Everything you Need to Know About the Tigers in Washington D.C. Today
The Tigers make their first ever trip to Nationals Park today to square off against the Washington Nationals in the club’s first road Interleague game of 2013.
It will also be the first time the Tigers will play without a designated hitter since the 2012 World Series.
Manager Jim Leyland told reporters in Texas on Sunday that Victor Martinez will be used as a pinch-hitter during the two-game series beginning tonight.
Anibal Sanchez will start for the Tigers in game one against Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals. Sanchez is 3-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 50 strikeouts in six starts for the Tigers this season. The 26-year-old Zimmermann is 5-1 with a 1.64 ERA and two complete games, as well as a league-leading 0 .750 WHIP.
Prior to tonight’s game Representatives from the Detroit Tigers baseball club will join U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe and members of Congress on Capitol Hill to celebrate the success of the “Save Vanishing Species” semipostal stamp. Sales of the stamp have generated more than $2.1 million to support on-the-ground conservation of critically endangered international species such as the wild tiger, rhino, elephants, great apes and marine turtles.
Through the Pennies for Paws campaign, the Tigers organization has partnered with the Service to raise funds for international tiger conservation. The stamps will soon be sold at Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and their fans have donated thousands of dollars to fund tiger conservation projects.
The Tigers had an off-day yesterday in our nation’s capital. Check out some of the photos taken by the Tigers as they played tourist for the day.