Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch comments on lineup adjustment

A.J. Hinch Comments on Adjustment to Lineup

Earlier today, Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch released his starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Twins, and both Jeimer Candelario and Jonathan Schoop are lower than what they have been this season.

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Prior to the game, Hinch spoke to the media he commented on Candelario and Schoop being bumped down a few spots.

“It’s just a different look to the lineup. It doesn’t change a ton….Hitting is not easier just because you change spots in the batting order. Both those guys will be just fine.”

 

Hinch also explained why OF Akil Baddoo is getting the night off (at least in terms of starting).

“We’ve got to get Akil going. That’s our jobs as coaches to try to untap what we got out of him last year. He’s in a good place mentally; he’s got to get in a good place in the batter’s box.”

Hinch noted that Baddoo would be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

FROM EARLIER:

On Tuesday night, the Detroit Tigers will open up their three-game road series against the Minnesota Twins.

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Just moments ago, the Tigers released their lineup for tonight’s game and as you can see, Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup and hitting fourth.

Eduardo Rodriguez is the Tigers’ starting pitcher for tonight’s game.

Tonight’s game, which begins at 7:40 p.m. ET, can be seen on Bally Sports Detroit and heard on 97.1 the Ticket.

 

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Joc Pederson, OF, San Francisco Giants

Roster Percentage: 49%

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The former longtime Dodgers outfielder is now back in the NL West, but this time, he’s a member of the San Francisco Giants. And he’s still destroying the baseball and often leading off as part of his new team.

While many hitters are still finding their stride, Pederson has now bopped five homers already, and he’s thrown a steal in the mix to boot. He launched 18 home runs in limited time last season.

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Roster Percentage: 48%

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