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Spring Training GameThread: Braves vs. Tigers

The Tigers return to Lakeland today for a matchup with the Atlanta Braves.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers

Time/Place: 1:05 p.m., Joker Marchant Stadium

SB Nation blog: Talking Chop

Media: Tigers Radio NetworkGameday Audio

Pitching Matchup: RHP Julio Teheran (14-13, 2.89 ERA in 2014) vs. RHP Alfredo Simon (15-10, 3.44 ERA in 2014)

Also scheduled to pitch: RHP Alberto Cabrera, LHP Tom Gorzelanny, RHP Buck Farmer, RHP Angel Nesbitt, RHP Rafael Dolis

Tigers lineup:

  1. Rajai Davis, CF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Steven Moya, RF
  4. J.D. Martinez, DH
  5. Tyler Collins, LF
  6. Hernan Perez, SS
  7. Aaron Westlake, 1B
  8. James McCann, C
  9. Jefry Marte, 3B

Yoenis Cespedes was originally slated to hit third and play left field today, but lower back tightness will keep him out of the lineup. Moya replaced him in the lineup, playing right field. Collins moved from right field to left.

Braves lineup:

  1. Eury Perez, CF
  2. Phil Gosselin, 2B
  3. Kelly Johnson, 3B
  4. Chris Johnson, DH
  5. Christian Bethancourt, C
  6. Todd Cunningham, RF
  7. Joey Terdoslavich, LF
  8. John Buck, 1B
  9. Elmer Reyes, SS