PREGAME: From one 2 game series to another, the Tigers land in Chicago to take on the White Sox. The two teams played a rain-induced 2 game series already this season with each team winning a game in convincing fashion.
Armando Galarraga will be on the mound for Detroit. Galarraga has become very slider-happy and he hasn’t exactly been attacking the strike zone as of late. In his last 3 games he has walked 11 hitters while fanning 13. He has always featured a slider heavy repertoire, but this year he is throwing it 44% of the time, that’s more than he throws his fastball.
It will be Mark Buehrle for the Sox. Buehrle has a 4-0 record already. He’s been consistent this year, going between 6 and 6.2 innings and allowing 1-3 runs in his last 4 starts.
Granderson returns to the leadoff spot, but Clete sticks at #3 in tonight’s lineup:
- Granderson, CF
- Polanco, 2B
- Thomas, RF
- Cabrera, 1B
- Ordonez, DH
- Laird, C
- Inge, 3B
- Raburn, LF
- Everett, SS
Game Time 8:11
NOGAME: PPD. Same pitchers Thursday night meaning the Tigers miss Jose Contreras