Fister meets the Mets.
The Tigers travel to the Big Apple to take on the New York Mets in tonight’s interleague matchup. Doug Fister (10-6, 3.63 ERA) will face the recent acquisition, Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-0, 0.00 ERA). Matsuzaka was let go by the Cleveland Indians a couple days ago, and was immediately scooped up by the Mets. He’ll be making his 2013 season debut.
Fister pitched well enough against the Kansas City Royals on the 17th, pitching into the seventh inning and allowing only three runs, and came away with a no-decision in the Tigers’ 6-5 14-innings win.
Lineups after the jump
Tigers (D. Fister — R)
Mets (D. Matsuzaka — R)
Yep, you read that right. Victor Martinez will indeed be starting at catcher tonight for the first time since August of 2011.