Doug Fister makes his ceremonious return to the mound Monday night against the Mariners. The Tigers are coming off a three-game series with the White Sox in which they took two out of three. Detroit's staff is starting to turn things around, so the return of Fister is a perk, especially since consistency is still lost on the offense.
If Fister is to throw well enough to get to the Tigers' regular back-end relievers, he will not have that luxury, as Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde will have the night off.
5/7 lineup vs SEA: Jackson CF, Dirks LF, Cabrera 3B, Fielder 1B, Young DH, Avila C, Peralta SS, Boesch RF, Raburn 2B. Fister is pitching.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 7, 2012
The Mariners will trot out the following lineup against the Tigers: