Photo courtesy our own DetroitChik, who is at Comerica Park today!
3 game series vs Indians @ Comerica Park
|Sat 04/10||1:05 PM EDT|
|Sun 04/11||1:05 PM EDT|
It's the Detroit opener for the Tigers, and Rick Porcello is being honored for his fine rookie campaign by getting the home start. (Edit: The old man says this is no honor, he had no other choice.) He'll be opposing David Huff who was not particularly notable for the Tribe last year. Huff had a strikeout every other inning or so, a walk every three innings and an ERA north of 5.60
The home lineup is the same as the season opener:
Jackson, CFDamon, LF
Notable from the press notes on the game:
THREE STRAIGHT WITH AN EXTRA-BASE HIT FOR JACKSON: Austin Jackson picked
up his second and third doubles of the season yesterday at Kansas City, marking the third
straight game he has collected an extra-base hit to begin his major league career. Jackson
joins Alex Avila (August 6-11, 2009) as the only other Tigers player to begin his major
league career with an extra-base hit in three straight games since at least 1920. Only
three major league players have begun their careers with an extra-base hit in four-or-more
games since at least 1920: St. Louis’ Enos Slaughter (five in 1938), Montreal’s Coco Laboy
(four in 1969) and Jason Bay with San Diego and Pittsburgh (four in 2003).