PREGAME: If the rain holds off it’ll be Chad Durbin and Adam Loewen.
Durbin is coming off an outstanding effort against the White Sox on the road. Loewen, has been battling control issues with 5-7-5 walks in his last 3 games.
Carlos Guillen gets his first night off and Neifi Perez will play shortstop with Omar Infante manning centerfield.
Game time (theoretically) 7:05pm
POSTGAME: After a couple of solid starts, Chad Durbin couldn’t find the strike zone with GPS. The Tigers were fortunate to still be in this game after 6 walks in 3 2/3 innings.
Bobby Seay did a great job in relief not allowing a baserunner until he’d retired 7 straight.
While Seay was great, Zumaya was outstanding. He gave up a run scoring single, but that was more a credit to Miguel Tejada. He went down and got a low fastball and bounced through the middle. There wasn’t really any solid contact and Joel had his heater and curve ball working – even throwing in an 88mph change up.
Placido Polanco didn’t take well to that swing and miss last night, and responded with 4 hits. Brandon Inge had his 3rd straight day of decent at-bats. Gary Sheffield deserved better than an 0fer with several hard hit balls and one he just missed on.
And with the surprise of all surprises, Sean Casey picked up a stolen base. His first since July 9th 2005.