The 2017 Detroit Tigers season is only days away. The Boston Red Sox come to Comerica Park for what is sure to be an exciting game and series.
Justin Verlander will take the mound for his umpteenth Opening Day start as a Tigers!
Michael Fulmer will make the start on Friday at Comerica Park, his first Home Opener start.
J. D. Martinez will start the season on the disabled list, he has a leg injury. What a bummer! He should be out 4 to 6 weeks. Hopefully, he’ll be back in the Tigers lineup even sooner, the Tigers need his bat!
As a result, Mikie Mahtook earned the starting right field job. Mahtook was acquired in an off-season trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.
JaCoby Jones will get the start in Center Field. He showed some spark during last season’s September call up. Center Field is a problem spot for the Tigers this season, is JaCoby the answer? Time will tell.
Tigers Opening Day lineup
Ian Kinsler 2B
Nicholas Castellanos 3B
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Justin Upton LF
Mikie Mahtook RF
James McCann C
JaCoby Jones CF
Jose Iglesias SS
Parking near Comerica Park will be tight for the Tigers home opener on Friday, April 7th. Be sure to make your parking and tailgate reservations at www.parknparty.com.