Detroit is under .500 again for only the second time this season (the other being the short stint between Tuesday’s DH). Scherzer took two tough losses last week, when he lost a no hitter in the 6th on Matt Joyce’s HR and ultimately took the loss opposite Garza’s no-no, and then he had a 6 1/3, 9 hit, 1 ER effort versus Boston that the Red Sox ultimately won in the 9th on Big Papi’s bases clearing double. Still, Scherzer has been very encouraging as of late with, with 7 quality starts in his last 10.
A win for Garcia would time him for the team lead at 11. In his career, he is 18-6 with a 3.74 ERA vs. the Tigers, with an 8-3 mark at Comerica. Are we ever going to find a pitcher whose splits against the Tigers are worse than his career averages?
Game time is 1:05p Eastern.