Saturday, October 3, 2009

Just Gettin' a Bit Closer to that Cliff

This is gonna be a short post today, as I have absolutely no insight on last night’s game whatsoever. It was already the ninth inning when I got home, and I only got to see the bottom half. Suffice it to say, it was not a good game for Edwin Jackson (who really isn’t doing much to dispel the rumors that he’s hit a wall) or for the Tigers offense. But let’s face it: We knew this game would probably be the hardest one to win. It just looks bad to have the score be 8-0. What this does is back us up against the wall, though.

Well, thanks to that damn rainout on Monday, we have Alfredo Figaro starting instead of Rick Porcello. Figaro really isn’t stretched out, so they’ll probably be lucky to get four innings out of him, but there wasn’t any other choice. Jeremy Bonderman is not stretched out at all, and Armando Galarraga still isn’t healthy enough to start. Figaro did pitched 2.2 solid innings in relief of Nate Robertson against the White Sox last week, but Zach Miner will be on high alert at the first sign of any trouble. They’ll be up against Freddy Garcia, whom they beat last Saturday, but still, the dude’s 15-6 against the Tigers. At least I don’t work this weekend.

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