Jul 30, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) gets ready to throw a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Expectations Are High For David Price Debut Against Yankees

The acquisition of David Price had seamheads proclaiming Detroit as the favorites in the American League.  Adding Price to a rotation that already contains two recent CY Young winners had Tigers fans dreaming of their first world series championship in 30 years. That is a lot of pressure for anybody and the Tigers are hoping the David Price can rise to the occasion.

David Price will look to get is Detroit Tigers career off to a good start when he takes the ball in Yankee Stadium and he could not have asked for a better venue. The Tigers new left-handed starter is very comfortable in Yankee Stadium.  Price is 6-2 with a 3.57 ERA in Yankee Stadium and is not at all bothered by the bright lights of the Big Apple.

The Tigers need a gem from Price tonight in order to have a shot at winning the series following a frustration 2-1 loss on Monday.

Game Notes

Eugenio Suarez is out after injuring his knee in Monday nights loss to the Yankee’s.  The Tigers are waiting on MRI results but according to a tweet by Chris Iott of MLive all sign are encouraging so far.

Torri Hunter will be batting fifth in tonight’s line-up as Rajaj Davis gets a chance to lead off bumping Kinsler down to the second spot.  Hunter will protect Victor Martinez who has been on a tear over the last four games.

Start Time

You can catch the first pitch on Fox Sports Detroit or MLB Network starting at 7:00 pm

 

 

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