Game 2009.027: Tigers at White Sox

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:

  1. Granderson, CF
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Thomas, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Ordonez, DH
  6. Laird, C
  7. Inge, 3B
  8. Raburn, LF
  9. Everett, SS

Game Time 8:11

Detroit vs. Chi White Sox – May 6, 2009 | Gameday

NOGAME: PPD. Same pitchers Thursday night meaning the Tigers miss Jose Contreras