Cano 2B, Thames RF, Gardner LF, Mi Rivera C, Jo Vazquez 3B, R Pena SS
Curtis Granderson and Marcus Thames should get a chance to see their former team when the Tigers and Yankees tangle for the first time this Grapefruit League season.
I don't think any of us are eager to see Grandy in pinstripes. It's going to be a melancholy afternoon.
Note from Big Al: By the way, if any of the hive mind here at BYB run into the Yankees starting lineup/batting order, please feel free to post it in the game thread. I've yet to come across it...