Instead of being the first hitter of the game to try and pick apart the opposing pitcher, Jackson got to watch seven other guys do it first, and he said it helped.
Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.
All the buzz heading into Game 4 was about Jim Leyland’s lineup.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a decidedly uncharacteristic move Wednesday.
Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.
Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.
“I wouldn’t hate it, the only problem is that his numbers are good against Boston,” Valenti said on his radio show Friday.
After the game, Jackson could not stop smiling.
Little surprises Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. After all, he has been in and around the game for nearly half a century. What throws him off a little, though, is the Tigers’ current lack of power.
The Detroit Tigers are 17-5 in the second half of the season, and two of the team’s players have been named American League Players of the Week: Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson.